‘Christmas Tree’ by Spode is probably one of the most iconic and definitely the most festive of tableware to be found and has been in continuous production since the 1930s when it was designed by Harold Holdway (later to become design director), who had apparently never seen a Christmas tree!
Have you ever been to Trader Vics London?
If you haven’t, you really should, and soon, as it is earmarked for closure on New Years Eve 2022, ending a legacy just shy of its 60th anniversary.
Plans are afoot to save the uniquely styled tropical themed restaurant and bar by a committed group of tiki enthusiasts who have lobbied to have to space independently listed and protected as a place of unique cultural interest.
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, I am assuming that you may have watched an episode of the hit BBC afternoon antiques show, hosted by Nigel Havers, entitled The Bidding Room (week days 4.30pm, BBC1).
The Bidding Room - Live Aid T-shirt, Charity Auction for RNLI & Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue TeamChris came onto the Bidding Room to sell this T-shirt which has hung on the walls of his home for 36 years, his story touched all of the dealers on set, and his motive for selling was to raise funds for two charities that were close to his heart after a series of bereavements in his family – the Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) and Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Tea