A Nation of Shopkeepers, celebrating Britain’s Buildings
For Christmas 2014, we present three NEW Limited Paintings.
‘Forget me Not’ Christmas Florist, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and ‘The Mousetrap’
We will be producing only 50 of each ceramic, and expect them to go fast, so scroll on down, pick your favourite or treat yourself to the complete set and save. Each ceramic will come with an illustrated individually numbered certificate, signed by Hazle. If you wish to request a particular number, priority will be given to those collectors ordering the full set. Just place your order in the normal way, and email us to request a number.
When we heard the sad news of the death of actor & director Sir Richard Attenborough, we just had to pay tribute to him with a ceramic or two.
Here we present The Mousetrap – Britain’s longest running play, which opened in 1952, with Sir Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim in the original cast. 62 years later, the play is still as popular as ever, and kept up to date with regular changes to the ending. So if anyone tells you the butler did it…Don’t believe them!
Our ceramic is painted on the ‘Woolworths’ bisque, with the windows beautifully painted by Christine, with portraits of the two young stars, and the most famous of the publicity posters that have been used during the 62 years the play has been running. To order your Mousetrap…
The Christmas Florist has it’s windows filled with wreaths, poinsettias, holly garlands and of course, Christmas Trees. Painted on our pretty Royal Tunbridge Wells building by Iona, and highlighted with real 22ct gold, We have not had a florist among our regular collection recently, so it’s very nice to see a flowers among our collection again.
‘Forget me not’ Christmas Florist would make the perfect seasonal addition to your personal High Street!
As with the other New Limited Paintings, there are only 50 of this ceramic available. To order your Christmas Florist .
The Christmas Florist is priced at £69.95 +carriage/insurance
The second of our ceramic tributes to Sir Richard Attenborough. ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is based on 1994 version of the film. It tells the story of an old man recruited to play Santa Claus at Cole’s Department Store, but this Santa might just be the real thing!
Sir Richard Attenborough was born to play this role, and the touching story of how Santa converts a young girl to believing that anything is possible is the perfect Christmas message.
Painted by Carol on our Upminster Television Shop bisque, and highlighted in pure 22ct gold. ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is also limited to 50 ceramics.
To order ‘Miracle on 34th Street click below
It is priced at £95.95 +carriage/insurance
Order a complete set of all three Christmas 2014 ceramics
Buy the complete set of three for £245.00 and you will get the same Limited Painting number on all three, plus saving on the postage too, as we will charge only one postage/ insurance on each set. To buy the Christmas 2014 set of three
To commemorate the start of World War I
The 4th of August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War. To mark this 100th anniversary, we have decided to create a commemorative Limited Painting of just 30 ceramics.
Painted on our Great Malvern Post Office bisque, The centre window shows the date and time that Britain declared war, and beneath that the famous ‘Your Country Needs YOU’ poster dating from September 1914 and showing Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War, cleverly drawn so that the pointing finger seems to point directly at whoever looks at it – This poster is said to be Kitchener’s own idea.
Next to the poster we see two ‘Tommies’ knee deep in mud in the trenches, with a large remembrance poppy above. The poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields” they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate lost American soldiers. They were then adopted by military ex-servicemen & women’s groups in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK to commemorate servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914.
We will be painting only 30 of our ‘Post Office 1914’ which is priced at £59.95 + carriage/insurance. To order one now -
Featured Ceramic: The Fish & Chip Shop
For Christmas 2012, we produced a Limited Painting of Colman’s Famous Fish & Chip shop, decorated for Christmas, and ever since we have been asked for a non-Christms version, and so here it is!
The Fish and Chip Shop is based in Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, and has won many awards for the quality of it’s products, including the prestigious Les Routiers award which Colman’s gained in 2013. This and other awards you can see painted on walls.
The company was founded in 1905 by the Great Grandparents of the present owners, and started life as a small hut on the South Shields Foreshore.
Colman’s quickly grew, opening two more restaurants in the area, before moving into the building we have created in 1926. Later the company expanded yet again into the next door shop
We will be producing only 20 of this Limited Painting, with windows beautifully painted by Christine. The fish & Chip Shop is priced at £89.50 +carriage/insurance
To buy your ‘Fish & Chip Shop’