A Nation of Shopkeepers, celebrating Britain’s Buildings
Happy 1st Birthday Prince George
Prince George will be celebrating his first birthday (hasn’t that year flown by!) and to mark the occasion, we are launching a New Limited Painting
‘Prince George’s Birthday Shop’
painted on our Sally Lunn building, which was built in 1482 – making it the oldest building in our ceramic collection!
The windows are filled with pressies, bunting, cake and of course a birthday banner, all perfectly painted by Carol, with the lettering painted by Hazle.
For his ‘Birthday Treat’ Our baby Prince visited The Natural History Museum with his parents to see the ‘Sensational Butterflies’ Exhibition, and so our ceramic has one large butterfly on the front, and a host of tiny butterflies painted in pure 22ct gold.
There will be 66 of ‘Prince George’s Birthday Shop’ painted – the same number as our Limited Painting produced last year to celebrate our baby Prince’s birth. Why 66? It is generally argeed that the British monarchy began with Offa, and that there have been 63 monarchs since then. Prince George will be the 66th, presuming that his father and grandfather both serve before him.
Click below to order your ‘Prince George’s Birthday Shop’ or if you would prefer to reserve now and pay later, or pay in instalments call us or email us.
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’