Friday, 14 January 2011

Help!

Now I'm a girl that tends to go overboard a bit. When I like something, I like it a lot. It tends to become something of an obsession. And I'll admit it, I do have a bit of a 'thing' for ceramic jugs.I collect them. I collect a lot of them. Over the years I've probably collected somewhere between 30 and 40 of them. Old, new, patterned and plain, large, small and some incredibly tiny. There's no method in my madness. I don't buy just from one range. Bridgewater, Nicholas Mosse, Brixton Pottery - I'll have 'em all! I am a woman without control! You might think that today I might be showing you some of my collection. Oh no ladies - I need your help. Mr F. bought me this jug a couple of years ago from a shop in Bishops Castle. It is my very favourite and I would love to buy some more of these gorgeous ceramics. But the shop in Bishops Castle has closed and I don't now where I can buy more.


There is no pottery logo, just a very discreet bell stamped on the base. Everywhere we visit I look out for this lovely, individual range. I've spent hours on the internet looking for a website or supplier without success.



Have you ever seen any? Do you know the maker? Please let me know if you have.



Not that I need any more jugs.



I'd love to know what you can't resist buying and don't forget let me know if you know where I can buy any of this wonderful range

20 comments:

Justine said...

Do you think it could be from here?
http://www.bellpottery.co.uk/
Some of the items look very similar.

The Vintage Knitter said...

It is Bell Pottery as I've got a dish with the identical pattern to that on your jug. I brought my dish from a craft shop in Cheltenham a few years ago, but they've closed down now.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

It is a lovely jug and hope you track down the makers.

My things that I cant buy enough of is fabric. I have cut down a lot over the past year but occaisionally I wont be able to resist. Despite having a chests worth! And books have to have me a fix of great reading material. I do try and buy from charity shops so its cheaper but I am afraid sometimes the supermarket offers are to good to pass up if they have a couple of good authors books on sale. Like ...... today.... for example. cough. erm yeah. I cant seem to help myself.


MBB x

MelMel said...

That is so pretty!

Its very like Brixton, I don't know much about it, but looks like the other two ladies do...I really came on to admire it and say have a nice weekend!xxx

magsmcc said...

Well now- Rosemary Presbyterian Church in North Belfast has cupboards and cupboards full of these tea-cups and saucers and matching plates! This took me right back to Christian Aid lunches! Unsure as to how willing the Presbyterian Women would be to "breaking" up the collection!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Looks like you may have your answer! The jug is so pretty and I love the purple hyacinth in a china teacup. Have a good weekend. Lesley

Pipany said...

Pretty photos Tracey. I love jugs too and can't pass one by if it is on offer! x

Anja said...

Hope you find the brand. Love the hyacinths in tea cups, very cute :-)

Rosie said...

What a very pretty jug; hope you find out who made it and that you can buy some more pieces. Love the hyacinth in a pretty cup.

bellaboo said...

Like you I have a jug obsession...100 at the last count! Was going to say I'll look out for that 'bell' pottery,but it looks like others have already tracked it down already. :0)

Debbie said...

I CAN SEE WHY YOU ARE SO DESPERATE TO FIND MORE... THE JUG IS GORGEOUS!
SADLY I CAN`T HELP YOU, ALTHOUGH IF I EVER COME ACROSS ONE I WILL SAVE IT FOR YOU!

DEBBIE MOSS

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Posie said...

Gorgeous jug, I will now be going onto google bell pottery as I too love ceramic jugs...

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

I can't help you with your quest - but it is lovely to see such lovely bright flowers.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

it's a very beautiful jug, i can understand why you'd be hunting it down.
it's so lovely to see your spring flowers too.

wishing you lots of luck with the jug hunt x

hugs

millie

potter jotter said...

Well, obviously I love ceramics of any kind, and your jug is just fabulous - the colours and the gutsy design are great. Can't help with the maker though.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

i needed to come and smell the lovely hyacinth again :o)

wishing you a lovely week xxx

hugs

millie

Louise said...

Ooh, it's lovely. I can see why you like it! x

Helen said...

Jugs, they are my one weakness . . . . . . That's my story and I am sticking to it!!

Country Style Living said...

The jug is very pretty and vibrant, looks like you may have come up trumps with the maker, which is great news.....

Sue said...

Gorgeous jug Tracey and beautiful photos.

Yes, I loved the Sacred music series with The Sixteen and Simon Russell Beale. I do like SRB, one of the reasons I bought the Le Carrés. Such a lovely quiet voice.