With almost 30 years’ experience in the antiques trade, specialising in 19th century British design, and as a Trustee of two major museum collections, Helen has sought to bring the fascinating history of the development of British porcelain and it’s parallel story of the history of tea drinking to a whole new audience.
With a passion for both good design, ecologically sound products, and the ability to adapt the wonderfully translucent nature of fine bone china, she transforms over two hundred years of British tea drinking porcelain into pure, clean burning organically scented candles. Since 2010 she has shared this passion with her wonderful client base who visit her at fairs, shows and pop up shops around the country. Here she loves nothing more than to pass on her wealth of knowledge on her subject, and today you can find many of these stories on her instagram page too, where through short videos she shares her encyclopedic knowledge off fascinating porcelain facts.
Her candles are completely ecological, she uses only vintage and antique china and 100 % pure sunflower wax with organic essential oils sourced from a physic garden in Somerset, making a unique gift that can be washed after burning and reused yet again. Her botanical sunflower wax is vegan and eco-friendly and derived from a completely sustainable source, grown on established agricultural land in Turkey and refined in the UK. Each piece of porcelain is accompanied by a brief well-researched hand written history and represents your chance to own your own piece of historic British design.
Telephone: 07939 507 999
Superb selection of ‘museum quality’ tea bowls, teacups, coffee cups and slop bowls from all the major early British potteries. All filled with pure burning organically scented candles.
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Almost 100 years of British tea porcelain produced under the reigns of Queen Victorian and Edward VII. History and elegance in every piece. Filled with clean, long burning, organically scented candles.
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From the drama of Art Deco through the utilitarian war years to the pure lines of the mid twentieth century. Something for everyone here, all filled with my ecologically sound, sustainably sourced, organically scented candles.
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A stunning selection of stoneware and porcelain receptacles made by Contemporary British potters, bespoke filled with long burning, ecologically sound candles. Each personalised with your choice of scents from our range of organic essential oils.
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These Victorian stoneware jars have all been salvaged from archaeological digs. They are fabulous pieces of social history and make perfect candles for the garden, each would have originally held 1lb of marmalade and will burn for over 60 hours. Filled to order so don't forget to select your choice of scent!
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Regency Sunderland lustre London shape teacup and saucer with stirrup handle and bat printed magenta design. Design depicting exceptionally rare biblical scene of moses in the bull rushes c 1817 This piece can be bespoke filled so don't forget to choose your scent, burn time approximately 40 hours
Superb Daniels slop bowl with rich gilt and enamel work decoration. Approximately 200 hour candle scented with organic lemon verbena and bay.
Made in Longport, Burslem, Satffordshire., with blue enamel and gilded scroll work. Candle scented with organic orange and geranium, approximate burn time 45 hours.
Victorian 'Aesthetic Movement' tea trio, depicting classic Aesthetic iconography: cherry blossom, birds and lillies. In a simple monochrome colourway. Regsitration diamond dating the piece for June 1881. Bespoke filled with your own choice of organic essential oil to scent your candle. Burn time approxiamtely 40 hours.
Blue and white chinoiserie teacup and saucer with gilt trim, made by Thomas Wood and Sons, Queens Street Pottery, Burslem, subsequently Wood and Barker ltd. This can be dated to 1896-7 as this pottery only operated for 1 year. Candle scented with organic lemon verbena and bay, burn time approximately 40 hours
A beautiful hand painted tea trio by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons ltd. Etruria. An Arts and Crafts floral design with gilt trim c 1915. Bespoke filled with your own choice of organic essential oil to scent candle. Burn time approximately 40 hours.
Made in Longton, Staffordshire: ribbons and roses on yellow ground. 40 hour candle scented with organic rose geranium.