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 soy 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 soy wax is vegan and eco-friendly and derived from a completely sustainable and renewable source in the USA, not South America. 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 and rare trio with unusual 'outlined' design, London shape with stirrup handle c 1814. 40 hour candle in each cup scented with organic lemon verbena and bay.
An exceptional example of Regency Staffordshire blue enamel work, cup with ‘Old English’ handle. 40 hour candle scented with organic lemon verbena and bay.
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.
Elegant Edwardian tea trio with mauve border, lime green leaf trim and rose cartouche design. This candle is scented with organic rose and will burn for approximately 40 hours
Made in Longton, Staffordshire: ribbons and roses on yellow ground. 40 hour candle scented with organic rose geranium.
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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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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