I know I’ve mentioned Woods Ware Beryl on more than one occasion, but this post gives you a little bit of information about Beryl’s sisters Iris and Jasmine.
Beryl was manufactured by Woods during the Second World War in response to strict utility standards meaning things must be manufactured cheaply and made to last.
Tons of Beryl was churned out, and she was soon joined by Iris and Jasmine – two more colourways. Beryl is known for being plain and simple although I always think if you look closely you’ll notice some little Art Deco details. I’d always favoured Beryl but recently I’ve started picking up bits of Iris and Jasmine too as I think these three ladies look rather stunning all together.
I bought a big big stack of Beryl recently, and once I’d weeded out the bits I wanted to keep I set about selling and swapping the other bits for Iris and Jasmine. I’ve also been given a dresser that needs some TLC and I think it’ll be a great home for my ladies. More on that later…
It is with a pastel hued longing I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!