Tag: Woods Ware

It’s only Woods Ware but I like it…

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!

It’s only Beryl but I like it…

Here it is. In all it’s scrubbed and polished beauty…Bery rack

I love each variation in colour and depth of glaze.

Beryl rack 2

I can’t believe the quality of this stuff – seriously some of it has been around now for at least 75 years and it still sparkles with a good polish.

Beryl rack 5

I was so lucky to get all 25 pieces here for just ten pounds – god bless charity shops and the nice lady who put it to one side for me so I could go back and get it in my lunch hour on Monday

Beryl table 2

On a charity shop mooch in Wales on Saturday I also came across a large Beryl serving plate! It was marked 2.99 but at the till the assistant noticed it was on a ‘50% off’ shelf so I only paid 1.50!Beryl table

Again the condition is just great – one plate was cracked, but everything else is chip-free!

Crockery cupboard 2

Crockery cupboard

Beryl has gone to live in my crockery cupboard. It’s rather perfect and think she’ll be happy there. I intend to get lots of use out these, in fact I could fancy a cuppa right now… Who’s for tea?

Crockery cupboard 3

It is with a right thirst on I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!