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  1. This is the second in my series of "Focus on.." blogs, each one focusing on a different manufacturer of English vintage china.  The first post focused on Plant Tuscan china and was published in October 2015. I can only apologise for the delay in getting around to writing this second instalment! 

    Most English vintage china was manufactured in Stoke on Trent. Stoke on Trent is made up of six towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton, these are collectively know as "The Potteries".

    Royal Stafford China was founded in 1845 in the town of Longton, Staffordshire, by Thomas Poole.  The firm was called "Thomas Poole (Longton) Ltd" from around 1925.  In 1948 the firm was merged with Gladstone China Ltd and after 1952 it continued under the name "Royal Stafford China".

  2. It's nearly Christmas and in the run up to the festive season I have enjoyed searching for and sharing photos of festive teacups. The sharing is usually done on my facebook page, if you haven't found me yet I am here - www.facebook.com/thevintageteapot - please come and say hello!

    I thought it would be nice to put all of the festive teacup ideas in one place, and so here it is "Christmas in a Teacup", festive ways to use and display your vintage china teacups.