Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pottery Outlets - One last time!

This was it….
my last trip to Stoke-on-Trent…
and I had a wish list!

30 of us loaded the coach with shopping trolleys
and even suitcases, on time, at 6:45 am
for the usual 3 hour trip.
This time our first stop was the Waterford, Wedgewood,
and Royal Doulton Outlet Store.

Ah Ha!  … A whole set of Wedgewood Bone China to replace my set at home,
which is still my Mom's "gently used" bone china. 
I love the clean white with a fern imprint!  
They make it so easy to ship things back to the States!

The Sophie Conran Collection at Portmeirion
was definitely the "Hot" item of the day!
"decisions, decisions??"  

But there are those who prefer the "traditional"! 

A new stop this trip, the beautiful designs of Moorcroft. 

And it wouldn't be a "Pottery Trip" without a stop 
at Burleigh for a spot o'tea! 

The last stop is my favorite, Emma Bridgewater.
I added a few more Pasta Bowls to my collection
 but I know a dog-walker back home who would love these??

The trip back to London seems to take forever but social hour hits as soon as
the coach cranks….
"A little cheese with your wine, Miss?"

As usual, another excellent AWC outing! 


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Those baskets look pretty full! Glad the trip was a big success! Miss those days....

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This does look like a big trolly trip! I hope you got a little tea set for Lolly's closet.