Well we can't quite believe it but we are already half way through Emsworth British Food Fortnight!
For a reasonably small village Emsworth enjoys a great reputation in regards to its quality restaurants and independent food shops. Emsworth British Food Fortnight aims to do it's bit, to highlight this, and encourage us all to support our local food businesses and celebrate all things wonderfully edible and British.
Check out all listings and what's going on here http://www.emsworth.org.uk
Meanwhile, at Chalcrafts, although we cannot offer you anything to tickle your tastebuds, we do love to highlight British craftsmanship and manufacture at it's best. So, when better than now, to put the spotlight firmly on one of our favourites - a product you will also find in the kitchen, helping you store and display all your kitchen supplies in a truly stylish manner, - it's the fabulous "Cornish Ware".
Unlike the name suggests, "Cornish Ware" was actually produced by the Derbyshire pottery "T.G. Green of Church Gresley", from the end of the 1920s
through to the mid 1980s. The classic white and blue banded stripe
of "Cornish Ware" has become a firm favourite amongst collectors and interior
designers alike. One of the most fun aspects of collecting "Cornish Ware" is
seeking out the rarer shapes and the lettered household jars - with some of the
more exotic ingredients of the time, proving far more tricky to get hold of. The household jars were produced in a wide range of sizes, with everything from "Almonds" to "Wholemeal" transferred onto them. T. G. Green even offered a bespoke lettering service at one time, producing some one-of-a-kind jars that still get collectors hot under the collar!
Now sadly produced in China, the older British pieces still hold their charm, and because we love Cornish Ware's style and quality so much, we
always endeavour to keep some in stock - in fact Liz has just acquired a new Biscuit Jar which goes on sale this week.
So if you are visiting Emsworth during the British Food Fortnight (or at any other time!) why not pop in and see what's in our current selection or call us on 01243 377558 for a full run down.
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