Yep, I'm never satisfied me, and following Helen Highwater's recent post on her vintage china collection I've decided I really need a pretty tea and dinner service. I've persuaded myself that this is OK because it means I'll invite people over for tea / dinner rather than meeting them at the pub and drinking. That is blatantly an excuse though and I just want to buy pretty things.
Thing is china is such a new thing to me that I just don't know where to start. I've been trawling eBay looking at china patterns and one I like is Paragon "rockingham" which featues incredibly over the top filigree type decoration and pictures of birds. It comes in both red and green and there seems to be a fair bit about.
I've even seen a few pink and yellow pieces though these seem to be much rarer.
Probably too grand for me but I've enjoyed looking at it.
On the other hand, I also love this deco design. Its more homely and yet much rarer. It makes me smile just looking at it:
I think this might be the one.