- The loveliest new elegant willow picnic hampers and baskets fitted with quality accessories - with the unique addition of English vintage fine bone china
- Willow chiller baskets & tweed picnic chiller bags, rugs & hip flasks
- Elegant accessories for the Garden and Home
One of our unique and elegant hampers and willow baskets will make your summer concert, picnic or your daily chores more of a pleasure...
Or make the most memorable gift that will never date.
Each hamper is unique - vintage china has to be sourced piece by piece, and plates may vary from those shown on the website
Our Inspiration .....
From the mid 16th century imported Chinese Porcelain was highly prized in Europe and its production method a closely guarded secret. The German Meissen factory first unlocked the formula in Europe in 1708 and the first English success came in 1748 in Thomas Frye’s factory in Bow, East London.
By 1750 there were 130 potteries in Staffordshire and by the end of the century Josiah Spode had perfected the process of making what came to be know as bone china at his factory in Stoke - using bone ash and white clay from Cornwall, fired in the heat of Staffordshire coal.
In 1791 the East India Company announced it would no longer be importing Chinese Porcelain – and for almost 200 years fine bone china produced in and around Stoke on Trent became an almost exclusively English product.
We seek to reflect this rich history ,together with a love for elegant design that is both fresh and timeless, in all of our products.
Catherine Hughes - founder The Vintage Hamper Company