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Did anyone else watch The Great British Sewing Bee? Yes, we were addicted too. Congratulations to Heather, the winner in last night's final!

Here at Lovely's Vintage Emporium we have noticed that retailers are suddenly producing lots of 'Great British Sewing Bee-inspired' products. We particularly love this beauty collection though from MAD Beauty.

There are cotton reel lip glosses, nail files with buffers attached, tissues and compact mirrors. Everything is under £5 and available from madbeauty.com


Happy shopping, Love Lovely x

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Now this is VERY exciting!! Here at Lovely's Vintage Emporium we have collected 'Homemaker' plates for many, many years and now we discover that Vivienne Westwood has partnered with pottery company 1882 Ltd who have reinterpreted the Homemaker collection.

The new collection consists of six pieces that will include a dinner plate, side plate, bowl, large cup, teapot, and jug. The Homemaker collection was first produced by Ridgway Pottery in 1957 and was originally designed by Enid Seeney. Seeney’s design became so popular that it helped keep several pottery factories in business. She studied at Burslem School of Art and joined Booth & Colcloughs (part of the Ridgway group) in 1951 when she was 20 years old. In her seven years of working for the company she designed several china patterns, but her most well known was mass-produced for sale at Woolworth stores in the UK. Seeney left the pottery industry before her design was in production and was surprised when she ran across it in a Woolworth store. She rarely received credit for the design, however toward the end of her life, she found it on display with her name as a designer on a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1996.

Below: pictures of the reworked plates


Eyal Burstein comments, “I came across the story of Homemaker and thought how similar it was to today’s approach to design. The launch of RCA06 at Vivienne Westwood is the perfect collaboration for 1882 Ltd – a celebration of British heritage and the refining of a classic impression. Through the reissue of the Homemaker series, 1882 Ltd. and Studio Eyal Burstein will set up the Enid Seeney Award to promote and commission contemporary designers. Each series will donate a percentage of the profit to a promising designer voted on by those designers featured in that series. 

Below: pictures of the original plates from the 1950s

Do let us know if you collect the original Homemaker plates?

Love Lovely x

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