I am so excited to launch my new collection of egg cups just in time for Easter.
A few words for my one true love…Tea!
On these dark mornings, you are the only thing worth getting out of bed for. There is one of you for every occasion, whatever my mood you help to soothe and calm me. With your longed for and comforting breaks you ease the pain of working all day long and when you say those three words that I long to hear……time for tea, I have no greater love for you!
What better month to celebrate you than the month of LOVE!
And what more could you possibly want than a new shiny, sparkling tea cup to be treasured in and wooed over for years to come….enjoy!
I had such an inspiring trip last month to the factory in the heart of Stoke on Trent, it felt so great to see the teams and watch my fine bone china range being hand decorated from start to finish, ready to be fired in the kilns.
These talented individuals understand the importance of both the traditional skills that go into decorating each piece and also what a difference can be made when you are truly passionate about your work! It is a brilliant relationship to have and I am so excited about the future together as my Jo D designs and products expand!
(The yellow film over the mugs here burns off in the kiln, don't worry I don't think the world is quite ready for such a clashing colour combination just yet!!)
Stoke has long been the world capital of ceramics and to know that each and every piece is decorated, fired and finished in Britain by such caring craftsmen makes me so proud.
Discussing the new collections got me STOKED (excuse the pun!) for the year to come. A brand new colourway (think pinks and yellows) and perhaps a teapot or two could be on the horizon which I really hope you will love as much as I do. Watch this space as they say….
January has got to be the strangest time of year. With the festivities of Christmas and New Year over, we then find ourselves in a month that seems fairly bland and full of 'New Year, New Me' promises. To top it off we are all encouraged to go alcohol free for the month, after possibly drinking copious amounts during December (guilty?….. not us!)
Contrary to the above, here at Jo Deakin the hardship of a dry January is actually a delight - drinking excessive amounts of tea and coffee is an occupational hazard for us, we love nothing more than sharing a cuppa with our family, friends and colleagues.
We strongly feel the fog can only be lifted on these dark January mornings by the smell of coffee, triggering much needed feelings of wakefulness (pleeeease!). And it feels so good to catch up on all the Christmas news with our nearest and dearest listening to the familiar clink clink of the teaspoon being stirred against fine bone china.
We drink every type of tea and coffee there is, earl grey, lapsang, peppermint, black, white, loose-leafed, you name it we drink it, as long as it’s in a Jo Deakin mug naturally! We might even throw in the odd hot chocolate and with an estimated 5 million people taking part in dry January we know we aren’t alone.
So, if you’re battling your way through the month, clutching onto your new year’s resolutions take a moment to slow down and sip with us. Whether you're on your own or with friends, taking time out to have a stylish cup of what you love, can only comfort, soothe and feed the soul. You can be sure the offer of a tea or coffee to any of your loved ones this month (or anytime of the year for that matter) won’t be refused and will always help combat the January blues.