Vintage Tea Style…


Crown Devon Stockholm leaping deer motif


It’s all Nigella‘s fault apparantly. I had no idea. Falling hard for a few pieces of covetable Fifties vintage china on a table in a Harrogate Hotel, I proferred the contents of my wallet to the stallholder – admittedly a rather modest amount of cash. He looked on me with pity. ‘It’s very popular’, he said, ‘ever since Nigella featured it in her Christmas cookbook. ‘ Turns out it’s her favourite festive china and she’s been collecting it for some time. She has taste in more ways than one, that woman. 

Crown Devon Stockholm serving dish

You probably recognise it but I have been a little tardy in discovering this lovely leaping reindeer design. Inexplicably, it was named after capital city ‘Stockholm’ and was also produced by a company called ‘Crown Devon’ in their ‘Devon Pottery’ – which was in the Midlands, of course. It would, though, be right at home in my fantasy vintage ski style Alpine chalet. Bedecked with comfortingly huge and calorific mountain treats with maybe a sly slug of Genepi in the teacups, it would warm hearts twice over. 

Crown Devon Stockholm cake stand


Well, as soon as we got back home from the Northern family seats, I’d hardly finished pouring the tea before I was on Ebay making bids. All to no avail, sadly. Nigella is obviously topping up her collection right now – and we’re still months away from Stir Up Sunday. It can only get worse. Instead I shall indulge my new love here…


Crown Devon Stockholm Butter Dish in Green


Crown Devon Stockholm cup and saucer


So I don’t suppose anyone has got any pieces lurking unloved in their lofts? Red or green, it doesn’t matter, I’m not fussy.

Just thought I’d ask…


Images courtesy of Ebay and Cold Comfort Crafts blog, thankyou folks!

30 thoughts on “Vintage Tea Style…

  1. Oooh, this is all I want for Christmas!
    I live in Sweden and I would love to hear from you 🙂

    many happy regards
    Stina Baldinger

    • Hi Stina, great to meet another fan especially from Sweden! Thanks for saying hello – I am waving in your direction 🙂 Wishing you a very Happy Christmas X

    • Dear Stina Baldinger
      It is years since you posted your interest in the Stockholm Crown Derby ware. However, I have some cups, saucers, plates and maybe others that I am happy to sell to you in you are still interested. Please let me know.

          • Hi Julie, thanks for dropping by the blog and for your offer. Sadly though, I think I need to curtail my buying for the moment! Ebay is probably still your best bet for a good price. Best wishes 🙂

  2. Hello, Im interested in the Stockholm Crown Devon Fielding Collection. If you know anyone who would like to sell such please ask them to e-mail me. Many thanks, and God Bless!

    • Hello John, many thanks for getting in touch about your dinner service. Whilst I would dearly love to own such a splendid thing, for the moment I am very happy with the little tea set which I recently purchased from Emma. Thank you for thinking of me. Best wishes, Helen

        • I’m afraid not at the moment but pieces still seem to fetch good prices on Ebay. If I do hear of anyone interested though, I will certainly point them your way. Best of luck, Helen

    • Hello John. My grandparents had such a set, but my brother has recently had a loft clearout, and I think it has gone forever! (Aaaargh). Now wishing to replace the dinner service, do you still have it, and are you wishing to sell it. If so, do you have a price in mind? Regards, Antony

  3. Hi, I have a boxful of Stockholm I want to sell – do you want to contact me (email above) and let me know if you are interested?

  4. Are you still looking? I have four cups, 10 saucers, 4 teaplates, 1 cake plate, a cream jug and a milk jug. Packing up a china collection and idly looking up bits and pieces I came across your site!

  5. Hi Helen I am on the same quest as you, but I am only starting. I just love every piece of it. Hope your able to get sorted. Good luck. X


    • Thanks Aileen, I have amassed all of two pieces so far! It’s too gorgeous isn’t it? Best of luck to you too and thanks for dropping by the blog – always nice to hear from readers 🙂 X

    • Hi Bev, thank you for your offer – very sweet of you if you’ll excuse the pun! I love the sugar shakers but at the moment I think my heart is set on a tea set. However, I doubt you’d have any problem at all getting a good price on ebay – they are obviously as popular as ever. Thanks for dropping by the blog too 🙂

  6. Plates from dinner to sandwich a total of 22 5shallow pudding dishes 2 tureen sand 2 meat plates feel free to contact me.

      • Gorgeous aren’t they? I still have only managed to nab a small, slightly chipped plate but it sits on my desk and looks just lovely. Vermont would be a perfect home for them yes! In fact, have heard so many good things about VT, am hoping to get over there later this year! Thanks for dropping by the blog 🙂

  7. I can understand your new found love utterly Helen. What a beautiful, elegant, evocative design… The inexplicable name only adds to the exotic charm for non-skiers like me. Darn that Nigella…. 😉 xox

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