Utility china is beautiful pastel shaded china from the years of rationing, during and after the second world war. The production of china was limited during these times, many potteries closed and those that were granted production had to adhere to strict rules. There was a colour palate to stick to and it was function over form.But I certainly prefer these beautiful pieces to anything more decorative. Those subtle but oh so seaside punchy colours remind me of church halls, fetes and tea by the seaside. To me they’ve got ‘lick me I taste like sherbet’ stamped through them like a stick of Brighton rock.
Do you have any that you’d like to share? Or know anything more about this china?Check out this new delicious flickr group set up by Utility China queen Kitschen Pink. Gorgeous pastel shades to make your heart skip a beat. And hopefully someone will pop in and tell us all more about utility china because I’d certainly like to know more.The Thrifty Mrs The light in this house doesn’t lend itself to showing of these pastel tones too well especially on dull, wet days like this, so check out Kitschen Pink and her mouthwatering pastels.