One of my all time favourite ranges of ceramics is the blue and white Clipper designs from Whittard.
Different designs in the range have come and gone over the years, but with the standard blue and white colouring, everything mixes and matches very well together. But a few years ago, the worst scenario happened and they stopped selling Clipper.
For a while, it was still possible to pick up odd bits and pieces in Whittard discount stores and I’ve hunted through many to find vital bits to make up the set (and extras to account for any accidents and breakages). I’ve also found the occasional item on Ebay, which has been great.
But now I’m thrilled, as the wise folks at Whittard have brought good old Clipper back again. There are some new designs, like this lovely blue and white stripe, and some old favourites, like polka dots. There might not be quite so many unique pieces any more (I haven’t seen bowls or serving dishes yet), but it’s great to know I can get replacement cups and saucers or mugs once more.
The handpainted blue and white six cup teapot is £15, the cup and saucer is £6 or a nifty two-in-one teapot and ceramic cup set is available for £15. For more fabulous Clipper designs, check out the Whittard website.