Preserving some of yesterday’s treasures doesn’t mean just restoring furniture at the home of Your Wonder Emporium in Portsmouth. Why not browse the vintage collectables and curios selection to see some of the beautiful china, kitchenalia and curios for sale.
Vintage China for Sale
Afternoon tea, once a thing of the past, has become one of today’s most popular ways of entertaining. And what better way to serve this typically British meal than with a vintage china tea set. Imagine sipping your Earl Grey from the finest bone china cups, with home-made scones and jam served on matching tea plates.
Looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life or just to treat yourself? Why not treat her to a teacup candle (coming soon)? A hand-made candle is ‘served’ in a bone china teacup with an accompanying saucer and, when the candle is burnt out, simply wash carefully (by hand) and add it to your china tea set collection.
Kitchenalia and Curios
The Emporium team can’t resist the pretty, the interesting and the curious, and that’s what you’ll find in the curios gallery – a collection of yesterday’s treasures that are useful, decorative and just plain quirky.
Visit the gallery and check out what’s available today. See something you fancy? Speak to Georgina on 07949 733723 or drop her an email. You don’t have to be in Portsmouth either. Most of the vintage collectables and curios can be sent by post.
Caring for Your Vintage China and Glass
If you have precious vintage bone china, glassware or other items, it’s important you treat them with care. Please don’t put them in the dishwasher with your everyday crockery! Bone china is fragile and your tea set might be a hundred years old or more. It wasn’t designed for the high temperatures and powerful jets of water in a dishwasher.
Instead, fill a washing-up bowl with hand-hot soapy water. Place your china or glasses on the worktop beside the sink, and piece by piece wash them up individually and carefully. Rinse if you prefer, and dry with a soft tea towel.
NEVER place more than one piece of china or glass in the bowl at any time. And NEVER pile fragile items in the washing up and run the washing up water over them. The movement of the water as you wash up will jostle your china and result in chips, breakages and cut fingers!