Portmeirion Botanic Blue
Botanic Blue has a feminine and antique style all of its own. Based on French antique toile fabric, Botanic Blue is reminiscent of the fashions of the 12th century when toile decoration was first introduced. Toile, a French word, meaning fabric has been extended in meaning to include printed fabric with a repeat pattern. The Botanic Blue Collection is decorated with Botanic Garden
motifs rendered in shades of blue against a white background. Blue and White china has been popular in Britain since the 17th century when Chinese porcelain was introduced as trade routes around the world extended. Blue and White decoration is still one of the most widely collected decorations today. The gentle fluted edges of the Portmeirion Botanic Blue Dinner Plate
, gives a soft and feminine feel to the collection. Although not an extensive range Botanic Blue includes all the most essential pieces of any dinner service. There are three sizes of plate, two sizes of bowls, cups and saucers, two styles of mug, the Botanic Blue Tankard Mug
being a more masculine shape, and a number of serving pieces including the Botanic Blue Cake Stand
. The collection is completed with attractively gift boxed cutlery and tablemats. Portmeirion Botanic Blue is competitively priced at 20% off normal retail price.