Christmas Jug & Plates (Each)

R110.00R190.00

Christmas Jug & Plates (Each)

R110.00R190.00

I’ve been holding onto our Santa jug for months and months waiting to show him off for Christmas – I know we’re not quite there yet, but we’re close enough! Isn’t he just fantastic? He dates to the 1950s, and was given away as a promotional product for Bird’s powdered custard. Collect enough tokens and you could send away for one of these jugs – what a fantastic gift, and what an awesome custard jug! I just love him!

The vintage Avon plates are a little more restrained, but also super Christmasy and obviously also promotional gifts. They were made by Enoch Wedgwood (founded by a distant cousin of the more famous Josiah Wedgwood), for American cosmetics company, Avon. Growing up I always thought that Avon was a South African company, but I was definitely wrong – it was founded in New York in 1886 by David H. McConnell, a door-to-door book salesman. McConnell gave away perfume samples with his books, but quickly realised that people were more interested in the perfume then the books, so changed tack and opened Avon, offering American women a way to earn an independent income – 34 years before they were given  the right to vote – or so their marketing material says! The story does make the plates that much cooler though, and while I certainly wouldn’t be hanging them on my wall all year round, I think they’d make great serving plates for some tasty Christmas treats!

Dimensions: Santa jug – 10cm tall x 14cm long x 11cm wide; Wedgwood plates – Each plate measures 22cm in diameter

Please note that we’re away until the 16th December so there will unfortunately be a delay in the couriering of items

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