Melody Rose & her Kissing Couple

It’s about this time of year I start to think about our wedding anniversary.

2013-10-20 16.58.26-1He and I have (almost) been married 14 years and already it feels like a lifetime.  Such different people we are now from the young innocent couple we were… walking up that aisle.   But there’s a lot to be said about growing older and growing old together.  And most of the magic (aside from the shortness, snappiness and sulking) is down to those kisses.

Melody Rose upscaled vintage bone chinaThat’s what I love about this cup and sauce from Melody Rose.  The man and the woman are enjoying a proper smooch.

If you don’t already know Melanie Roseveare and her stunning range of upcycled vintage ceramics, you need to concentrate a little.   She launched Melody Rose,  her quirky ceramic business, three years ago and has since given new life to British-made bone china.Melody Rose upscaled vintage bone china

She fires the redesigned and hand gilded pieces in the kiln so that they can become everyday functional pieces of art.

And – without getting too slushy –  it’s pretty fitting as I reckon with each kiss new life is flushed into everyday marriage… the same way her designs bring to life long-forgotten china.

cup of camomile with my new photography book - gift from my brother

cup of camomile with my new photography book – a gift from my brother

A friend of mine collects Melody Rose pieces, displayed on her wall.  Personally, I prefer to take my tea in mine!

COMPETITION: Melanie is very generously giving away this ‘Kissing Couple’ cup & saucer (worth £32) to a lucky Life of Yablon winner.  All you have to do is follow me on Twitter and tweet what would you drink in your Melody Rose tea cup?  A winner will be chosen on 1st July and notified on Twitter.  Now, pop that kettle on…

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