Just tea for me!

tumblr_njmht3kgGS1u7qgn1o1_500Mrs Hudson’s been bringing in the tea at 221b Baker Street using this fabulous tea service so often that I’m surprised it hasn’t made it into the credits of BBC’s Sherlock.  After putting my own – not inconsiderable – powers of detection into action, I discovered that the bone china set is designed by Ali Miller and you can get hold of it right here in Somerset through the contemporary art and design gallery Cavalierlo Finn.

Ali_Miller_Sherlock_Holmes_UK_Map_Tea_SetThe set is quintessentially British: elegant and quirky. Each piece features a hand-printed design of a map of the UK, sailing ships and little red and gold crowns. Wouldn’t one – or more – of them make the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

There’s a gold-edged, bone china tea cup …

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Ali Miller UK Map tea cup and saucer £36

… cake plate …

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Ali Miller UK Map cake plate £32

… a 4-cup teapot …

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Ali Miller UK Map tea pot £72

… and a milk jug.

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Ali Miller UK Map milk jug £30

You can buy each piece individually and in any combination. Cavaliero Finn have generously offered a complete set of two teacups and saucers, two cake plates, a milk jug and 4-cup teapot for a special Muddy price of £225 instead of £238, with free delivery in mainland UK. When you order, just enter MUDDYSTILETTOS; valid until March 21 until stocks last.

Cavaliero Finn are a contemporary art and design gallery showcasing works by emerging, mid-career and established artists and designer-makers. Founded in 2004 by Debra Finn and Juliana Cavaliero, the company curate regular exhibitions at its home galleries in south east London and south Somerset.

www.cavalierofinn.com

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