Avocado toast 😉🍈
Many jokes are made these days about the "avocado generation", i.e. millennials who love avocado toast and (very sensibly, in my eyes) turn away from meat and dairy consumption at levels that destroy our planet. And to be honest, even though I am not a millennial, I have joined them in that... so imagine my thrill when I found this amazing Spode dessert service in avocado green!
The service is made of creamware, which is a very light earthenware that is strong but softer than porcelain or stoneware. It has this amazing avocado green ground (even though in the year 1814, in of shortly after which this service was made, nobody in England had ever seen an avocado) with a Chinoiserie pattern transfer printed in underglaze blue, and very bright, almost fluorescent overglaze enamel decorations. The pattern is called the "Willis" pattern and is a beautiful imitation of Chinese patterns from the 18th Century.