Years ago, when I was studying at Oxford University, I loved poking around in the charming old shops in town center. If you avoided the tourist-tchotchkes-key-chain-selling establishments, there were wonderful treasures to be found. One of those great finds for me was Isis Ceramics. A bespoke English delftware company named for the nearby Thames (known locally as the Isis), Isis Ceramics was founded in 1988 by Deborah Sears. A phenomenally talented painter, Sears created a series of china patterns - all hand painted by herself and local artistans - in the chinoiserie style. Each piece is a unique artwork, as beautiful as it is unusual. They are gasp-worthy in person, and I treasure my own Isis Ceramics!

These patterns also put me in mind of some of Southern designer Phoebe Howard's work. Wouldn't Isis pieces look stunning in these dining rooms? The wall murals and the china coordinate beautifully. I wish I knew who Howard had used to paint/paper these spaces.
P.S. Isis Ceramics also creates exquisitely beautiful custom china for weddings. Brides and grooms can choose a unique design that reflects scenes and symbols special to them. Isis Ceramics also provides a bridal registry, where guests' names are painted onto the back of their gifts to the couple.


Grant K. Gibson said...

I am in LOVE!

Kathysue said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the painting and also the wonderful shapes of the dishes. Lovely, I have never heard of this china so it is a treat to see. Kathysue


I need those dishes!

Beach House Living said...

That last room is wonderful. I like the dishes with the trees. The edges of all the plates is quite unique.

Theresa Cheek said...

Fabulous post! They would look great in that paneled dining room...sigh...

Gypsy Purple said...

Great post!

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Averill said...

Now I'm thinking I need to make the trek to Oxford when I'm in England next month just to see Isis Ceramics. GORGEOUS.

La Dolfina said...

Beautiful... thanks for sharing!
(You cracked me up with your comment about being left alone with the dog:)

The Zhush said...

Wow! Despite living in London for a semester in law school (AGES ago) I have never heard of, nor come across this china before...great find!

ashlina said...

ugh i just love all of this. beautiful pics. xoxo

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