It seems we are going mad for patterns this spring, and OKA’s folksy, decorative, colourful Florya china range, part of their new Spring 2013 collection, is right on trend.
Say goodbye to boring white, and embrace these vibrant plates, bowls and mugs….
With several patterns and colours to choose from, I love the fact the china is sold individually, rather than as a set: leaving us to buy the pieces we wish for, in the patterns and colours that coordinate with what’s already in our kitchen cupboards.
Florya tableware range, from £7.50 for a sideplate, all available from OKA (0844 815 7380)
I admire the founders of OKA – they’ve created a niche for elegant, often Oriental-inspired furniture and homewares that whilst being new (shock horror!) will slot quite easily into ladies’ (of certain demographic) homes. My nearest store is a Clearance Outlet which is handy for my wallet: it’s filled with ends of lines and seconds all helpfully and clearly marked with what’s wrong with them.
Several of their cute wooden ornamental ducks were there looking a little sorry for themselves: apparently the poor things had had a bout of woodworm and looked in need of some TLC. Possibly wood worm is taking the much-loved / Vintage look a little too far….
Several shimmering, delicate blue throws (ex-display) were marked down from over £100 to £45 – a bargain for anyone needing a throw right now. Likewise some eggshell-blue and plain white china plates were all marked down to around / from £6+ each: some were fashioned with slightly wobbly circles; but nevertheless a great way to get a good looking, inexpensive set. There are plenty of rugs in store but these are still very expensive: definitely not an impulse-buy: however one wall-hung dhurrie would be a great detail for a masculine bedroom, or for injecting some colour into a monochrome scheme.
A large, colourful dhurrie currently at OKA’s clearance store
Wooden ducks, plus table lamps, at the OKA clearance Store
Reduced price china plates at OKA’s Clearance Store this November, from around £6 each