Here's the Cornishware tea set that my darling husband and a few other conspirators gave me for my birthday, proudly displayed on our old kitchen dresser (another of Ant's auction finds).
I think this colourway is called 'old gold', instead of the more common blue and white stripe that I've been collecting over the years. If you look closely at the gold it looks like it's unpainted clay, as you can see small grains in it - which may well be the case (should have taken a close up photo, d'oh!).
You see, Ant has visions of me serving tea with this set the next time my sewing group meets here, and I don't see why not. Although I feel that I'd have to make some pretty little cupcakes and shortbread to serve with it, don't you think?
You can also just see another birthday present there next to the jugs, a Domino spot jug and sugar bowl from the F parents. These are the first domino pieces I have (they're a bit rarer) and I just love 'em. They found them at the discount basement in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney on their last trip there. I asked them if they'd be going near this beautiful old building and if so, please please please go to the basement! So they did...... :)