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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJNL6YsOZ1c/UhZ4u-4_DQI/AAAAAAAAGQg/93xysRe1_4Y/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%231+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJNL6YsOZ1c/UhZ4u-4_DQI/AAAAAAAAGQg/93xysRe1_4Y/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%231+4x6.jpg" /></a></br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-euYzhx2deSg/UhZ5CZO5jYI/AAAAAAAAGQo/1nctLdmqnXQ/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%232+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-euYzhx2deSg/UhZ5CZO5jYI/AAAAAAAAGQo/1nctLdmqnXQ/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%232+4x6.jpg" /></a></center></br>Just out of shot in that top pic, hanging onto the handle of the green cup, are the Mr's finger and thumb, and my heart was still thumping as I snapped away ... my mother had announced that she would break my neck if I broke her treasured coffee set and I wasn't <i>entirely</i> sure she didn't mean it. It was with some trepidation that I'd piled the cups up into a leaning tower, but I got the image I wanted and the only thing that wobbled was my nerve. <br/></br>Royal Albert 'Gossamer', c. 1950 ... harlequin china, well used, and with most of the gilding worn away. Bequeathed to my mother by my grandmother Eva ... one day they will come to me. <br/></br><center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zvx8Jknt3wc/UhXa0rWPzUI/AAAAAAAAGPs/4wZN27VOlGo/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%233+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zvx8Jknt3wc/UhXa0rWPzUI/AAAAAAAAGPs/4wZN27VOlGo/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%233+4x6.jpg" /></a></br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpTRVv9rRxI/UhXbNqeb26I/AAAAAAAAGP0/ze_B49cSGdM/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%233.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpTRVv9rRxI/UhXbNqeb26I/AAAAAAAAGP0/ze_B49cSGdM/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%233.jpg" /></a></center></br>Canary yellow, tangerine, and sherbert pink, could anything be more 1950s? Ditto the beryl green and duck egg blue. These colours speak of post war optimism, and the fact that synthetic dyes and pigments, largely manufactured in Germany and the USA, were available once again. <br/></br>It fascinates me that fashion must follow from the availability of colouring matter. 'Blue jeans' is a corruption of <i>bleu de Gênes</i>, or Genoa blue, Genoa being the original home of indigo dyed denim, which was used to clothe its navy. But no amount of natural indigo cultivation could have satisfied the post war demand for blue denim jeans. Fortunate then that the production of synthetic indigo wasn't halted when patent holder BASF's managers were indicted for war crimes. BASF was part of IG Farben, the German dye and pigment industry cartel that held the patent for <a target = "_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B">Zyklon B</a> <i>and</i> had a controlling interest in the company that manufactured it. I wonder if you'll think about your jeans differently now?! <br/></br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xZjEuvMBxWk/UhVvyaUic7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/2cc_S04W0To/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%236.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xZjEuvMBxWk/UhVvyaUic7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/2cc_S04W0To/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%236.jpg" /></a></center></br><center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6SqqQLIj-k/UhaJzqKwnPI/AAAAAAAAGQ4/Hz_hG8eMQT0/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%235+6x4.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6SqqQLIj-k/UhaJzqKwnPI/AAAAAAAAGQ4/Hz_hG8eMQT0/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%235+6x4.jpg" /></a> </center></br>The history of dyestuffs really isn't pretty. Unlike my Mum's lovely teacups! <br/></br>Do you have a cherished tea or coffee set? A penchant for pastel hues? A vintage colour story, good or bad? Do tell! <br/></br>(Pinners - that's fine - and pinchers - that's not - please respect my copyright and link back to the source should you share these images. Thank you.) <br/></br><blockquote><center><span style="font-size:85%;">Don't forget to check out the other great 'Colour Collaborative' blogs for more of today's posts about vintage colour/s, just click on the logos below ...</span></br></br></br> <a target="_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/colourcollaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Annie at Knitsofacto" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://thequincetree65.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/colourcollaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Sue at The Quince Tree" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.talesfromahappyhouse.com/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Gillian at Tales from a Happy House" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Sandra at Cherry Heart" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://domesticali.typepad.com/domesticali/colour-stuff/"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Ali at Domesticali" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://tabiboo.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Nina at Tabiboo" /></a></br></br><span style="font-size:81%;"><b>What is The Colour Collaborative?</b> All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.</span></center> </blockquote></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJNL6YsOZ1c/UhZ4u-4_DQI/AAAAAAAAGQg/93xysRe1_4Y/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%231+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJNL6YsOZ1c/UhZ4u-4_DQI/AAAAAAAAGQg/93xysRe1_4Y/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%231+4x6.jpg" /></a></br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-euYzhx2deSg/UhZ5CZO5jYI/AAAAAAAAGQo/1nctLdmqnXQ/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%232+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-euYzhx2deSg/UhZ5CZO5jYI/AAAAAAAAGQo/1nctLdmqnXQ/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%232+4x6.jpg" /></a></center></br>Just out of shot in that top pic, hanging onto the handle of the green cup, are the Mr's finger and thumb, and my heart was still thumping as I snapped away ... my mother had announced that she would break my neck if I broke her treasured coffee set and I wasn't <i>entirely</i> sure she didn't mean it. It was with some trepidation that I'd piled the cups up into a leaning tower, but I got the image I wanted and the only thing that wobbled was my nerve. <br/></br>Royal Albert 'Gossamer', c. 1950 ... harlequin china, well used, and with most of the gilding worn away. Bequeathed to my mother by my grandmother Eva ... one day they will come to me. <br/></br><center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zvx8Jknt3wc/UhXa0rWPzUI/AAAAAAAAGPs/4wZN27VOlGo/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%233+4x6.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zvx8Jknt3wc/UhXa0rWPzUI/AAAAAAAAGPs/4wZN27VOlGo/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%233+4x6.jpg" /></a></br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpTRVv9rRxI/UhXbNqeb26I/AAAAAAAAGP0/ze_B49cSGdM/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%233.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpTRVv9rRxI/UhXbNqeb26I/AAAAAAAAGP0/ze_B49cSGdM/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%233.jpg" /></a></center></br>Canary yellow, tangerine, and sherbert pink, could anything be more 1950s? Ditto the beryl green and duck egg blue. These colours speak of post war optimism, and the fact that synthetic dyes and pigments, largely manufactured in Germany and the USA, were available once again. <br/></br>It fascinates me that fashion must follow from the availability of colouring matter. 'Blue jeans' is a corruption of <i>bleu de Gênes</i>, or Genoa blue, Genoa being the original home of indigo dyed denim, which was used to clothe its navy. But no amount of natural indigo cultivation could have satisfied the post war demand for blue denim jeans. Fortunate then that the production of synthetic indigo wasn't halted when patent holder BASF's managers were indicted for war crimes. BASF was part of IG Farben, the German dye and pigment industry cartel that held the patent for <a target = "_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B">Zyklon B</a> <i>and</i> had a controlling interest in the company that manufactured it. I wonder if you'll think about your jeans differently now?! <br/></br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xZjEuvMBxWk/UhVvyaUic7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/2cc_S04W0To/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%236.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xZjEuvMBxWk/UhVvyaUic7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/2cc_S04W0To/s1600/Harlequin+cups+%236.jpg" /></a></center></br><center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6SqqQLIj-k/UhaJzqKwnPI/AAAAAAAAGQ4/Hz_hG8eMQT0/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%235+6x4.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6SqqQLIj-k/UhaJzqKwnPI/AAAAAAAAGQ4/Hz_hG8eMQT0/s1600/Royal+Albert+Goassamer+Coffee+Set+%235+6x4.jpg" /></a> </center></br>The history of dyestuffs really isn't pretty. Unlike my Mum's lovely teacups! <br/></br>Do you have a cherished tea or coffee set? A penchant for pastel hues? A vintage colour story, good or bad? Do tell! <br/></br>(Pinners - that's fine - and pinchers - that's not - please respect my copyright and link back to the source should you share these images. Thank you.) <br/></br><blockquote><center><span style="font-size:85%;">Don't forget to check out the other great 'Colour Collaborative' blogs for more of today's posts about vintage colour/s, just click on the logos below ...</span></br></br></br> <a target="_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/colourcollaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Annie at Knitsofacto" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://thequincetree65.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/colourcollaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Sue at The Quince Tree" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.talesfromahappyhouse.com/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Gillian at Tales from a Happy House" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Sandra at Cherry Heart" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://domesticali.typepad.com/domesticali/colour-stuff/"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Ali at Domesticali" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://tabiboo.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Colour%20Collaborative"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Nina at Tabiboo" /></a></br></br><span style="font-size:81%;"><b>What is The Colour Collaborative?</b> All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.</span></center> </blockquote></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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