The mice of Brambly Hedge made their first appearance in 1980, when British author and illustrator Jill Barklem published four seasonal stories. Over time her stories have been translated into 13 different languages, to the delight of millions of children around the world. Replacements, Ltd. has Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge miniature 3-piece tea sets on hand for summer, fall, winter, and, for our special offer, appropriately enough - spring!
Royal Doulton was founded in 1815, when John Doulton, a “thrower” at Fulham Pottery Co., London, partnered with John Watts to create a new pottery house, Doulton and Watts. While they produced pots, jugs, pitchers, and bowls, the company was primarily known for its production of large vessels for storing industrial materials. Over the years Doulton's sons, who had joined their father in the management of the business, eventually formed companies of their own. But turmoil in the British financial markets forced the businesses to dissolve. In 1853 they reformed as Doulton and Co. Although patriarch John Doulton died in 1873, the company continued to grow and expand. In 1901, King Edward VII conferred upon Doulton and Co. the honor of a Royal Warrant for the company's production of ceramic vessels holding porous stones that successfully filtered pollutants from the water of the Thames River, London's primary source for drinking water. With the issue of the Royal Warrant, “Doulton and Co.” became “Royal Doulton.” The company began producing many collectible items, including character jugs, figurines, and other quality household ceramics.