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UPDATE 19-05-2014 This special edition of 100 numbered plates has now sold out. Many thanks to everyone who supported this project and particularly to Charlotte for generously donating the proceeds to the Macmillan Nurses. We will also be making a contribution to this great cause.

KDF plates on centerpiece


  We were pleased to be asked to make a special, limited edition plate to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kensington Dolls House Festival, especially as we have been lucky enough to have attended them all.



As it has never changed venues, for me the festival is intrinsically linked to Kensington, and Kensington means Queen Victoria. My student years were spent at the Royal College of Art which is situated next to the Albert Hall, opposite the Albert Memorial, so she was always a huge presence.

Happily this links in beautifully with my passion for printed English transferware which reached its peak during Victoria's reign so I decided to draw an original pattern very much in the Victorian style.

The popular Victorian motif of a basket of flowers is framed in a lattice border picked out in shades of royal blue and is, I hope, visually striking enough to stand out and be recognisable.


Pencil drawing   The pattern is first worked up in pencil until the arrangement is pleasing and the proportions right.


A strong outline is drawn as this would have originally been printed and the colours filled in by hand.   Outline drawing


Coloured drawing   The colours are added and although some of the detail is lost in miniaturising the design, I like to know it is there.


The reverse of the plate has a special commemorative backstamp.   KDF plateKDF backstamp


KDF plate on cake stand   Sterling silver cake stands and centerpieces are available from us to display your plates if required.





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THIS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PLATE
is only available to buy directly from the Festival organisers and will go on sale on the 17th of May priced at £24 each.

Although we will have them to display at our stand at the Festival, we ourselves will not have any stock.

If you would like to express your interest beforehand please contact Charlotte at kdf@dollshousefestival.com


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