Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Oh no!” you’re thinking, “Even the Minton Archive has been sucked into the cynical commercialised celebration of romance that is Valentine’s Day”. Well… not quite!

To us it just seemed like the right moment to feature a cupid illustration on the blog for the first time (we must admit to finding them… erm… a bit of an acquired taste, hence their conspicuous absence up to now!) along with a terrible brilliant poem which you won’t find in any Valentine’s card in the land – more’s the pity. We hope it amuses.

Encaustic floor tiles are red
Queen Victoria’s dessert service is blue
We love the Minton Archive
We hope you like it too!