We are delighted to announce the launch of our new range of London Flora and Fauna ceramics and fabrics. This collection draws inspiration from the rich variety of wildlife found in and around London's parks. Using traditional ink and nib pen methods, Cally painstakingly created these intricate illustrations of some of London’s best known (and more exotic) flora and fauna by hand. These fine bone china tea cup and saucer sets and side plates and cotton cushion covers are now available to purchase on our online store. The perfect gift for nature lovers!
London Flora and Fauna tea sets
The new Flora and Fauna Tea Set by House of Cally draws inspiration from the rich variety of wildlife found in and around London. Cally painstakingly drew these intricate illustrations by hand using traditional ink and nib pen methods. This ceramic tea set is made of fine bone china and is produced in Stoke-on-Trent, the historical heart of The Potteries. What’s more, the rim of the cup and saucer are finished with hand-painted gold gilding for an extra touch of luxury. The London Flora and Fauna Tea Set comes packaged in a beautifully detailed cardboard box, making it an ideal gift idea.
The design on the cup features some of London’s traditional and lesser known fauna, including the colourful rose-ringed parakeets and the spectacular Camberwell Beauty butterfly. In addition, Cally has included depictions of Tower Bridge and the Globe Theatre, two of the most popular attractions in the capital. The saucer features illustrations of two of the most surprising residents of London parks; the pelicans of St James’s Park and the majestic peacocks of Holland Park. In contrast, it also features some of the most quintessentially British flowers, the rose, dog rose and foxglove. Read full description here.
Our London Flora and Fauna side plates
The design on the plate features some of London’s traditional and lesser known flora and fauna. It includes depictions of two relative newcomers to London’s wildlife; the pelicans of St James’s Park and the majestic peacocks of Holland Park. There are also illustrations of quintessentially British flowers: the rose, dog rose and foxgloves. The rim of the plate is finished with an attractive hand-painted gold gilding for an added luxurious touch. Read full description here. Please note that this is a side plate and not a dining plate
London Flora and Fauna cushion covers
The cushion covers are printed on luxurious white 100% cotton and come with an elegant black piped finish. What's more, Cally has selected sustainably sourced cotton and the covers will be printed in small batches, thus making them more environmentally friendly. You can read the full description here. Please note that cushion inserts are not included.
Cost & how to buy
Here is a list of our new range of London Flora and Fauna products. For information about delivery charges, please see below.
- Tea sets: cost £40 (plus shipping) - Buy online
- Side plates: cost £25 (plus shipping) - Buy online
- Cushion covers: cost £30 (plus shipping) - Buy online
For orders within the UK, we offer standard and express delivery options via Royal Mail. If you opt for express delivery, please submit your order before 12:30pm in order to guarantee next day delivery. We also offer free UK delivery on orders over £100. To take advantage of this, please ensure you check the free delivery option in the checkout. For orders to Europe and other overseas destinations, we use the Royal Mail International Track and Signed For service.
Ceramics shipping costs
|Royal Mail 2nd Class||£3.00|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm||£9.00|
|EUROPE||Royal Mail International Track & Signed For||£12.50|
|WORLD ZONE 1||Royal Mail International Track & Signed For||£16.25|
|WORLD ZONE 2||Royal Mail International Track & Signed For||£17.00|
Cushion cover shipping costs
|Royal Mail 2nd Class||£3.00|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm||£7.50|
|EUROPE||Royal Mail International Standard||£5.50|
|WORLD ZONE 1||Royal Mail International Track & Signed For||£11.25|
|WORLD ZONE 2||Royal Mail International Track & Signed For||£11.50|
For full details about our delivery options and prices, please consult our full shipping policy. Please note that at present we cannot take orders for the USA or Canada.
DID YOU KNOW ...
- There have been pelicans living in St James's Park since 1664. The first examples were a gift from the Russian Ambassador at that time.
- At present, there are 6 resident pelicans in the park. Some of these have developed some particularly gruesome eating habits.
- Peafowl, which are native to India, have been living in Holland Park for many years. Today you can see (and hear) them roaming freely in and around the Kyoto Gardens.
- Rose-ringed parakeets are native to a wide area stretching from Africa to Asia. Since the 1990s, they have become a regular sight in London's parks. It is not known for sure how the species arrived. The most common theory is that colonies grew as a result of birds escaping from aviaries.
- Sightings of parakeets are common in many areas of London, especially in green areas. Although feral, the parakeets of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are very friendly, especially at feeding time. Their favourite food are seeds and fruit such as apples and grapes.