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Victoria Eggs

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

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Home And Heart

It’s the simple things.

We’ve all heard the saying “home is where the heart is,” and with the average day-to-day pace of life getting faster and more diverse, it’s no surprise that so many of us actively look for ways to slow it down and to make sure that we’re not missing moments along the way. After all, what’s the rush? A sentiment that I think we all appreciate more as we get older or start a family of our own. You start to recognise it’s the simple things like a cup of tea with a loved one or a family bbq that really tops us up. This simple but hard to beat philosophy, makes the foundation from which Victoria designs from for her homewares brand, Victoria Eggs.

Her belief is that special pieces in and around the home can add to the moments we share with those we hold dearest. Whether it’s a Sunday family roast, or a snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of tea, these brilliantly British basics are a staple of home life and they form the focus of the carefully created collections available. So stumbling across such a nostalgic evoking brand such as Victoria’s was a silent invitation to lose myself in the world that she has so lovingly designed.

The Story behind the story.

One of the best bits about writing a book about tea and British culture was that I could peruse through all the great things that go with tea and not feel in the least bit guilty. Towards the tail end of writing my book (Tea. The Great British Answer To Everything,) I found a single pin on Pinterest that was a picture of the iconic London Bus, the design for her English Breakfast Tea Tin. (see below).

Victoria Eggs tin of English Breakfast Tea

Obviously, like any good ‘curious-george’ knows, I very quickly fell into the stunning rabbit hole that was Victoria's website and then her instagram. There I learnt that it was in fact her time in Australia, (Sydney harbour to be precise,) creating British inspired drawings for a massive fashion brand, that led to her realisation that these British icons made her nostalgic and homesick. A simple (for her, not so much for the rest of us) drawing of a tea cup and saucer transported her to thoughts of home and consequently brought her back to the UK with the vision of turning countless unused drawings into the start of something she could share.

100% British Made from the beginning.

The added little gem that I came to discover about Victoria, other than her fantastic personality and love for her family, is the rather beautiful fact that everything in the Victoria Eggs collections is British made. From stoke-on-Trent potteries to clay from Cornwall. Home is where the heart is and it's also where it's made for Victoria. A testament to the business ethics behind this incredibly popular brand that you can now find in stores around the world and in some pretty iconic places in London.

Our first time.

Victoria was my first ‘Fuelled By Tea’ podcast guest and likewise, this was also the first podcast that Victoria had ever agreed to be a part of. Something I am beyond grateful to her for and I am very proud that Victoria will always be Guest No.1 that helped start this incredible journey for me.

Things to look out for.

Personally I can’t wait to see the reveal of the new Afternoon Tea Collection by Victoria. To have a little slice of the ‘oh so’ British Afternoon Tea at home is a win-win in my opinion and I'm so excited to see Victoria’s interpretation of this classic social delight.

If you’re a Great British Bake Off fan, then her new collection ‘Baking Delight’ will have you waltzing into the kitchen to create your own masterpiece. Ready, steady, bake! Just on that note, Dame Mary Berry is a legend in our home and her scone recipe is pretty spectacular too!

With the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Victoria has hinted at a collection to celebrate her life, full of warmth, love and admiration that we have come to respect in Victoria's depiction of all things Royal.

Victoria Eggs Queen Elizabeth illustration

Lastly, as she explained in our conversation during the podcast, Victoria's love of Christmas and her joy to design for it, is enough to leave anyone full of fuzz warm festive feelings. You can always tell when people love what they do in my opinion and the Christmas collection at V.E is testament to that.


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