Illustrated vintage china by Esther Coombs

Esther Coombs gives a new lease of life to unwanted household items by drawing illustrations on to discarded ceramics, tea towels, cushions and old postcards.  Traditional floral teapots are brought up to date with illustrations of modern day tower blocks.  Cake stands are fashioned from piled up crockery such as the cake stand below, featuring illustrations of English Heritage buildings.


Images via Esther Coombs

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).