What Is Enamelware?

Here at Dooney & Daughters we like our enamelware. Light, functional and attractive it's great to cook with, to serve on and to take on picnics. As we have been collecting it in our homes and for the shop, I thought it would be interesting to look at the history behind the popular product and to find out what enamelware is. Enamel tea pot in the traditional colours from Sweden of cream with green detailing. Enamel is made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate, e.g. metal, glass or ceramic, by firing at a very high heat (usually between 750...

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Welcome to Dooney & Daughters

We've been open for two weeks and it's been nearly three weeks since we got the keys to 90 Mount Eden Road. It's been a complete whirlwind full of learning curves, long days (and nights) and lots of support from our wonderful family, friends and customers. I thought I'd take the opportunity to go into a bit more detail of what Dooney and Daughters is all about and to share some of my current favourite things that are in the shop. Early 2017 my mum (Deirdre) and myself (Nicolette) were throwing out ideas of cool things to do (one of them...

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