Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Midwinter Mexicana a real retro colour palette

I know it's only an egg cup. But it's a neat way to show off a nice bit of 1966 colouring.

This little egg cup is from a range of table ware by Midwinter Pottery and is in the pleasing Fine shape. A range which used simple, cylindrical forms with painted or printed decorations. The pattern is Mexicana from 1966 and it was designed by Jessie Tait. I like the combination of colours used in the hand-painted stripes. rust, ochre, olive, grey and black. They seem so typical of the objects, fashions and decorations of the mid-1960s.

More on Jessie Tait


  1. Love the colour palette in the top photo in particular.

    PS. I like the photo in your header too. I recently bought a lamp in that pottery series.

  2. Thanks Janne, It's amazing how many times those colours crop up in designs from the mid-1960s. The vases in the header shot are by Soholm, Denmark and I did a post with them in March, this year. I'll bet your lamp in the same style looks really good.