Some time ago I did a post on Hornsea packaging. You can see it here Hornsea packaging
I said I'd let you know what was in the boxes. Well, today's the day. And the answer is owls.
Owl salt and pepper sets to be precise. They were made in 1966 by Hornsea Pottery and are designed by John Clappison. I think the graphics on the owl illustrations are superb, I also like the simplified owl shape of the pots. The cruets were made in three colour schemes – there's also a brown-bodied version. As well as these owl cruets, there are also similar ones in the form of birds, fish and cats.
Lovely examples of 1960s retro style, made even better by being in original boxes.