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.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

This 1960s crafty cruet has a hidden secret.

This retro-looking salt pot from the 1960s has a secret.

Lift up the salt pot and 'hey presto!' hidden under its hollowed-out body is a smaller matching pepper pot. Both pots sit on a small round dish that could double-up as a mustard holder. How cool is that?

Designed and produced in 1963-1964, this is the brilliant Crafty Cruet by Hornsea Pottery. The main body has tapering incised grooves with colour inlay and the cruet is in the style of the Summit tableware range made by Hornsea throughout the early 1960s. The Crafty Cruet was produced in four different colours. I'm still looking for the Apricot Yellow version.

I'm hoping to do a post on Summit some time in the near future but in the meantime, you can see an example from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, here Summit at the V&A


  1. I have a fair collection of Summit but also three large storage jars in a very similar blue ridge pattern called 'Summertime'. Have never come across this anywhere else. Have you?

  2. Hello Kitschen Pink, Yes the Summertime range is quite similar to Summit. It has finer stripes. I have one or two bits of Summertime and hpoefully will do a blog-post with them soon. PS I really like your coloured plastic button collection.