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.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Another Vintage Tupperware find. And guess what?

Just before I get back to doing blogposts about pots, I thought I'd share this seasonal find with you. I wasn't really looking to pick up any more vintage Tupperware but when I came across this little box with a Christmas tree lid recently, I couldn't resist it.

I assume from the colour that it's part of the Harvest range. Remember this: Vintage Harvest Tupperware

Not sure if the Christmas tree impression in the lid is purely decorative or if it was designed to be used as a mould or a cutter. I have a feeling there were other lids like this – possibly a heart and a star.

As with most vintage Tupperware, it's well made, strong and works as well today as it did when it was made.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Just for you, selfsewn.

Following some kind comments on my previous blogpost, and a request from selfsewn here are the buttons.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Vintage Quality Street sweet tin. Happy retro Christmas.

In summer, I visited a local second-hand sale. After an hour searching through all the stalls, the only thing I bought was an old tin filled with buttons. The buttons cost just £1.00 but it was the tin that had caught my eye. Now December is here, I thought it would be good time to show it on the blogsite.

The tin is an old sweet tin, most likely from the 1950s or early 1960s. Produced for Mackintosh's Quality Street (still going strong today), the tin is decorated with some excellent vintage graphics. The colour combinations are perhaps not the most obvious, mid-blue, pale-yellow, pink and black but they somehow work together and they certainly evoke the era. A nice detail is the row of Christmas trees round the rim of the lid – remove the lid and another layer is revealed.

A nice tin. Sweet and quality, you could say.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Einar Johansen leaf dish.

Moving away from the bright, bold and beautiful of Delphis pottery, here's a little dish with a touch more subtlety.

It only measures 4 inches (10.5cm) square but for its size, this little pin tray is big on good looks. it's heavily built with chunky side walls, its colours are intense and earthy, and the impressed leaf design in the base gives it an added element of style.

The dish was designed by Einar Johansen. It was made by Soholm, Denmark and dates from the 1960s. Einar Joahansen is probably better known for his blue series of vases and dishes but I think this little pot is every bit as good. It is certainly in the Scandinavian style. It may be the impressed motif in the base, but in some ways it reminds me of the work of Jorgen Mogensen for Royal Copenhagen.

I've listed quite a few bits of Soholm pottery in the past, you can see some of them here: Soholm pottery