This hand painted toast rack in a typical Art Deco shape from the 1930 even works with my 60s Melamine egg cups thanks to its cheerful colour scheme. Not to everyone’s taste but I love it. Continue reading
Category Archives: Dining
Melamine Egg Cups
How do you like your eggs? I like mine soft boiled in a Melamine egg cup and depending on my mood I choose between pastel and bright. Love the colours, the shape and the fact that they can’t break (well nearly). Produced by Melaware in the 60s.
Bargain: £1 each on Camden Market and a set of 4 for £10 at the Ally Pally Vintage Fair
Orange Tree’s little bro
I felt the need to add a companion to the original tea pot, so here is another little fellow in the beautiful Orange Tree design.
Deal: £13 on eBay after a couple of failed attempts to secure a bargain. This is serious collectors territory so I’ll stay clear in the future for budget’s sake.
Crown Ducal ‘Sunburst’
Kirkham Sugar Bowl
The 50s might not be to everyones taste as we think back in shock and horror of abstract, geometric patterns in primary colours, new materials – PVC, fibreglass, rubber, melamine, vinyl and plastics. Continue reading
Kirkham Egg Cups
Midwinter ‘Cassandra’ Plates
Lovely breakfast plates produced by Midwinter in 1962 in the ‘Fashion Shape’. The pattern, based on a pleasingly 1950s abstract display of stylised leaves, was created by Midwinter‘s top designer Jessie Tait and is known as ‘Cassandra’. Continue reading
Vintage Festival at London’s Southbank
London’s Vintage Festival features a brilliant array of Vintage and Retro music, fashion, film, art, design and a Vintage market with over 200 vendors for fashion, accessories and furniture from the 20s to the 80s.
Meakin ‘Inca’ Platter
My favourite Meakin pattern. The ‘Inca’ pattern was designed by Jessie Tait. Continue reading
Gravy Boat ‘Kontiki’
Gravy boat designed by Kathie Winkle, the pattern name on the backstamp reads ‘Kontiki’. Few designers in the 60s and 70s created such a wealth of abstract and stylised patterns as Kathie Winkle. Continue reading