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.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A colourful diversion via the 1960s

Whilst scouring the car boot sales in search of interesting pots for the Potshot collection, I sometimes get a little distracted. I know I should be focusing on my quest for pearls of pottery perfection but occasionally I can't help taking the odd diversion.

Here's one example. I couldn't resist this set of brilliant table place mats. The colours are superb and the stylised flower-power decoration is so funky.  The mats feel as if they're printed on tin and they are cork-backed. I don't know who made them but they are marked Made in England. I imagine they are probably 1960s or early 1970s.

OK, they're not pots but you must agree that for great design, great graphics and great colours we're allowed the odd diversion.


  1. Swoon! I love these. I have a similar one with a fish illustration on it. I thought it was a trivet, but I could be wrong. So, not a pot, but something to put hot pots on ;-)

  2. Thanks for your comments, Janne. I'll bet the fish trivet looks good. I wonder who the artist was? You've given me an idea for a regular feature on the blog - The Potshots not a pot shot shot.

  3. These are Worcester Ware table mats! Such a fun pattern :-)

  4. Thanks for the information Christina. I've just done a quick search and it looks like Worcester Ware probably made Janne's fish table mat too.