Where were we with our nature-influenced design blogs? We’ve been slightly sidetracked with the opening of our new shop.
Details of a vintage 1960s/70s calorific value tea towel
We’ve previously looked at fish, birds, flowers and leaves – today it’s the turn of fruit & vegetables.
‘Eden’ design by Meakin & Figgjo Flint butter dish
1950s strawberry bowl
They’ve been used as inspiration in artwork, illustration, decorative objects and unsurprisingly kitchen and dining wares.
Hornsea Pottery & Goebel Pottery
Pair of Arabia preserve pots
Apples have always proved a very popular decorative subject, particularly strong during the 1960s & 70s it seems.
We love this glass apple designed by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors in 1955
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love – Song of Solomon, 2:5, King James bible.
Cookbook illustrations from the 1950s are a firm favourite of ours.
And obviously you’ll need something to put all this fruit & veg in!!
These are two nice recent finds – a 1960s globe cane fruit basket and a 1950s Rye Pottery fruit dish.