Home Styling – Mid-century kitchenware

Set of 4 1960s Vintage Soup Bowsl and Matching Plates

Recently I’ve been having a mahoosive love affair with mid-century kitchenware- honestly, it’s the sort of love that would mean that I could have a house full of the stuff, and would run out of space displaying it, no matter how big my kitchen could be! In my shop, I’ve been stocking several bits and pieces, but my problem is I always want to keep them for myself- I have to be ruthless in order to have anything to sell! As we head into 2015, mid-century (so stuff from roughly 1933-1965, although people still seem to count 1970s too) is the sort of homeware/ kitchenware I want to be sourcing and stocking more of. There seems to be more demand for it right now, which is fine by me as a small business owner, although maybe not so much if you’ve always loved it and felt original for doing so! I inherited some lovely pieces from my Nan, and have kept some/sold some. I was looking at my kitchen shelves whilst working the other day (I know, the perils of working from home means I can suddenly be distracted by the most obscure thoughts!), and have the urge to rearrange them with some of my collection.

Whether it’s Meakin, Pyrex or Catherine Holm, the right piece(s) displayed can really brighten up and become a great talking point. There are some great online shops stocking some lovely pieces at the moment (including mine, natch). I always find it amusing that only 10 years ago a lot of this stuff would be considered ‘dated’ and ‘naff’ (although maybe you still feel that way!), yet now it’s hot, hot, hot in the world of interiors. I have my eye on getting some pink Pyrex dishes (swoon!) and I LOVE the TG Green sugar, coffee and flour barrels in the above pic- I really, really would like a ‘Cookies’ one of these for our kitchen.

I have a Pintrest board that you can follow for some of my favourite mid-century kitchenware collections.

Here’s what’s on my lust-list right now:

Retro 70's Hornsea Saffron England Sugar Jar/Pot Kitchen storage Brown Color Mid Century Decor

Hornsea Saffron England

Retro English 70's Large Set of Jars Tea Coffee Sugar Storage pots Daisy pattern in orange yellow kitchenware Crown Devon Potterry

Crown Devon Pottery

J&G Meakin Studio 1965 Aztec Coffee Pot

J&G Meakin

Gorgeous J & G Meakin Studio Dish and Lid - 'Topic' Design 1967 - Tureen Scandi Flowers

J&G Meakin

Mint Condition 1960s/70s Pyrex Casserole Dish

Pyrex (available to buy in my shop!)

Mid Century Elizabethan Portobello Milk Jug Orange, Pink and Brown. £14.99, via Etsy.

Elizabethan Portobello

Catherine Holm.

Cathrine Holm


Do you have any mid-century kitchenware?



  1. January 12, 2015 / 11:16 am

    We used to have the sugar pot at home! I remember it so well. Your blog is beautiful – you have some gorgeous pictures

    • Becky
      January 15, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Aah, thank you so much! 🙂

  2. January 12, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I started buying Empire Harlequinade in charity shops about fifteen years ago for pennies now I have to battle with people on ebay to add to my collection!

    • Becky
      January 15, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      That must be REALLY annoying (but good for you if you ever wanted to sell it!) 🙂

  3. January 13, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I’m in love with that orange tea pot!

    • Becky
      January 15, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Isn’t it gorgeous? I so badly want one!

  4. mummydaddyme
    January 18, 2015 / 12:35 am

    Love love love them all- I have a very retro sort of style and some of these are perfect. I think we have very similar styles, I know I have said that before but it’s true! x

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