Styling with Diana vases

Diana 40s pottery1940s Diana pottery

This is an image of bookshelves I designed for our front entrance room. The bookshelves were envisaged as a series of ‘boxes’ to allow me to catalogue our books, and as a framing device for parts of my collection.  I can change the ensemble pieces around easily – and so far it’s half / half between the books and the pottery collection. These pottery pieces are  Diana, the pottery that operated in Marrickville, Sydney from 1940 to 1975. Diana pottery had many iterations, but I like these brown and green coloured pieces the best, and I particularly like those jugs with the quasi-kangaroo leg shapes.

I don’t think I can part with my brown-and-green Diana collection, but thought I could use the shelving device to showcase other parts of the collection that I can reluctantly say goodbye to. These feature in posts, below…

2 thoughts on “Styling with Diana vases

    • thanks- you are quite right! diana made pottery right when australia was discovering nationalism- so the colours of the bush are used (eucalyptus green & tree trunk brown!)

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