60s daisies [sold]

Crown Lynn 'Daisy' bowlsCrown Lynn ‘Daisy’ bowls
made in New Zealand, 1960s

Crown Lynn produced pottery in New Zealand from 1854-1989. By the 1960s Crown Lynn was producing export quality pottery with very funky 60s designs- of which this set ‘Daisy’ with those quintessential 60s flowers- was part. Crown Lynn was exported worldwide – which is why I frequently hear from people living in America who grew up with Crown Lynn crockery – and consequently it is now very collectible.

In researching the pattern I found the ‘Daisy’ pattern is quite rare- and increasingly hard to find. It was produced in only two colours- this rusty-orange and a pale yellow. The bowls are both in good vintage condition with only minor evidence of use in the past fifty years.

The bowls are for sale: $25

Crown Lynn ‘Clematis’

Crown Lynn 'Clematis' 1960sCrown Lynn ‘Clematis’ dinner plates
made in New Zealand c.1960s

I have previously posted ‘Clematis’ crockery: a breakfast set for 4. Here are two matching dinner plates.

This is my first collection from NZ, which is a terrible oversight. But since both Australia and New Zealand have Clematis- a perfumed flowery climber – I naturally responded to the botanical theme. And the funky retro graphics, and colourings. Botanical, flowery themes – and the spare graphics – will get me in every time.

Crown Lynn is very collectible right now – and so is the Clematis design [pattern #141.]  I’ve had many inquires from ex-pats living overseas who are now collecting Clematis – but unfortunately the shipping costs make it too expensive.

For sale: $AUD45

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Kelston Springtime

Kelston 'Springtime' 60sKelston ‘Springtime’ breakfast set
made in New Zealand, 1965

Kelston is part of Crown Lynn- which produced pottery in New Zealand from 1854-1989. By the 1960s Crown Lynn was producing export quality pottery with very funky 60s designs- of which this set ‘Springtime’ with those quintessential 60s daisies- was part. Crown Lynn and Kelston ceramics are now also very collectible.

This is a breakfast/dinner set for two: large plates, medium plates & side plates with cereal/desert bowls. So versatile! Springtime came in two colours- this lovely soft grey and a rather harsh dark brown. You can guess which I prefer.

Like many partial sets I collect, I prefer a small portion rather than the whole. A whole dinner service of Springtime would be so overwhelming as to be boring; BUT as less is more, this little part of the set is really lovely.

The breakfast/dinner set is for sale: $AUD125

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Funky 60s

Funky 60s platesBroadhurst ‘Kontiki’ plate, made in England 1965
Kelston Ceramics plate, made in New Zealand, 1964

Repurposing vintage plates as wall decorations; these two beauties from the mid-60s complement each other so well.

The plate on the left is a Kathie Winkle Design ‘Kontiki’ [very collectible right now]- it has a handpainted underglaze [the pattern] but is detergent and dishwasher proof. The plate on the right is Kelston, which was part of Crown Lynn- these plates are now also very collectible.

Imagine a whole wall of funky 60s plates…if they were easily detachable you could store your entire dinner service in this way! Form AND function- the ultimate 60s ideal.

Start your wall plate collection with these two- they are for sale: $AUD25

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‘Clematis’ breakfast set

Crown Lynn Clematis breakfast setCrown Lynn ‘Clematis’ breakfast set
made in New Zealand c.1960s

This is a breakfast set for 4 – in Clematis design [pattern #141.]  Imagine waking up to this beautiful set at breakfast…it would make everything taste good!  Bowls, side plates and cup & saucers for you and three friends/family/intimate acquaintances. Fantastic!

This is my first collection from NZ, which is a terrible oversight. But since both Australia and New Zealand have Clematis- a perfumed flowery climber – I naturally responded to the botanical theme. And the funky retro graphics, and colourings. Botanical, flowery themes – and the spare graphics – will get me in every time.

Scarily, while researching current prices, I saw one side plate on eBay for $28. This set has sixteen pieces.

For sale: $AUD120

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Clematis crockery

Crown Lynn ‘Clematis’ tableware
made in New Zealand c.1960s

This is a breakfast set for 4 – in Clematis design [pattern #141.]  Imagine waking up to this beautiful set at breakfast…it would make everything taste good!  Bowls, side plates and cup & saucers for you and three friends/family/intimate acquaintances. Fantastic!

This is my first collection from NZ, which is a terrible oversight. But since both Australia and New Zealand have Clematis- a perfumed flowery climber – I naturally responded to the botanical theme. And the funky retro graphics, and colourings. Botanical, flowery themes – and the spare graphics – will get me in every time.

Scarily, while researching current prices, I saw one side plate on eBay for $28. This set has sixteen pieces.        For sale: $AUD120

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