!!Cuban Fantasy!!

Midwinter Modern ‘Cuban Fantasy’ plate
made in England 1957

Cuban Fantasy! the name given to this fantastic 50s ‘atomic’ design plate says it all.

The plate was designed by Midwinter’s in-house designer, Jessie Tait [b. 1928]- who also designed ‘Cannes’, ‘Bali Hai’, ‘Tonga’ and ‘Patio Hollywood’. Clearly she had a taste for the exotic!

The divided plate has a “permanent underglaze colour, acid resistant, hand engraving” as it attests on the backstamp.  The Cuban Fantasy pattern also came in a vase, cup & saucer set, condiment jar, and a cake plate.

Midwinter pottery is having a renaissance at the moment – collectors are going mad for it. I’ve seen this plate on Ebay for $75. For you, dear reader, the plate [which is in excellent vintage condition] is :$AU55

I’ve teamed the Cuban Fantasy with a Debonair camera from the same period- as are the Observer books. The camera and books are available for sale also on the blog.

Vintage Rose tea set

Midwinter 'Vintage Rose' tea setMidwinter Stylecraft “Vintage Rose” breakfast set
made in Staffordshire, England 1954

How beautiful is this set? Vintage Rose, fashion shape 2-60 [the squircle, I believe it’s called.] The Vintage Rose set was made in 1954, according to www.midwinderdirectory.co.uk –which you might like to check out. I love the shape, and the retro rose image…it’s perfect for those retro breakfasts that you always wanted to have!

The set comprises two tea cups and saucers, two breakfast bowls and two side plates. Breakfast for two. It’s in mint condition and would look great on a sideboard when not being used for tea and toast.

This set is for sale: $AUD80 Midwinter is SO collectible right now!

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