My idea with the 50s Rose collection is this: collect in a theme [roses] and a date [1950s] – then mass together on a wall.
These ten plates are by Myott, England; Swinnertons, England, Wood & Sons, England and Sovereign pottery, Australia. I collected them all individually, then once a certain mass has been obtained- display them altogether. Some of the plates are paired, and there are four of the ‘squircle’ Sovereign Pottery plates: arrange them randomly or in groups to fit the space available.
Start you own Rose collection today; or add to an existing collection- the plates are for sale: $AUD100
Johnson Sovereign ‘Rose’ pottery
made in Queensland, Australia 1957
This set comprises two plates- they are that rounded–square shape so beloved of the 50s, and a jug. The jug is inscribed with 1 ½ pt to its base- an indication of its holding capacity.
I have waxed lyrical already about my love of 50s kitsch- but this set really has it all for me- botanical theme [tick] stylized and over-coloured roses [tick] thin gilt line to the jug handle and rim to suggest glamour [tick.]
A whole dinner set of this stuff could be somewhat overpowering- I think it would be nice to mix these plates with plain 50s coloured plates – picking up the rosey colours and the square-roundy shape perhaps.
This set is in tip-top condition. For sale: $AUD65
50s coloured plates
made in Australia by Johnson, Sovereign Pottery and others &
made in England by Roydon, Polo and others
Following on from my last post, here is a mish-mash of lovely 50s plates, collected from all over the place. There are eight large and eight side plates, in baby blues, pastel yellows, baby pink, pastel green…all made from different manufacturers.
Ever since student days, when having miss-matched crockery and furniture was all one could aspire to, I have enjoyed one-offs and still recoil from matchy-matchy things. My partner and I spent about a decade or so trying to buy a new crockery set once…in the end we found the only manufacturer in the world that produced single pieces in vibrant colours- a kind of contemporary harlequin set. It makes perfect sense- if you break something the whole set isn’t ruined…you simply replace the piece in the appropriate colour.
And the only drawback to this lovely set it- it’s not dishwasher proof. You have to don a 50s apron, and wash it the old fashioned way [ie: get your partner to do it!]