30th May 2014
I am so thrilled: today a parcel arrived for me at work. Within the parcel was a salt cellar to match my fast-growing vintage Midwinter Spanish Garden crockery collection, (designed by Jessie Tait).
It all started with a drive out to Hebden Bridge. The recent flooding had devastated the local businesses. We heard they were reopening so we decided to go and support them. Hebden Bridge is such a lovely town to visit and the antique shop on the high street is just wonderful.
I have bought many things from there in the past. For instance, I had previously found the glass biscuit jar which I used in the Charlotte Rose photograph (the pretty vintage French floral design from our archive). As you can see it looks lovely within the shot.
I found the dinner set in an antique shop near Hebden and could not resist it. When I was a child my parents had a few pieces of the design and I have always loved it. I have since discovered that Jessie Tait was inspired to produce this design after a trip to Liberty, London. I wonder, could it be she was influenced by the William Morris design Compton?