Midwinter Spanish Garden by Jessie Tait

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?