The From The Deep Cup & Saucer set from Anthropologie is inspired by the much-loved vintage blue Spode ware, with a nautical twist.
This crockery was used on various P&O ships between the 1950 and 1970 before finally ending up on the RMS Windsor Castle. Pieces available to buy include various sized jugs, teapots and sugar bowls. Prices start from £14.40 for the bowl and go up to £39 for the large teapot.
Visit Pedlars to buy and read more about their heritage.
It has been designed and made in Italy, but the patterns are very much in the Scandinavian folk art style. The set comprises of six of each of side plates, dinner plates and soup bowls. Its quite a big purchase, costing £245 for the set, but less hassle than individually picking out pieces here and there. Serving platters are also available in two sizes, priced £45 and £65.
View the whole Folkware range online at Pedlars.
Lou Rota's distinctive natural world decoupage has seen her featured in these pages previoulsy but her collaboration with Anthropologie deserves another mention.
The range consists of three designs on vintage-inspired dessert plates which come in turquoise, green and coral. The plates have scalloped edges and gold leaf detail and come adorned with Lou's trademark bugs and reptiles.
Beautiful as decorative objects in their own right they would look great hung on the wall, but far more fun to serve dinner on them and let your guests discover the detail as they clear their plates.
The plates are bone china and measure 20cm diameter
They cost £16 each and you can buy them from the Anthropologie website
The colourful creations of homewares designer extraordinaire Jonathan Adler rarely stray from a retro influence and this cheerful Gumball Jar is no exception.
Jonathan Adler's ceramics are beautiful modern design classics that you will treasure for years to come. The bright 60s-style teardrop pattern on the porcelain pot is an ideal addition to any retro home. It even comes complete with gumballs!
The Gumball Jar is $48 from the Jonathan Adler website.
The design is inspired by the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter and the Love/Hate tattoos across character Harry Powell's knuckles. One side of the teapot shows Love, illustrated by a traditional tattoo style heart and doves. The other side of course shows hate – portrayed by a dagger going through a heart. Something to ponder over a pot of tea!
The teapot costs £60 while you can get the same design on a cup and saucer for £28 for a cup and saucer.
Buy it from Luna and Curious