Why Collect Vintage Salt & Pepper Pots?With many pots made to look like everyday objects and animals, S&P pots are the perfect way to collect kitsch ornaments to display on a shelf or in a printers tray styled arrangement. You can accommodate lots of salt & pepper pots in a small space! Don't worry, if you only find one of the pots and it works as an ornament, it's not a problem!
When you are keen on a particular mid century or 60/70s designer, salt and pepper pots can be an affordable way to add their work to your collection. Being small they can often be at an entry level price bracket.
If you do manage to find a pair of pots they look great at each end of a shelf or interacting with one another, like the Hornsea birds previously sold at yay retro! below. Plus of course you have the added advantage that can also use them every day at meal times if you wish!
Pineapple Salt & Pepper PotsPineapples are currently all the rage and yay retro! are delighted to have several vintage pineapple shaped cruet sets in stock. We have several Villeroy & Bosch pots as well as a 1940s cruet set which includes a pineapple mustard pot and orange and lemon salt & pepper pots.
Carrying on the fruity theme, the wonderful 1940/50s set above has been made to look like oranges and comes with a little vintage mustard spoon. We think the set may have been made by Goebel.
Hornsea & Carltonware Salt & Pepper PotsOne of the most sought after vintage brands is Hornsea. Their key designer in the 1970s was John Clappison who created a huge array of different patterns to collect. We adore the apple motif on the teak lidded pots below, as well as the quirky yellow striped pots in Clappison's Rainbow design on the right. Both of these would be a tremendous addition to your vintage dinner table!
Carltonware also created interesting salt and pepper pots which are now avidly collected. The lion pots below can be placed together when not in use to create a sphere shape. Alternatively pop them at each end of a shelf as ornaments. There are many different designs available in this range and yay retro! get them in as often as we can find them!
Salt & Pepper BirdsPeople adore anything with bird motifs and these bird salt and pepper pots are ideal for those vintage ornithologists amongst you! These would make perfect gifts. Choose from bird shaped salt and pepper pots or lovely vintage Avon milk glass pots with brightly coloured abstract birds on each side.
Beetleware from the 1950sBeetleware is an early form of plastic which has it's own band of devotees. Vintage collectors who love a dash of minimalism mixed with top quality seek out this kind of tableware. It's really unusual to find a complete set, so we are delighted to have this superb red Beetleware cruet set available in the yay retro! shop to buy now!
Plastic & Melamine Salt & Pepper Pots from the 60s & 70sWith scientific improvements in production and stability, the 1960s brought along a wider range of plastics which quickly began finding their way into our homes. German companies such as Emsa brought out a huge range of bright colourful tableware in the 60s & 70s decorated with flowers which are still very much loved by vintage collectors today. They specialised in making pots which often came in baskets made to look like the real thing such as the boxed set below.
Gaydon Melmex a British company created superb minimal designs in a range of pastel and bright colours from blues to oranges. These are now very popular with vintage camper van and caravan owners who look for genuine vintage wares for their vans.
Quirky Vintage Salt Shakers made to look like other things!Salt shakers were made in all sorts of shapes, this large sailors head is pretty amazing! It was made by the Barn Pottery in Devon and looks to be 1940s in shape, however it could have been made as late as the 1970s. One thing is for sure he is a cheeky thing and would be really handy to have as a kitchen helper! The great thing is we have lots of matching items from this marvellous range and can combine postage.
1940s & 50s Salt & Pepper PotsIn amongst some of the older styles of salt and pepper pots yay retro! currently have for sale are this wooden set which comes on it's own little display shelf. Decorated with cockerels, this is a lovely piece of the 50s for you at a clearance price!! The black Art Deco set is made from glass and is really unique and a fab addition to a 40s styled home. Why not pop in to yay retro! now and take a look at all of our salt and pepper pots?
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