Taunton Vale is a brand which came to the fore in the 1960s and 70s. The items were originally made in Somerset in England, and included bright flower power designs which are still highly collected today. Looking at this bright floral tray it's no wonder!



Items in the range included melamine trays, table mats and chopping boards, which could also be used for serving cheese...



Spice & Key racks with huge daisy designs were also included in blues, oranges, yellows and reds..



These designs look as fresh today as they would have done 50 years ago, a credit to their innovative craftsmanship.



We adore the bright yellows...



and oranges on these long line large vintage melamine trays...



These trays were also made in blue...



This flour shaker has a rarer turquoise floral pattern...



The wonderful thing about Taunton Vale is that there are even saucepans in the range, so you can mix and match cookware items to create a stunning, cheery kitchen! 



Enamel saucepans came with orange and yellow... or blue flower designs...They come in small, medium and large sizes, great for display or for use every day.



Ceramic storage and utensil jars were also developed by Taunton Vale as well as butter dishes.

In 1979 Staffordshire Potteries took over Taunton Vale and continued to produce tableware & kitchenalia.



Later the Cloverleaf company registered the trademark and items listed under the brand name then included utensils, storage containers, coasters, trays, chopping boards, spoon rests, tea towel holders, kitchen roll holders and teapot stands.



...above a flan dish with the typical Taunton Vale flowery motif.



above...a lovely ceramic rolling pin with matching orange flower pattern.

Table or place mats were also available - still a popular choice with vintage collectors...






1970s designs included more sophisticated patterns such as the onion chopping board above, and the raspberry design found on table mats and chopping / serving boards...



We also love this fresh Herb design....



Here we have a an unusual vegetable design which included what would have then been 'funky, modern veg' - Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus and sweetcorn...



In the 80s, red made a huge comeback in kitchen design, poppies were a very popular pattern choice for wallpapers and tableware.



One of the latest Taunton Vale designs we have found is this set of two buttercup mugs....



Information on this page will be updated as and when we learn more, and is based upon our current knowledge.

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