Jessie Tait – love this Midwinter Nordic coffee set

March 19, 2015

Love… this Midwinter Nordic coffee set by Jessie Tait

Why do we love this original Midwinter Nordic coffee set, designed by Jessie Tait in the 50s and midcentury blue coffee pot by Johnson Bros? Where to start.

Midwinter Nordic Coffee set designed by Jessie TaitNordic design Midwinter Coffee set

Jessie Tait – Scandinavian inspired design

Firstly, we love the simple, scandinavian design-inspired Nordic pattern. Simple cornflower blue flowers in vertical stripes contrast with intersecting graphic brown diamonds. The perfect combination of colours and shapes that work magically together. Pretty without being twee or chintzy.

Midwinter did make a matching coffee pot to go with this set, but we think it looks so much better teamed with this beautiful blue Johnson Bros pot from the same era.

Jessie Tait Stylecraft for Midwinter

A prolific pottery designer throughout the 50s and 60s, Jessie Tait was the driving force behind Staffordshire-based Midwinter’s highly collectible Stylecraft range that launched in the 50s. Jessie captured the mood of the time and created modern, timeless designs that stand the test of time. Her Nordic design is probably my number one favourite, which is why I was so excited to come across this set, and in such perfect condition.

If you’d like to claim this special set for yourself, you’ll have to act fast – we only have one of each for obvious reasons and are unlikely to come across them again.

Don’t worry if you do miss out on this one-off find though, as there is a wide range of wonderful pottery to browse in our directory.

More information about Jessie Tait in this obituary about her in The Guardian

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