I was really excited when I found these cups and saucers recently, designed in the 1950s by Charles Cobelle for Midwinter. I love the fishing boat with its entourage of seagulls, which is echoed on the saucer and can almost hear their cries as they circle overhead, hoping they'll be thrown a fish or two.
I didn't need to think twice about grabbing a pair of Wood's Ware Beryl jugs which I know will look perfect with some blowsy roses or other cottage garden flowers inside. This china is becoming very collectable now and I'm not surprised, the colour and shape are gorgeous.
Finally, I couldn't go home without this Egersund dish as it makes me feel quite nostalgic. My parents have a very similar one that they must have picked up whilst holidaying in Norway in the late 1960s. I love the shade of green, which is surprisingly similar to the jugs, and that striking retro design which is so covetable now.
Not bad for a 30 minute browse, although I did only pop out for the newspapers!