A passion for food + fashion

Vintage Heath

In Design on July 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This post is so long overdue, it’s embarrassing. Earlier this spring, my in-laws were visiting from the East Coast. For Mother’s Day, my husband picked out a beautiful trio of Heath Ceramics bud vases in a chartreuse, aqua blue and natural for my mother-in-law to go in her “Florida room” at their home in Gulf Stream. We are nuts for Heath over here and based the entire color scheme for our home on my favorite Heath glaze, French Grey. My mother-in-law mentioned a few pieces of Heath she’d picked up several decades ago at a thrift shop that were more in our kitchen’s color scheme than hers. The next week, I opened a package from my mother-in-law containing this vintage pitcher, creamer and sugar set in a long-retired glaze that is heaven. I love the faintly mottled look of it, and the bright turquoise interior. Oh, and that we own a little piece of American history from this beloved Sausalito company.

  1. Those are just beautiful. I love the color! My teeny tiny SF apartment has been painted a similar color (turquoise) for 2+ years and I’m not even a tiny bit tired of it. I walked past the Heath store (factory?) a few weeks ago while on a 40 mile stroll and thought of you!

  2. Ah, the simplicity of design.

  3. Since you have a love of Heath Ceramics, I thought I’d reach out and ask you a question. I purchased a couple of items at an estate sale today. I didn’t think they were Heath, because there is no marking on the bottom. they are not even finished on the bottom the way my heath pieces are. But, two of the pieces look so much like the heath pitcher and creamer. Even have a glaze similar to the sand and sea in a different color. I am interested to know if you are aware of any way I can look into verifying it further. I can’t find any info, including info about knock offs. I assume they are old due to the age of the man I purchased them from today. there is no way he ran out and bought these within the last 20 years. Thank you so much!

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