Onward to the 1820’s, and some of the beautiful designs and patterns featuring strawberries began to form border designs, featuring strawberries, strawberry leaves and gold applied lines – this appears to be the foundation for the trailing vines you see featured on our Wild Strawberry collection. The gold applied lines are also a trait you will recognise today, instead featuring as inspiration for the stunning gold banding finishing our teapots and teacups.
Of course the road wasn’t so smoothly paved for Wild Strawberry, in true Wedgwood manner, the 1820s and 1830s did inspire a generous splash of creativity, with flamboyant strawberry designs appearing, featuring larger motifs and different colours. Nonetheless, the designs always seem to return home to the naturalistic strawberry patterns as border designs, with leaves and tendrils wandering in an organic manner over and around the wares.
Without a doubt, the strawberry pattern has been a consistent feature throughout the years, not only because it perfectly reflects an English country garden setting and our British heritage, but because it seamlessly fits into so many homes, whatever their individual taste.
It is for this reason that the wildly popular Wild Strawberry collection was born in 1964.
Whimsical and playful, the pattern perfectly sits in any modern tea party. Botanically inspired, it elevates any home interior style that embraces horticulture and naturalistic vibes. And so perfectly Grandmillennial, it adds a generous dash of nostalgia, effortlessly placed in a setting of floral pattern-on-pattern with a quirky aesthetic.
Here’s to many more Wild Strawberry Tea Parties with this iconic pattern.