The McCord's have a lot of "vintage" items in their kitchen. I hesitate to say this, because I grew up with a lot of the stuff they have on set, in my parents' real-life kitchen.
That bright yellow carafe, for instance. When we lived in Denmark, we had one in red. It was made by Erik Magnussen. You may find these online or in various shops in 'vintage' condition and provenance--but they are still produced today, via Stelton, the original 1960's Danish design house. Of course, now they're available in many trendy colors:
I have a soft spot in my heart for the shiny, candy apple reds and bright glossy whites and banana yellows from my childhood.
Perhaps a re-watch of season 1 will shed light on what precisely these yellow stacking bowls (?) are that you can barely make out in the glass cupboard?
They could certainly be ceramic bowls similar to the blue ones (to the right). But based upon all the vintage 50s & 60s goodies littered throughout the kitchen, I really hope that they're either Rosti Denmark stacking bowls (yellow's a near perfect match to the Stelton thermal carafe) or maybe even Massimo Vignelli's "Heller" dishes. Which we also had growing up. Ingrid Ltd Chicago was a knock-off of the Hellerware; there's a chance it could be that too. But I sure do like to hope it's the Rosti--for the Danish connection.
Damn. Sheila Bock is responsible for the set dressing for Madam Secretary. She is doing a stellar job. I'm excited to re-watch season 1 home scenes--cupboard contents have moved a lot--and some things may be easier to spot in earlier seasons.
Until then, I'm going to be keeping an eye out for any kitchen scene to see what other gems are lurking.
Though probably none of the above, here are the dishes mentioned (and my hold-out hope is for the Rosti!):