Archive for the ‘charity vintage’ Category

Charity Vintage: Carr biscuit tin

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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vintage Carr biscuit tin being sold on eBay for Charity by & in support of Isabel Hospice(ends 15 Apr, 2014 09:05:55 BST)

This vintage Carr biscuit tin is being sold on eBay for Charity by & in support of Isabel Hospice*. It looks as if it’s been through the wars. Lots of scratches and other wear and what looks to be a large, sticky black area on the top where there was once a label.

But it’s so pretty; such a lovely illustration… and it’s only £5! The good news is that rubbing it gently all over with a bit of Brasso wadding should get rid of much of the ancient dirt and sticky black stuff (this is one of our little restoration secrets!).

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.

Charity Vintage: Kaj Franck for Finel mushroom design bowl

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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vintage Finel mushroom design bowl by Kaj Frank for sale on eBay for Chrity by & in support of CLIC Sargent(ends 1 May, 2014 15:38:37 BST)

This vintage Finel mushroom design bowl, by Kaj Franck, is up for sale on eBay by & in support of CLIC Sargent*. It’s on at a very reasonable price – buy it now for £44.99 plus there’s free P&P.

We regularly sell Finel enamel items in our web shop. We actually have this very bowl in our own personal collection. We love the black & white mushroom illustration. We’ve only ever seen the enamel bowl (in different sizes), but the design is available on a lidded saucepan, chopping board and even pottery cups, plates and bowls (for Arabia).

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Charity Vintage: Avery scales

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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vintage Avery scales being sold on eBay for Charity by & in support of Devon Air Ambulance Trust(ends 30 Mar, 2014 22:14:52 BST)

We’ve had a few Avery scales like these in stock over the years, they always sell well. They’re sturdy, accurate and look good too, especially in a vintage or industrial kitchen. We tend to only sell them in our space in Picture House Antiques as they’re very heavy and postage would be quite high.

These weighing scales for sale on eBay for Charity by & on behalf of Devon Air Ambulance Trust* have a very reasonable P&P charge of £12 on them. They’re in great shape with just a bit of discolouration to the marker display.

*Devon Air Ambulance Trust exists to relieve sickness and injury in the county of Devon by assisting in the provision of an air ambulance service

Charity Vintage: Carstens West German vase

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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vintage Carstens West German vase for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of British Heart Foundation(ends 26 Mar, 2014 20:02:21 GMT)

It’s been AGES since we first featured West German ‘Fat Lava’ pottery on our blog. Good examples are getting harder & harder to stumble upon, they’ve become extremely popular and lots of people now collect them.

This lovely vintage Carstens vase is currently up for sale by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation*. It’s very pared back and muted compared to the often garish decoration you find on some pots. Don’t get us wrong, we love the garish, but it’s not to everyone’s taste!

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.

Charity Vintage: wooden sewing box

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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vintage wooden sewing box being sold by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation(ends 19 Mar, 2014 20:24:16 GMT)

Have you been watching the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee? I’m not the greatest of seamstresses, but I’ve been watching avidly!

Since the programme first aired, we’ve noticed a rise in the number of vintage sewing & haberdashery (one of my favourite words!) products we’ve been selling in our shop. One of the most popular items have been vintage wooden sewing boxes. Especially examples like this one currently being sold by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation*.

It’s made of beech or pine with five different cantilevered compartments to store all manner of scissors, pins, threads, bias binding, ric rac (another of my favourite words!) etc.

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.