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Forthcoming Attractions: Late January 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

In addition to our web shop, we also sell items from the antiques centre in Todmorden.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

We tend to keep the web shop items separate from the antiques centre items to avoid confusion when things are sold.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

This does of course mean that lots of lovely pieces don’t even see our website, so we thought we’d share a few photos of how our bricks & mortar space is looking at the moment.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

We like to fill our pitch with a good mix of items; they mainly fall under three broad categories – namely country vintage, vintage retro and vintage industrial.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

Our country vintage includes two kitchenettes at the moment – and this fabulous 19th century butchers table/block. Also various baskets, stools, storage racks, pans, tins & jars.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

The term ‘vintage retro’ is now well-adopted even though, strictly speaking, ‘retro’ means recently produced items that have the flavour or style of past eras. We do tend to concentrate on genuine vintage. At the moment, these include small pieces of teak, beech & chrome furniture, fabric, bits of fashion like handbags, hats & ties, mid century pottery & glass, tableware, artwork including posters – and loads of great lamps!

selection of vintage industrial homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

The vintage industrial department (well corner!) includes filing cabinets, crates, boxes, drawers & wire racks. Some of those many lamps also probably sit comfortably in this section.

selection of vintage industrial homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

So if you’re ever near Todmorden pop in for a browse!

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

Items come & go of course, but these pictures were all taken on Monday 20th January.

selection of vintage homewares in the H is for Home space at Picture House Antiques

If there’s anything you spy in the photos that’s practical to post were always happy to oblige.

Forthcoming Attractions: Late November 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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selection of recently acquired vintage homewares

Here’s a small selection of our recently sourced vintage homeware items heading to our webshop or antiques centre pitch soon.

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including set of vintage headphones

We’ll start with a couple of pieces of modern technology. Well, modern for 40 or 50 years ago. The first is these rather cool 1970s stereo headphones. They were produced by Prinzsound & manufactured in Japan. We’ve just plugged them into our system and they’re working just fine – they’d look great with a vintage turntable or mid century modern room scheme.

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including a green dial telephone

The second is this classic green telephone. It’s PO model no 746F. Modern ‘walk-around the house’ handsets are very convenient of course, but these vintage telephones have got so much presence & design quality. This model has a carry handle and long lead so it could almost be classed as a ‘walk-around’ itself!

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including an Italian pottery ochre coloured horse figure

Next up we have a bit of a mystery. This gorgeous stylised horse dates from the 1950s or 60s, but we’re not sure who the maker is. It’s marked ‘Italy’ and it does have something of a Bitossi look, but a bit more research is necessary.

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including a child's toy globe

These vintage toy globes are very cute – perfect for a child’s bedroom or indeed the shelves of a more grown-up lounge. A lovely flash of colour and it’s always interesting to look at the various country locations, name changes etc.

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including a pair of Figgjo Flint mugs with Viking illustration

We nearly missed these mugs at a recent market. It was only on passing a stall for the second that we spied them amongst a huge pile of crockery. They were produced by Figgjo Flint of Norway in the 1960s and the Viking design is by Rolf Froyland. We have the same design on a pottery wall plaque, but we’ve never actually seen the mugs before.

selection of recently acquired vintage homewares including set of 3 orange enamel saucepans and blue boxed set of Prestige cooking utensils

And finally some wonderful vintage kitchenalia. The utensils are from the Sky-line range produced by Prestige. They have painted wooden handles and are in mint condition. These utensils are often a bit battered when we come across them, so to find a set boxed & unused with the original hanging rack is quite a rare find. The orange enamel pans are lovely too – they’ve got quite a Scandinavian folk art look. We’ve sold examples of this range in blue & green colourways previously, but this is the first time we’ve come across orange.

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid August 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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selection of vintage homewares at H is for Home including white goose neck desk lamp, US Advertising sign for Alox shoelaces, trio of 1950s counting & alphabet picture books, orange electric food processor, potato masher and chocolate biscuit tin

We’ve picked up a varied selection of interesting, vintage bits & bobs at this week’s Thursday flea market. They’ll be going into our shop very soon.

vintage US cardboard advertising sign for Alox shoelaces

You probably couldn’t help but notice the HUGE shoe in the background of the group shot – it’s a vintage American advertising sign for Alox shoelaces.

orange & white vintage electric food grinder

Orange kitchen appliances and vintage utensils are always sure-fire winners so we always pick them up when we come across them.

trio of vintage 1950s nursery rhymes, ABC and counting picture books

These vintage 1950s children’s reading & counting books are in such excellent condition. Apparently the original owner was an ex-nursery school teacher who made sure her charges took great care with them!

illustration from vintage 1950s children's alphabet book showing "H is for hot cross buns"

We’ve always been adamant that H is for “Home” – but apparently not. H is for “Hot Cross Buns” and don’t they look delicious ones?

white vintage goose neck desk lamp

Vintage desk lamps are also a hit with our customers. We’ve had this particular design of lamp many times over the years – great shape & very functional. Perfect for the home office or bedside table.

vintage Christmas chocolate biscuit tin

Our favourite item this week is probably this vintage chocolate biscuit tin. The Christmas-y illustration is delightful and it’s in tremendous condition.

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid July 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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selection of vintage homewares including an orange & white Thermos vacuum flask, Worcesterware coasters, enamel chamber pot and Siegwerk kettle

We’ve picked up lots of great vintage homeware items recently – the majority of which are now available on our website.

selection of vintage homewares including a large vintage industrial anglepoise lamp, crocheted blanket, West German bowl of square form, green metal table, orange & white Thermos vacuum flask, Worcesterware coasters, enamel chamber pot and Siegwerk kettle

Lots of coloured enamel & metal ware with various stylised flower & Op-art designs – kettles, flasks and coasters amongst them. The brightly coloured theme continues with a lovely crocheted bedspread one of three that we’ve recently acquired. It’s beautifully crafted – and pretty huge. We’re psyching ourselves up for the job of hand washing them!

selection of vintage homewares including an orange & white Thermos vacuum flask, Worcesterware coasters, enamel chamber pot and Siegwerk kettle

This bowl has a classic 1950s look in terms of shape, design and colour way. The combination of yellow, grey & black is typical of the era – the perfect piece to dress a mid century modern sideboard or table.

selection of vintage industrial industrial lamps and green metal table

And last but not least some fabulous pieces of industrial vintage including cage task lights and probably the biggest & best industrial lamp we’ve ever seen!

Forthcoming Attractions: Late April 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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selection of vintage homewares soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop, eBay shop or Picture House Antiques pitch

We’ve got a varied selection of vintage homewares heading for the shop again this month.

child's blue Vulcan sewing machine and other children's games soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

There are some lovely children’s items. Various vintage games with beautifully illustrated boards & cards – and this gorgeous little Vulcan sewing machine which looks virtually unused. Of course they don’t have to be the preserve of the nursery or play room. We’ve got vintage children’s books & games dotted all over the house. Some of the artwork can be just superb.

vintage Denby Pottery "trees" lidded soup bowl soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Moving onto more grown-up matters and a bit of Denby Pottery – two of our favourite patterns as it happens. Namely “Arabesque”, designed by Gill Pemberton in the form of this gigantic coffee pot. Also an example of the very hard to find “Trees” pattern with this purple lidded soup bowl. The shape is also attributed to Gill Pemberton, but the fantastic psychedelic pattern with it’s candy striped ploughed fields & spotty sky is the work of Diana Woodcock Beckering. It was only produced for one year, hence its rarity.

vintage blue Cathrineholm Lotus kettle soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Another pottery pattern that we’ve always liked is “Fiesta” by Barker Bros, with its utensil & crockery outline design – very 1950s in feel and similar in style to the classic “Homemaker” range. It sits alongside the Cathrineholm kettle in this photo. Mid century modern fans will know that the designer was Grete Prytz Kittelson, but that’s only half the story. She was indeed responsible for the shape & colour – in fact she preferred to leave them plain, but the company decided to add the repeat “Lotus” leaf design. This was the work of Arne Clausen – he doesn’t always get the credit, so we like to give him a mention.

olive green vintage lidded saucepan soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

This enamel pan is unmarked and we’ve not tracked down a maker/designer as yet. It dates from the 1960s/70s and is a lovely deep olive green colour – the contrasting orange lid finial is a nice touch. It sits on some floral fabric from the same era. It’s a pair of curtains to be accurate – ready to hang as they are or perfect for up-cycling into all manner of vintage, crafty loveliness.

vintage industrial hang up work lamp soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Next we have a bit of industrial chic which Justin is very much into at the moment. This work lamp was produced by a company called “Nettle” and dates to the 1940s or 50s. It’s got a great look with hard rubber casing and the sculptural wire cage to protect the bulb – and there’d be no need to worry about it reaching the desired location from your plug socket as the lead is about 30 feet long!!

view of the base of a vintage milk bottle soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

You’ll notice a very sweet little vintage milk bottle next to the lamp – it even has its original paper lid asking for bottles to be returned. We think a group of vintage milk bottles looks lovely on a windowsill, the sunlight highlighting the different shapes & colours. They also look great with a few cut flowers in – anyone out there live in Cottenham?

selection of vintage homewares soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop, eBay shop or Picture House Antiques pitch

Last but not least is the side table that the items are all sitting on. The blonde wood looks like beech and the table has classic 1950s styling – the kidney-shaped top sitting above three splayed legs. We’ve actually got a pair of these which is very desirable. They’re just missing a penguin paperback, lamp and nice cup of tea!