Archive for the ‘vintage’ Category

Vital signs

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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collection of industrial vintage signs

We bought a box of dusty old vintage factory signs at auction recently. They look great now we’ve hung them in our antiques centre space – and have subsequently been promoted to favourite buy of the week!

We love the mix of colours, the various fonts, shapes, sizes, materials, wear & patina… the social history too. They make an eye-catching display. They’re the  sort of thing that you can have fun hunting for at markets, picking up one by one… or in bulk maybe – we think H is for Home have a few! :-)

Today’s exercise

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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vintage blue covered exercise books

We’ve just bought a job lot of unused vintage school exercise books.

package containing vintage blue covered exercise books showing West Riding of Yorkshire County Council label

Adelle used to get very excited about her crisp, clean exercise books at the start of each new school year. It was obvious that the feeling hadn’t diminished much as she tore open the brown packaging to get hold of one.

vintage blue covered exercise book

They’re the very nice sturdy hardback type in pale blue – feint rule lines on one side and blank on the other – ideal for notes & sketches.

vintage blue covered exercise book showing lined page

Perhaps you have the perfect use for one.

vintage blue covered exercise book showing name, form and subject label

They’ll appear on our website this week at £3 each.

Atomic plant

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Vintage yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

Every home should have its own atomic plant!

Vintage yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

 We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.

detailed view of yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.

detailed view of the ball feet on a yellow plastic & black metal Atomic plant stand

The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.