Archive for the ‘vintage’ Category

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.

Habitat kitchen cards

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards

We bought a batch of 1960s & 70s posters at auction recently. Amongst them was this little gem – well, big gem really! :-)

kitchen cards by Juliet Glynn Smith

It’s a whole set of vintage kitchen cards designed by Juliet Glynn Smith for Habitat. She illustrated their very first catalogue in 1966.

Rear of vintage uncut kitchen cards

They were produced on a big sheet, but as you can see from the back, it looks like they were intended to be cut with a guillotine… then used as individual cards. We wonder how many survive as postcards – and how many still exist as one big sheet. We can’t find any other examples online at all, so we guess not many. Well worth sharing with our readers we thought!

'Feeding swine' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Hawking' vintage Habitat kitchen card

'Bow and arrow' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Gathering herbs' vintage Habitat kitchen card

The colours & illustrations are absolutely stunning – part medieval, part 1960s!

Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards

The full sheet measures 90cm x 60cm so makes an impressive display… here it is in all its glory!