Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

Charity Vintage: 50s triangular table

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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vintage 50s triangular table with yellow patterned top being sold on eBay for Charity by St Peter's Hospice(ends 29 Jun, 2014 20:11:41 BST)

This is a really unusual little 1950s triangular table. Perfect for a cosy corner. It has a pretty patterned yellow Formica type top and slightly splayed, tapered black painted legs.

It’s being sold by St Peter’s Hospice*. It’s current high bid is £22.57 and P&P is a further £12.99 but you’re welcome to collect from them if you’re able to get to Bristol.

*St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s Hospice, caring for people in the local area who are living with incurable cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Last year they cared for over 2,000 local people and their families. All their services are provided completely free of charge and they rely on donations and legacies from the local community to help them continue providing their specialised care to those who need it.


Etsy List: Clockwatching

Monday, June 9th, 2014

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H is for Home 'Clockwatching' Etsy List

Clocks and watches are almost things of the past thanks to everyone having a mobile phone with time, date, alarm and even timer functions.

Week days during my early school life began with me slamming down on the knob of a purple Westclox ‘Big Ben’ pedestal clock. Years later, this gave way to a boxy Sony Digimatic clock alarm radio. Today, we still have a Sony clock alarm radio – this time, a Dream Machine – shaped like a cube with LED numbers and snooze button. A ticking clock, like a dripping tap, would keep me awake all night!

We have a fantastic vintage Seth Thomas starburst clock in our lounge and another Metamec version on the top floor – both beautiful mid century modern icons!

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Charity Vintage: I-Spy News Chronicle books

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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set of 9 I-Spy News Chronicle books being sold on eBay for Charity by the Hospice of St Francis(All end on 3 Jun 2014, between 21:26 & 21:45 BST)

Once again, it’s a collection of vintage books being featured on this week’s Charity Vintage. This time there are 9 I-Spy News Chronicle books being auctioned as separate lots. They’re being sold by & in support of the Hospice of St Francis* who are based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. They’ve promised that if you happen to win all 9 books, postage will be no more than £2.99.

The I-Spy News Chronicle books were published for children, (often as a tool to keep them occupied on journeys and days out) mainly in the 1950s & 60s. There were 40 in the series. Visit the I-Spy entry on Wikipedia to find out more. Someone has put together a Pinterest board containing lots of the vintage and reissued books by Michelin.

*The Hospice aims to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and families facing the crisis of serious illness. They offer assessment and skilled clinical care, respite breaks, home support, day care and bereavement support. Care is free of charge and a flexible and individual approach is made.



Charity Vintage: Mauthe mantle clock

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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vintage Mauthe mantle clock for sale on eBay for Charity by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation (ends 2 Mar, 2014 20:00:19 GMT)

One of our most popular images on Flickr is a 1950s pink-striped Mauthe alarm clock. It’s been blogged, reblogged, borrowed, pinned and liked all around the web.

British Heart Foundation* has an elegant, Mauthe mantle clock for sale on eBay for Charity at the moment. A solid wood surround and attractive brown face with gold-coloured metal hands and hour markers. It chimes, which I always find a quite comforting sound – you don’t get many chiming clocks any more!

*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: Chiquita 50s kitsch print

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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'Chiquita' vintage 50s kitsch print(ends 13 Mar, 2014 15:43:16 GMT)

We’d say that our taste in art is – well – tasteful. However, we have a soft spot for vintage 50s kitsch prints. We have a few of Vladimir Tretchikoff‘s prints – Lady from the Orient, Balinese Girl, The Chinese Girl, Miss Wong and Zulu Girl.

CLIC Sargent: Caring for Children with Cancer* is currently selling this 50s kitsch print entitled ‘Chiquita’. She’s a beautiful, either Spanish or Mexican, senorita with a flirtatious off-the-shoulder blouse and rose in her hair. We don’t know who she’s by, but she is in the style of other artists such as H. Walker, J H Lynch and John Strevens.

*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.