Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

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.

Charity Vintage: Atomic magazine rack

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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vintage atomic magazine rack being sold by & in support of Isabel Hospice
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The ‘atomic’ influenced items we sell in our shop are always popular – especially the coat hooks and magazine racks. They look good and are useful and functional. This atomic magazine rack being sold by & in support of Isabel Hospice* is fairly unusual in its shape – a little more fancy than the norm. Its perfect for storing & displaying this month’s interiors mags… or even vintage 1950s copies of Vogue!

*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, out-reach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.

What a spectacle!

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

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collection of vintage 1950s spectacle frames

We picked up an interesting little ‘job lot’ last week – vintage spectacles, which is a new one for us.

pair of vintage brown 1950s spectacle frames

They’re unused frames – still with original opticians labels from AJH Blackham, Drake Street, Rochdale – ready to fit your lenses of choice.

pair of vintage green 1950s spectacle frames

They date from the very late 40s/early 50s and have distinctive styling from the period. They must have been the latest thing when they were put on display.

vintage clear 1950s spectacle frames with pink rose motif

We’ll put them in our webshop soon – or perhaps our eBay shop might be the best place to sell them. Get in touch if you’re a big vintage fashion fan and are interested in these. It’s not everyday that unused, vintage accessories turn up so we’d like to give our regular readers first dibs.

Charity Vintage: Babycham glasses

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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vintage boxed set of Babycham glasses being sold by & in support of North Devon Hospice
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Many of you will be in the middle of Dry January but these vintage Babycham glasses are enough to make you break out the bubbly prematurely!

They’re being sold by & in support of North Devon Hospice* and are currently at £16 – still a bargain. They’re in super condition – no chips or cracks, no wear to the gold rims and they’re still in their original party pack box. We’ve had these in our shop on occasion and they always sell – I always imagine them being used in an Abigail’s Party setting!

*North Devon Hospice aims to be the centre of excellence for the provision of palliative care for the people of North Devon and to be the main point of contact for health care professionals requiring support with complex problems in palliative care.