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We know warm weather feels like a distant memory at the moment – but it’s the bank holiday weekend – summer must be on its way!
This gorgeous vintage 1950s Pifco fan would look the business on your office desk or craft room worktop. Keeping you cool while you work during those sweltering summer days! 🙂 It’s in full working order and is currently up for sale by Isabel Hospice*. It’s a mere £6.50 at the moment, with just over 2 days left to get a bid in if you fancy it.
*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, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.
Homemakers Community Recycling* is currently selling this lovely little vintage, floor-standing 50s kitchen cupboard. Its ‘buy it now’ price of £30 is very fair but they’re open to offers. And, if your not local to Abergavenny and/or you’re not able to collect, they’re happy to arrange delivery with Abbey Couriers (who we’ve used in the past and are very happy to recommend).
We regularly feature 50s kitchen cupboards on our Charity Vintage series. They’re very popular, we love vintage free-standing kitchen units, they’re practical, attractive, built to last and importantly – very affordable! If you have a small or awkwardly shaped kitchen, pieces like this one are perfect.
*Homemakers Community Recycling helps reduce landfill within Monmouthshire and provides affordable furniture and household items for those in need
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Midwinter Chequers was designed by the famous Sir Terence Conran in the 1950s. You don’t often come across examples of the pattern for sale on eBay, but when you do, it almost always sells. A lidded butter dish recently sold for £80 and a platter a whopping £101!
These cups & saucers are being sold by Wigan & Leigh Hospice* in 3 separate lots; a pair of saucers, a cup & saucer and another cup & saucer. They’re all described as in ‘good’ condition. The saucers have a starting bid of £19.99 and the cups & saucers £24.99 each.
*Wigan & Leigh Hospice aims to provide specialist palliative care services on as broad a basis as possible and at the highest quality achievable in both the hospice and the community, thereby aiming to enhance the quality of life of individuals with a life-threatening illness.
We love this pair of beauties! Beautiful, sculptural, minimal. We have a soft spot for vintage wicker homewares and have bought & sold a fair number of wicker chairs, footstools, baskets, sewing boxes etc in our time. Wicker may seem like something of a ‘country house’ material, but it also looks at home in a modernist city pad.
These wicker chairs are currently for sale by & in support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices*. The starting bid is £50 but you can also buy them now for £150. They’re buyer to collect from Thetford in Norfolk.
*East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
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We love this vintage atomic table lamp currently for sale by & in support of St Kentigern Hospice*. It’s so mid century modern! The rose-adorned shade may not be to everyone’s taste but this could easily be remedied. Recovering it in some Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler or Jacqueline Groag fabric.
If you’re interested, there’s not much time left to um and ahh about leaving a bid – the listing ends tomorrow night. It’s a ‘buyer to collect’ item (it’s located in St Asaph, Denbighshire) and the opening bid is £29.99.
*St Kentigern Hospice’s objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends, responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.
Here’s a small selection of recent vintage buys.
We love the push along horse. It dates from the 1950s/60s and was produced by Triang. A little play worn, but full of charm. It would look great in a child’s bedroom or nursery. We’ve just put it in our antiques centre space, but we could post it if any readers have got the perfect little stable for it.
We’re always drawn to these old alarm clocks – they add a colourful, vintage touch to a bedroom – if the ticking doesn’t keep you awake, of course!
This wonderful pair of mugs were produced by Hornsea Pottery in the 1970s – and feature the seven dwarfs. They’re by designer John Clappison – unmistakable really! We’re listing them on eBay as they have a really strong collectors’ appeal. The first one has just ended, and we’ll be putting the second one on shortly.
These vintage glasses are real eye poppers – lovely to get the original atomic-styled wire stand too. They’ve got a classic retro diner/milk bar look to them.
We blogged about these charming little vintage milk bottles earlier in the week. They’re all from different Manchester dairies, and as we mentioned in the post, perfect for a small spray of flowers.