Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

Hostess with the mostest!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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vintage Hostess set comprising a floral apron and matching oven mitt | via @hisforhome

This fabulous set should help you in your quest to be the hostess with the mostest!

vintage Hostess set comprising a floral apron and matching oven mitt | via @hisforhome

Comprising kitchen apron & oven glove, there’ll certainly be no groovier attired rival vying for the title. It dates from the 1960s/70s and comes unused in the original packaging.

vintage blue Pifco 'Junior' fan vintage red Viking kitchen scales

vintage Poole Pottery Delphis pot vintage white enamel candle holder

It’s one of the new items we put in the H is for Home shop this week.

Charity Vintage: Prestige floral saucepan set

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Vintage Prestige floral saucepan set for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of St Kentigern Hospice (Ends 1 Feb, 2015 20:42:12 GMT)

We’ve chosen this lovely vintage saucepan set being offered by St Kentigern Hospice* in Denbighshire for this week’s Charity Vintage post. Six different sized pans should cover most culinary needs – and we love the cheery daisy pattern. Very good condition too… and a bargain at £29.99 for the set.

*St Kentigern Hospice’s objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends, responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.

Happy!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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pair of large vintage happy badges

Feeling a bit glum? These huge, groovy 1970s tin badges should help lift your mood –  ‘think happy’ and ‘be happy’.

rear view of a pair of large vintage happy badges

They were thrown in for free with another purchase at a recent flea market. Happy indeed! :-)

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: Molteni Orix desk

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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Red vintage 1970s Molteni Orix desk for sale by & in support of Katharine House Hospice, Stafford(ends 15 Jun, 2014 19:11:57 BST)

It isn’t the greatest photo, but this vintage 1970s Molteni Orix desk is gorgeous! It’s currently up for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of Katharine House Hospice, Stafford*.

It was designed in Italy for Molteni & Co by V. Parigi and N. Prina and was made in red, white, black, blue, yellow and green. There’s also a matching cantilevered chair. I could just imagine it with an iconic Olivetti Valentine typewriter sitting on the top!

Its starting price is a whopping £599 but it’s an extremely rare item. I can’t find another one currently for sale anywhere on the web.

*Katharine House Hospice, Stafford provides specialist palliative care services to adults across mid-Staffordshire coping with life limiting conditions. They provide support to patients and their loved ones.