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.
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!
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.