We picked up this lovely vintage porcelain teapot on Monday morning – a good start to the week!
A very striking piece in terms of both form and colour, it’s called the ‘Pop Teapot’ and was designed by Inger Persson for Rorstrand of Sweden in 1968.
It doesn’t just look great – it’s very ergonomic too. You need a teapot to feel good in the hand and pour well – which this one does. The integral stainless steel strainer is a very nice feature too.
Displays well and does the job well – a classic piece of design! We’ve noticed that the V&A museum has an example in their collection. Not to worry if you don’t drink tea either – it would sit quite happily amongst other pieces of art pottery or glass.
This brilliant red-orange example will be available in our web shop this week.
This gorgeous vase has to be our favourite acquisition of the week!
It was designed by Johanne Gerber for Denmark’s Royal Copenhagen Pottery in the 1960s.
It’s from the Tenera range and features this wonderful stylised fruit pattern.
We love the subtle burnt oranges & yellows combined with the strong black – and the slightly dimpled texture adds further interest too.
It’s a good size, standing at just over 20cm tall and has real impact – in fact, it was the first thing we noticed in a large auction space filled with two hundred other objects!
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We’ve featured a few vintage 1950s teak sideboards in our Charity Vintage series in the past and they’ve proved popular with our blog visitors.
The two sideboards pictured above are a little bit unusual. They’re more 60s Mod than 50s Mid-century Modern. They’re being sold by different sellers, but are both made by H Lait & Sons. There hasn’t been anything by this maker on eBay for AGES but, like buses… you know the rest!
The lot (top photo) consisting of sideboard, table & chairs is being sold by & on behalf of Age UK East Sussex*. It’s offered as ‘buy it now’ £220.00 (also open to offers).
The sideboard on its own (bottom photo) is being sold by & on behalf of Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services* and currently has had one bid of £45.
Both items are listed as buyer to collect. However, BCTF offers a free delivery service if you’re located within a 5 mile road journey of Bolton town centre.
*Age UK East Sussex is an independent local charity dedicated to helping people in later life in East Sussex. Our vision is for East Sussex to be a county where people in later life flourish.
*Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services assists in the relief of poverty, sickness and distress, the preservation of health and any other charitable purposes through the provision of transport and/or furniture and recycling furniture and white goods for the benefit of communities in the UK, and particularly, but not exclusively, those in Greater Manchester.
On the same day we bought our vintage Anglepoise lamp, we bought this fabulous 1960s radiogram.
We’d actually been on the look out for an amplifier to go with a record deck we had – but suddenly, as bidding was about to stop at £30, we couldn’t resist this beauty!
It’s a Garrard Dynatron – radio, record player and speakers – housed in a teak cabinet.
Not only does will it provide music in lounge – we think it’s a great looking piece of furniture. Streamlined & good proportions, it fits the space exactly – the teak is a lovely warm colour too.
Justin was very impressed with this particular feature… the slow, soft-close lid – no danger of records jumping.
And most importantly – it sounds good too!
This vintage 1950s kitchen cupboard / kitchenette has been this week’s little renovation project.
We collected it from a garage over in Wakefield and set about giving it a bit of TLC.
First of all, it got given a good wash inside & out with hot, soapy water. The original red Formica laminate was very faded and mottled, so we repainted it in a lovely vintage spearmint green colour. If you’re uncertain about what colour you want you can buy little tester pots. You can even get colours specially matched at many local DIY shops.
We lined the shelves with a chintzy oil cloth that we bought online.
It’s now standing in our Picture House Antiques pitch waiting for someone to come along and give it a new home – in the meantime, it’s great for displaying our kitchenalia shop stock.