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Yellow vintage Cathrineholm kettle | H is for Home

We bought this yellow Cathrineholm kettle with a view to it going into our webshop, but as soon as Adelle saw it emerge from its brown paper packaging, she went all Gollum from Lord of the Rings on us. “Come to me, my precious!”, she exclaimed. The chances of it ever being re-sold slid away rapidly as the golden enamel glow filled her eyes!

Gollum holding the ring from Lord of the Rings

It was added to our shelves of vintage Scandinavian loveliness – high up so it couldn’t easily be removed!

Yellow vintage Cathrineholm kettle with cup & saucer | H is for Home

Another design we’ve been waiting to get hold of for a while is this Op Art crockery by Seltmann Weiden. We had it in stock previously and sold it all. This time we’ll sell some, but keep a piece or two. By coincidence, they appeared in the same week. They work very well together don’t they? The perfect combination for a bright and cheery afternoon tea we think.

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid March 2012

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selection of vintage items recently acquired by H is for Home including an olive green Cathrineholm teapot, Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister, 1950s patterned pilsner glasses, beechwood sewing box, fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box, bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator, Danish teak framed mirror and set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

Here are a few recent buys – all heading to your local neighbourhood vintage website sometime soon!

selection of vintage items recently acquired by H is for Home including an olive green Cathrineholm teapot, Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister, 1950s patterned pilsner glasses, beechwood sewing box, fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box, bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator, Danish teak framed mirror and set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

These pilsner glasses will add a splash of colour to your cocktail cabinet – or kitchen shelves if you prefer.

vintage fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box

The fab-tastic long matches for Peter John are straight from 1960s Carnaby Street – very groovy packaging. A humble product, and rare survivors!

vintage 1950s bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator

Next we have this red electric heater (or “Polykymatic Heat Generator” to be precise). It has a tilting head which fits snugly into the curved arm. It has such a great industrial design look.

vintage beechwood sewing box

Moving on to the two wooden pieces. The first is a rather nice sewing box that we picked up only this morning – it was sitting on the pavement outside a bric-a-brac shop as we drove past. It needs a bit of mild TLC, but it’s a lovely shape and made of solid beech.

The second is the 1960s Danish mirror. It’s got a bit of quality about it too – made of teak, it’s very well constructed and quite an unusual shape.

vintage 1950s set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

This crockery was produced by Johnson Brothers in the 1950s. The range is called “Gay Fantasy”. We love the simple stylised leaf design and the classic period colourways.

vintage Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister

This large sugar jar is one of two we bought recently. The soft brown sugar has been added to our own collection which sit in a vintage 1950s kitchenette. We bought the kitchenette a few months ago and spent 4 days doing it up. Once we’d finished we didn’t want to part with it. As Adelle is a keen baker, we thought it would make a great baker’s station. It now houses all the different flours, cutters, trays, yeast, dried fruit and sugars. It looks really good – we’ll have to do a quick blog post about it with some photos. We’ll be selling this icing sugar as we’ve already got that one. They were manufactured by Lord Nelson Pottery in the 1970s – and there are four in the set.

vintage olive green Cathrineholm teapot and fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box

Last but not least we have a Cathrineholm enamel coffee pot designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen. The pattern is called “Lotus”. A little known fact is that whilst the pot was indeed designed by Kittelsen, the Lotus pattern was actually designed by Arne Ingemann Clausen. He doesn’t often get the credit!