Every home should have its own atomic plant!
We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.
The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.
The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.
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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.
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If you’re any good at furniture DIY, here are a couple of doer-uppers you might like to take on as a little project. A pair of well-worn but classic mid century modern high stools designed by Ernest Race.
They’d be perfect for perching at a breakfast bar in a vintage 50s-inspired kitchen… or teamed with the cocktail cabinet we featured last week.
They’re up for sale by Isabel Hospice* and, although there’s still just over 3 days left to bid, they’ve already had quite a lot of interest. They’re currently £41.00 the pair – bargain! – and a mere £7 for delivery but they’d prefer it if the successful buyer collected in person from Welwyn Garden City.
*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.
We bought this fabulous 1950s/60s coal bucket & matching fireside companion set last week. Although there’s a good selection of great looking sets being manufactured today, we don’t come across many stylish examples from this period.
The only other ones that spring to mind are a couple of atomic sets that we sold many years ago. They’re usually very traditional looking affairs, often made of heavy brass, copper or wrought iron – this one is altogether more mid century modern in design.
It’s made of stainless steel with teak detailing. It was filthy when we bought it, but metal polish, wood oil and elbow grease has improved it no end. It’s heading off to our antiques centre space later on this week.
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The ‘atomic’ influenced items we sell in our shop are always popular – especially the coat hooks and magazine racks. They look good and are useful and functional. This atomic magazine rack being sold by & in support of Isabel Hospice* is fairly unusual in its shape – a little more fancy than the norm. Its perfect for storing & displaying this month’s interiors mags… or even vintage 1950s copies of Vogue!
*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, out-reach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.
Welcome to Monthly Mood Board, a new blog series where we pick out items from our shop and other retailers based on an interior décor theme.
We’re starting with mid century modern – one of our favourite looks. The 1950s saw major advances in the fields of atomic energy, organic chemistry and space exploration. These developments influenced many aspects of of modern life and influenced designers of the time. New shapes & patterns emerged – and bold colours appeared. Materials such as teak, bent plywood, moulded plastic, stainless steel and enamel were favoured by furniture and product designers. It was an exciting & dynamic era.
- Original Festival of Britain guide
- Lucienne Day ‘Calyx’ pattern
- Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design
- Atomic coat rack
- Kidney table
- Pottery bowl
- Starburst clock
- Cathrineholm ‘Lotus’ kettle