Some new feathered friends

Vintage Cadburys Bournville birds tin | H is for Home

We found our first example of this tin 10 years ago – and we loved it so much that we couldn’t part with it!

Vintage Cadburys Bournville birds tin | H is for Home Vintage Cadburys Bournville birds tin | H is for Home

Well, some new lovely feathered friends have arrived.

Vintage Cadburys Bournville birds tin | H is for Home

We picked up another one of these gorgeous tins produced for Cadbury in the 1960s. If there’s anyone out there who loves it as much as us, you’ll be pleased to know that this one is for sale. The bird illustrations are fabulous. They remind us very much of the work of Charley Harper.

Vintage Cadburys Bournville birds tin with tea and biscuits | H is for Home

We find vintage tins both decorative and useful. There are an endless number of products that can be stored in a good tin. Our own version is used to house biscuits and cakes – so obviously used on a regular basis!

Forthcoming Attractions: Late August 2012

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selection of vintage homewares soon to be available in the H is for Home shop including 1950s Worcesterware record holder, biscuit tins, Tupperware spice jars, picnic set, Vax vacuum flask, wooden first aid box and pair of Lomonosov porcelain horse figurines

A lovely selection of recently acquired, vintage homeware items here – not lacking in colour & vibrancy that’s for sure!

vintage stacking multicoloured Tupperware herb and spice containers

Starting with a bit of vintage Tupperware – these spice pots would certainly brighten up the kitchen. They come in a wide range of colours and can be clicked together & stacked.

vintage wooden first aid box vintage wooden first aid box with lid open showing contents

First aid boxes & tins are always popular in our shop. This wooden box was sold by Boots and probably dates from the 1950s. Some of the contents remain intact although you’d probably want to buy some fresh Dettol!

vintage picnic set in red, zip up tartan bag

Next up, something for all you vintage picnic & camper van fans. This picnic bag has space for a couple of flasks and comes with a metal sandwich tin. You could no doubt squeeze a few more goodies in there too. The traditional tartan covering would work a treat with vintage travel rugs & blankets.

vintage Vax vacuum flask

And how about this fabulous flask to go inside. This one was produced by Vax and we just love its striped decoration.

pair of vintage USSR Lomonosov porcelain black & white horse figurines

We have put this little pair of 1950s Russian Lomonosov horse figurines up for sale on eBay – Modernist, cute or kitsch?

vintage Jacobs shortbread biscuit tin decorated with multicoloured stylised thistle

A bit more tartan for you now. This shortbread tin has a fantastic thistle design incorporating various colourful tartans. We’re very partial to a bit of home made shortbread here at H is for Home. This just might have to be a keeper!

vintage 1950s Worcesterware record holder decorated with musical instruments

Perhaps the star of the show this week is this iconic record or magazine rack. It was produced by Worcester Ware – the atomic ball feet, stylised instruments and colours all scream 1950s!!

Get in touch if you see anything that you really fancy and we’ll try to give you first dibs.