Posts Tagged ‘Cathrineholm’

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid September 2011

Friday, September 16th, 2011

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selection of vintage items soon to be available from H is for Home including Briglin Pottery coffee pot, Cathrineholm coffee pot, orange enamel coffee pot, vintage Vera pillow cases, 4 Chance Glass pin dishes, pair of green enamel candleholders, Robert Welch for Old Hall stainless steel mustard pot & spoon, set of 6 Wostenholm stainless steel dessert spoons, Smiths desktop thermometer and pair of Italian Ceramica Di Milano handpainted lidded pots decorated with female figures

Here are some forthcoming attractions for mid September… photos taken on a rare, sunny afternoon by recent standards.

selection of vintage items soon to be available from H is for Home including Briglin Pottery coffee pot, Cathrineholm coffee pot and orange enamel coffee pot

We start with a trio of coffee pots. At the back is a tall coffee pot produced by Briglin Pottery in the 1960s – in our favourite wax resist sunflower design. To the foreground are two enamel pots – the orange one (dating from the 1960s/70s) has no maker’s marks, but is a fabulous colour & shape. The green & white pot is by Cathrineholm of Norway – from the much in demand ‘Lotus’ range designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen in the 1950s.

vintage Robert Welch for Old Hall stainless steel mustard pot & spoon and set of 6 Wostenholm stainless steel dessert spoons

Moving onto some Mid Century Modern stainless steel. First we have the little mustard pot still with its original spoon. This was designed by Robert Welch for Old Hall.  The set of tea/dessert spoons was produced by Wostenholm of Sheffield – we love their big moon shaped bowls.

selection of vintage items soon to be available from H is for Home including vintage Vera pillow cases for Burlington and a pair of green enamel candleholders

Bedroom items next – some unused 1970s patterned pillowcases in shades of orange and two green vintage enamel candle holders.

set of 4 vintage Chance Glass pin dishes

This set of snack dishes was made by Chance Glass – pieces with this psychedelic swirl design are steadily getting more sought after.

pair of vintage Italian Ceramica Di Milano handpainted lidded pots decorated with female figures

We think these two lidded pots might just be our favourites in the whole collection.  They’re Italian, hand painted and date from the 1950s. A pair of domestic goddesses!!

vintage Smiths desktop thermometer

And last but not least, we have this rather nice desk thermometer produced by Smiths in the 1950s or 60s. We fear its needle is about to plummet!

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid-June 2011

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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selection of recently acquired vintage shop stock for H is for Home including a red orange & white Cathrineholm Lotus enamel kettle, selection of Skyline kitchen utensils, wicker basket and Sylvac Pottery toast rack

Here are some of our recent finds for mid June.

selection of recently acquired vintage shop stock for H is for Home including a red orange & white Cathrineholm Lotus enamel kettle, selection of Skyline kitchen utensils and wicker shopping basket

We’ve not come across any Cathrineholm for months – then all of a sudden we’ve found two pieces. In our last Forthcoming Attractions post we had a frying pan – this time it’s a lovely red orange coffee pot. It’s in excellent condition again which is always a huge bonus with enamelware of this age.

The kitchen utensils were made by Skyline – they’re chrome with painted wooden handles.

The vintage wicker basket is an unusual shape – they’re not usually this deep or this square. It’s great for shopping, gardening or storage though – and the red stitch detailing on the handle is a nice touch.

selection of recently acquired vintage shop stock for H is for Home including a Sylvac Pottery toast rack and Scandinavian teak handled stainless steel ladle

This Sylvac toast rack is interesting with its kitchen pot & utensils design. It’s quite reminiscent of the Fiesta range produced by Barker Bros. in the 1950s .

The sauce ladle is beautifully crafted in teak & stainless steel. It was made in Sweden – very elegant and classic mid-century modern.

selection of recently acquired vintage shop stock for H is for Home including a Scandinavian teak handled stainless steel ladle, pottery biscuit barrel and glass bottle with stopper in the shape of a head

Next we have a super, psychedelic biscuit barrel produced by Crown Devon – the humble, understated digestive won’t know what’s hit it! Justin reckons it’s the kind of landscape where Crystal Tipps & Alistair would have played (obscure 1970s kids TV reference there)… or where the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine would have sailed.

The bottle/decanter is taken from an original 1950s design by Erik Höglund and known as a Glasmadamer or People decanters, manufactured by Kosta Boda of Sweden. The original pieces were hand blown – this is a later, pressed glass version – probably dating from the 1970s – still quite a charming little item though!

selection of recently acquired vintage shop stock for H is for Home including a set of four 1970s pottery cups & saucers

And finally there’s the West German porcelain cups & saucers – we love the pattern & colour combination.

A freshly brewed coffee in one of these – not a bad way to start the day!

Forthcoming Attractions: Early June 2011

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

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collection of recently acquired H is for Home shop stock including a Suzie Cooper coffee set, Cathrineholm Lotus frying pan, Tala cake tin, orange goose necked desk lamp and checked picnic blanket

We’ve got lots of green & orange this week!

collection of recently acquired H is for Home shop stock including a Suzie Cooper coffee set, Cathrineholm Lotus frying pan, Tala cake tin, orange goose necked desk lamp and checked picnic blanket

Star of the show has to be this 1950s Susie Cooper coffee set. We love the simple swirl pattern.

collection of recently acquired H is for Home shop stock including a Suzie Cooper coffee set, Cathrineholm Lotus frying pan, Tala cake tin, orange goose necked desk lamp and checked picnic blanket

Also a Cathrineholm frying pan in tip-top condition.. .a lovely woollen blanket, perfect for picnics or for extra cosiness when the sun goes down… and a very useful adjustable lamp for bedside or office. We also bought a job lot of nice vintage kitchenware including the 1950s enamel jug & funnel made in Sweden.

We’ve divided the items up -  some we put on the website yesterday – others have been packed away for the vintage fair we’re doing at Saltaire in early July – perhaps see you there!

Y is for… Yellow

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Yellow – like orange – is another one of our favourite accent colours…

…a more gentle effect than the high impact of fiery orange, but perfect in some situations.

It has connotations of sunshine, freshness and spring. It was much used in 1950s design as countries emerged from the austere war years.

The mosaic at the top is made up of objects available from the H is for Home website.

Here’s a lovely little poem we came across recently… very fitting for today’s blog!

An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly
And, here and there, a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the Temple elms,

And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

Symphony In Yellow, Oscar Wilde

Grand Designs

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

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We’ve had a very nice mention in the January 2009 edition of Grand Designs magazine which came out this week.

The article’s called Last Orders and H is for Home is featured amongst their 50 favourite websites – with emphasis on websites for those late Christmas shopping ideas.

They highlighted a vintage 1960s tomato red Cathrineholm enamel coffeepot.

So it’s thanks to Grand Designs – we were really pleased to be featured as we’re big fans of both the magazine and the television programme.