Get their look: Bright, colourful nursery

Bright, colourful nursery

We don’t often feature kids’ rooms in our Get their look series but this bright, colourful nursery deserves some attention. It’s cleverly decorated in such a way that it can develop as the child grows. There’s plenty of visual stimulus for a small child, but it’s never likely to look babyish as the years pass by. Simple tweeks and changes of accessories (and no doubt toys) is all it will need.

Their obvious challenge was to temper the industrial warehouse space with it’s large expanses of open brickwork, steel joists, hard wooden floor and high ceilings. They successfully achieved this with the large, soft pink area rug; the elephant print and graphic flash cards hung all the way up to meet the ceiling.

It’s a lovely, bright space with lots of natural light for various work or play activities – and looks easy to keep clean and uncluttered too.

  1. MARIMEKKO Karkuteilla print
  2. ‘Bob’s Your Uncle’ A-Z animal flashcard set
  3. DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib
  4. Large 38L flexible tubtrugs
  5. Plan toy chalet doll house with furniture
  6. Legler doll’s high chair (white)
  7. DUKTIG play kitchen
  8. Zyana chevron pink rug

Get their look: Bright, colourful nursery | H is for Home

Elayne Fallon Circus

Vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls… please let us introduce a fabulous display of animals, carriages, lion tamers, strong men and clowns! What a lovely way to start the day – breakfast served on this cheery crockery!

Detail of a lion from a vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

They’re from the ‘Circus’ range designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd in the 1960s/70s.

Base stamp detail from a vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

This little set comprises mug, cereal bowl, egg cup and plate – everything you might need!

Vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

The pieces are dinky, but not miniature – so whilst they’re no doubt intended for children, there’s certainly no reason why us grown ups can’t enjoy our egg and soldiers served on them too!

Vintage birthday

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selection of vintage 1950s/60s children's birthday cards | H is for Home

These colourful vintage birthday cards brightened up a grey day as we wandered around the Thursday flea market stalls in Todmorden this week.

vintage '9 today' children's birthday card

They’re all unused and look to date from the 1950s. Each card features a different animal with a little rhyme inside. They’re all very cute!

interior view of 5 years old vintage birthday card

We’ll probably put them into the shop priced individually, but if you fancy buying them as a collection, just drop us a line.

Housing Stock

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three vintage hand painted wooden houses

These were an interesting little buy last week.

vintage handmade hand painted wooden house with red roof and door

A group of three vintage handmade toy houses.

detail of blue vintage wooden house detail of yellow vintage wooden house

They’re constructed of ply around a solid block of wood – then painted.

underside of handmade hand painted wooden house

We’re not sure when they date from, although they obviously have a bit of age – 1940s/50s probably.

vintage handmade hand painted wooden house with yellow roof & door

We love these naive toys and folk art.

vintage handmade hand painted wooden house with blue roof & door

Probably made by dad or grandad for a young child… very sweet!

New kids on the block

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H is for Home children's room set | H is for Home

The new shop department we’ve been promising is up & running. Childs Play has a mixture of traditional toys & games…

vintage jigsaw puzzle illustrating US states | H is for Home

vintage children's tin typewriter | H is for Home

…piggy banks…

vintage tin money box with owl illustration | H is for Home

vintage Carlton Ware pottery money box in the form of a Grenadier guard | H is for Home

…tins…

vintage tin illustrated with Noah's ark | H is for Home

vintage tin with Easter illustration | H is for Home

…books…

cover of vintage Mr Men book featuring Mr Grumpy | H is for Home vintage Thomas the Tank book showing illustration of milk churns being delivered | H is for Home
vintage I Spy book showing illustration of a pirate ship | H is for Home vintage I Spy book showing illustration of a pirate ship | H is for Home

…and furniture such as desks, chairs and blackboards.
vintage child's school desk & chair | H is for Home

Here’s our most recent acquisition – a fab 1960s cot.

vintage child's doll cot / crib | H is for Home

So come check us out – we’re adding new items all the time!

Bedtime stories

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Hand-crocheted blanket with antique teddy bear and vintage children's book | H is for Home

In preparation for our new Child’s Play section on the H is for Home website, we’ve been collecting some lovely vintage children’s books. Perfect for bedtime stories!

Pile of various vintage children's books | H is for Home
Eye-catching colours & fab illustrations are often a good starting point for us.

vintage children's book cover about Holland | H is for Home

cover of vintage children's book about Holland | H is for Home

The Little Golden Animal Book vintage children's book with a cockerel on the cover | H is for Home

Illustration of chickens from the Little Golden Animal Book | H is for Home

Illustration of blue tits from the Little Golden Animal Book | H is for Home

Cover of 'Life of St Martin' vintage children's book | H is for Home Cover of 'Life of St Paul' vintage children's book | H is for Home

illustration from 'Life of St Martin' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Life of St Paul' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Cover of 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Illustration of a string quartet from the 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Illustration of string instruments & musicians from 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Cover of 'The Little Duster' illustrated by Bill Charmatz | H is for Home

Vintage children's book entitled 'Bouncing Ball' | H is for Home

Illustration from 'The Bouncing Ball' vintage children's book | H is for Home

We have a few series of books – including…

Pile of vintage 'Mr Men' children's books | H is for Home

Mr Men… here’s Mr Jelly in action from 1970s British TV.

Thomas the Tank Engine… famously narrated by Ringo Starr!

Ladybirds

and the This is… series, illustrated by Miroslav Sasek, which is one of our particular favourites…


We were collecting these even before we had our new shop section in mind!

And this is our most recent acquisition…

Vintage 'Red Riding Hood' book cover | H is for Home

Illustration from vintage Little Red Riding Hood book | H is for Home

Illustration from vintage Red Riding Hood book | H is for Home

It’s a 1960s listen & read-along book – complete with it’s original vinyl record!

Vintage Red Riding Hood book & accompanying vinyl record | H is for Home

We hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at things to come – we’ll let you know when our new section goes live.