Competition hot seat

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

Happy February folks! This month’s competition is one specially for the kids. We have a beautiful child’s elm chair to give away.

'Pampelune' range of elm chairs & stools from PIB

The chair is from the ‘Pampelune’ seating range from French company, PIB. As you can see, there’s stuff for grown ups in it too!

PIB brochures on chair seat

Pib specialises in a wide range of new vintage furniture and other stylish homewares.

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

This gorgeous little chair is perfect for dining area, bedroom or nursery. It works as a stand alone piece or could be married up with a small desk or table.

Detail of a child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

The materials, construction and finish are of excellent quality.

Detail of a child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

The blonde elm bentwood frame is fixed with solid industrial style rivet screws and finished with a woven cane seat. It’s a very attractive little piece of furniture indeed.

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

For your chance to win this competition hot seat, let us know what your or your kid'(s’) favourite children’s books are – we have a soft spot for Miroslav Sasek‘s This is… series.

Competition to win a child’s elm chair worth £75

Shared on: Superluckyme | The Prizefinder | Loquax | Competition Database | U Me and the Kids

Child’s chair

'Child's chair' blog post banner

19th century child's chair before restoration

We included this child’s chair in our recent Forthcoming Attractions post – and mentioned that we thought it would look great after a bit of TLC.

19th century child's chair in front of a wood burning stove

Well, here it is – a beautiful little child’s low-back Windsor chair dating from about 1820 with curved top rail, turned legs and spindles. It’s been dusted, the spots of white paint removed and gently waxed. It does look great!

close up of spindles on an antique child's Windsor chair

 We’re careful not to over restore furniture. Traces of original paint are retained – we love how it flakes & crackles with age…

19th century child's chair

…and also wears thin where bums and arms have rubbed it over the years to reveal the wood grain.

Pair of 19th century chairs

And here it is next to its big brother – you can really appreciate its diminutive size.

Forthcoming Attractions: Early October 2015

'Forthcoming Attractions' blog post banner

vintage and antique homewares

Here’s a selection of this week’s buys – they have a very antique feel to them, it has to be said.

19th century wooden child's armchair

We’ll start with the small chair. It’s a 19th century child’s low-back Windsor dating from about 1820. It’s a little tired and dusty, but will clean and wax beautifully. A great little buy!

Antique carved wooden bread board and spoon

We’re still in the 19th century with these two pieces of kitchenalia. First a Victorian bread board…

Detail from an antique carved wooden bread board

…this one has lovely carved decoration around the rim – leaves… or possibly feathers.

Antique metal spice tin

And then a lidded metal spice tin dating from the same period.

Detail of the inside of an antique metal spice tin

It has compartments for the different flavourings. It would have been things like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and pepper in those days… but the world’s your oyster.

Antique wooden cash drawer

This old shop counter would make a wonderful kitchen piece itself. It has the original internal fittings which make fantastic spice drawers. The coin scoops for loose spices and the compartments for packets etc.

Green-painted wooden antique milking stool, Carltonware Princess money box and orange Anglepoise lamp

Just to prove we’ve not turned our back on the 1960s, we’ve got these two classic items from the period… an orange Herbert Terry Anglepoise lamp – and the Carltonware princess money box designed by Vivienne Brennan. Along with the small green stool (yes, you’ve guessed it – Victorian), they certainly add a splash of colour to the group.

As always, the items will be split between our web shop and antiques centre space. Drop us a line if you’ve got any questions about them.

Charity Vintage: Metamorphic high chair

"Charity Vintage" blog post banner

Vintage metamorphic high chair for sale by & in support of Isabel Hospice
(ends 10 Jul, 2014 13:24:06 BST)

I bet Betty Draper had a metamorphic high chair like this for her children when they were babies! Look at those red atomic ball feet and red vinyl seat. The kidney-shaped tray is removable and it also converts to a ‘low chair’.

It’s for sale by & in support of Isabel Hospice* with a ‘buy it now’ price of £50. Royal Mail or courier services are offered or the successful bidder can collect from them in 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.