Posts Tagged ‘Danish’

Charity Vintage: Fajance bird plaque

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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Vintage 1950s Fajance pottery bird plaque for sale by & in support of Age UK Cheshire East (ends 29 Aug, 2014 10:58:45 BST)

This week we’re featuring yet another lovely piece of vintage Scandinavian pottery. This is a Fajance plaque designed by Beth Breyen for Royal Copenhagen in the 1960s. It’s sometimes referred to as a ‘Crazy Bird’ and is from the Tenera range. We’ve only ever had a spoon rest with this design but you can also find it on salt pots, trivets and strangely, coffee filter holders.

Fajance is an earthenware pottery that derives its name from Faenza in Italy, where it was first manufactured in the 16th century.

The plaque is in perfect condition and is being sold by & in support of Age UK Cheshire East*

*Age UK Cheshire East is a local, independent charity dedicated to improving the later lives of people in Cheshire East. They do this by offering projects and services that maintain health & wellbeing, improve knowledge and provide practical support to anyone who is, or cares for someone, 50+

Wednesday Wish: Helt honey

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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selection of different Helt honey jars

We use jar upon jar of honey chez H is for Home. We use it a lot for making flapjacks and it’s delicious at breakfast on hot buttered toast, swirled into plain Greek yoghurt or in a cockle-warming bowl of porridge in the winter. The first thing that caught my eye about this Helt honey was it’s multi-award winning labelling & packaging – isn’t it great?

Helt honey is produced in Denmark by Englishman, Anthony Lee and there are currently 13 ‘flavours’ from which to choose:

  • City – apricot, herbal, malt, raisin, caramel, molasses
  • Heather – earthy, hop, oak, smoky and whiskey aromas finishing off with a lilac, and a clear caramel and walnut aroma
  • Spring – strong vanilla aroma, then a fig aroma finishing off with a perfumed rose aroma
  • Summer – berry and elderflower aroma, then a dominating vanilla aroma and a floral note at the very end
  • Late summer – citrus aroma, taken over by a caramel aroma which lingers, with a slight strawberry and cherry aroma at the end
  • Honey with ginger – very aromatic; dominated by ginger, woody, menthol and citrus notes supported by a molasses and vanilla note
  • Honey with liquorice – first you’re hit by caramel, molasses and malt; then you taste the more toasted, liquorice, herbal and vanilla aromas
  • Honey with cinnamon – dominating fruity aroma with a great citrus note complimented by a slight vanilla aroma
  • Honey with raspberry – perfumed, raspberry, rose and vanilla
  • Honey with cocoa nibs – fruity, chocolatey, vanilla, freshness, slightly alcoholic
  • Honey with chilli – Orange comes first, then toasted, smoked, bell-pepper and tomato flavour, finishing off with black pepper and peach flavour
  • Honey with cranberry – vanilla aroma with a berry note and a slight rose aroma
  • Honey with sea buckthorn – dominating fruity aroma, with a great citrus note complimented by a slight vanilla aroma

I’ll have a jar of each please! ;-)

Charity Vintage: Danish Table and Chairs

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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Vintage Danish table & chairs for sale on eBay for Charity in aid of St Vincent Support Centre
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This is a great mid century modern Danish table and chairs. The set is made of teak and has a lovely rich colour and patina. The extendible table is made by Danasco.

There’s a buy it now price of ¬£495 but they’re open to offers. 1oo% of the sale proceeds goes to St Vincent Support Centre* in Leeds. Once again, we’ve not left you much time to get a bid in – sorry!

*St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. We offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.

Christmas Countdown: Bloomingville

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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selection of festive Christmas items available from Bloomingville

Bloomingville is a Danish concept store with gorgeous vintage Scandi folk and industrial homewares. Have a look at their Christmas catalogue and be inspired!

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid March 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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selection of vintage items recently acquired by H is for Home including an olive green Cathrineholm teapot, Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister, 1950s patterned pilsner glasses, beechwood sewing box, fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box, bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator, Danish teak framed mirror and set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

Here are a few recent buys – all heading to your local neighbourhood vintage website sometime soon!

selection of vintage items recently acquired by H is for Home including an olive green Cathrineholm teapot, Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister, 1950s patterned pilsner glasses, beechwood sewing box, fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box, bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator, Danish teak framed mirror and set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

These pilsner glasses will add a splash of colour to your cocktail cabinet – or kitchen shelves if you prefer.

vintage fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box

The fab-tastic long matches for Peter John are straight from 1960s Carnaby Street – very groovy packaging. A humble product, and rare survivors!

vintage 1950s bright red metallic Barber Polykymatic heat generator

Next we have this red electric heater (or “Polykymatic Heat Generator” to be precise). It has a tilting head which fits snugly into the curved arm. It has such a great industrial design look.

vintage beechwood sewing box

Moving on to the two wooden pieces. The first is a rather nice sewing box that we picked up only this morning – it was sitting on the pavement outside a bric-a-brac shop as we drove past. It needs a bit of mild TLC, but it’s a lovely shape and made of solid beech.

The second is the 1960s Danish mirror. It’s got a bit of quality about it too – made of teak, it’s very well constructed and quite an unusual shape.

vintage 1950s set of Alfred Meakin "Gay Fantasy" tea trios

This crockery was produced by Johnson Brothers in the 1950s. The range is called “Gay Fantasy”. We love the simple stylised leaf design and the classic period colourways.

vintage Lord Nelson pottery icing sugar canister

This large sugar jar is one of two we bought recently. The soft brown sugar has been added to our own collection which sit in a vintage 1950s kitchenette. We bought the kitchenette a few months ago and spent 4 days doing it up. Once we’d finished we didn’t want to part with it. As Adelle is a keen baker, we thought it would make a great baker’s station. It now houses all the different flours, cutters, trays, yeast, dried fruit and sugars. It looks really good – we’ll have to do a quick blog post about it with some photos. We’ll be selling this icing sugar as we’ve already got that one. They were manufactured by Lord Nelson Pottery in the 1970s – and there are four in the set.

vintage olive green Cathrineholm teapot and fire lighting matches with colourful tips in original hexagonal shaped, cardboard box

Last but not least we have a Cathrineholm enamel coffee pot designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen. The pattern is called “Lotus”. A little known fact is that whilst the pot was indeed designed by Kittelsen, the Lotus pattern was actually designed by Arne Ingemann Clausen. He doesn’t often get the credit!