Forthcoming Attractions: September 2015

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selection of vintage furniture and homewares in the H is for Home shop - September 2015

Here are some of our vintage furniture and homeware purchases from this past week.

Original vintage oil painting of a shipyard by J. Jennings

We’ll start with the painting – an original 1960s oil on board. It’s entitled ‘Waterfront’ and features a harbour scene with dock buildings, cranes and lights reflected in the still water.

Original vintage oil painting of a shipyard by J. Jennings

The artist is J. Jennings.

Cream-coloured vintage Horstmann anglepoise-type desk lamp

Next, this superb lamp by Hadrill & Horstmann. It has a counterweight mechanism which not only looks great, but works very efficiently too – the perfect design combo. The West German pottery vases & planters always sell well – especially with that distinctive flash of volcanic orange.

Original vintage G-plan footstool with yellow upholstery seat

And more vibrant colour… this G-Plan stool with its original yellow fabric upholstery didn’t take much deciding upon.

Underside of a vintage G-plan footstool showing the original label

It’s a fabulous shape too and went straight into the boot of the car!

Vintage studio pottery lamp base made by Evans in 1976

There are slightly more muted tones in this studio pottery lamp base, but it’s no less attractive.

Detail of a vintage studio pottery lamp base made by Evans in 1976

We’ve got a friend whose studio pottery collection is ever expanding.

Underside of a vintage studio pottery lamp base made by Evans in 1976 showing the signature and date

She gave an, ‘oooooooh that’s nice!’, when she saw it – and has thus managed to squeeze one more piece into her house!

Gimee Five! Pouffes

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selection of 5 pouffes

Our sitting room has undergone a slow but considered transformation in the past few months. We’ve replaced our sofa, armchairs and coffee table (most of which were ruined by flooding). The furniture layout’s been altered… then changed… then changed again… and again.

One piece of furniture we’ve been missing in each arrangement has been a pouffe – or footstool or ottoman if you prefer. I was brought up knowing not to sit or put your feet on tables. As the saying goes, “Tables are for glasses, not for …es.” The coffee table in front of our sofa,  has been seeing far too much heel action!

  1. Scott ottoman: £349, MADE
  2. Moroccan leather pouffe by Bohemia: £135, Notonthehighstreet
  3. Brillo box pouf: $379, Fab
  4. Moroccan leather pouffe: £130-£150, Graham & Green
  5. Kiko stool: from £1,159, Harrods

Charity Vintage: Red & white check leather footstool

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vintage red and white checked leather footstool being sold in support of Cornwall Hospice Care
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This is a striking vintage red & white checked leather footstool being sold in support of Cornwall Hospice Care*.  It has great 1950s styling with its tapered legs and gold-coloured metal feet.

There’s a low starting bid of £4.99 as it’s not in pristine condition. However, with a little elbow grease and leather cream it should come up very nicely.

*Cornwall Hospice Care provides skilled medical care and support for people living with a life limiting illness in an unhurried, safe and trusting environment and gives practical and emotional support to their loved ones and carers.

Forthcoming Attractions: late July 2012

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selection of vintage products soon to be made available on the H is for Home shop including woolwork picture, brushed steel desk lamp, wall map of Lancashire, collection of National Geographic maps, yellow & black vinyl covered pouf, yellow polka dotted Tams tea set

Another selection of forthcoming attractions for you to take a peek at – quite a yellow feel to the vintage homewares this time.

vintage yellow woolwork picture

Starting with a fab 1960s tapestry. We’ve had these in lots of designs – this one looks like a giant pine cone.  It has a very 3D effect, almost exploding out at you.

vintage yellow & black vinyl covered pouf

Next we have this zingy yellow & black leatherette footstool – perfect for adding a real flash of colour to a neutral house decor. It might also look great in a vintage camper van.

vintage brushed steel & white painted desk lamp

This is a lovely lamp – functional, with an elegant simplicity. It was produced by Prova of Italy in the 1960s or 70s.

The map in the background is one of those huge old school maps – this one covering North West England – Lancashire, West Yorkshire, the Dales and Southern Lakes.

collection of National Geographic maps

We couldn’t possibly leave this one on the market stall as it features our neck of the woods!

vintage yellow polka dotted Tams tea set

These tea trios were made by Tams and we’ve had this spotty pattern in various colourways.

detail of vintage yellow polka dotted Tams tea set

We love this warm butterscotch shade.

large vintage wall map of Lancashire showing Todmorden and surrounding area

And finally… more maps!

In addition to the large school map we’ve also got a pile of 1960s National Geographic maps covering all corners of the globe. They could be kept neatly folded on the shelf, but they would also look great individually framed – or even used en mass as wallpaper. They could cover a huge area – it might look fantastic in a study!