Here’s a small selection of this week’s favourite vintage items.
We’ll start with the clock – one of the best we’ve picked up in quite a while. It’s a pedestal alarm clock made by Rhythm in the 1960s. The futuristic shape, vibrant emerald green face and wonderful condition all add to its overall appeal.
This silver plated jug is very striking too. It was designed by Hans Bunde for Kohrs of Denmark. It was filthy when we bought it, but a little silver polish has worked wonders!
We don’t do much charity shop trawling these days – well, not as much as we used to do. However, a visit to a new town recently meant we just had to pop into a few! We saw a pile of vintage children’s games in one window – they included a couple of boxes that had the Galt Toys logo which always piques our interest. They sometimes have fabulous illustrations by the likes of Kenneth Townsend for example. We liked the look of this alphabet puzzle. We didn’t want to spread the pieces all over the shop floor so took the risk that it would be complete when we got it home.
Complete it was – and rather lovely too! It dates from the 1960s era. It would look great on a long shelf or dado rail in a traditional nursery or children’s bedroom.
This small side table was produced by G Plan. It’s very sculptural and the wood grain is beautiful. We’ve just put it into our antique centre space to sit alongside a 1960s Danish teak armchair – and they make a great pairing.
And finally, the collection of West German vases. These are just three of twenty one vases that we bought at auction this week. They included some fabulous pieces by the likes of Dumler & Breiden, Carstens, and Scheurich. We’ll take a closer look at them in tomorrow’s post.
Here are some of our vintage furniture and homeware purchases from this past week.
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.
The artist is J. Jennings.
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.
And more vibrant colour… this G-Plan stool with its original yellow fabric upholstery didn’t take much deciding upon.
It’s a fabulous shape too and went straight into the boot of the car!
There are slightly more muted tones in this studio pottery lamp base, but it’s no less attractive.
We’ve got a friend whose studio pottery collection is ever expanding.
She gave an, ‘oooooooh that’s nice!’, when she saw it – and has thus managed to squeeze one more piece into her house!
Here’s a quick peek at a few of our recent purchases.
We’ll start with fabrics – a lovely pair of heavy curtains with a striped pattern in blues, greens & turquoise – perfect for keeping out those coming winter draughts. There are more shades of gorgeous green and a groovy pattern in the duvet cover.
The pottery kitchen storage jars are from the Kleen Kitchen Ware range produced by Sadler – a classic 1950s look.
The pedestal alarm clock is by Rhythm – its orange hour markers are a nice detail.
These stacking stools are perfect for a camper van or small kitchen – they’re stamped to the base ‘Chair Centre January 1972’.
This lovely Scandinavian mid century modern teak pestle & mortar is by Karl Holmberg.
The camera bag has all kinds of pockets and compartments and was manufactured by Hinomoto.
And last, but not least – the nest of tables that all the items are sitting on. They’re a wonderful shape and were manufactured by G-Plan.