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Forthcoming Attractions: End-September 2015

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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H is for Home shop items

Here’s a small selection of this week’s favourite vintage items.

Vintage green Rhythm pedestal clock

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.

Vintage silver plate jug designed by Hans Bunde for Kohrs, Denmark

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!

Galt children's picture puzzle

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.

Detail from a Galt children's picture puzzle

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.

Vintage G-Plan side table

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.

Trio of vintage West German vases

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.

Forthcoming Attractions: September 2015

Tuesday, September 8th, 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!

Forthcoming Attractions: Early October 2011

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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selection of recently acquired vintage items including a G Plan nest of teak tables, orange seated Chair Centre stacking stools, green & blue striped curtains, Rhythm pedestal clock, Scandinavian teak mortar & pestle, Hinomoto vinyl camera bag and red & white Kleen Kitchen Ware jars

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.

selection of recently acquired vintage items including a G Plan nest of teak tables, orange seated Chair Centre stacking stools, green & blue striped curtains, Rhythm pedestal clock, Scandinavian teak mortar & pestle, Hinomoto vinyl camera bag and red & white Kleen Kitchen Ware jars

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.

detail of set of 4 orange seated Chair Centre stacking stools

These stacking stools are perfect for a camper van or small kitchen – they’re stamped to the base ‘Chair Centre January 1972’.

detail of small teak Scandinavian mortar & pestle

This lovely Scandinavian mid century modern teak pestle & mortar is by Karl Holmberg.

detail of vintage vinyl Hinomoto camera bag

The camera bag has all kinds of pockets and compartments and was manufactured by Hinomoto.

G Plan nest of teak tables

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.