Forthcoming Attractions: Mid July 2017

Collection of vintage homewares

We put loads of new items in the web shop last week – one of our a ‘Forthcoming Attractions‘ posts would have been very much in order, but we didn’t get round to it – slapped wrists! We vowed to do one soon though – so here it is! It’s a much smaller selection this week, but some nice pieces all the same.

Collection of vintage art glass | H is for Home

For starters, a lovely selection of glass. Various sizes, shapes and colourways – and some famous designers such as Per Lutken and Otto Brauer.

Set of cream & green vintage spice tins with rack | H is for Home

Next up we have a very cute little spice rack. There’s a wall-mountable metal shelf with six labelled metal tin pots. It dates from the 1950s era and is in very good condition – the perfect vintage touch for any kitchen.

Vintage Mills Moore soup spoons and dessert spoons | H is for Home

We don’t normally pick up part sets of cutlery, but we had good reason this time. We had some of this walnut-handled Mills Moore cutlery in our web shop a couple of years ago – and so many people have enquired about it since it sold that we vowed to keep an eye out for more. Perhaps someone out there would like to add these soup and dessert spoons to their collection. It’s very stylish and beautifully made.

Vintage Hornsea Pottery witch birthday mug | H is for Home

One of last weeks item’s was a Hornsea ‘Birthday Mug’ by John Clappison. We’ve decided to add another example from our collection this week – a magnificent spooky witch design. The sweet verse underneath reads:

And only one came true,
I’d ride with these THREE WITCHES
Upon their broom to YOU

Orange vintage fondue set | H is for Home

From monochrome to eye-popping colour! This fab orange fondue set looks like the perfect thing for a cold winter’s evening. Log fire, glass of wine, melting cheese – bliss!

Vintage Esquire Drink Book | H is for Home

…and finally a late arrival (today in fact) – the Esquire Drink Book dating from the 1950s. It’s interesting, informative and funny… and is packed with the most gorgeous illustrations by renowned artist (and one of our personal favourites) Bill Charmatz. We already own a copy, so this one’s for sale.

Illustrations from the vintage Esquire Drink Book | H is for Home

As usual, these pieces will be split between web shop and physical shop, but blog readers will have first dibs – so let us know if anything catches your eye!

Stylish medium clocks to check out at Dandelion Interiors

Stylish medium clocks to check out at Dandelion Interiors | H is for Home

**Written in collaboration with Dandelion Interiors**

No home is complete without beautiful clocks to adorn it – form and function working perfectly together. That’s why we’ve compiled this selection of stylish medium sized timepieces that would be great for different areas of your home. Here are our top picks from our Dandelion Interiors medium wall clocks line-up!

Vintage copper with white face London modern wall clock

Vintage copper with white face London modern wall clock

The Vintage Copper with White Face London Modern Wall Clock has a real classic look and vintage appeal. This medium-sized clock is perfect to add a focal point and interest to an otherwise stark wall. It’s also available in the multi-dial variant (bronze and yellow). The clock dimensions span 50x50x7cm. Retailing at £79.00, down from its previous price of £125.55, this is definitely one of our best bargains yet.

Orange with white face London multi-dial wall clock

Orange with white face London multi-dial wall clock

The Orange with White Face London Multi-Dial Wall Clock is another timeless piece from our medium clocks line-up. Also available in red, it provides a flash of zesty colour – a bit of punch to spruce up white or pale interiors. Item dimensions span 50x50x7cm and currently retails at £67.00 from £90.45.

Cream with white face London multi-dial wall clock

Cream with white face London multi-dial wall clock

The Cream with White Face London Multi Dial Wall Clock a wonderful clock to compliment antique furnishings and traditional decor – and is perfect for the frequent traveller! Available in the Dublin and Edinburgh edition as well as in black face, you can choose whatever fits your preference. Item dimensions span 50x50x7cm and currently retails at £67.00 from £90.45.

Venetian pearled style edge Mayfair glass wall clock

Venetian pearled style edge Mayfair glass wall clock

The Venetian Pearled Style Edge Mayfair Glass Wall Clock is an elegant looking medium sized clock -. Quite feminine in style, a perfect addition to a chic and stylish interior. Its dimensions are 51x51x6cm and is now priced at £90.00 from its previous £121.50.

Traditional wooden and brass Smiths school clock

Traditional wooden and brass Smiths school clock

The Traditional Wooden and Brass Smiths School Clock will compliment any rustic or vintage industrial style interior. Polished with a gold lining accent, it still manages to retain a refined feel that will suit more formal interiors too. This item’s dimensions span 40x40x10cm and is now priced at £67.00 from its previous £90.45.

Round nickel traditional mantel clock

Round nickel traditional mantel clock

The Round Nickel Traditional Mantel Clock could be perfect piece to complete the overall look of your fireplace mantel – or perhaps a great addition to your bookcase or console table. This item’s dimensions span 42x48x11cm and is now priced at £69.00 from its previous £93.15.

Medium nickel skeleton clock with glass fronted face

Medium nickel skeleton clock with glass fronted face

The Medium Nickel Skeleton Clock with Glass Fronted Face is a classical looking round-shaped clock with Roman numerals that can easily become a focal piece of your interior. It works well with other vintage-style and antique pieces that you may have in your house. Also a good contrast piece on a dark background. This example’s dimensions are 65x60x6cm and is now priced at £102.00 from its previous £137.70.


Price Points: Pink flamingos

pink flamingos | H is for home

Like cacti, pink flamingos are all the rage in homewares at the moment. They first had their heyday back in the 1950s with Miami and California mid-century modern – but they’ve flown back into favour!

Kitsch and playful, quirky and vintage or practical and colourful there’s a flamingo-themed item out there that will suit your taste, interior and pocket.

  1. Colours charcoal & pink flamingo mica wallpaper: £14, B&Q
  2. SUNNYLIFE flamingo watering can: £14, Selfridges
  3. Meiko pink flamingo – pink metal: £71, La Redoute

Orange vintage Siltal saucepan

Orange vintage Siltal saucepan | H is for Home

We picked up this very striking orange vintage saucepan during the week. It’s mid-century modern combined with ancient Egypt!

Vintage orange Siltal saucepan from above | H is for Home

The range was manufactured by Italian company, Siltal in the 1970s for food writer and chef Robert Carrier. He was a big name in the cookery world around this time – perhaps you remember him on TV. If not, you might very well have come across his vintage cookery books and recipe cards in charity shops.

Detail view of a vintage orange Siltal saucepan | H is for Home

Mid-century modern treatment of more ancient life or art can be very successful – Roman, Etruscan and medieval subjects spring to mind. Egyptian imagery is a new one to us.

Vintage orange Siltal saucepan with lid removed | H is for Home

This Siltal saucepan itself is beautifully made – quite reminiscent of Cathrineholm in materials and style. Siltal is still manufacturing products today, although they seem to concentrate on fridge-freezers and washing machines nowadays. So you’ll have to look out for vintage examples if you like the look. The pans were made in a variety of colourways – and there were also ancient Greek and Chinese ranges too. This large lidded example will be going into our antiques centre space priced at £45. It’s pretty heavy, but we could post out if required.

Win tickets to York’s Festival of Vintage

Win a pair of Festival of Vintage tickets | H is for Home

We’ve teamed up with the award-winning Festival of Vintage to offer two of our readers a pair of tickets each to attend the upcoming festival. This April 22nd & 23rd it returns for its 7th year to York Racecourse and will once again be showcasing the best in vintage shopping, music, dancing and fashion.

Vintage shelves for sale at the Festival of Vintage, York

A fun and nostalgic weekend, it attracts thousands of visitors, giving a feeling of being transported back in time. There’s a packed programme with three large halls of vintage shopping including fashion, homewares and furniture, two dance halls and music stages plus an impressive classic car display outside all focusing on the 1930s-1960s.

Rack of vintage clothes for sale at Festival of Vintage, York

There are so many extra things to see and do over the weekend such as craft ‘Make, Do and Mend’ workshops where you can learn a new skill, dance lessons covering many styles such as Lindy Hop and Jive and a variety of fashion shows. The Marks and Spencer Archive team returns to share their fashion history with everyone in Q&As and talks as well as show casing their favourite designs on the catwalk. There’s even a ‘Best Dressed’ contest where you can wow the judges and win cash prizes.

Couples dancing at the Festival of Vintage, York

With over 200 hand-picked vintage sellers from across the UK as well as 50 top quality vintage reproduction brands, the event is a honey pot for collectors and enthusiasts. Be it fashion, homewares, music, jewellery – there’ll be something there for everyone.

Vintage fabric for sale at the Festival of Vintage, York

Doors open from 10am-5pm, both days. York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX. For more information visit or call 0113 3458699.

If you fancy this as a great day or weekend out leave us a comment below saying what you’d most look forward to seeing or doing at the Festival of Vintage.

Tickets to Festival of Vintage, York

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Win a £50 First Choice Lighting voucher

Win a £50 First Choice Lighting voucher | H is for Home

I know February is the shortest month… but where has it gone?! So here we are in March, starting off with a brand new competition to win a £50 First Choice Lighting voucher.

Selection of products available at First Choice Lighting for under £50 | H is for Home

If you’re our lucky winner, you can spend your voucher on anything from First Choice Lighting’s extensive range. Splash out on a single statement piece like a chandelier (or the woven rattan floor lamp [bottom left in the picture above] which caught our eye). Alternatively, buy a bulk number of energy-efficient LED bulbs… we’ve been meaning to replace all our traditional ones with these!

To enter the give-away, leave us a comment at the bottom of this post telling us which product(s) from their website you’d choose with your £50!

£50 voucher for First Choice Lighting

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