Posts Tagged ‘Kirkham Pottery’

Kirkham milk jugs

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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vintage Kirkham Pottery milk jug with vintage milk bottles

There’s a distinct risk of double entendre in this post, but the design of these jugs is so striking & photogenic that we had to give them a quick blog mention.

pair of vintage Kirkham Pottery milk jugs with vintage milk bottle

These milk jugs were produced by Kirkham Pottery and we think it’s called the Chef & Stripe range. They’re such classic 1950s – the graphic lettering, the stylised dancing chef & waiters – and the distinctive red, yellow & black colourway.

pair of vintage Kirkham Pottery milk jugs

We’ve just put the larger one in our web shop. It has a bit of wear & crazing, but still displays wonderfully – and is completely usable for milk or cut flowers.

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid August 2012

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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selection of vintage homewares recently acquired by H is for Home including a bolt of vintage orange Draylon fabric, Metamec starburst clock, bright yellow camping kettle, Old Hall teak & stainless steel serving dish, red & white polka dot Kirkham Pottery lidded pot, 1950s footstool with red vinyl seat, vintage yellow glazed pottery lamp base

Some forthcoming attractions for mid August - these vintage homewares are all of a similar, mid 20th century vintage.

bolt of vintage orange Draylon fabric

We’ll start with a bolt of unused vintage Draylon fabric – unmistakably from the 60s/70s era

detail of pattern from a bolt of vintage orange Draylon fabric

It has a bold repeating pattern in burnt orange & white. Perfect for upholstery, curtains, cushions, lampshades etc.

vintage 1950s footstool with red vinyl seat

This is a lovely footstool with its two tone red vinyl seat and tapered wooden legs.

detail from a vintage 1950s footstool with red vinyl seat

It would sit very nicely in any self-respecting mid century modern pad.

vintage yellow glazed pottery lamp base

We’ve had a few of these lamps in various colours – green, brown or caramel like this one. A drum shaped teak or Hessian shade would be just the thing to finish it off.

bright yellow vintage camping kettle

This is just a simple little kettle, but we love its brightly coloured painted metalware – just the thing for the vintage camper.

vintage Old Hall teak & stainless steel serving dish

Onto a notable designer next – namely Robert Welch. He designed this stainless steel & teak hors d’eouvres set for Old Hall in the 1960s. This was just one of many pieces he designed for the company – the Alveston tea set being a sought after classic.

vintage red & white polka dot Kirkham Pottery lidded pot

We’re probably just in the 1950s for this storage jar with its lovely polka dot design in red & white. It was made by Kirkham Pottery and has a real vintage tea party or kitchenette feel.

vintage 1960s Metamec starburst clock

And finally, a real stunner of a clock. There are lots of mid 20th century inspired & reproduction starburst clocks on the market, but this is one of the true originals. It has teak & brass coloured rays and was produced by Metamec. It’s in excellent condition and is still ticking away nicely after 50 years or so.

Forthcoming Attractions: Late May 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

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new H is for Home stock items including yellow 1950s leatherette footstool, vintage Chad Valley globe, Kirkham Pottery salt & pepper and preserve pot and other vintage items

More fab purchases… and quite an eyeful of colour!

collection of new H is for Home stock items including a Palissy Kalibar coffee pot, child's vintage tin pencil case, Daisey Dairy milk bottle and red enamel coffeepot

No auctions this week, so everything was found on our market trawls.

A range of styles from the 50s, 60s & 70s – but you can imagine them all working together in the same vintage lover’s home.

trio of new H is for Home stock items; orange vintage plastic Gustavsberg record holder, orange mantle clock and vintage black & white ice bucket

Items include some lovely Kirkham Pottery with its distinctive spots & stripes, a bright orange record holder by Gustavsberg of Sweden, tin desk globe by Chad Valley and an amazing leatherette stool made by Sherborne.

trio of new H is for Home stock items; Kirkham Pottery salt & pepper and preserve pot on a yellow 1950s leatherette footstool

The stool was looking tired & grubby when we picked it up, but a bit of TLC has had amazing results.

new H is for Home stock items; yellow 1950s leatherette footstool and vintage Chad Valley tin globe

Other pieces just needed a quick wash and were good to go. They’ll all be hitting our shop very soon.

Groovy Week!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

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In an average week’s sourcing, we buy items from many eras – from antique rustic stools to modernist stainless steel candle holders.

However, for some reason this week’s purchases have all been very 1950s/60s.

triptic image of vintage 1950s & 60s images picked up this week by H is for Home

As you can see from the photos – atomic, flower power and psychedelic designs are very much in evidence – with some bold colours & great patterns.

It’s hard to pick favourites, but the metal waste paper basket by Worcester Ware and the Gaytime measuring jug by Lord Nelson Pottery are outstanding. Other makers include Jie Gantofta for the tea/sugar jars, Kirkham Pottery for the egg cups and English Ironstone Pottery for the bull steak plates.

triptic image of vintage 1950s & 60s images picked up this week by H is for Home

They’ll be coming to a website near you very soon!!