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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.