Posts Tagged ‘melamine’

Tuesday Huesday: Rice melamine

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

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yellow dishwasher with a collection of colourful Rice melamine plates, cups etc available from Huset

What a lovely lot of bright, cheerful Rice melamine dishes! And I’m in love with the yellow dishwasher. I’ve looked on the internet to see if I could find it but the closest I came to it is this compact model available at John Lewis.

This photo makes me almost look forward to tackling the washing up… almost!

Campervan Collecting

Friday, June 24th, 2011

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vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

We picked up this fabulous vintage camping stove last week.

vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

It was produced by Primus of Sweden in the 1960s/70s.

vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

It’s a great colour and design, folding up to form a handy carry case.

We mentioned in our recent Bookmarks review of My Cool Campervan that we’re hoping to get our own campervan sometime in the not too distant future.

vintage orange enamel kettle and green patterned melamine plates

We’ve actually started a campervan ‘bottom drawer’ – or ‘hope chest’ – to our American, Canadian and New Zealand readers.

The stove’s now been added to it.

vintage orange enamel kettle

It contains all kinds of stuff – well designed, cheerfully decorated and unbreakable (or at least exceedingly robust).

vintage white enamel kettle

We’ve got kettles and teapots…

vintage enamel kettle, coffee pot and teapot

…and lots of melamine plates & bowls.

vintage green patterned Tefal melamine plates

detail from vintage green patterned melamine plate

There are drinking vessels in all sizes & shapes.

collection of vintage melamine cups

We reckon there’ll be lots of tea drinking…

collection of vintage pottery mugs

…and with all that tea we’ll obviously be eating lots of cake.

vintage three tier cake tin

…and when we run out of cake we’ll have to resort to mere bread!

vintage orange painted metal bread bin

We’ve got lots of cosy blankets for when it’s a bit chilly…

collection of vintage blankets and throws

…and deck chairs for when its sunny.

collection of colourful vintage garden and camping chairs

Will there be any space left in the campervan for us?

H is for… Holiday

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

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funky vintage armchairs in our sunny garden

We’re in the middle of a long, dry, sunny spell … by Pennine standards at least!

vintage orange sun lounger

And here’s the ideal thing for this perfect summer holiday weather.

vintage collapsible picnic table & chairs

This fantastic, French 1950s picnic table & chairs has just gone into our pitch at Picture House Antiques.

vintage collapsible picnic table & chairsvintage collapsible picnic table & chairs
vintage collapsible picnic table & chairsvintage collapsible picnic table & chairs

The wooden table collapses to form a carry case – and the metal & canvas chairs fold up inside – great for picnics, camping or in the garden.

vintage drinkups on matching metal trayvintage woollen car/picnic blanket with leather carry handle
vintage yellow & white cooler/cool boxvintage blue malamine cup & saucer set
vintage stacking picnic boxvintage picnic basket with sandwich boxes, juice bottle and twin vacuum drinks flasks

And of course you’ll also need picnic blankets, coolers, baskets, indestructible crockery, sun loungers and stuff for the beach.

vintage inflatable pillowvintage fold up camping stool
vintage wicker picnic basket with drinks flasks, melamine cutlery,  crockery & matching tableclothgreen vintage vacuum jugvintage green patterned melamine triosvintage inflatable li-lo / airbed

Check out the Great Outdoors section in our H is for Home web shop for similar stuff.

Summer Lovin’

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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Detail of vintage sun lounger with floral fabric

We picked up this fab 60s/70s lounger at a market recently.

Detail of floral fabric on vintage sunlounger

The metal frame and period fabric are both in great condition.

Detail of vintage striped garden chair

We also bought a couple of striped deckchairs from the same stall.

vintage pump action vacuum flaskvintage yellow & white picnic cool box
vintage olive green melamine cups & saucersvintage orange melamine drink cups

We’ve been stocking up on outdoor items for our shop, ready for the summer.

vintage blue & white melamine cups and saucersvintage drink ups on metal tray
orange vintage hot drink cupsvintage blow up beach pillow

Here’s just a selection – and what a blast of colour!

Cupboard love

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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detail of vintage contents of renovated 1960s wood & Formica kitchen cabinet

This kitchen cupboard / kitchenette has been this week’s little renovation project.

vintage 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovationdetail of 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovation
detail of top of 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovation

We collected it from a garage in Wakefield and set about giving it a bit of TLC.

First of all it got a good wash inside & out. The original red Formica was very faded and mottled, so we repainted it in a lovely vintage green. You can buy little tester pots or get colours specially matched at many local DIY shops.

view of fully renovated 1960s wood & Formica kitchen cabinet when empty

We lined the shelves with a chintzy oil cloth that we bought online.

vintage 1960s wood & Formica kitchen fully renovated and stocked with vintage kitchen items and put for sale on the H is for Home pitch at Picture House Antiques in Todmorden

It’s now standing in our Picture House Antiques pitch waiting for someone to give it a new home –  in the meantime, it’s great for display.

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