Here’s a selection of upcoming additions to our web shop. They’re all kitchen/diner related – and of course, vintage. They range from the subtle & understated to the bold & bright.
We think that the jug is a particularly good example of Briglin Pottery. The wax resist glaze technique is a real favourite of ours. We love the subtle shades and texture contrasts. It’s joined in the muted colour department by the napkin rings. They’re made of various wood types – and were produced by the manufacturers Mills Moore, who are actually better known for making cutlery.
The skillet pan was produced by Norwegian company, Figgjo Flint – and combines a metal & teak handle with flower patterned, heat resistant ceramic. The set of plates is absolutely stunning. Each has a different psychedelic-style fish design in various colourways. They’re from the ‘Aquarius’ range produced by Washington Pottery – and similar in style to the more commonly found bull design ‘Beefeater’ steak plates. They’re in excellent condition and make for fabulous, eye-catching wall or shelf displays.
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.
For starters, a lovely selection of glass. Various sizes, shapes and colourways – and some famous designers such as Per Lutken and Otto Brauer.
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.
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.
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:
If I but had THREE WISHES
And only one came true,
I’d ride with these THREE WITCHES
Upon their broom to YOU
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!
…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.
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!
Anyone out there after some cutting-edge cutlery?
We’ve just picked up five boxes of classic mid century modern flatware.
There are six each of main course knives & forks, starter knives & forks – and spoons. That should cover lots of menu options!
They’re stainless steel with walnut handles.
We love the handle shape and grain of the wood.
It was produced in the 1960s by Mills Moore of Sheffield – the steel city and home to some great cutlery makers. Other names that spring to mind include Viners, Mappin & Webb, Joseph Rodgers, Sanderson and Wolstenholm.
It’s a wonderful design in terms of both material & form – and was selected by The Design Centre – always a good sign when collecting pieces from the era. The boxes are tatty, but the contents are in good condition. We’ll try and get them into our web shop this week – alternatively, drop us a line if you’re keen to fill that cutlery drawer!