Charity Vintage: Guzzini picnic set

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Orange vintage Guzzini picnic set for sale on eBay for Charity by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust(ends 12 Apr, 2015 18:42:32 BST)

This Guzzini picnic set (or Pic Boll to give it its proper name) epitomises the 1970s! It’s orange, it’s moulded plastic and it’s a perfect space-saving bit of design. It was designed in 1977 by Carlo Viglino, here’s a great vintage ad from the time. This example is for sale by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust* with a starting bid of £9.99. They generally sell for between £20 & £30.

*The mission of Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust is to provide the means by which the communities in Wales Parish can play an active part in the regeneration of their neighbourhoods so as to improve facilities, increase opportunities and enhance the quality of life of all residents.

Forthcoming Attractions: Late August 2012

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selection of vintage homewares soon to be available in the H is for Home shop including 1950s Worcesterware record holder, biscuit tins, Tupperware spice jars, picnic set, Vax vacuum flask, wooden first aid box and pair of Lomonosov porcelain horse figurines

A lovely selection of recently acquired, vintage homeware items here – not lacking in colour & vibrancy that’s for sure!

vintage stacking multicoloured Tupperware herb and spice containers

Starting with a bit of vintage Tupperware – these spice pots would certainly brighten up the kitchen. They come in a wide range of colours and can be clicked together & stacked.

vintage wooden first aid box vintage wooden first aid box with lid open showing contents

First aid boxes & tins are always popular in our shop. This wooden box was sold by Boots and probably dates from the 1950s. Some of the contents remain intact although you’d probably want to buy some fresh Dettol!

vintage picnic set in red, zip up tartan bag

Next up, something for all you vintage picnic & camper van fans. This picnic bag has space for a couple of flasks and comes with a metal sandwich tin. You could no doubt squeeze a few more goodies in there too. The traditional tartan covering would work a treat with vintage travel rugs & blankets.

vintage Vax vacuum flask

And how about this fabulous flask to go inside. This one was produced by Vax and we just love its striped decoration.

pair of vintage USSR Lomonosov porcelain black & white horse figurines

We have put this little pair of 1950s Russian Lomonosov horse figurines up for sale on eBay – Modernist, cute or kitsch?

vintage Jacobs shortbread biscuit tin decorated with multicoloured stylised thistle

A bit more tartan for you now. This shortbread tin has a fantastic thistle design incorporating various colourful tartans. We’re very partial to a bit of home made shortbread here at H is for Home. This just might have to be a keeper!

vintage 1950s Worcesterware record holder decorated with musical instruments

Perhaps the star of the show this week is this iconic record or magazine rack. It was produced by Worcester Ware – the atomic ball feet, stylised instruments and colours all scream 1950s!!

Get in touch if you see anything that you really fancy and we’ll try to give you first dibs.

Picnic Set Facelift

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pre-renovation vintage fold away picnic set

We featured this vintage picnic set in a recent Forthcoming Attractions post.

mid-renovation of vintage wood & fabric fold away stools

It looked OK as it was, but the striped canvas was in very poor condition and one of the stools had an odd covering to the other three. So we’ve given it a quick facelift…

renovated picnic stools put away in their table storage box

…using some of our vintage 60s daisy fabric.

renovated vintage fold away picnic set

We’re very pleased with its new look – bright & cheerful.

set up, renovated vintage fold away picnic set

It’s a lovely set – the stools fold up into their wooden carry case which in turn unfolds to form the table. Perfect for camping trips or summer picnics!

Forthcoming Attractions: mid August 2011

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selection of vintage items sourced in August 2011 including a vintage carry picnic set, pair of Welsh wool purses, Oxo tin, Viners Splayds and Figgjo Flint bud vase

It’s a while since we did one of our Forthcoming Attractions posts – it features items that we’ve picked up in the previous week that were in the process of photographing & cataloging – items that will hit our website in the very near future.

detail from a selection of vintage items sourced in August 2011 including a vintage carry picnic set, pair of Welsh wool purses, Oxo tin, Viners Splayds and Figgjo Flint bud vase

Some nice bright pottery to start – the slender jug or bud vase is from the Saga range by Figgjo Flint – the cheery floral jug was produced by Sadler in the 1960s.

vintage glass jug from a selection of vintage items sourced in August 2011

We love this vintage 1950s lemonade/water jug – very ‘Festival of Britain’.

pair of Welsh wool purses from a selection of vintage items sourced in August 2011

The Viners Splayds come in their original packaging – perfect for garden parties & barbecues. And not one, but two Welsh Wool purses bought off the same stall – their colours & patterns are so distinctive.

carry case for vintage picnic table & chair set from a selection of vintage items sourced in August 2011

It all sits on a beech coloured table – it’s part of a picnic/camping set with which comes with 4 canvas stools – and which all folds up to form the carry case.  Ideal for the car boot or camper van!

Camp it up!

We’re always on the lookout for vintage camping & picnic wares.

Our favourite purchase in the last week has to be this fabulous set of camping chairs.

The 4 canvas chairs – dating from the 1940s or 50s – come in their own carrying case.

This case has corner holes and converts into a sturdy, wooden-topped table.

We’ll add them to our Great Outdoors section sometime soon.

This department has been popular with our customers this summer – here’s a few of our favourite items that have passed through … or are currently for sale.

This set of lovely, sunshine yellow cups & saucers went to Norway recently…

Their new owner, Camilla Elene Erøy, blogged about her new acquisition

Another of our customers bought a few vintage accessories from us for her new VW camper van hire business.

We started our own camper van fund a while ago – which has slowly been building up. It will make our holidays, weekend breaks & buying trips a bit easier… especially with a large dog to consider.

We even have a camper van ‘bottom drawer’.

This cool box and melamine plates are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new home… a vintage, two tone green VW camper van…

… along with a selection of cosy blankets & throws.

We also picked this set up yesterday on a day trip to Ilkley. We think it’s destined for our bottom drawer – but how many melamine plates will we need?!

We got it from a lovely little shop that we’ve just discovered. It’s called Cakewalk and it’s tucked away on Trafalgar Road. It’s only a small shop but it manages to display a great selection of vintage and recycled fashion & homewares. Well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.

Happy camping!!!