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.

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!

H is for… Holiday

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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.

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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.

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

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

Summer Lovin’

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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!

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!!!