Here’s a selection of some recent vintage finds for you to peruse.
We’ll start with the vintage leather luggage items. They always prove popular in our antiques centre space and look great arranged in stacks and groupings. The different shapes and colours work really well together.
Moving on to a bit of vintage industrial styling. We love these hanging task lights with their cage bulb covers. They look fantastic hanging from the ceiling in a dark corner or above a dining/work table. The addition of a old fashioned filament bulb and flex finishes them off perfectly.
These vintage French corkscrews have an industrial feel too with their mechanical concertina-like action. They look good and are useful (very useful) too!
This next item caught our eye immediately as we really like old letters, signs & stencils. This ‘EXIT’ sign is made from what looks like zinc metal with a painted surface. We like the yellow colour and aged patina.
And a bit of classic vintage-retro now. We always have a good selection of vintage desk lamps available in the antiques centre. Having a choice of colours is ideal, so this lovely bright red example can join their number.
And last but not least, this gorgeous 1950s biscuit tin. It has colourful and playful decoration with a Spanish theme. Perfect for those home-made biscuits or cupcakes. All these items are being listed in our online shop or eBay this week so get in touch if you see anything you’d like.
This is our favourite item of the week.
We don’t think we’ve nominated an enamel sign previously.
It’s a vintage French sign advertising Valentine paints. We like the colours and absolutely love the graphic design.
We put it in a vintage industrial corner of the lounge to photograph it – oh no, it looks quite good!
We bought a box of dusty old vintage factory signs at auction recently. They look great now we’ve hung them in our antiques centre space – and have subsequently been promoted to favourite buy of the week!
We love the mix of colours, the various fonts, shapes, sizes, materials, wear & patina… the social history too. They make an eye-catching display. They’re the sort of thing that you can have fun hunting for at markets, picking up one by one… or in bulk maybe – we think H is for Home have a few! 🙂
We’ve collected and sold a few sets of vintage metal letters and a wonderful brass stencil set on eBay this year. Architectural salvage signs rescued from shop fronts and factories are really popular and collectable. They can act as real decorative art & design historical records – curly-whirly 60s fonts, brightly coloured 70s plastic & neon signs, refined Art Deco letters in silver and brass coloured metals.
We love the shape of ampersands, question and exclamation marks. Use vintage letters as paperweights or book ends to pep up a desk or shelf, spell out your initials, a special word or phrase, display a giant letter on the floor like a work of art.
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