Posts Tagged ‘teak’

Telephone table

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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vintage teak telephone table with green GPO telephone and stack of books

We picked up a lovely little piece of furniture recently – this Chippy telephone table made in the 1960s.

vintage teak telephone table with seat pulled out and green GPO telephone and stack of books

Made of teak, it has cool, mid century modern looks. There’s a main cubbyhole which would have housed the big telephone directory – remember those? A neat, green leatherette pull-out stool sits underneath – also a small drawer and a ‘Memory Slide’ for jotting down phone numbers.

vintage teak telephone table with green GPO telephone and stack of books

The rise of mobile phones & Skype calls have reduced the need for landlines, but most people still have them. If your phone is balanced precariously on a windowsill or pile of magazines, this could be just the thing… and the absolute perfect home for a vintage phone if you have one. We’ve just put it in our antiques centre pitch – let us know if you’re interested.

Charity Vintage: 7ft McIntosh sideboard

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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vintage Mcintosh sideboard being sold on eBay for Charity in support of St Vincent Support Centre
(ends 8 Jan, 2014 13:22:58 GMT)

St Vincent Support Centre in Leeds regularly gets hold of wonderful bits of mid-century modern furniture. This 7ft teak McIntosh sideboard is no exception. The ‘buy it now’ price is £245, but they’re open to offers. They even offer delivery to London for £60.

*St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. They offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning, and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.

Charity Vintage: Vintage William Lawrence sideboard

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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vintage teak William Lawrence sideboard for sale on eBay for Charity in support of the St Vincent Support Centre in Leeds
(Ends 27 Sep, 2013 14:25:00 BST)

This vintage William Lawrence sideboard is for sale this week in support of St Vincent Support Centre*. They always have lots of quality vintage items on sale (we’ve featured their items a fair few times) so if you’re in & around the Leeds area it’s a good idea to add them to your eBay ‘favourite sellers’.

A vintage teak sideboard always looks magnificent in a sitting room. It’s a really useful piece of furniture – great for storage and showing off your vintage glass or pottery collections.

*St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. They offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning, and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.

Charity Vintage: Danish Table and Chairs

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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Vintage Danish table & chairs for sale on eBay for Charity in aid of St Vincent Support Centre
(ends 4 Jul, 2013 16:52:08 BST)

This is a great mid century modern Danish table and chairs. The set is made of teak and has a lovely rich colour and patina. The extendible table is made by Danasco.

There’s a buy it now price of £495 but they’re open to offers. 1oo% of the sale proceeds goes to St Vincent Support Centre* in Leeds. Once again, we’ve not left you much time to get a bid in – sorry!

*St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. We offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.

Use your Noggin!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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pair of vintage Viking noggin figures in front of a Lisa Larson ceramic tile of a Viking ship

We love these cute little wooden Vikings – or noggins as they’re widely known.

pair of Viking noggin figures

These vintage examples date from the 1960s & 70s. We think the name ‘noggin’ must come from a children’s animation called ‘Noggin the Nog’ which Justin remembers well from his very early years. It was the brainchild of Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin and is considered something of a cult classic. The Nogs had a distinct Viking look and saga tradition – here’s a rather charming clip.

There are lots of different noggins to search out – if you’re of the completest persuasion you might want to consider a small house extension… but we’re happy with our two little friends sitting on the shelf keeping us safe from intruders – Nogbad the Bad in particular.

vintage Viking noggin figure with grey beard and Danish axe

P.S. If you’re wondering what the other piece of ‘vikingalia’ is in the background of the top photo, it’s a rather gorgeous pottery plaque by one of our favourite designers – Lisa Larson.