Last week’s quirky item was a vintage miniature organ – this week we’re going even smaller in scale, with this even more miniature woven garden furniture.
They’re very 1950s – and very sweet too. The set comprises of a table & four chairs, a bench and two armchairs. To give you some idea of size, each chair stands 9cm or 3½ inches tall.
We like the lemon yellow and crisp white colourway – and the detail is fabulous. It’s so pretty – we’d happily use it in our own garden if we were 6 inches tall ourselves!
Anyone out there with dolls or a dolls house that need garden furniture – or would just like them as a decorative piece in their own right, just drop us a line. There’ll be no expensive furniture removal costs! The eight piece set is priced at £35.00.
We bought a small box of vintage learning games last week – and amongst them was this gorgeous traffic puzzle that we just had to share.
It was made by Galt Toys in the 1960s, a company that produced some of our absolute favourite toys from this era. The colours & graphics are wonderful.
You can remove some of the vehicle pieces to see what’s going on inside – the contents of the delivery van, the caravan’s interior or the passengers on the coach!
It’s very charming – one of those finds that will be hard to part with!
We picked up these gorgeous Meccano models at auction recently – a lorry, a bus and a plane.
They’re very charming – a little play worn and full of character.
They’re pretty big actually – the largest measures 60 centimetres in length. They look great on a shelf – adding a playful, vintage industrial touch – to either a kid’s or grown-up’s room!
The lorry and aeroplane will be available on our website soon; the bus has found a free parking space in our lounge!
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When I saw these little vintage Playmobil figures I was immediately whisked back to being five years old. I would have been thrilled to wake up on Christmas morning and to have unwrapped this hoard! I only had a couple of figures a nurse, a construction worker, a little car I think – but I spent HOURS making up little stories and scenarios. Imagine how long this lot would keep you occupied for! The set is being sold in aid of Action 21.
Who’s for a game of Cowboys & Indians… and, er Crusaders?
*Action 21 promotes sustainable living to people in Warwickshire through positive practical action. Our activities centre on re-use, food, transport, energy and education and we are supported by a thriving volunteer programme.
1. Sirch sledge | 2. Biscuiteers Christmas toys tin
3. gingerman USB stick | 4. decorative tin carousel
5. True Grace fig candle | 6. Forges de Laguiole ham knife & leather roll
This is the first of a new, month-long series of posts featuring a hand-picked assortment of Christmas goodies – for the home, for friends & family… and yourself!
We’re kicking off with the Conran Shop – one of our “must visit” shops on our all too infrequent trips down to London.
These were an interesting little buy last week.
A group of three vintage handmade toy houses.
They’re constructed of ply around a solid block of wood – then painted.
We’re not sure when they date from, although they obviously have a bit of age – 1940s/50s probably.
We love these naive toys and folk art.
Probably made by dad or grandad for a young child… very sweet!