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Forthcoming Attractions: Late August 2012

Saturday, August 25th, 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.

Forthcoming Attractions: Early January 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012

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collection of midcentury modern and vintage items including West German pottery, orange cased glass vase, orange desk lamp, teak lamp base with fibreglass shade and teak drinks trolley

We bought these items this week – most of them from one local contact actually. It’s quite a mid century modern collection!

collection of midcentury modern and vintage items including West German pottery vase, Dumler and Breiden bowl, orange cased glass vase, orange desk lamp, teak lamp base with fibreglass shade, Scandinavian teak mirror, atomic coat rack, stacking Tupperware containers, stainless steel vases and snack tray and teak drinks trolley

Two lovely bits of German pottery for starters – they’re both by Dumler & Breiden. We love the colour contrast and striking repeat pattern of the bowl. The vase has a very distinctive form similar to another piece we’ve got. The combination of thick, textured glaze to the sides and smooth vibrant orange glaze highlighting the holes & vase rim is very effective. We’re trying to be quite strict with ourselves these days, but that’s probably a keeper!

vintage Fat Lava West German vase with double holes produced by Dumler & Breiden

And yet more flashes of orange with the desk lamp & cased glass vase. The lamp, dating from the 60s/70s, is adjustable and has a label for  ‘1001 Lamps Ltd’ of London. The vase is unmarked, but dates from the same period.

vintage teak lamp base with fibreglass shade

There’s another nice table lamp in view, this one being teak with a fibreglass shade. The base looks very Danish.

collection of midcentury modern and vintage items including Scandinavian teak mirror, atomic coat rack, stacking Tupperware containers, stainless steel vases and snack tray and teak drinks trolley

And, staying with the Scandinavian theme, we have some interesting stainless steel pieces. The snack tray is Danish and quite an unusual shape; the pair of matching vases were made in Sweden. There’s some lovely Tupperware spice pots too – both colourful & practical.

…and then there’s the classic 1950s atomic zig-zag coat rack. We’ve had lots of these and grab them whenever we see them – they’re always really popular with our customers.

vintage 1950s teak drinks trolley

And last but not least, the teak drinks trolley that the items are sitting on.

vintage 1950s teak drinks trolley

This is a lovely piece of furniture dating from the 1960s. It has the ‘Remploy’ label to the base.

detail of the bottom of a vintage 1950s teak drinks trolley

It’s got a great look, it’s useful and is in excellent condition. Did we say we were trying to be strict with ourselves?!