A lovely selection of recently acquired, vintage homeware items here – not lacking in colour & vibrancy that’s for sure!
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.
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!
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.
And how about this fabulous flask to go inside. This one was produced by Vax and we just love its striped decoration.
We have put this little pair of 1950s Russian Lomonosov horse figurines up for sale on eBay – Modernist, cute or kitsch?
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!
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.
We bought these items this week – most of them from one local contact actually. It’s quite a mid century modern collection!
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!
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.
There’s another nice table lamp in view, this one being teak with a fibreglass shade. The base looks very Danish.
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.
And last but not least, the teak drinks trolley that the items are sitting on.
This is a lovely piece of furniture dating from the 1960s. It has the ‘Remploy’ label to the base.
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?!