Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Cutting Edge!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Collection of boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

Anyone out there after some cutting-edge cutlery?

Collection of boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

We’ve just picked up five boxes of classic mid century modern flatware.

Collection of boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

There are six each of main course knives & forks, starter knives & forks – and spoons. That should cover lots of menu options!

Collection of boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

They’re stainless steel with teak handles.

Collection of boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

 We love the handle shape and grain of the wood.

Vintage Mills Moore cutlery mark
It was produced in the 1960s by Mills Moore of Sheffield – the steel city and home to some great cutlery makers. Other names that spring to mind include Viners, Mappin & Webb, Joseph Rodgers, Sanderson and Wolstenholm.

Design Centre logo on boxed vintage Mills Moore cutlery

It’s a wonderful design in terms of both material & form – and was selected by The Design Centre – always a good sign when collecting pieces from the era. The boxes are tatty, but the contents are in good condition. We’ll try and get them into our web shop this week – alternatively, drop us a line if you’re keen to fill that cutlery drawer!

Charity Vintage: Guzzini picnic set

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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Orange vintage Guzzini picnic set for sale on eBay for Charity by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust(ends 12 Apr, 2015 18:42:32 BST)

This Guzzini picnic set (or Pic Boll to give it its proper name) epitomises the 1970s! It’s orange, it’s moulded plastic and it’s a perfect space-saving bit of design. It was designed in 1977 by Carlo Viglino, here’s a great vintage ad from the time. This example is for sale by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust* with a starting bid of £9.99. They generally sell for between £20 & £30.

*The mission of Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust is to provide the means by which the communities in Wales Parish can play an active part in the regeneration of their neighbourhoods so as to improve facilities, increase opportunities and enhance the quality of life of all residents.

Habitat kitchen cards

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards

We bought a batch of 1960s & 70s posters at auction recently. Amongst them was this little gem – well, big gem really! :-)

kitchen cards by Juliet Glynn Smith

It’s a whole set of vintage kitchen cards designed by Juliet Glynn Smith for Habitat. She illustrated their very first catalogue in 1966.

Rear of vintage uncut kitchen cards

They were produced on a big sheet, but as you can see from the back, it looks like they were intended to be cut with a guillotine… then used as individual cards. We wonder how many survive as postcards – and how many still exist as one big sheet. We can’t find any other examples online at all, so we guess not many. Well worth sharing with our readers we thought!

'Feeding swine' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Hawking' vintage Habitat kitchen card

'Bow and arrow' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Gathering herbs' vintage Habitat kitchen card

The colours & illustrations are absolutely stunning – part medieval, part 1960s!

Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards

The full sheet measures 90cm x 60cm so makes an impressive display… here it is in all its glory!

Etsy List: On the map

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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'On the map' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Maps have been around for millennia and will continue to be so – sat-navs will never wipe them out!

Antique and vintage maps are so interesting; the way borders flux & change and entire countries come & go. History and geography were two of my favourite subjects at school and that’s just what maps are all about.

We’ve curated this list to share some beautiful old maps and to show some great ways they’ve been upcycled; origami fairy lights to decoupaged picnic sets. We’ve included some brand new maps as well; laser-cut table lamps, educational wall murals for children and even a door mat!

On the map
Curated by H is for Home

Charity Vintage: 1950s wicker chairs

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

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pair of vintage 1950s wicker chairs for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

We love this pair of beauties! Beautiful, sculptural, minimal. We have a soft spot for vintage wicker homewares and have bought & sold a fair number of wicker chairs, footstools, baskets, sewing boxes etc in our time. Wicker may seem like something of a ‘country house’ material, but it also looks at home in a modernist city pad.

These wicker chairs are currently for sale by & in support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices*. The starting bid is £50 but you can also buy them now for £150. They’re buyer to collect from Thetford in Norfolk.

*East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.



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