We couldn’t resist this radio at the local flea market.
Condition isn’t quite as mint as we like, but it’s such a classic design – and the imperfections are just honest wear & tear to the shiny front surface as opposed to drastic damage from being dropped or chewed by a dog! The radio is actually working fine and it still displays well. In fact, we’ve become quite attached to it sitting on our lounge shelves (where many items find a temporary home).
They were manufactured by a company called ISIS – who also made those lovely clocks in the shape of the word CLOCK.
We’re not short of radios in the house, so having shared a wonderful few weeks together, we’re saying goodbye. It’s part of today’s additions to our antiques centre space. We divide our stock between the virtual world and the real world- so pop into the centre if you’re ever near Todmorden. You’ll find lots of similar vintage loveliness!
A surprisingly versatile colour for use in home décor. It goes well with black or white, silver or gold – brown, cream, blue or green (but it’s probably best to leave the latter one just for Christmastime!)
…a collection of twenty five of their favourite homes featured in issues of the magazine over recent years.
There are vintage inspired homes in a variety of styles from rustic country to mid century modern.
The overriding factors for inclusion were that homes were ‘curated and had evolved over time’, and that, ‘owners have a love and appreciation of beautiful design and objects from every era’.
The ‘magazine cum book’ is broken down into five broad chapters – 20th century style, country chic, English eclectic, French decorative and vintage crafty.
Each chapter has homes that encompass the style with a ‘Get the look’ page to conclude.
The editorial team gives an overview of the homes – and the owners provide back story, highlight favourite aspects and so on.
It’s crammed full of gorgeous photographs to inspire and trigger ideas, whether it be decorating schemes or pieces to look out for at markets or vintage fairs.
It’s hard to pick favourites with such a wonderful collection of homes. We love the look of clean, sleek modern spaces – but always gravitate towards the characterful vintage country looking homes with exposed stone & wood as our true love – especially in autumn & winter when curtains are drawn, a real fire is lit and candles twinkle.
We fill our own spaces with a mix of traditional antiques, industrial and mid century modern design…
…the kind of eclectic mix much in evidence in this selection of homes.
So it’s really interesting to see other peoples vintage finds and how they’ve incorporated them into their houses.
There are over 120 pages to peruse so it should satisfy your vintage cravings for a while!
The publication is currently only available through the Homes & Antiques website.
[Many thanks to Homes & Antiques magazine for the review copy]
It looks very much like the Lumitron light designed by Robert Welch. It’s currently for sale on eBay for Charity by Isabel Hospice* whose items we’ve featured a fair few times here. It’s a ‘buy it now’ item priced at £100. It’s not cheap, but there are currently 25 people who have saved it to their watched items.
*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.
Adelle recently entered an Instagram competition hosted by Notonthehighstreet. People were invited to post a #shelfie – an image of a shelf in their house. The prize was a Kanteen table from Salvation Furniture.
The table is made from lime-washed, reclaimed wooden boards with a metal frame beneath. We like the character of the wood – and the rustic, vintage industrial look. It makes a great dining table and we were tempted to leave it in our kitchen diner, but we already have a nice baker’s table that acts as our food preparation & eating area. Fortunately, the table is also perfect as an office desk or craft station so it will put to good use upstairs.