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Forthcoming Attractions: Late April 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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selection of vintage homewares soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop, eBay shop or Picture House Antiques pitch

We’ve got a varied selection of vintage homewares heading for the shop again this month.

child's blue Vulcan sewing machine and other children's games soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

There are some lovely children’s items. Various vintage games with beautifully illustrated boards & cards – and this gorgeous little Vulcan sewing machine which looks virtually unused. Of course they don’t have to be the preserve of the nursery or play room. We’ve got vintage children’s books & games dotted all over the house. Some of the artwork can be just superb.

vintage Denby Pottery "trees" lidded soup bowl soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Moving onto more grown-up matters and a bit of Denby Pottery – two of our favourite patterns as it happens. Namely “Arabesque”, designed by Gill Pemberton in the form of this gigantic coffee pot. Also an example of the very hard to find “Trees” pattern with this purple lidded soup bowl. The shape is also attributed to Gill Pemberton, but the fantastic psychedelic pattern with it’s candy striped ploughed fields & spotty sky is the work of Diana Woodcock Beckering. It was only produced for one year, hence its rarity.

vintage blue Cathrineholm Lotus kettle soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Another pottery pattern that we’ve always liked is “Fiesta” by Barker Bros, with its utensil & crockery outline design – very 1950s in feel and similar in style to the classic “Homemaker” range. It sits alongside the Cathrineholm kettle in this photo. Mid century modern fans will know that the designer was Grete Prytz Kittelson, but that’s only half the story. She was indeed responsible for the shape & colour – in fact she preferred to leave them plain, but the company decided to add the repeat “Lotus” leaf design. This was the work of Arne Clausen – he doesn’t always get the credit, so we like to give him a mention.

olive green vintage lidded saucepan soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

This enamel pan is unmarked and we’ve not tracked down a maker/designer as yet. It dates from the 1960s/70s and is a lovely deep olive green colour – the contrasting orange lid finial is a nice touch. It sits on some floral fabric from the same era. It’s a pair of curtains to be accurate – ready to hang as they are or perfect for up-cycling into all manner of vintage, crafty loveliness.

vintage industrial hang up work lamp soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

Next we have a bit of industrial chic which Justin is very much into at the moment. This work lamp was produced by a company called “Nettle” and dates to the 1940s or 50s. It’s got a great look with hard rubber casing and the sculptural wire cage to protect the bulb – and there’d be no need to worry about it reaching the desired location from your plug socket as the lead is about 30 feet long!!

view of the base of a vintage milk bottle soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop

You’ll notice a very sweet little vintage milk bottle next to the lamp – it even has its original paper lid asking for bottles to be returned. We think a group of vintage milk bottles looks lovely on a windowsill, the sunlight highlighting the different shapes & colours. They also look great with a few cut flowers in – anyone out there live in Cottenham?

selection of vintage homewares soon to be available on the H is for Home webshop, eBay shop or Picture House Antiques pitch

Last but not least is the side table that the items are all sitting on. The blonde wood looks like beech and the table has classic 1950s styling – the kidney-shaped top sitting above three splayed legs. We’ve actually got a pair of these which is very desirable. They’re just missing a penguin paperback, lamp and nice cup of tea!

Forthcoming Attractions: May 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

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new items at H is for Home, May 2011 including vintage Arabia plate, 1950s aluminium flour, sugar and cereal storage tins, T G Green pottery storage jars and green pottery fish plate

Here are some of our favourite recent purchases – picked up at auction & flea markets over the past couple of weeks.

new items at H is for Home, May 2011 including vintage child's sewing machine in original box, Hornsea pottery owl mug and aluminium measuring cup

Items range from a 19th century country Windsor chair to 1970s alarm clock. There’s some lovely pottery including a large Arabia plate and 1950s handpainted pieces by Glyn Colledge. Also a nice selection of vintage kitchenalia and the best child’s sewing machine we’ve ever come across! For a full listing see below.

selection of new vintage items 1n the H is for Home shop

  1. antique stickback Windsor chair
  2. Campden Pottery dish decorated with an incised cockerel figure
  3. child’s 1950s Vulcan sewing machine
  4. trio of 1970s T G Green tea, coffee & sugar containers
  5. aluminium measuring cup
  6. wooden perpetual desk calendar
  7. Hornsea Pottery owl mug
  8. large Arabia plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen
  9. hand painted Glyn Colledge/Langley Pottery vase
  10. lemon yellow alarm clock
  11. vintage 1950s Tala aluminium flour, sugar and cereal canisters
  12. striped pottery oil/vinegar pot
  13. handmade Eldfast Hoganas Keramik fish plate
  14. hand painted Glyn Colledge/Denby Pottery atomic pin dish
  15. atomic, wall mountable wire plant pot holder

We’re hoping to make this a regular post. It will enable us preview items about to hit the shop – and also share with you photos of goodies that might just take that bit longer to be prised away.