Charity Vintage: Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket

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Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket(ends 14 Jun, 2015 21:01:52 BST)

It’s summer, it’s festival season – Glasto kicks off in a couple of weeks. Perhaps you’re more of a Bestival, Latitude or even a Glyndbourne kind of person. Whichever tickles your fancy, this fine vintage Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket would be just perfect for popping your picnic accoutrements into.

It’s up for sale by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices* and is currently only £5.50 plus £6.99

Carry on glamping! 🙂

*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.



Charity Vintage: 1950s wicker chairs

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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.



Sew Vintage!

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vintage white painted wicker sewing box on legs with blue lid

We picked up this vintage sewing box at a market last week. It’s made of wicker with blue plastic lid and weave detailing. We neatened up the interior with some matching floral fabric from the same 1960s era.

interior of a  vintage white painted wicker sewing box on legs with blue lid

These boxes are perfect for sewers & crafters who love a bit of vintage – you’ll never waste hours looking for those elusive needles, threads or pins ever again!

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small vintage orange plastic sewing boxvintage wooden sewing box with three tiersvintage dandycord tabletop sewing box with floral lid

 

They always prove popular in our shop. The little montage above shows a few of the boxes that have recently passed through our hands or we currently have in stock.