Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Vintage fabrics for sale

There was a lot of interest in vintage fabrics at the last couple of North London Vintage Markets so I have sourced some more for the 4 June market. Here are some photos...

Set of four bright and colourful napkins, probably dating from the 1970s

Flowery turquoise tablecloth from the 1960s

Another tablecloth, this one with a repeated pattern of coffee pots and cups and saucers, dating from the 1950s

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Strange fish plate

I do like things with fishes on and couldn't resist this black and white ceramic fish plate at a recent flea market. It has no maker's mark underneath so I can't tell when or where it was made.

I think this might be one of the things I will be selling at next month's vintage market in Crouch End. Click on the flyer below right for details of the market..

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Rorstrand Pomona tray

I have recently acquired a lovely new addition to my Rorstrand collection. It's a large tray decorated with the Pomona pattern, designed by Marianne Westmann in 1956. I first saw one of these in a very expensive antique shop in Malmo and have coveted one ever since. It has now replaced the large Picknick tray that previously had top spot on the Ercol shelves.

Friday, 20 May 2011

New plant pots

I can't resist a nice vintage plant pot and here are photos of my latest acquisitions, both newly planted as well..

This one was made by Thanet pottery, I like the wax relief effect of the design, the leafy pattern also reminds me of the distinctive Orla Kiely stem print.

The other one is yet another Hornsea pottery planter, I hadn't seen this design before when I bought it, though it looks as though it might be from the Saffron range dating from the late 1960s. Just behind it is a Hornsea Studiocraft vase with a circle design, also dating from the 1960s.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Vintage luggage and hat boxes

Here are two nice vintage hat boxes which I have recently acquired. The top one has a very pretty design and is a good compact shape. Its already been snapped up by my friend Steph, aka Yellow Bird hats and I sure she will be putting it to very good use as storage for one of her beautiful hand made hats..

Here is another photo of vintage trunks and boxes in our flat. The big metal hat box on the top is our newest acquisition, snapped up in a charity shop at the weekend. Not sure what we are going to store in in yet, the big trunk at the bottom holds vinyl records.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Rye pottery planter

Here is a photo of a lovely Rye pottery planter which I bought at the Malvern flea fair last month. Its a deep cornflower blue colour with sgraffito style decoration. I think it dates from the 1950s. This is one I will be keeping for my own collection.

Just visible in the background is one of my other favourites, a large oblong plate made by Stavangerflint of Norway with a design by Inger Waage, from her 'opaque' range.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sanderson 1950s fabrics

I saw this fantastic display of re-issued 1950s textiles by Sanderson in the window of a shop in Highgate and had to take these photos - they are not great quality as it was quite a sunny day.


Here's a picture from the Sanderson website of a room setting using these fabrics. I love the curtain fabric featuring big vases, it reminds me of a Stig Linberg design which I have on cushions. This room layout also features a highly coveted Ercol day bed - just what I need to complete my Ercol collection, we might just need a bigger flat first..

Monday, 2 May 2011

North London Vintage Market - photos!

I had a another very successful day at the North London Vintage Market in April. Thanks to Matt and Corinna for helping out and to anyone who bought anything from me.

Here are some photos from the day. The lovely T G Green mixing bowl with the sage green interior was the first item to be snapped up..

This time I took an extra table so I had a bit more space to display fabric and other bits and pieces..

I am already excited about the next market which is on 4 June and have been busy sourcing more great items and rifling through my existing collection to see what to take with me. I have already found a Rye pottery vase, Norwegian tureens, a tiled cheese board, a couple of vintage table cloths, some quirky brooches and a lot of vintage buttons. More details and photos to follow over the next few weeks.