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Category Archives: Shopping

WHAT’S NEW: Antique mirror

WHAT IS IT? A bevelled edge antique mirror. I have no idea what decade it’s from because it was a gift (see below) but if I had to guess I’d … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

LATEST CRUSH: Colour drip wine glasses

Take a quick look at this picture… what do you see? Now, if you’re anything like me then right now you’re going “Yes, yes, floral crockery, sideboard, very ‘country kitchen’… … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Dunelm Mill’s ‘Retro Collection’

I don’t normally approve of reproduction vintage. Sure, it’s clean, it’s shiny, it’s considerably less likely to be musty and/or moth-eaten. The various parts are almost certainly present and intact … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Inaluxe prints

Isn’t it great when you spot something – a design, a store, a look – you like and then discover the people behind it are also really cool? That happened … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gas man turned antiques dealer… just a regular Sunday afternoon with my dad.

After more than 40 years in the gas industry, my dad has decided to try his hand at antiques dealing. As you do. But hey, the recession is tough, business … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Ikea! You don’t look a day older (no, really).

This October is Ikea‘s 25th anniversary in the UK. And my how they’ve gro… wait, no, that’s not right. You see, I just got sent a picture of their very … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Orla Kiely wallpaper

Orla Kiely’s retro prints are surely the perfect case study for a simple idea done well. They’re instantly recognisable, popular without being ubiquitous (yes, Cath Kidston I’m talking to YOU) and the … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S NEW: 1950s bookcase

WHAT IS IT? A 1950s dark oak bookcase with four sliding glass doors. WHAT’S IT FOR? The bedroom. I’m going to re-paint it and decorate it to fit with our … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

LATEST CRUSH: Creepy crawly jars

I first spotted these at Dwell’s A/W press show in July and thought they were fabulously gothic and grotesque. They look like something you’d find in Victor Wynd’s Little Shop … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S NEW: Antique poison bottles

WHAT IS IT? Old glass poison bottles from the  late 19th-early 20th century. They come in various colours, most commonly cobalt blue and green. The ‘signature style’ has ribbed edges … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment