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Category Archives: Vintage

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: 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

Colourful frames for vintage magazine ads

While on holiday in Nice last summer, I picked up these old 1920s-30s magazine adverts in the famous┬áCours Saleya market (Monday is antiques day FYI). They were between five and … Continue reading

November 4, 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

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

WHAT’S NEW: Antique poison bottles

WHAT IS IT? Old glass poison bottles from the ┬álate 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

WHAT’S NEW: Vintage G-plan cabinet

WHAT IS IT? A 1957 G-plan Librenza. WHAT’S IT FOR? The living room. And to help feed my vintage addiction. See below for what it looked like back in the … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment