Looking at previous blogs, you may have realised i collect lots of different things! This is my collection of 1970s frilled umbrellas. I recently found another pink one, so it is now available on the website and comes in great condition, with it's co-ordinating pink lucite handle. Two other patterns ones have also landed, and are both available. Just remember, next time the weather is grey, make sure you're not!
I have far too many collections, but i can never resist the designs of Lena and Al Eklund. In fact anything from Laurids Lonborg, with the bright bold, colours and simple designs, i am parting with this group of 4 coasters, which is hard! but keeping the orange daisy, which came from our beach hut when i was little and the heart design, which i am lucky enough to have a set of 6 of. This could be a good opportunity to start your own, or add to an existing collection.
I have noticed the shops are full of fruit printed items, especially strawberries? Possibly because spring has sprung, and they are such cheery little berries? I for one have embraced it fully! Having already had my gorgeous Strawberry shoes for a while (courtesy of the amazing Love from Hetty and Dave) and a recent buying spree at Tiger added to the pile. I also have a few pieces for sale on the website, like the fantastic strawberry shaped ice bucket and a single strawberry printed glass
The unique lamp has a cased orange glass base, and hand made shade (using vintage fabric) Maybe just the feature item your room may have been craving.
The large eggy yellow piece next to it is reserved, as is the orange lion lamps, but i am happy to look out for similar if required (both have been customised by myself). If you love a bit of Roooaaar retro, why not give this little Chandy lion a home? bright orange and yellow plastic, which goes nicely with the round cushion to his right, and the flower power tray behind
I have just added some fantastic, brightly coloured plastic containers to the website. This photo shows a mix of my own and the ones available. Made by Crayonne for Habitat in the 1970s, or Kartell at the same time. They are sturdy and stylish, the perfect combination
I am finally letting some of my own 1950s fabric go. I have had some of these for many years, but leaving them in a drawer seems criminal, as they need to be seen. Will be adding them to the website shortly
A fantastic, fun vintage fabric design by Frieda clowes. The unusual turquoise colourway is cotton, whilst the rich, eggy yellow is textured barkcloth. Both on the website now If you like the simple, bold print, maybe you'll also like another design by Clowes- Pop parade
My biggest collection is probably the vintage glass i have all over our house.
I have collected glass for many years, and believe my love came from my grandmas house, where i remember glass shelves full of colour.
I am drawn to the vivid colours and shapes, especially Italian and Scandinavian, and mostly cased (white interior which gives it a stronger colour) Yellow seems to be the hardest pure colour to find, and am still looking for that elusive, large scale piece for my own collection. Along the way i do part with some pieces, so it is worth either checking the website, or contacting me about specific colours