Cocktail Tray and Brandy Snifters – SOLD

23 Sep

Glass cocktail tray & brandy snifters

Glass cocktail tray & brandy snifters

This is probably one of the most stylish cocktail trays that I’ve ever come across! I can’t say for certain how old it is, although personally I think it’s go a fair bit of age to it, but what what I can attest to is the quality of the tray, which is just fantastic! Sadly the black glass is quite scratched – although once it’s covered in a few bottles of your favourite tipple you’re not likely to notice the wear – but the rest of the tray is in great nick! The metal is nice and shiny, and just one look at the way that those handles are turned shows what a classy piece this is. In case you can’t tell, I really do love it!!

And how great do those pearlescent brandy snifters look sitting on that tray! It was like they were made for each other! There are one or two very slight manufacturing defects in the glass, but on the whole these glasses are in excellent condition! And if you’re not going to buy the tray to go with them, they would look just as striking sitting in a display cabinet. My brother-in-law has a great collection of vintage cocktail glasses in a drinks cabinet and they look very cool indeed!

P.S. Can you spot the ‘Kirsty & Justin’ on the wine label? Part of a very sweet wedding gift from some very sweet friends! Lovely idea…..

Dimensions: Tray – 33cm in diameter x 6.5cm tall (incl. handles); Glasses – 12cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: Tray – R180; Glasses – R120 for the set of four

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1960s Portmeirion Casserole Dishes – SOLD

23 Sep

Pair of Portmeirion Totem casserole dishes

Pair of Portmeirion Totem casserole dishes

These are a very special pair of casserole dishes! I nearly didn’t see them because my eye is trained to pick up bright shiny things (I like me a bit of colour in the kitchen), but when my eyes finally did land on this pair of Portmeirion casserole dishes they lit up like Guy Fawkes night! Totem was designed in 1963 by the founder of Portmeirion, Susan Williams-Ellis, and with its bold, abstract pattern of embossed spirals and stars it proved a huge success! Portmeirion as a name is fairly collectible, but Totem is definitely one of the more sought after patterns. Personally I’m not a massive fan of a lot of Portmeirion pottery, but Totem is up there with my favourite ceramic designs of all time – I think it’s absolutely bloody fantastic! And aside from some very minor marks, both of these dishes are in excellent condition, which is really what you want – with collectibles condition is generally very important.

A timeless pair of 1960s casserole dishes from a very respected name in pottery.

Dimensions: Each dish measures 18.5cm in diameter x 12cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R230 each

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Pair of Arabia Finland Ashtrays – SOLD

23 Sep

Pair of Arabia Finland ashtrays

Pair of Arabia Finland ashtrays

This pair of Arabia Finland ashtrays are quite plain, although they have a nice simple style to them. What’s great about them though is that they’re in their original packaging. The plastic covers are a bit tired looking, but at least they’ve kept the ashtrays inside in mint condition – the one even has it’s original Arabia sticker!

Dimensions: Each ashtray measures 3cm tall x 8cm in diameter

Price: R65 each

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Shell Pocket Vase

23 Sep

Shell pocket vase

Shell pocket vase

I can’t quite make it out, but I think that the maker’s mark on the back of this shell pocket vase reads ‘Sylvac‘, so it’s from a fairly reputable name. It’s not the largest wall vase, but it’s in excellent condition and has the most lovely shape to it! I can see this vase on a courtyard wall, as part of a larger collection of wall vases. Years ago I put my first wall vase up in my courtyard with the hope of adding more, but I keep selling the darn things!

Dimensions: 16cm tall x 16.5cm wide x 5m deep

Price: R140

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Palette Coffee Table – SOLD

22 Sep

Palette shaped coffee table

Palette shaped coffee table

I was very lucky to find this palette-shaped coffee table completely restored – what a bonus! And the person who did the restoration did a very nice job of it! I like the plain black and white palette (ha ha!) – I’m not sure if that’s the original colour scheme or not, but it works well! The white circles seem to be made of a resin of sorts so I’d guess that those haven’t been changed, but the black table top may have once been a natural wood colour, I’m not sure. But as I say, it looks great, and isn’t a piece of furniture that you come across every day! I wish it was! It’s also a decent size – it’s not massive, but it’s definitely large enough to act as a proper coffee table (as opposed to a side table).

An uber cool piece of ’50s furniture that needs a suitably cool home to do it justice!

Dimensions: 89.5cm long x 59.5cm wide x 34cm tall

Price: R890

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Pineware Swivel Toaster – SOLD

22 Sep

Swivel Pineware toaster

Swivel Pineware toaster

I think most people will agree that these vintage swivel toasters are pretty darn cool! They’re just so great to look at and who doesn’t have fun swiveling their toast from side to side! They do require a bit more effort than your modern toasters though as you need to flip your bread half-way through – although I tend to do that anyway as I’ve never found a toaster that gives a perfectly even toast! The slots are also a bit on the small side so won’t take all sizes of bread (although I suppose you could always cheat and trim your crusts!). On the plus side though, you can toast four pieces of bread at a time (a bonus if you’ve got hungry kiddiwinks waiting on you), and it’s way better looking than any modern toaster that you can buy today – I guarantee it!

P.S.: The fabric cord is a bit dirty looking – there’s nothing wrong with it, but if you’re fussy you can always replace it with a plain black cord.

Dimensions: 25cm tall x 20cm in diameter

Price: R250

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