Over-sized Johnson Bros Jugs – SOLD

30 Jul

Over-sized Johnson Bros jugs

Over-sized Johnson Bros jugs

I paid a king’s ransom for these over-sized Johnson Bros jugs, but being much bigger than your standard milk jug, they’re quite unusual – and super-attractive! I love the blue glaze, and those up-turned spouts and voluptuous bodies are just delightful! Plus they seem to be in great condition, with only very minor signs of wear. Going on their sizes I’d say that they were were probably intended for custard or gravy – they just seem too large for milk, but I suppose if you’re hosting a serious tea party they could also come in handy!

Dimensions: Large jug – 17cm tall x 12cm wide x 19cm ‘long’ (handle to spout); Medium jug – 15cm tall x 11cm wide x 17cm ‘long’ (handle to spout)

Price: Large jug – R150; Medium jug – R120

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Metal Kitchen Canisters – SOLD

30 Jul

Vintage metal kitchen canisters

Vintage metal kitchen canisters

These metal kitchen canisters are a bit worse for wear – the middle canister in particular is quite worn looking with the paintwork on the lid quite scratched, and the paper label missing. But I’m yet to find a set of these vintage canisters in mint condition, so it’s to be expected. In fact, it may be hard to believe, but I think they’re probably in better nick than a lot of the tins that I see, which is why I don’t buy many vintage tins! But this set, with its lime green stripes, was just too tempting! Plus the lids fit nice and tightly so they’re probably also practical – they should do a good job of keeping your dry goods nice and fresh!

Dimensions: Large tin – 25cm tall x 18cm in diameter; Medium tin – 22cm tall x 16cm in diameter; Small tin – 18cm tall x 14cm in diameter

Price: R160 for the set

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Ever-Hot Style Teapot – SOLD

30 Jul

Ever-hot style teapot

Ever-hot style teapot

I’m always very happy when I find one of these Ever-hot style teapots! Not only are they lovely to look at (they really are!), but they also make sense – even in Durbs a pot of tea cools really quickly in winter, and as a tea drinker I’m most upset when the cup of tea that I’m paying good money for is lukewarm! Honestly, what happened to good old tea-cosys! I understand why people might not want want to use the old knitted types (although they can be very sweet), but why wouldn’t you want to use something as beautiful as this! And while the felt lining might be a little worn, it’s not doing that badly considering it’s probably in the region of 60 years old!

Dimensions: 18cm tall x 16cm in diameter

Price: R150

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Pair of Enamel Bowls – SOLD

30 Jul

Pair of enamel bowls

Pair of enamel bowls

How sweet are these enamel bowls? I’ve never seen this pattern before, and I think it’s quite darling! Both of the bowls are in good nick, with very few signs of wear, and seem to be fairly decent quality enamelware. They’d make great serving bowls for pasta or salad. A really sweet pair!

Dimensions: Each bowl measures 8cm tall x 20cm in diameter

Price: R80 each/R140 for the pair

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Mikasa Dinner Service – SOLD

29 Jul

Mikasa dinner service

Mikasa dinner service

The photos that I took do no justice to this 1970s Japanese Mikasa dinner service. I know that it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but personally I think it’s super stylish – just look at the angle of those bowls – they’re 40 years old, but they look like they could have been designed yesterday! And in addition to being a great looking set (I really do love it!), it’s also a really good quality dinner service that won’t chip or scratch easily, so they’ll be a great investment, lasting you for years to come – more than you can say for most of the crockery that you can buy today!

Dimensions: Dinner plates – 26.5cm in diameter; Side plates – 19.5cm in diameter; Small bowls – 13.5cm in diameter x 4cm deep; Large bowls – 17cm in diameter x 4.5cm deep; Serving bowl – 21.5cm in diameter x 6.5cm deep

Price: R360 for the 17 piece set (four dinner plates, side plates, small bowls, large bowls and one serving bowl)

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Retro Gooseneck Lamp – SOLD

29 Jul

Retro gooseneck lamp

Retro gooseneck lamp

This is the first copper gooseneck lamp that I’ve come across. The metal isn’t solid copper, but rather is coated in a copper of sorts, which gives the affect of copper. Unfortunately over the years the metal has corroded somewhat, and there’s a bit of wear to the base of the lamp, as well as the inside shade (not visible in the photos), but I suppose that’s to be expected. I love the unusual colour, and that combined with that great retro shape, make for a very attractive desk lamp!

Note: The gooseneck arm seems to have a bias to the left (i.e. it seems to lean more one way than the other)

Dimensions: 12.5cm in diameter (across base) x 38cm tall (when fully extended)

Price: R150

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