Large Cased Glass Vase – SOLD

3 Jul

Large cased glass vase

Large cased glass vase

It’s not often that I come across a piece of glass this size! When I spotted it from my car window I had to exercise all my self restraint not to run into the shop (it doesn’t help your bargaining power to appear too eager!). But it was definitely worth sprinting for! I love the fact that it’s so large, and I’ve always been attracted to cased glass – there’s something so clean about it. And in addition to be good looking (and fairly unusual) it’s also in mint condition! I don’t who made it, or when it was made, but I’d guess that it must be at least 50 years old, so it’s condition is pretty impressive!

A great vase for some delicious monster leaves or leave it as is and display it with a collection of retro glass.

Dimensions: 34cm tall x 14cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R350

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Demitasse Spoons

3 Jul

Vintage demitasse spoons

Vintage demitasse spoons

These vintage demitasse teaspoons have seen some serious use in their time, and they’ve got the battle scars to prove it! The plainer set with the olive green bean handles are particularly worse for wear with the silver plating quite tarnished. The set with the brighter green handles has faired a bit better, and in addition to the handles still being nice and bright, they also have those lovely shell shaped spoons! So pretty! But even though both sets are a little sad they’re still very special in my books – I just love these demitasse teaspoons, and to get sets with different coloured handles (instead of the usual black) is always pretty exciting!

Dimensions: Each teaspoons measures approx. 10cm long x 2cm at their widest

Prices: Bright green handles – R120 SOLD; Olive green handles – R80

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Retro Johnson Bros Coffee Pot

3 Jul

Retro Johnson Bros coffee pot

Retro Johnson Bros coffee pot

Some people might not see the attraction in a coffee pot that’s so simple, but personally I like the restraint the designer has shown with this Johnson Bros coffee pot. The shape of the coffee pot is interesting enough without having to plaster it in graphics (although I’d probably like that too!). I particularly like the design of the lid and the squareness of the handle – they make it immediately recognisable as a retro piece.

A good looking coffee pot in near mint condition.

Dimensions: 23cm tall x 10.5cm in diameter

Price: R130

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Retro Consol Tumblers – SOLD

3 Jul

Retro Consol tumblers

Retro Consol tumblers

I love the crazy retro pattern on these Consol tumblers! They’re not that different in design to the glasses that you can buy today, but the pattern makes them stand out, and the packaging gives a hint that they’re not that new – someone recently pointed out that you don’t really see Afrikaans printed on packaging anymore (or do you? I’m not entirely certain!. Regardless I’m fairly confident that they’re not modern, and even if they are they’re still pretty cool!

Dimensions: Each glass measures 11.5cm tall x 7cm in diameter

Price: R120 for the set

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Vintage Shot Glasses – SOLD

2 Jul

Vintage shot glasses

Vintage shot glasses

I’ve sold a few sets of these vintage shot glasses over the years, but I think that this is the cleanest set that I’ve come across! More often than not the gold trim is quite badly worn, but here it looks like it’s almost in perfect nick! And aren’t the colours just wonderful? So great to have the full set! I actually have two sets of these glasses for sale, but sadly the second set only has four glasses – although the glasses are in just as good a nick!

Dimensions: Each glass measures 6cm tall x 4.5cm in diameter

Price: R130 set of six/R90 set of four

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1960s Noritake Platter – SOLD

2 Jul

Noritake 'Blue Rhapsody' platter

Noritake ‘Blue Rhapsody’ platter

This ‘Blue Rhapsody’ Noritake platter matches the casserole dish that we sold earlier this week. It has the same great 1960s pattern, and as in the case of the casserole dish, is in mint condition!

A lovely piece of Noritake that I’m certain you’ll get plenty of use out of.

Dimensions: 36cm long x 24cm wide x 3cm tall

Price: R140

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