Free Movies!

25 Jul

I know that we hear it all the time, but Durban really does have the best winters, and what better way to enjoy it than to watch a movie on the beachfront! And a free movie nogal! If you were wondering what to do with your weekend, then why not head on down to the Bay of Plenty to catch one of the films showing as part of the Durban International Film Festival. Go to the DIFF website to see a full line-up of what’s on offer this Friday and Saturday. Honestly, I can’t think of a cooler way to spend a weekend!

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JH Lynch Woodland Goddess – SOLD

25 Jul

JH Lynch 'Woodland Goddess'

JH Lynch ‘Woodland Goddess’

I was really lucky to get this JH Lynch print – artworks by Lynch seem to have risen in popularity in recent years, almost mirroring the success of vintage Tretchikoff prints. This print of Lynch’s 1960s Woodland Goddess is a bit worse for wear, but the damage isn’t terribly noticeable. There’s a water stain on the one foot, and the wooden frame is a bit worn on the corner, but overall I’d say that the print is in reasonably good condition. I was a bit concerned that I might have paid too steep a price for her (I knew that she’d sell for a lot so I bid high!), but when I came home and looked at what prints sell for online, I realised the price I paid was justified – an original print of Woodland Goddess can sell for as much as $350 (that’s R3500!), and regularly sell for around the R1500 mark – crazy isn’t it?!

Dimensions: 87cm tall x 65cm wide x 2.5cm deep

Price: R590

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Pair of Large Goblet Vases – SOLD

25 Jul

Pair of large stem vases

Pair of large stem vases

How handsome are these vintage goblet vases? They’re not quite as large as the over-sized vase that we had on a few week’s back, but they’re not far off either! The smaller vase has a twisted stem, but otherwise they’re very similar in design and colour and would look great displayed together, although they’re large enough to stand on their own, without looking sparse.

A fantastic pair of vintage goblet vases in absolutely mint condition.

Dimensions: Large vase – 30cm tall x 18cm in diameter (at its widest);  Medium vase – 25cm tall x 15cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: Large vase – R200; Medium vase – R140

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Vintage Cutlery Set – SOLD

25 Jul

Vintage fish cutlery set

Vintage fish cutlery set

For years I took no notice of vintage cutlery, viewing it more in the realm of my parent’s generation, but lately I’ve developed a serious appreciation for these beautiful cutlery sets, and they really are quite beautiful! This set has seen some serious use over the years – the silver plating is quite scratched – but the engraving on the knives and forks is so delicate and the bakelite handles, which are in pretty good nick, are lovely to hold!

A wonderful set of fish knives and forks – a great gift for a deserving pescetarian!

Dimensions: Knives – 20.5cm long;  Forks – 17.5cm long

Price: R180

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Vintage China Espresso Cups – SOLD

25 Jul

Set of 6 china espresso cups & saucers

Set of 6 china espresso cups & saucers

These little china espresso cups and saucers were the pride and joy of the little old lady they used to belong to, and sat safely behind glass in a display cabinet, which is why they’re in such good nick! I have to say though, despite being quite delicate I don’t think that they’re super high quality – the floral pattern is printed onto the china, which gives the cups and saucers a bit of a rough texture, but they’re still very sweet! I like the fact that the pattern is so over the top, and that gold detail just adds to the kitsch factor!

A delightful demitasse set in great condition.

Dimensions: Cups – 5.5cm tall x 5cm in diameter; Saucers – 11cm in diameter

Price: R140 for the set

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Enamel Lockers – SOLD

24 Jul

Pair of enamel lockers

Pair of enamel lockers

I can’t remember the last time I saw a set of enamel lockers! I bought this pair from some friends of mine who were sadly leaving Durbs – they used them as extra storage in their lounge-cum-TV room – with a little boy in the house they were the perfect place to stash unsightly toys when visitors popped round! But you can use them for anything really – depending on your decor they could potentially work really well as bedroom cupboards, but I suppose aesthetically they might be better suited to a kitchen or bathroom – just think how organised your towels and toiletries would be with all that space!

A great looking pair that will provide loads of vertical storage.

Note: The enamel is quite scratched in places, and the metal surround on the one lock is damaged.

Dimensions: 193.5cm tall x 45.5cm wide x 43cm deep

Price: R950 each

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