Vintage Crocheted Blanket – SOLD

28 Nov

Vintage crocheted blanket

Vintage crocheted blanket

Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my marbles, this isn’t the same blanket that we had for sale last week! It was made by the same person and is obviously very similar in design – goodness knows how they had the patience to make two of them – but isn’t in quite as good a condition. Judging by the few stray dog hairs that we found (don’t worry, we’ve given it a good wash*) I think the little terrier in the house had a bit of a soft spot for this blankie – who wouldn’t! But that’s not the main issue – the real difference is in the quality of the wool that they used. Some of the wool on this blanket has gone quite fluffy, while the other blanket was nice and smooth – I suspect that that’s as result of a more cotton-rich (and expensive) wool being used for the first blanket. The colours also aren’t quite as strong, but its’ still a very cool blanket that would look great on a 3/4 (possibly double) bed – it fits the width of my queen bed, but isn’t quite long enough.

A very striking blanket that will add a pop of colour to your bedroom.

*Note: We have washed the blanket, but some of the dog hairs remain. I’m certain that they’ll come off over time as you use the blanket – unless you have your own pup, in which case it will only get worse!

Dimensions: 240cm long x 170cm wide

Price: R340

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Vintage Swiss Juice Press – SOLD

28 Nov

Swiss-made Lusi juicer

Swiss-made Lusi juicer

This vintage metal Lusi juice press is very simple in design, with a bit of a industrial look to it – something I always find very attractive! The bolts that hold the handle to the body of the press have been replaced, so the handle is ever so slightly loose, but I can’t see that affecting the performance of the juicer at all. I’ve never tried one of these juicers out before, so can’t say how well they work, but the design was produced by so many different manufacturers, that I would assume that it’s a successfully tried and tested method of juicing.

A very good looking, and surprisingly neat juice press, that will look fantastic sitting on your kitchen shelf.

NB: I think that this juicer would originally have had a strainer basket, which has gone awol, so I’m selling it for quite a bit less than I normally would. I”m sure that it will still work fine (you might just need to pick out a few pips from your juice!), but you’ll probably have to use larger pieces of fruit because of the gap at the bottom of the juicer that results from the missing strainer.

Dimensions: 25cm long x 9.5cm in diameter x 9.5cm tall

Price: R120

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Snackwich-Cum-Waffle Maker – SOLD

28 Nov

Pineware snackwich-cum-waffle maker

Pineware snackwich-cum-waffle maker

While it’s still very handsome, the outside of this Pineware snackwich-cum-waffle maker is quite tarnished. The metal has plenty of scratches, and the latches which secure the metal plates, are a bit grimy. But the inside of the snackwich machine, the bit that really counts when it comes to food, is in excellent condition! Whoever owned this previously must have been a bit OCD when it came to cleaning the plates, because they really are in great nick!

Dimensions: 12cm tall x 28cm wide x 20cm deep

Price: R150

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Vintage Thermos Flask – SOLD

28 Nov

Vintage Thermos flask

Vintage Thermos flask

I’m not quite sure what’s going on with what looks like something of a pirates theme on this vintage Thermos flask, but it’s kind of cool (and completely crazy!). On the plus side though, and it is a big plus, I’m pretty sure that the flask has never been used before. The lid of the flask (one of two lids, which double as cups) has yellowed with age, but I think that’s just from exposure as opposed to actual use. Everything else – the metal, the paintwork, the inside of the flask – is near immaculate!

A quirky, but great quality flask, that will add a bit of flair to your next picnic or garden party!

Dimensions: 29cm tall x 10.5cm in diameter

Price: R220

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Ever-Hot Coffee Pot and Milk Jug – SOLD

27 Nov

Ever-Hot coffee pot & milk jug

Ever-Hot coffee pot & milk jug

I ordinarily wouldn’t have bought this Ever-Hot coffee pot as its missing its felt lining and has a fair bit of stained crazing, but as nice as the tea cosy function of the felt is, it’s still a perfectly functional (and very attractive!) coffee pot without it! And it’s also an original Ever-Hot pot – most of the pots that we sell aren’t actually the Ever-Hot brand, even though they’re in the same style. The other pots are often just as nice, but there’s definitely something special about the Ever-Hot versions!

A rather beautiful, albeit somewhat incomplete set, that will look great on display in your kitchen or dining room.

Dimensions: Coffee pot – 12.5cm in diameter x 17cm tall; Milk jug – 10.5cm in diameter x 6.5cm tall

Price: R160 for the pair

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Vintage Enamel Tray – SOLD

27 Nov

Vintage enamel tray

Vintage enamel tray

This enamel tray has a few dings here and there, but that’s to be expected with older pieces of enamel, and fortunately the body of the tray is still nice and strong. Plus it’s pretty good quality enamelware, so you’re still going to get plenty of use out of it before it gives up the ghost!

Dimensions: 38cm long x 29.5cm wide x 3.5cm deep

Price: R120

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