Italian Moka Pot – SOLD

30 Jul

Alpu Puppieni moka pot

Alpu Puppieni moka pot

I bought this Alpu Puppieni moka pot from the same person as that unusual coffee pot that we featured yesterday – either this lady was a big fan of coffee or else she didn’t touch the stuff! The coffee pots are really good quality, but have barely been used – not that I’m complaining – it’s great to see items in such good condition!

A quality moka pot at a fraction of the cost that you would pay for it in the store.

Dimensions: 18cm tall x 11cm in diameter

Price: R260

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Yellow Boat Vase – SOLD

30 Jul

Yellow boat vase

Yellow boat vase

This boat vase isn’t quite as special as the Lucia version that we sold last week, but it’s still quite lovely – just the fact that it’s yellow does it for me! The glaze has some speckles in that that I think probably weren’t intentional, and there’s a very minor hairline crack along the line side, but none of that’s too noticeable – what you notice is the bright yellow glaze!

A nice piece for some air plants or a juicy succulent. This vase will look lovely on display in your bedroom, bathroom or lounge!

Dimensions: 29cm long x 14cm wide x 9cm tall

Price: R110

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General Electric Kettle – SOLD

30 Jul

Vintage General Electric kettle

Vintage General Electric kettle

Have I told you how much I love kettles (I know I have!), but I seriously do L-O-V-E vintage kettles! They’re just so beautiful, especially compared to those awful plastic kettles you see nowadays (apologies to anyone who has one!). I’ll take a vintage kettle over a modern one any day, even when it has a few dings like this lovely General Electric version. Someone’s given it a good bash on the one side, and the cord’s also a bit tired looking, but it still works just fine, and even in this rather sorry state I think it’s rather special!

Note: We’ve cleaned the inside of the kettle with spirit of salts, so it’s free of limescale.

Dimensions: 22cm long x 18cm wide x 24cm tall

Price: R230

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Enamel Milk Boilers – SOLD

30 Jul

Pair of enamel milk boilers

Pair of enamel milk boilers

I don’t actually have a lot of enamelware in my kitchen, but I’m definitely a massive fan – I love the colours and the character of old enamelware, especially compared to the rather boring kitchenware that we see today (unless of course you’re prepared to spend lots of dosh, or settle for inferior quality). And these little enamel milk boilers are right up my street! They’re not a pair, but go really well together. The medium sized navy blue pot is Polish, so is good quality, as is the smaller blue-grey pot – there’s no maker’s mark on this little guy, but I can see that it’s relatively well made.

A delightful pair that will make boiling your milk that much more pleasurable an experience!

Dimensions: Medium boiler – 9cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter (23.5cm long incl. handle); Small boiler – 6.5cm tall x 6cm in diameter (15cm long incl. handle)

Price: Medium boiler – R110; Small boiler – R80

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Italian Moka Pot – SOLD

29 Jul

Inox moka pot

Inox moka pot

This has to be one of the best looking moka pots I’ve ever come across! Not only is it seriously handsome (I love that sandblasted green paintwork), but it’s also an excellent quality coffee pot in near mint condition! There are a few marks here and there, but looking at the condition of the seal, I’d say that this moka pot’s barely been used.

A fantastic piece for all the coffee connoisseurs out there, or anyone who has a love for great design.

P.S. I couldn’t find this exact moka pot for sale online, but as a rule good quality coffee pots fetch pretty high prices.

Dimensions: 20.5cm tall x 11cm in diameter

Price: R450

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Retro Copper Ice Bucket – SOLD

29 Jul

Small retro copper ice bucket

Small retro copper ice bucket

I just love this copper ice bucket!! Isn’t is so stylish? It’s made from solid copper and dates to sometime before 1979 – there was a ‘Made in Rhodesia’ sticker on the base which we’ve now removed – but my guess would actually be a fair bit earlier, sometime in the 1960s. There are a few marks here and there, but nothing major, and on the plus side the ice bucket has its original strainer, complete with star-shaped cut outs!

NB: This isn’t the largest ice bucket, so please pay attention to the dimensions below.

Dimensions: 17cm tall x 12cm in diameter

Price: R190

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