Vintage Crocheted Blanket – SOLD

21 Nov

Vintage crocheted blanket

Vintage crocheted blanket

This is possibly one of the most lovely crocheted blankets that I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen some pretty fantastic blankets over the years! Not only did the lady who made this have a great eye for colour, but she was a master craftsman with a very neat stitch and excellent taste in wool – after all these years the blanket is still nice and soft! Some of the wool has gone a bit fluffy from use (but not crazy fluffy!), and at some point the blanket must have developed a hole or two because somebody’s done a pretty shoddy patch job in a few spots, but luckily it’s large enough that you don’t really notice the wear.

An excellent quality crocheted blanket that would look wonderful on the end of a queen-sized bed.

Dimensions: 240cm long x 170cm wide

Price: R420

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Vintage Enamel Basin

21 Nov

Vintage enamel basin

Vintage enamel basin

This isn’t the most exciting of enamel basins, and it’s definitely been through the mill, but it’s a nice solid piece of enamelware – much heavier than a lot of the enamel basins that I’ve sold. I also really like the blue rim – it’s a great shade of blue, and makes it stand out against the black and white versions that are so much more common.

An interesting, albeit somewhat plain enamel basin that would work well in a large bathroom – fill it with spare loo rolls, or a beautifully lush plant and you’ll have a great feature piece.

Dimensions: 40cm in diameter x 9cm deep

Price: R120

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Small Vintage Kitchen Jars – SOLD

21 Nov

Collection of small vintage kitchen jars

Collection of small vintage kitchen jars

I’m not often tempted to hold onto things, but when it comes to blue glass jars it’s a completely different story – whoever buys this blue Atlas jar might well have to wrestle me for it! Of course I’m joking (well, kind of), but it really is something quite special, and not a jar that you come across that often. Even the small Ball and Consol jars are fairly rare. I love the full sized jars, but these smaller versions are somehow a bit more special – and surprisingly handy! You can use them to store everything from rubber bands (I have a collection of these jars that I use for all my stationery) to sugar for your tea or chia seeds for your muesli!

Note: The Atlas jar has lost its original lid and now has a Ball jar lid.

Dimensions: Each jar measures approx. 10cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Prices:

  • Consol jar – R85;
  • Atlas jar – R130;
  • Balll jar – R95

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Bone China Teacups – SOLD

21 Nov

Colclough China teacups

Colclough China teacups

Colclough China was founded in 1890, and continued production right through to the 1990s, after being bought out by the Royal Doulton Group  in the early 1970s. They were the first company to market fine bone china by the piece, meaning that you didn’t need to wait until you could afford the full dinner service. I like to think that’s why there are only four cups in this set, but I think it’s more likely that the missing pieces were damaged or lost over the years. But I’m happy with the pieces that I found – they’re so pretty and for the most part, in pretty good nick!

Dimensions: Each cup measures 7cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter (at their widest)

Price: R120 for set of four cups

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Corning Ware Loaf Pan – SOLD

20 Nov

Corning Ware loaf pan

Corning Ware loaf pan

I can’t remember ever seeing a Corning Ware ‘loaf pan’ before, although I’m sure I must have! I presume the dish was designed to produce bread, although I see quite a few sites make reference to it being used for meatloaf, so I suppose you could use it to bake all sorts of ‘loaves’. There are some fine scratches to the corners of the dish, but on the whole it’s a clean piece of ovenware, that will look great sitting on your kitchen table with a piping hot loaf of bread in it!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 13.5cm wide x 8.5cm deep

Price: R150

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Retro Enamel Pot – SOLD

20 Nov

Retro enamel pot

Retro enamel pot

I’m really surprised that there’s no maker’s mark on the base of this enamel pot – it’s a really great quality pot, whoever made it should have been proud – at least proud enough to stamp it as one of their own!

The enamel is much heavier than most enamelware that you come across, and the wooden handle is beautifully attached to the pot via that unusual triangular support – everything has been well thought through. There’s even a spout of sorts on the inside of the pot for easy pouring, and aside from looking good, the wooden handle will ensure that you don’t burn your fingers when you’re taking the pot off the stove.

A very well made pot (possiby Scandi?), that I would think dates to sometime around the 1960s.

Dimensions: 12cm deep x 20cm in diameter 29

Price: R290

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