Category Archives: Vintage bits and bobs

1950s Hors d’oeuvres Tray

The more I visit fleamarkets and goodwill stores, the more I realise that one could comfortably never buy another brand new piece of dishware or serving ware ever again. It’s all out there. And a lot of it has been … Continue reading

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Sunburst!

I have wanted a vintage sunburst mirror for years, and now that the trend for them has faded somewhat, I finally got lucky on ebay and snagged a wooden one in a heated bidding war for under 20 EUR. It … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner “Papa Bear” Armchair Reupholstery: Transformation Complete!

After a month away from home, our beloved armchair has finally returned from the upholsterer’s, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of its former self, or returning–fresher, tauter, and somehow younger-looking, like an aging trophy wife after a prolonged … Continue reading

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Ebay Score

One of the upsides to the gloomy darkness of the winter months is that it provides an excuse to collect pretty candle holders. In my opinion the Swedes really know how to rock a stylish votive, so as soon as … Continue reading

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Mid Century Modern Teak Shelving Unit

Here is the result of all that painting: our completed black feature wall as backdrop to the piece of furniture I was anxiously awaiting, my maternal grandparents’ original mid-century teak shelving unit, very much reminiscent of Poul Cadovius designs from … Continue reading

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Nagel Candleholders Collection Starter

I came home with an amazing ZERO on the pottery front yesterday, but I finally managed to pick up a reasonably priced set of four 60s/70s Nagel candleholders. Since it’s so difficult to find any detailed information on these at … Continue reading

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Spreading the Love

Perhaps alarmingly, I seem to be regressing in my fleamarket purchases and snapping up objects I remember from my childhood. The latest example of this particular craziness is one of my fleamarket finds from Saturday, a vintage West-German punchbowl set … Continue reading

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