Vintage This and That

Busy making space for radios.  Some of our vintage this and that has got to go. After an extended period of extreme dithering, we’ve finally started adding to our Etsy shop.

First up is a set of 4, Kathie Winkle Woodland plates, in the Riviera Shape from 1969.P1130017Kathie Winkle is a very well-respected English designer who produced many designs used in mass-production from the late fifties until the early seventies.

Kathie’s Woodland design has stylized Elm leaves coloured with autumnal orange & greeny-yellow leaves around the plate edge, stamp outlined in black and then coloured by hand before glazing. This is a less common pattern which is a great example of mid-century British design.

Marked on the back of each plate – Broadhurst, England, Ironstone, Riviera Shape. A Kathie Winkle design. Handpainted Underglaze. Colour is detergent and dishwasher proof.

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P1130020All four plates are in good vintage condition.

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Some minor sign of wear but no chips or cracks.

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The Return of the Radiogram

ImageAccording to The Sunday Times, Sideboards have finally made a comeback. 

“Homeowners have an on/off love affair with the sideboard. Adored by the G Plan generation, and a staple of smart homes in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, it got the cold shoulder in subsequent decades, consigned to the same design limbo as three-piece suites and linoleum. When midcentury modern style made a comeback in the late Noughties, however, those pared-back 1950s shapes began to look newly alluring, and we rediscovered a lust for long, low-slung cupboards — invaluable for everything from storing china to supporting the telly.”

So why not go one step better and make it a radiogram.

The once forgotten radiogram is back,  bang on trend, and look what we’ve got ready and waiting for a new home.  Load it with cocktails and sit right back and enjoy the sounds of the sixties.  If you can’t be faffed with playing records, we can take out the record deck and make even more room for storing the glasses and icebucket.  You can plug in your iPod or MP3 player and off you go.