Thursday, 7 July 2011

Milk and two sugars please......

Who would have thought that one of today’s most desirable ranges of tableware was once sold at the long gone Woolworth’s at two and a half pence a piece!
The ´Homemaker´ range for Ridgway Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent) was designed in 1957 by Enid Seeney, a student of the Burslem School of Art, and features a pattern composed of an eclectic mix of furniture and other household objects such as a carving knife, fork and plant pot.  Included in this mix are great design icons such as a Robin Day armchair and a Sigvard Bernadotte sofa and sideboard. These abstract black and white designs are so typical of the era and adorned everything from saucers to serving bowls. The timeless elegance of the design make this one of the most beautiful and collectible Fifties Sets around.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lounging in the afternoon.....

Well, what about this for a little bit of Mad Men Glamour! We have just got this incredibly stylish 3 seater teak and aformosa framed settee back from our upholsterers who have done a simply smashing job! The rich "Coal Dust Grey" fabric compliments the warm wooden frame perfectly and the trio of 1950s style printed down filled cushions just add that little extra charm. We adore the elegant lines of this beautiful piece and fell in love as soon as we laid eyes on it. It has been fully refurbished and we think it looks just dandy!

All that is needed now is a new home....before we decide to keep her for ourselves!!!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hello and goodbye.....

As you will all now by know we have always had a little bit of a thing for Vintage Ercol here at HQ. Just as we say goodbye to one delightful piece another one arrives to take its place in our hearts.

Our latest "house guest" is a rather wonderful Ercol elm and beech Studio Couch which we will be lovingly restoring over the summer. At the moment she is reminiscent of an ageing Hollywood Starlet - all the right bits are there but she's not as fresh faced as she used to be! Fear not though, a little light cosmetic work will see her back on top bill.

Keep your eyes peeled for developments over the coming months as we get her refinished, retrimmed and reupholstered - the big question is what colour will her new frock be?!?

Friday, 1 July 2011

Keep up to date...!!

Make sure to keep up to date with all our new stock and all our latest happenings via our facebook page. Our website is home to all our fab vintage furniture and you can even follow us on twitter too!!!

Exciting new plans are underway......

We have been busy beavers here at HQ and have some really exciting developments in the pipeline. We don't want to give the game away just yet but will keep you all posted soon! We have also been working on some really exciting new "Twisted Vintage" pieces aswell as scouring the land to bring you some great original pieces too. We will be updating our website soon with some delicious new pieces - we know its been an age and apologies to everyone who has been asking about new stock!! Make sure to follow us on facebook at the link at the lower right hand side of the page to keep up to date with all our latest developments too!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Granny, what have you done!?!?!

Just a little 'sneak peak' at our latest commission piece for 'Refound' Belfast. This little beauty can be seen in Refounds wonderful Pop-Up Shop at 8 Castle Lane Belfast until the 20th June 2011. Check out all the great new creations at Be there or be square!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Only one more sleep to go.....!!!

Its all very exciting in HQ this evening as there is only one more sleep to go before we take delivery of a fantastic Robert Heritage for Archie Shine Bridgeford Rosewood and Palisander Drum table, a set of 6 JL Moller Danish Teak and cord dining chairs and a beautiful Nathan Caspian Rosewood Credenza. Its just like being six years old all over again and waiting for Santa!

Pics to follow once they have aclimatized to their new home!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

We love Vintage Glassware.......

We thought we would share our love of Vintage Glassware with you and couldn´t think of a better example to start with than this beautiful piece of Whitefriars glass by Geoffery Baxter. No longer in operation, the Whitefriars Factory produced arguably the best quality glass ever created in Britain. This great glassware has gained in popularity over the last 10years and has become sought after by collectors across Europe and indeed the world.

This piece has been given the nickname the Mobile Phone Vase due to its unique shape and glass bubbles which resemble the buttons on a mobile phone. The vase was designed in the late 1960s and is from the Whitefriars "Textured" Range. For more info on C20th glassware make sure to check out

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Monday, 7 February 2011

"It's all gone Vintage Darling" @ The Irish Furniture Fair, RDS Dublin April 2011

We are delighted to be working with our good friend Jill O'Neill over at Refound here in Belfast to bring some of our pieces to The Irish Furniture Fair in RDS Dublin April 2011, Irelands largest furniture and interiors trade event which showcases hundreds of exciting new products from Irish and worldwide exhibitors.  We will be exhibiting this beautiful Ercol Sideboard which has been professionally refinished in dove grey, charcoal and vintage yellow! Make sure to check back for more details nearer the time!

We just love Refounds work which is an exciting new concept, fusing reclaimed furniture and art. Using unwanted and past-its-prime furniture as the canvas, the ReFound artists transform reclaimed pieces into unique, functional artworks. Make sure to check out Jills great website at

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Its been a while.....but we are back in full swing!!!!!

Its been a while........ but we are back in full swing!! We have been busy beavering away behind the scenes since October working on some great new pieces and scouring the country high and low for the best of the best vintage gems and retro delights that we could find just for you all. We have some pretty exciting things lined up for 2011 and can´t wait to tell you, but not just yet!

We have some stunning pieces over the coming months and which we hope will bring a little glow of joy into these long, cold winter nights! Keep your eyes peeled, sit back and enjoy!