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!