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See you at Public Garden!

The Great Singapore Sale is in full swing, but there’s only one place you can score really unique buys without breaking the bank – at the Public Garden flea market!

Come by our stall this weekend at Scape in the heart of Orchard Road!

Date: 21 and 22 June (Sat & Sun)

Location: Scape Playspace (Behind Orchard Cineleisure)

Time: 1-7pm

Nearest MRT station: Somerset MRT

This edition is held in conjunction with Noise Singapore, so there’s an added bonus of local bands performing from 3-9pm!

Check out Public Garden and Noise Singapore for more info!

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Weekend Noise

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Our first flea of the Year!

It’s a breezy sunny Saturday. Take a walk in the Public Garden flea market today and tomorrow. We’ll be there and bringing lots of vintage treasures.

Where: National Library Building, Middle Road at the open-air atrium
When: 22 and 23 Feb (Sat & Sun)
Time: 1-7pm

Check out their blog http://www.public-garden.com for more information.

The shop at Normanton will be closed this weekend.

See you!! 🙂

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Random items + a quiz!

I’ve only heard of this item and I’ve been told you can’t find it Singapore anymore, although it was common in the past. So we were thrilled to see it in a country not far from us! What do you think this is for? Answer at the end of the post 🙂

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Here are the items just in:

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Cabbage chopstick holder

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Norwegian plate

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Colonial hat

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Huge pine cones

Now here’s the answer 🙂
These clay bowls with a moat were used to keep ants away from food stored in the kitchen cupboard. This cupboard was the “refrigerator” in those days. The moat of course, would be filled with water. Clever huh?
And yes we have a set of four for sale!

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Did you get it right?

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Gifts for the alcohol-loving

Here’s a cool way to measure out spirits for your parties (to make your alcohol last longer, of course, haha) Get these vintage brass measuring pegs and be the coolest bartender (or is it mixologist?) around! One gill = quarter of a pint.

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Sneak your own alcohol in with these brand new stainless steel hip flasks. There’s even one on a key chain!

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Send your love – with a vintage postcard

We know you love our French vintage postcards – turn them into greeting cards with our card frames! Your recipient can display the cards AND change the display whenever they want! Just take the postcard out of the slot – clever eh? 🙂

We have a limited number of vintage French Christmas-themed cards and card frames – get them now!

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Musical instruments of my childhood

When I was in primary school, I had to choose one of two instruments to learn – the recorder or the pianica. Well, I’m glad (and my parents too I bet) that it wasn’t the cello or the tuba. Because I’m hopeless at any musical instrument! If you too, have fond memories of playing these two curriculum-mandated instruments (from Yamaha too!), take a walk down memory lane and check them out in the shop now.

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We also have harmonicas, but no we weren’t required to learn these 🙂

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Random ‘new’ items!

From industrial-use glass bottles to vintage flour sacks, there is something for everyone!

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How about turning these old glass bottles into lamp bases?

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Cosmetic case with brass details

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Kids colouring mat

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Swank vintage lighter (new in box)

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Vintage amber coffee cups (set of six)

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Vintage National toaster with toy toaster

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Real ship porthole

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Use this vintage flour sack to make cushions!

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Reproduction HMV signboard

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The PERFECT gift

Find it at By My Old School!

For the person who loves keropok (prawn crackers)

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For those who love Pepsi

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Old-school Pepsi glasses

For the person who needs spectacles 🙂

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Vintage optician kit

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For the ‘domestic goddess’ who doesn’t cook

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Reproduction metal sign (sold)

For the retro-fashion fashionista

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

For those who love trinkets

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Made-in-England glass vintage butter dish

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Store your butter or your jewellery!

If you just want to send your festive greetings, do so with our greeting cards made with authentic vintage French postcards! Some examples of the postcards here:

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More gift ideas to come but check these out in the shop now! 🙂

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My precioussssssss

We felt this unique item deserves a post of its own. After all, how often do you come across a bigger than life-sized plaster head of Gollum from Lord of the Rings and the soon to be screened The Hobbit?
The craftsmanship on this is truly awesome – check the bulging eyes, sinister grin, bad teeth and stringy hair!
For sale but not displayed in the shop (we don’t want to scare the kids!)

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Now Performing!

There’s a new act in town and they’re performing at By My Old School.
Introducing the Amazing Pegzini Family! They’re touted as the five most daring pegs ever seen. Gravity defying and laundry drying!

We got these on our trip and thought they were simply awesome! (not for sale, display only)

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