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We’ve expanded!!

By My Old School is now 2 shops! We’ve taken over the neighbouring unit and filled it with more vintage treasures.

Because of the space upgrade, we can now offer vintage furniture (small cash-and-carry pieces). You can now also see our vintage luggage, more phones and more typewriters, as well, all in one place!

Here’s what we have in store:


Teak side cabinet


Small teak table


Round two-tier side table


Kid-sized folding chairs having a chat


A comparison (red chair not for sale)


Black folding chair


Wooden folding chair


Plastic deck chair

Our new unit!


Welcome to the new shop!


The lovely view from the inside.


Our Ultraman is finally flying high! (for sale)

See luggage, typewriters and telephones in the original shop!


We have space for luggage now ūüôā

We’ve got even better news for you tomorrow (hint- it involves your favourite four-letter word which starts with “s” and ends with “e”)!

Watch this space!


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New ‘Old’ Things

Vintage is so popular right now, people are making new things that look old, or remaking old things into new ones!

Check out our ‘replica’ sewing machine that is actually a music box, a ‘replica’ dial-phone that is actually¬†a lighter¬†and a ‘replica’ fan that is actually a clock!

Wind up this sewing machine, pull the drawer out and and besides playing a twinkling tune, the machine parts move too! (the needle and foot pedal goes up and down)

Music box sewing machine

Side view

An idea of the scale

Try this neat party trick – light a candle with your phone! Or rather, the flame that comes from the dial of this cute little ‘telephone’. Just remember to load up with lighter fluid first.

The blades might not move, but this fan is still really cool (pun intended) for its vintage edge. The clock is detachable and runs on one small battery. Hey it looks like the KDK fan we used to have!

KDK fan (sold)


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A selected few

To all those who came and asked us for retro furniture, here are our limited offerings. We hope to get more but in our very small space, we can either accommodate furniture or people, not both! =)

Pardon the grainy photography – this is a teak sidetable with a handy little shelf for magazines.

Another small table which can be used as a pedestal too.

Coffeetable with pencil legs

Extra seats for guests – fun retro plastic stools (two available)


We have a matching American Tourister suitcase too!

We searched high and low for these bell-shaped lampshades, similar to the ones in the shop. We now have them in a set with the vintage bulb holder, in very limited quantities. Pardon the photography as it was difficult trying to hold it still and take a picture at the same time!

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New arrivals

Medic medic! First-aid bag from China

We seldom have furniture in the shop for sale, so this is a treat Рa small table suitable for a low sitting arrangement?

Small dainty table

Accordian in original case

Working tyre-lessly (Geddit?)

Michelin tin sign and mascot

Amber-coloured bottles with stoppers; old glass – what more can we say? These bottles are simply fabulous when the light hits.

Lovely cosmetic case that unusually opens from the side.

Slim & Sassy


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Furniture for sale

Love the pencil legs and rounded details of 60s furniture? Here are  two gems for your consideration:

The teak wardrobe is in great condition and a fine example of retro style.

The dresser is going for a good price, as it does have a few knicks and scratches – will make a cool DIY restoration project.

Pls email me if you’re interested to give them a good home. Prices affordable and negotiable =)

Vintage wardrobe (sold)

Vintage dresser


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