When we say phone accessories in the vintage context, we mean handset holders and phone list finders, not mobile phone cases or screen protectors 🙂 Those born in the seventies and earlier will probably have used these before. The handset holder plays the theme from Romeo & Juliet when activated. Lovely!
Category Archives: Homeware
Our favourite find this week has got to be the green vintage Givaudan glass perfume bottles. A famous Swiss fragrance company which traces its roots back to 1796(!!), the bottles still have perfume in them! They have an office in Singapore too! Anyone from Givaduan out there? 🙂
We love old glass bottles, and these will make a fine pairing next to vintage amber, cobalt blue and clear ones. Turn them (or any bottle) into oil/kerosene lamps with these wicks we just got in, made from cotton and recycled metal.
Buying items from all over the world is common and easy today, but in the past, owning something from the other side of the world must have gotten one huge bragging rights.
So it kinda romantic to think of how they came to Singapore, and why.
Clay containers from Amsterdam. Used to store liquor. These were probably used on a ship.
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 🙂
Here are the items just in:
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!
Did you get it right?
Strange you might think, but it’s true! Not any old box I must add, but well-crafted sturdy wooden boxes which will keep your treasures well and safe for many many years.
These containers also have their own stories to tell, with the passage of time marking their surfaces.
We have collected boxes both big and small over many years. Here’s a sampling of some that’s a great size for storing special trinkets and collectibles. They’re about 30cm by 20cm big. Check out our box stack! 🙂
If you’re looking for other sizes, call us!