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Public Garden at the Museum

Public Garden finally returns to the National Museum this coming weekend, and we’ll be there too! (Please note that the shop at Normanton will be closed the same weekend)

Learn more about our country’s history, and browse the best from Singapore’s independent retailers at the same time – what could be better?

Date: 27 and 28 Sept  (Sat and Sun)

Time: 1-7pm

Location: National Museum of Singapore 

For more information, go to http://www.public-garden.com

We’ll be posting some sneak peeks of what we’ll be bringing to the flea soon, so watch this space!

Public Garden Graphic Banner 27 - 28 Sep 2014

 

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Vintage-themed Wedding

Make your weddings even more special with our vintage props! Here are some ideas:

– ham it up with a vintage microphone at the photo shoot

– flaunt a suitcase stack at the reception

– get your friends to type their greetings on a typewriter

– use a vintage cosmetic case to store your ang pows.

What other ideas do you have in mind? Let us know, and we might just have the props for it! All for sale and rent.

Vintage luggage

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Vintage microphones 

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Cosmetic case for ang pows

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Typewriters 

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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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Typewriters (updated)!

Hi, here’s an update on the typewriters we have available at the moment. They’ve all been serviced and in ready-to-type mode!

To view, come by on Saturday from 12-7pm. On all other days, we are open by appointment.

 

Royal typewriter

Royal typewriter

Hermes 3000 typewriter

Hermes 3000 typewriter (sold)

Wellon typewriter (Japan)

Wellon typewriter, Japan (sold)

Olympia Traveller de Luxe

Olympia Traveller de Luxe

 

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National Treasure

Have you been watching Treasure Hunt on Channel News Asia? Now catch the exhibition The People’s Collection at the National Museum! They might not be priceless artefacts but these items mean more to us as Singaporeans – part of a real-life account of what life used to be in the past. We were featured in the episode focusing on the 60s’; see our vintage cash register, brass toast grille and kopitiam cup.

The exhibition runs from now till 29 April at the National Museum, Stamford Road. Here are some highlights from the launch event.

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Watch CNA’s Treasure Hunt today!

We’re honoured to be selected to feature on Channel News Asia’s Treasure Hunt programme where they feature items of historical significance to Singapore! The episode we’re in focuses on the 1960s and in it, we’ll be introducing some beautiful items from traditional kopitiam (coffeeshop) culture.

Catch the show (and us) with host Anita Kapoor at 8pm, Channel News Asia, on 26 Feb (today!)

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Behind the scenes!

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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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Telephone accessories

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!

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Singapore Telecoms phone and some cool phone accessories

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New in box telephone list finder

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All Bottled Up

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? 🙂

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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.

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Global Table

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.

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Vintage jug from Sri Lanka.
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Pretty soup bowls from England (set of five)
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