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!
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.
It’s just past midnight here in Singapore and it’s officially 2014. Happy New Year to all and may the new year be kind to everyone because we are kind to everyone 🙂
Well, if these vintage briefcases were men, there’s only one word to describe them – handsome. Sturdy and well put together, you just know you’ll be able to depend on them for a long time (not to mention that rough-around-the-edges charm we all love!) 🙂
There are more in the shop, come check them out!
We’re excited about our latest finds – harmonicas, or chromatic harmonicas to be exact (look up Wikipedia for the lowdown on what this is!). The thought that these vintage pieces, so well loved and played by someone obviously accomplished, would be loved and played once again, makes us happy that we can be a part of this process.
The two main brands we have are Hohner (the world’s foremost manufacturer of harmonicas) and Nippon Gakki (known now as Yamaha). All come in their original packaging and in great condition.
Nippon Gakki Seizo Butterfly Orchestra series Single Bass Pitch A-440
Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends! It’s a time not just for merrymaking and feasting but also to count our blessings and appreciate family and friends.
We’re open today till 5pm, and also on New year’s day from noon to 5pm.
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?