Tag Archives: brass

Nice & Nautical

If you’ve been to our shop, you’ll know what an extensive collection of nautical items we have – from pulleys and compasses to diving helmets and steering wheels! Here’s a taste of the latest vintage items.

DSC_3281DSC_3278

 

DSC_3280

DSC_3282

DSC_3299

DSC_2948

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Antique, Decor, Props

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.

image

image

image

image

Leave a comment

Filed under I heart vintage

Porthole art

Ever wondered what you might do with a porthole at home? We saw a great example at Xtra Design – use it as a frame!
image

image

Have any ideas for our porthole? It’s perfectly sized and solid brass.

image

This one’s an aluminum alloy,  and larger.

image

How about setting it in a door?

Leave a comment

Filed under I heart vintage, Props

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.

image

image

image

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

image

image

image

image

2 Comments

Filed under For Fun, For Men, For Women, I heart vintage

Random ‘new’ items!

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

image

How about turning these old glass bottles into lamp bases?

image

image

Cosmetic case with brass details

image

Kids colouring mat

image

image

Swank vintage lighter (new in box)

image

Vintage amber coffee cups (set of six)

image

Vintage National toaster with toy toaster

image

Real ship porthole

image

Use this vintage flour sack to make cushions!

image

Reproduction HMV signboard

2 Comments

Filed under For Fun, For Women, I heart vintage, Ladies accessories, Props

Metal Head – hooks, handles and more

These items have nothing in common, except that they’re all metal, vintage and really unique!

Have you heard of the term Occupied Japan? It’s the period after WWII when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces (American and British mainly), from the year 1945 to about 1952. Which makes this exquisite jewellery box and lighter about 70 years old, gosh! These items are marked with the words “Made in Occupied Japan”.

Nickel-plated jewellery box

Art-deco style lighter (shaped like a tulip)

Made in Occupied Japan

A toast rack you can use for letters too.

Toast rack (sold)

A slice of Americana

American 50s diner-style napkin holder (sold)

The contrast of shades and textures makes it interesting

A gift from Brubaker Plumbing and Heating (sold)

Real American car license plates

Vintage brass handles – lovely to jazz up a plain wooden box or chest of drawers.

Brass handles

Brass handle

This is new but mid-century-modern inspired – a set of fun swivelling hooks.

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

Leave a comment

Filed under Homeware, Ladies accessories

Shiny trinkets

Pair your dresses with our selection of pretty necklaces and brooches. These are not vintage but we love them anyway! More in store…

My precioussssss...

Pastel flowers

Dancing brass bunnies

Bunny Bling!

Leave a comment

Filed under For Women, Ladies accessories