Time flies when you’re having fun! Even though we were hard at work looking for what we think you might like (and lugging it all back), we also enjoyed every minute of it.
Apologies for the long absence (our customers have been asking when the new items will be posted), so ta dah, here’s the first show-and-tell for our new items which includes typewriters, clocks, turntables, tin toys and not forgetting lovely vintage dresses as well (in the next post!)
We have three new typewriters – two in really retro-licious yellow and orange and one more serious candidate.
Olivetti typewriter - comes with a cover in the same colour.
Adler typewriter - comes with a cover in the same colour
Remington typewriter- comes attached to case
Watch the eyes on these cute woodland creatures, they move from side-to-side as the clock ticks! In working condition.
Look hoo's watching - Diamond-brand alarm clock
Bambi alarm clock
Bakelite is the grandfather of all plastics, so this clock is pretty rare. The ones with the metal-casing (like the one you see in the shop) is more commonly seen. Really lovely art-deco style numerals, and in perfect working condition too!
Diamond Bakelite clock
A more fun and retro style
We love old luggage, and from what we’ve seen of the latest boutique display windows and interior-design spreads, the fashion and design world loves them too. Stack them in a pile or use one open as a display for your favourite books and magazines. With their weatherbeaten surfaces, nicks, scrapes and scratches, each one tells a story.
Pile it up
(on top of the pile) Diamond-carrying slim wooden case
(bottom of the pile) cute black and red checked case. Reminds us of those Enid Blyton stories.
Fits a teddy bear perfectly =)
A light case- we hear it's original owner was a flight crew member
Revelation - a prestige British luggage brand.
Circa 1930s heavyweight leather luggage with brass locks and studs
Circa 1930s-40s Indian metal trunks (2 sizes)
Long case (good for storing posters!)
To serve the people- old China barefoot doctor's medical bag (with strap)
Do you want to bring fashion to your workplace? A vintage leather briefcase makes a great finishing touch to any smart suit. I’ve even spotted a very fashionable student carrying one up the bus, complete with dapper hat. We have a few in the shop, all handmade, and with that well-seasoned patina that gives it such great character. (At very affordable prices too!)
Hartmann leather briefcase
In great condition, with warranty card intact
More to come tomorrow!