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.
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:
Cabbage chopstick holder
Huge pine cones
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?
From industrial-use glass bottles to vintage flour sacks, there is something for everyone!
How about turning these old glass bottles into lamp bases?
Cosmetic case with brass details
Kids colouring mat
Swank vintage lighter (new in box)
Vintage amber coffee cups (set of six)
Vintage National toaster with toy toaster
Real ship porthole
Use this vintage flour sack to make cushions!
Reproduction HMV signboard
Traditional Chinese medical halls are really interesting places – unfortunately there are less of them around now, and the numbers are dwindling year on year.
They knew the value of well-displayed goods and precious herbs would go into uniform glass jars that made them look important and more importantly expensive!
You can do the same for your own precious items. Keep them safe but show them off in these heavy-duty vintage medical hall glass jars with lids.
Love the golden hue of these old amber-glass bottles with stopper.
And the mesmerising deep blue of these really old medicine bottles against the sunlight.