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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? πŸ™‚

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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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Random items + a quiz!

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 πŸ™‚

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Here are the items just in:

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Cabbage chopstick holder

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Norwegian plate

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Colonial hat

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Huge pine cones

Now here’s the answer πŸ™‚
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!

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Did you get it right?

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Random ‘new’ items!

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

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How about turning these old glass bottles into lamp bases?

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Cosmetic case with brass details

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Kids colouring mat

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Swank vintage lighter (new in box)

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Vintage amber coffee cups (set of six)

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Vintage National toaster with toy toaster

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Real ship porthole

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Use this vintage flour sack to make cushions!

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Reproduction HMV signboard

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Seeing Red

All things red and wonderful in the shop today πŸ™‚

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Coca cola tray

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Enamel colander

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Toaster

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Thermal soup container

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Wine bucket

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Battery-operated lamp

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Glass vase

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Glass vase and drink container

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Cosmetic case

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Portable scale

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Mini TV

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Doctor Doctor – Medical hall bottles

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 Β 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.

 

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