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.
Find it at By My Old School!
For the person who loves keropok (prawn crackers)
For those who love Pepsi
For the person who needs spectacles 🙂
For the ‘domestic goddess’ who doesn’t cook
For the retro-fashion fashionista
For those who love trinkets
If you just want to send your festive greetings, do so with our greeting cards made with authentic vintage French postcards! Some examples of the postcards here:
More gift ideas to come but check these out in the shop now! 🙂
All things red and wonderful in the shop today 🙂
Just your simple everyday items… the everyday items of the past that is =)
I understand this was pre-cassette – the cartridge would be loaded with songs, but look at the size of the slot!
Learn to play a new instrument.
The original calculator (better than one as it needs no power source!)
We think this was used for weighing letters to calculate postage.
Images of Marilyn Monroe are simply timeless, even though it’s the 50th anniversary of her death this year.
These classic black and white prints truly capture her as an eternal icon of beauty and sweet sexiness.
Framed print, unfortunately a new pane of glass needs to be fitted. Measures 62cm x 52 cm.
This framed print below measures 50cm x 39cm
More things you can hang up at home – mirrored signs for the bar area or kitchen.
Add a regal touch to your home with a portrait of this aristocratic guy.
Great for a vintage travel decor theme, but needs a pane of glass for the frame.
We aim to provide vintage items that are practical as well – we’re not sure about the hairdryers though!
Yes we hear you, it’s difficult to find unique hooks out there (the designer ones are all too expensive!). These are just perfect to add some vintage character to your wall. Did we mention they’re functional too?
We have them mounted in one, twos and threes and unmounted as well.
We’re not sure if these hairdryers are working (we recommend not trying them out with your other appliances on!) But lovely shapes, don’t you think?
These teak photoframes have such a lovely nostalgic vibe to them. Imagine them hung in a row, in some old clan association or coffeeshop). The chains that come with them are made of metal links and are extraordinarily long. We have 7 frames available.
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”.
A toast rack you can use for letters too.
A slice of Americana
Vintage brass handles – lovely to jazz up a plain wooden box or chest of drawers.
This is new but mid-century-modern inspired – a set of fun swivelling hooks.
I wonder if vintage enamel trays can be regarded more as an art form than a mere functional object.
I wonder if the artists of these beautiful designs were ever documented and celebrated.
I wonder who they were and what their inspirations were.
We just received a batch of these and they are truly inspirational. The smallest is about 30cm and the largest is 51cm (that’s half a metre across!)
And one basin…
What says champion better than a good ol’ trophy? And these vintage ones carry their past triumphs like a proud badge.
They’re what a winner’s cup should really look like! We have them in a range of sizes, from a tiny adorable vessel to a huge one you can use as a planter.
Some are also inscribed and dated – does any of these ring a bell?
Piala Bola Kaki Umum, Djuara II P.B.B 17-8-52 (Piala Football Cup?)
S.P.C Gymkhana 1955 (Gymkhana seems to be a type of motorsport)
K.P.Y.F Badminton Championship presented by David Tan
Some new metal plate signs have also arrived! You’ll smile at the cigarette ones for their un-politically correct slogans.