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12 July 14

Charity Vintage: Rörstrand Granada dish

Charity Vintage: Rörstrand Granada dish

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small vintage Rorstrand Granada lidded dish for sale by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation on eBay for Charity (ends 16 Jul, 2014 19:06:07 BST)

If we didn’t already have this cute little Rörstrand Granada dish we’d be bidding on it ourselves to add to our vintage Scandinavian pottery collection! It’s being sold on eBay for Charity by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation.

The Granada pattern was designed by Marianne Westman for Rörstrand of Sweden in the 1950s. It’s a very popular pattern and can be found on…

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10 May 14

Charity Vintage: Dolly Days coffee set

Charity Vintage: Dolly Days coffee set

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Dolly Days coffee set for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice(ends 18 May, 2014 21:06:47 BST)

We’ve been lucky enough to have had a couple of these Dolly Days coffee sets since we’ve been trading. We picked up the first one in a charity shop in Bexhill-on-Sea about 8 years ago – before we even had a shop!

We sold it in 2008 to a lovely lady who bought it as a present. Here’s the lovely story she told us:

It was the first set that my grandparents bought…

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3 May 14

Charity Vintage: Hornsea Muramic

Charity Vintage: Hornsea Muramic

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Three Hornsea Muramic wall plaques for sale by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation(earliest listing ends 5 May, 2014 20:23:17 BST)

The British Heart Foundation* is currently auctioning four vintage framed Hornsea Muramic wall plaques. A stylised pheasant, two dove-like birds and a woman. They were all designed by John Clappison for Hornsea Pottery in the 1970s. They don’t come up for sale that often – the last girl sold for £98 and the last two pheasants went for £75 and…

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26 April 14

Charity Vintage: J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service

Charity Vintage: J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service

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J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service for sale by and in support of the British Heart Foundation(ends 30 Apr, 2014 19:43:51 BST)

This complete J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service is currently up for sale by & on behalf of The British Heart Foundation*. It’s not listed as Galaxy, so perhaps not that many people have discovered it.

The Galaxy pattern was designed by Jessie Tait in 1973, one of the many popular ranges she produced. If you’re interested in finding out more about Tait and J & G…

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26 March 14

In Orbit

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vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer | H is for Home

Wow!! How about this for an eye-popping bit of orange Op Art loveliness?

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup maker's mark | H is for Home

This cup & saucer is from the Orbit range produced by Burleigh in the 1960s. It’s superb and quite uncharacteristic of their usual output which is normally very traditional. Someone must have had a rush of blood to the head (or taken LSD) that week. It’s quite a rare pattern and doesn’t appear for sale often.

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer with sugar lumps | H is for Home

It’s a…

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22 March 14

Charity Vintage: Carstens West German vase

Charity Vintage: Carstens West German vase

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vintage Carstens West German vase for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of British Heart Foundation(ends 26 Mar, 2014 20:02:21 GMT)

It’s been AGES since we first featured West German ‘Fat Lava’ pottery on our blog. Good examples are getting harder & harder to stumble upon, they’ve become extremely popular and lots of people now collect them.

This lovely vintage Carstens vase is currently up for sale by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation*. It’s very pared back and muted compared to the…

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3 February 14

Etsy List: Fat lava

Fat Lava
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We collect West German pottery; often referred to as ‘fat lava’…

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25 January 14

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint Flamingo dish

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We love vintage Scandinavian pottery chez H is for Home. We buy, sell &…

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30 November 13

Charity Vintage: Hornsea mug collection

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At the moment we have 1,300 images uploaded to our Flickr photo…

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14 September 13

Charity Vintage: T G Green Streamline

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This collection of vintage 1930s T G Green Streamline kitchen…

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31 August 13

Charity Vintage: Jie Gantofta biscuit jar

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We’ve long admired Anita Nylund’s designs for Jie Gantofta.…

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26 April 13

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint plate

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We’ve just spied this beautiful vintage Stavangerflint plate on the web. It was hand painted by Inger Waage in the 1950s/60s. These female faces always make me think of Cleopatra or Spanish señoritas – it must be their huge almond-shaped eyes and big hooped earrings! She’s currently up for […] Related posts:

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* Charity Vintage: Orange Cathrineholm bowl


28 March 13

Shelf Pottery bird

We picked up this striking pottery bird last week. It’s actually a money box and it was made by a company whose wares are very familiar to us – namely Shelf Pottery – who operated in Shelf, near Halifax and only a few miles away from where we live in Todmorden. We often come across […] Related posts:

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22 February 12

Bowled over by Stig!

large vintage bowl designed & decorated by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg of Sweden

We’re saying a fond farewell to our gorgeous Stig Lindberg bowl in a few days. We bought it last year at auction and despite it being very tempting to keep hold of these items indefinitely, we have to make a living. So it’s up for sale!

detail from large vintage bowl designed & decorated by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg of Sweden

It’s a stunning piece with blue band and black zig-zag design - hand decorated by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg of Sweden in the 1950s. Fully marked to the base with the artist’s distinctive markings.

detail from large vintage bowl designed & decorated by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg of Sweden

We put most items on our own website, but we’ve decided to list this one on eBay. There are avid collectors of Scandinavian pottery from this era - and Stig Lindberg-designed examples in particular. It will reach a wide audience for collectors worldwide who are searching for him by name. If you’re a fellow fan, there’s still 4 days left of the auction.

We’ve enjoyed living with it for a while, but it’s just got a bid… so it looks like goodbye!

18 April 08

C is for…

C is for coffee image

What makes that perfect coffee break?

photo of espresso maker, pottery cup and chocolate bar

Well designed machines to make it in…

orange Rowenta coffee machineorange Rowenta coffee machine

Striking pots to serve it in…

group of vintage coffee pots

Vintage Denby Arabesque coffee potVintage Pontessa coffee potVintage Meakin Aztec coffee pot

Beautiful cups to drink it from…

group of hand thrown pottery mugs

Vintage Thomas porcelain trioVintage Staffordshire trio

Vintage Hornsea Bronte trioVintage Stavangarflint June trio

Vintage Elizabethan Portobello cup and saucerVintage Studio Meakin cup and saucer

And not forgetting… cosies to keep it warm!

collection of hand knitted cosy coasters

hand knitted cosy coasterhand knitted cosy coaster

Coffee time @ H is for Home

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh