The hen looks really good with our other retro and vintage items, it is shown here with (L-R) our Holmegaard Gul Vase, a handmade vase from Ikea and a Hannah Turner ceramic bird.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
A Penguin Donkey is a small bookcase that was first designed to hold the new paperback books in 1939. My one is the second version designed in 1963 by Ernest Race. In contrast to the original design this bookcase is white and features a flat top so it can be used as a table as well. The bookcase became known as the Penguin Donkey because it has panniers and four legs.
The bookcases were and still are, made by Isokon. Mine is an original example, but reproductions are available.
I will enjoy finding vintage Penguin books to fill it up, although I do have quite a few already. It is also a good excuse to collect other Penguin books related items.
Monday, 14 September 2009
Next I found a silk Prada shirt, I really liked it and thought I could wear it for my birthday outing, however it was a really warm day so it hasn't been worn yet. I think I will wear it out to dinner tonight.
Finally, and this is my favourite, I found a Radley bag. It is just the right size to use for work and has loads of useful pockets. It doesn't photograph very well though.
I hope my luck continues for some post birthday treats this week.
Monday, 7 September 2009
I love the box 'for daytime and gaytime'
The pattern on the glass matches our Viners Studio cutlery and this set came with some tiny forks, like our cake forks. We had to have it.