I am having a lot of fun this week with Lorraine from Hume Vintage, doing our joint pop-up shop Vintage Haus. We have very similar taste in vintage so our stock blends well together. I brought in most of the midcentury modern furniture while Lorraine is showing off her amazing colourful collection of original designer fabrics from the 1960s by Heals, Sanderson, Marimekko, Hull Traders and more, mostly made into very usable, decorative throw cushions. Remnants look great when framed too.
In this blog series I am tracking the beautiful vintage pieces that were once bought from Nina's Apartment, looking them up them in their new homes. Most of these pieces were rescued from house clearances or bought from older people downsizing and no longer having space for their beloved (now vintage) furniture. Whatever their story, they carry a lot of history and I am sure if the original owners saw their furniture getting a new lease of life, it would put a smile on their face.
I often get people telling me:"I love mid century furniture but it doesn't suit our older style house. I disagree with that. I believe that the clean, simple design of mid century furniture suits most properties, whatever the age of the house and no matter whether you live in the city or countryside.
"Oh my goodness, my mum had one just like that!".... "It's like walking into my auntie's house".... "I know folk who burnt a whole lot of these on the bonfire, that's what they used to do" Yep, that's what I hear in my shop almost on a weekly basis! I sell old furniture that for … Continue reading How to create a cool interior with mid-century furniture
I love mid-century (50s/60s) furniture, particularly the clean lines of sleek sideboards and elegantly designed chairs and tables. The Scandinavians were - and are - very good at this style, and back in the days various British manufacturers started producing furniture in this more 'airy' style to be part of the trend that became very … Continue reading Update your rooms with mid-century and retro furniture
I always keep my eyes and ears open on the hunt for great vintage treasures. Last week I decided to randomly type in the words 'bentwood chair' in the search box of our local Gumtree and in the listings I found something that immediately caught my eye. I contacted the owner to arrange a viewing … Continue reading How I became the proud owner of five neglected Hans Wegner CH24 wishbone chairs