A few of my favourite vintage things

July 20, 2011

The theme of this week’s Gallery is vintage, which is something I really love. I have some some gorgeous Cath Kidston stuff, and pretty Royal Albert china. But I also have some lovely original pieces – the Real Deal, as David Dickinson would say. Not worth a great deal, but bobby dazzlers to me.

My mum bought me the Clarice Cliff Fantasque sugar bowl for my 40th – I love the colours, and the fact you can actually see the brush strokes. Man of the House gave me the Art Deco silver coffee pot one Christmas, and I really love the shape of it. Incredible to think both of these items were made nearly 100 years ago and they’re still going strong.

I love old photos, too – especially these ones of my grandparents. I was delighted when my mum gave me Granny’s sapphire engagement ring and pearls. They’re so beautiful, but too precious to wear, really.

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  • minty aka waterbirthplease July 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Is that your Grandfather and was he a jockey? Was that his dog? I love photos that pose more questions than they answer 🙂 Great stuff

    • Liz Jarvis July 22, 2011 at 6:54 am

      Hi Minty – yes he was indeed a jockey who rode in the Grand National. I’m not sure whose dog it was, but very cute! x

  • LauraCYMFT July 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I love the little coffee pot, so dinky!

  • Mother's Always Right July 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’m in love with that ring. If it was mine I’d wear it every day and just wave my hand around constantly, just in case people didn’t notice it. Beautiful.

  • Mags July 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    You are so lucky to have such beautiful things. I love the photos. I think old photos are so special – a moment from the past captured forever. The ring is beautiful too – fab collection!

  • Funky Wellies July 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I cannot decide which one I prefer! Lovely collection.

  • Katy from Modern Mummy July 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Wow, love your pics, the vintage photograph in particular. I LOVE old pics, even when I don’t know the people in them – one of my favourite things to do is rummage through the boxes of old photos you find in junk shops. Although I hate to think people have just thrown them away 🙁 x

  • Nicki Cawood July 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

    What a collection! I love the sugar bowl, gorgeous combination of colours! The photography is gorgeous. I have some lovely old photos, as has my Mum who is a keen genealogist and I plan to reprint and display them all. Wedding ones are great but my favourite is one of my late Gran in her Land Army uniform.

  • Tara July 20, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Oh wow Liz, quite a stash. But those photos to me are just, mmmm, just wonderful. So evocative and capture the time perfectly. Just lovely x

  • Rose July 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

    That sugar bowl is gorgeous!

  • Windmill tales July 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Cath Kidston, I love her! My whole house is inspired by her. I love the ring, gorgeous

  • Multiple Mummy July 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Wow…my favourite is the photo. I would have that on the wall. x

  • jfb57 July 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I LOVE that ring! How wonderful. The bride is excellent too! Such grace somehow!

  • Stacey July 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Ooh lovely! I love vintage things, especially the old photos!

  • Trish - Mums Gone to July 20, 2011 at 7:22 am

    A fascinating mix of photos. Very envious of your Clarice Cliff bowl in particular.