Friday, February 27, 2015

Beautiful Antique and Vintage Treasures at Vintage Home!

Original Antique Painting of A Bowl of Violets
We have added a selection of beautiful antique and vintage items to the shop today! As well as some very pretty items we also have a very special painting for you. It is an original 102 year-old painting of a bowl of violets. Many of you will be familiar with the 19th century Bavarian artist, Catherine Klein. Her beautiful paintings of flora and fauna were reproduced on postcards, prints and in books; however, original paintings of her work are as rare as hens teeth (we were lucky to own one in recent years but sold it last year) Budding artists and Sunday afternoon painters of the same era often painted copies of her floral paintings and just occasionally, one of these paintings will find its way to us!
Framed Original Antique Painting of Violets

This painting of a bowl of violets and scattered walnuts is one of the best examples we have seen to date and when compared to an old postcard of the original image (see below) it is easy to see what we mean!
Antique Postcard Depicting Catherine Klein's Bowl of Violets and Walnuts
1913 Painting after Catherine Klein -Bowl of Violets and Walnuts
Our painting is signed and dated E Firth 1913 - without these details, we really would be in a quandary as to whether we had discovered another rare (albeit unsigned) original by Catherine herself! 

Another particularly wonderful find is this Victorian photo album.
 
Victorian Photo Album - Building the Nest

Photo albums were a very popular item in the Victorian home and some were highly decorative in their design. Our example is a rare and extremely beautiful example. It is filled with full colour chromolith mounts, depicting British birds throughout the seasons.
 
Victorian Photo Album - Watching over the Eggs


It is such a treat to find an antique album intact because the mounts are often removed and sold separately. These are just a few of the images from our album - see all of them HERE
 
Little Jenny Wrens in Winter with Holly and Hips

1930s Delphiniums and Hollyhocks Barbola Wall Plaque
 We also have this gorgeous, large Barbola wall plaque adorned with handcrafted delphiniums and hollyhocks. Plus a superb double eiderdown, besides many other lovely things too!

Vintage Double Paisley and Powder Blue Eiderdown
That's all for now - we'll be back again soon - in the meantime, we hope you enjoy your browse amongst our vintage delight!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Treat yourself to Roses this Valentine's Day!

Blowsy Roses adorn an old Chocolate Box
 We always have a wonderful selection of vintage rose themed textiles and homewares in the shop and newly arrived is this gorgeous vintage wallpaper covered chocolate box as well as a pair of stunning 1950s Fothergay curtains, decorated with a riot of beautiful red roses. So why not treat yourself to some everlasting vintage roses this Valentine's Day!

1950s Fothergay 'Tralee' Barkcloth Curtains
Sweet Roses Wallpaper Chocolate Box
Beautiful Red Roses 1950s Curtains



Thursday, December 04, 2014

A Colourful Quilt for Christmas...new stock in the shop today!

Colourful Vintage Patchwork Quilt
 We have added some beautiful items to the online shop today!  There are some lovely items in our 'And So To Bed' section, including this gorgeous patchwork quilt with a decidedly festive appeal. It is made from a variety of wonderful vintage fabrics and many of them are pretty Sanderson designs. There is also a magnificent antique patchwork quilt from Wales, the colours are sublimely pretty including gentle shades of nougat and mocha.
Antique Welsh Patchwork Quilt
For cosying up in front of the fire or in bed, there is a pretty lavender pink and violet wool crochet throw; so cuddly!
Lavender Pink and Violet Crochet Throw
As well as these treasures there is a selection of textiles including a pretty Belgian rug...
Supremely Soft and Pretty Vintage Belgian Rug
...and a few homewares including a delightful boudoir clock...
Delightful Embroidered Boudoir Clock

...along with a pair of Art Deco painted hat stands.
 Plus there are many more super vintage treasures to discover too, so we hope you enjoy your visit!
Antique Welsh Patchwork Quilt
Many Sanderson Fabrics make up this Striking Vintage Quilt
Beautiful Vintage Patchwork Quilt



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Add Warmth and Colour this November - the latest vintage stock has arrived!

Glorious Rose Cameos Edwardian Welsh Quilt
November is bringing us the usual dark, dull and blustery weather, the sort that makes us want to curl up in front of a roaring fire, switch on a few pretty lamps to gently light a dull corner and layer up sofas, chairs and beds with eiderdowns, quilts and throws. The latest additions at the Vintage Home shop will help you with your Winter nesting and here are just a few of the many colourful, cosy and beautiful items in the shop today.
Rose and Floral Garlands Welsh Quilt
Rose and Pink Ticking Stripe Welsh Quilt
Pink Roses atop Paisleys Welsh Quilt
Classic Plump and Paisley Eiderdown
Pretty Rose Basket French Fabric Box
Festive Red and Floral Bernard Wardle Fabric

Beautiful 1930s Felt Dahlia Bag

Field Flowers Barbola Basket
Hand Painted Floral Tray
1930s Exotic Birds Milk Glass Light Shade
Pretty Floral Posies Cotton Fabric
There are many more delights in the shop, including the Victorian Summer and Winter Cherub chromoliths featured in the previous post below. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

For the Season almost upon us...


Victorian Winter Cherubs Chromolith
...to the Season just past. These beautiful Victorian chromoliths will be in the shop soon. The Winter Cherubs, held aloft by a soft cloud, have wonderful seasonal accessories in the form of a snow-topped Christmas tree, a New Year's Eve party mask for the ball, trailing ivy, shells and a bouquet of roses in a lacy holder.
Victorian Summer Cherubs Chromolith
The Summer Cherubs are surrounded by butterflies, trailing flowers and ears of wheat. Whilst one cherub sits upon a bundle of hay with sickle in hand, another holds a sunflower, with a fluffy billowing cloud to cushion them.

Exquisite Detailing of Winter Cherubs Chromolith
These superb images would look fabulous set into cupboard doors or fixed either side of a grand and decorative mirror.
A Joyful Celebration of Summer
These and many more beautiful vintage delights will be in the shop very soon...


Friday, October 03, 2014

Pretty painted floral delights - in the shop soon...

1930s Hand Painted Floral Tray
We couldn't wait to share some of the latest stock which will be in the shop in the coming days.  We have a particularly pretty - and very special - selection for you this time! There is a decidedly fabulous pink and lavender theme, along with truly delightful florals. This is really on a tiny taster of what's to come - more soon...
Victorian Oil Painting of Yellow Roses after Klein
1940s Rose Baskets Linen
 Preview our latest arrivals at our Pinterest and Facebook page and see our latest 'vintage pick' at Twitter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is this the Prettiest Vintage Fabric...ever?

Vintage 1940s Sweet Peas Barkcloth
...well, of course, if you love vintage fabrics as much as we do, then the latest find is nearly always the prettiest ever! But when I discovered this lovely vintage barkcloth, I very definitely felt a quickening of my heartbeat! So, what makes it so very gorgeous?
Beautiful Colours and Dainty Trellis
Well, it's a 1940s barkcloth with the most adorable design of colourful sweet peas clambering up a dainty trellis - and oh! - that beautiful blue background is THE perfect shade of blue.
Gorgeous Texture and Design
Finally, the barkcloth weave seems to give the design some added 'oomph!' don't you think? That little extra something which confirms that this is one heck of a pretty fabric. But don't let us sway you - what do you think?