Sunday, May 17

Oooops...




Oh maaan! I seem to be only too good at a) getting myself into situations where there are vintage things to buy, and b) buying them. It's a skill. And one that I'm seriously going to have to curb if I'm going to afford the rent on the new flat! Still, this metal tray and matching coasters were too good to miss and the orange anglepoise lamp - I seriously couldn't believe my luck when I saw it, I've wanted one for ages. It's now on my bedside table (also bought last week) and clashes rather excellently with Jacob's bedside lamp which is a light-up globe! Very soon there will be too many colours in our house but until then, it's feeling pretty cheerful round here!

8 comments:

nath said...

all excellent finds that needed to be brought home. really loving the orange anglepoise. my friend has one, and weirdly i gave her that exact same tray as a gift.

Anna Betts said...

Nath, that is so weird! The two colours are great together aren't they? Any idea where the tray was originally from?

Bee Designs said...

I love the lamp and my Mum has that exact tray, we used it all our childhood when we were aloud to have tea on our laps, its still well used to this day. She also has one very similar in orange but the pattern isn't quite as nice.

Patricia Torres said...

The tray is soooo impressive!!

ourlittlelovenest said...

I love your finds. The colours are gorgeous. I have the same problem but it sure is sweet to be surrounded by beautiful things.

Kristen said...

Great finds! I know what you mean about having too many opportunities to buy stuff - I live close to loads of great charity shops and it's so hard to walk past them when I'm meant to be food shopping!

Tinniegirl said...

Lovely purchases. I couldn't have resisted either.

Anonymous said...

Saw your images while trying to identify recent purchase.
We have one of the blue trays - I guess it would have been bought new in the 1960s - and used all the time in the 70s.