Category: vintage finds

lost property finds

Well, the Christmas vintage fairs are about to start! I’ve been collecting lots of goodies recently – all these will be coming with me to the 3-day Milton Keynes fair this weekend.

Fiesta Tea Pot from Lost Property Vintage

Gorgeous Fiesta teapot. I love the details on this – check out that handle!

Arabia Finland teapot from Lost Property VintageThis Arabia teapot is in the Ruija pattern – it’s a more recent pattern, but still with a vintage feel.

Vintage Poodle Ornament  from Lost Property Vintage

Cute little poodle ornament.

Vintage Soldier Egg Cups from Lost Property Vintage

And the sweetest little soldier egg cups.

Milton Keynes Vintage Fair November 2013

lost property finds – off to Milton Keynes

Some recent finds…

vintage pyrex cups from Lost Property Vintage

Vintage Pyrex custard pots!

vintage pink make up tin from Lost Property Vintage

The prettiest make up case.

vintage scottie dog ornament from Lost Property Vintage

Little Scottie dog ornament.

vintage tall ship mug and cottage painting from Lost Property Vintage

Tall ships mug and a sweet little painting of a country cottage.

vintage first aid tin and dala horse from Lost Property Vintage

After finding my first Dala horses earlier this summer, I couldn’t believe it when I spotted another one (find him on etsy here).  And this is one of two First Aid tins I picked up.

All of these will be coming to the MK Handmade and Vintage Extravaganza this weekend.  You can find me at Stand 115 (look out for the new Lost Property Vintage banner!).

Milton Keynes Vintage Fair - September 2013

lost property finds – an early christmas

The country is experiencing a heatwave, and I’m buying Christmas decorations! I’ve had a great run of Christmas-themed finds over the past few weeks.

vintage glass christmas baubles from Lost Property Vintage

Beautiful glass baubles – these are some of the prettiest I’ve ever come across.

vintage christmas crackers from Lost Property Vintage

Tiny Christmas crackers, for decorating the tree, in the original box.

vintage christmas biscuit tin from Lost Property Vintage

Christmas biscuit tin, in really good condition.

vintage Nils Olsson dala horses from Lost Property Vintage

And something I’ve been wanting to find for a while! Vintage Dala horses, with original Nils Olsson stickers on the base. These will be appearing in the etsy shop over the next couple of weeks.

Finally, I’m heading down to the south coast this weekend for the Vintage and Very Nice Market Bazaar in Chichester on Saturday. Open from 10am to 4pm in the Assembly Rooms, this will be my second time at the fair. It’s a great venue, and entry is free!

lost property finds – off to the circus

Hello there. There was a bit of a theme to this weekend’s finds.

merit marble fun game from Lost Property Vintage

This Merit Marble Fun game has the best graphics! (edit: I’ve just discovered that this was designed by the talented Kenneth Townsend.)

vintage circus wallpaper border from Lost Property Vintage

And the fun at the circus continues with this amazing wallpaper border. There’s an elephant, a strongman, a clown, a seal, and – of course – a monkey riding a horse!

dashchund tapestry from Lost Property Vintage

I love this little dachshund tapestry.

Beswick cheese dish in the Green Fingers pattern from Lost Property Vintage

And this Beswick cheese dish is in the Green Fingers pattern. So pretty!

Snapshots of London in the 1950s

I had an enjoyable day in Market Harborough yesterday. I didn’t manage to get any photos, so instead here are some fantastic images of London in the 1950s. I found a stack of these vintage postcards recently, which will be making their way to my Etsy shop.

Vintage postcard from Trafalgar Square in London, by Lost Property Vintage

Vintage postcard from Piccadilly Circus in London, by Lost Property Vintage

Vintage postcard from Hyde Park Corner in London, by Lost Property Vintage

Vintage postcard from St James's Park in London, by Lost Property VintageVintage postcard from The Tower of London and Tower Bridge in London, by Lost Property Vintage

Lost Property Finds – Off to Stamford Vintage Fair

I’ve found a few more pieces for my stall this week. The handbag has a fun plastic handle, and the two wool purses are a lovely size. Another dog for the menagerie – this time joined by some cats!

Vintage handbag and purses by Lost Property Vintage

They will all be coming along to Stamford Vintage Fair on Saturday.

Stamford Vintage Fair poster - 25th May 2013