Not for everyone… but maybe for you ? So astonishing, they are magnificent!
These all original lamps are quite outstanding. Amazing metal overlay over the red/gold glass bases. Funky red and black ribbon shades and lots of glam!
The overlay is brass, but we can’t say for sure.
What we can say is that this pair would make a difference to your home!
Pair of glam red glass lamps with metal overlay. Original ribbon shades. Original wiring. $125/pair
Detail of the metal overlay on the red lamps.
4 beautiful and rare Franciscan Ware water tumblers in the “El Patio” pattern in a lovely coral colour.
This pattern was the first produced by Gladding McBean and the first to carry the name Franciscan Ware in 1934. It was an anchor of the line for over 20 years.
The silky feel of the glaze is just beautiful.
I’m thrilled to be able to offer these 4 tumblers in the store this week.
Rare Franciscan Ware water tumblers.
“El Patio” pattern” from 1934. $100 for 4
Jane and I love this new ensemble we set up in the store this morning.
We think these Eagle lamps looks stunning on these bedside tables just brought into the store.
These walnut nightstands are made by Knechtel Furniture of Hanover, Ontario.
Eagle lamps (SOLD)
Beside tables (SOLD)
It was just wonderful to hear Kaffe Fassett talk last night in Sandy Cove about colour and design inspiration.
I took this photo in our shop this morning thinking of all the colours and how happy they make us all.
Red quilt $125
Pair of pink lamps $195/pair
Green barkcloth cushion $85
Patch quilt $200
Striped armchair $175
Just new in the store today is this fabulous set of four TV trays with illustrations by Frank M. Hamilton.
They represent the four seasons: Spring Rains, Gone for the Summer, Autumn Harvest and Deep Winter. They date to 1970 and come with their original stand.
They are in excellent vintage condition with no tears or scratches. Practical and sturdy!
$115 set. Very collectible and hard to find.
Spring and summer scenes.
Fall and winter scenes.
“Maritime Rose” is one of my most favourite Spode patterns. Manufactured from the mid-50s to the early 70s, its beautiful violet blue colour and hand painted roses make it very collectible.
These pieces belonged to a lovely woman who liked to entertain and did so frequently, so this is all that’s left of her set of dishes, which came to me 20 years ago. The sugar bowl, creamer, water jug, tea cup, saucers and cake plates are all perfect. The teapot has a line crack and a chip at the end of the spout, the salad plate has a tiny flaw, and one of the butter pats has discolouration to the gold trim, but they are still pretty and perfectly useable.
“Maritime Rose” pieces now fetch high prices on replacement china pattern sites. If you collect this, you know what I mean! Our prices are very reasonable.
Aunt Shirley’s legacy SOLD
These “Oriental” boudoir lamps from the 1940s were meant to go on either side of your dressing table, giving light to each side of your face while you applied your make-up, sitting, of course, on a gorgeous vanity stool! Although most women today take two minutes to “do their face” in front of the bathroom mirror, these lamps can still add a touch of glamour to your bedroom!
Oriental lady and man lamps. $195
The pair – a lady and her gentleman friend playing the lute – are Plaster of Paris, very nicely detailed and painted in a trendy grey and red combination. The thing that makes them, in my opinion, is the pair of custom shades. I had ordered these years ago for another pair of lamps, but when they arrived from the fabricator, they just didn’t do a thing for the lamps I wanted to use. So I put the shades away. Two moves and 10 years later, I discovered them and brought them to the store.
The lamps, with their shades, are priced at $195 the pair. You won’t be finding them anywhere else, so if you need a shot of glamour in a bedroom, on a bookcase or bureau, come on in to Mrs. Nicholson Home and snap them up!
Close up of the Lady
Close up of the Man
This 1950s three-masted mantle clock would be a great addition to your decor!
Called the Yankee Clipper, this clock was made by Mastercrafters.
The sails and masts are made of “gleaming chromium” – according to an old advertisement for Mastercrafters clocks – and it has a solid wood base with walnut finish.
It features a Sessions movement and works perfectly!
Yankee Clipper $75
How sweet is this ?
From a 1952 Vernon Kiln’s brochure about their new dinnerware line:
” Fresh as Highland Heather… and warm as a Scottish brogue! Diffused stripes of rust, chartreuse and deep green combine to create an effect that is perfect with provincial, delightful Early American… and yet… at the same time… sleek and modern! You’ll find Tam O’Shanter serving pieces are designed for many uses, functional as well as decorative.
This delightful Vernon plaid pattern is hand-painted under the glaze…guaranteed for 25 years against crazing or cracking…will not fade, mar or wash off in the dishwasher of with years of use”
(above web info courtesy of KevinH. Souza)
Well! in 2014, we can attest to the 25 year guarantee! The set is as lovely and vibrant as it was in the early 50s.
“Tam O’Shanter” Dinnerware. 1949-1958. Set for four.
Teapot, cream and sugar, butter, platter, vegetable dish, salt and pepper, four cups and saucers, four bread and butter plates, four dinner plates. $225.
Extra plates sold separately.
Here is a great vintage plaster Tiger TV lamp from the 50s-60s.
TV lamps are very collectible. See Mark Steven’s interesting website: tvlamps.net for some really great pictures and information.
TV lamps were made to sit on top of the TV! TV was watched in the gloom but everyone was afraid of the TV “ruining your eyesight”, so TV lamps were invented to give a bit of light and create interesting silhouettes against the wall atop the TV.
Our old tiger is made of painted plaster. He’s in great shape. I’ve touched up a few of his nicks. He has original wiring and his light works just fine.
He would be great in a bedroom.
Tiger TV lamp. Plaster. Original wiring SOLD