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Pretty stuff for the house

Post by crystalball » Mon Dec 17, 2007 17:55

I didn't know where to put this thread, so I am pretending it's glamorous.

Anyway, look at these cushions!

http://www.cloth-ears.co.uk/cushions.html

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I wish I had some money. They are so lovely.

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Post by Contravene » Mon Dec 17, 2007 19:44

It looks like wrapping paper

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Dec 18, 2007 17:53

crystalball wrote:Image
I have seen this fabric on eBay lots over the past year. I found three just for searching for 'space fabric', but probably worth searching Michael Miller as there are other great fabrics.

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Fabric 3

At the moment we're trying to get a vintage sofa/suite/chairs for our living room. Twice we've been outbid in the last few seconds, which we were gutted about. I think what we'll end up doing is spending more on the chairs and buy a sofa from ikea then I'll make covers and cushions so everything matches. We also need to sort our CD storage - how hard is it to find storage big enough to fit about 700 CDs in?! And I want a drinks cabinet to put my Babycham glasses and red soda syphon in too. I've just started a painting for our living room, which will hopefully tie in with the '60s theme.

Does anyone know of any good vintage furniture/furnishings websites that aren't stupidly overpriced?
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Post by Woodbine » Sat Dec 22, 2007 15:25

I've got some links in my favourites I think. Let me have a look. They may not all be cheap though I'm afraid. I'm a bit obsessed with looking at covetable home stuff online. I can't wait to get my new bed in February, it's bloody brilliant - I'll see if I can find a picture.

Retro Decades

Retro Republic

The Modern Warehouse

And this place does lovely sofas, but they're on the more expensive side of things - Scandecor


I'm still after a minibar for my lounge. Ideally I want one of those ones in the shape of the front of a ship, but I don't think it's going to happen. I've yet to find any nice ones that aren't ridiculously overpriced.
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Post by Sylvie » Thu Dec 27, 2007 00:15

I have a whole reply to Woodbine's post saved on my laptop, but unfortunately that's in Swindon and I'm in Golborne.

Anyway, I was bursting to tell everyone that I got a hen to put eggs in (ours is brown though):

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And a musical cake server!
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Post by Woodbine » Thu Dec 27, 2007 19:46

Those hen things always remind me of Ma Boswell in Bread.

I've just found this place too:-

http://www.flying-duck.com/HTMLs/cockta ... spage.html

I could have had a boat bar for £185. Bugger. I'm quite tempted by that piano one, but I don't have 200 quid to throw around at the moment unfortunately. Arse.
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Post by Woodbine » Thu Dec 27, 2007 19:52

Their furniture is also amazing. Those seventies beds are actually just on the wrong side of tacky I think, but check them out!

http://www.flying-duck.com/HTMLs/furnit ... epage.html


I totally want that vanity capsule thing.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:21

my flat is going to be all about the ladderax (when it is delivered):

http://www.metroretro.co.uk/picdisp.php ... /11499.jpg

my parents have shit loads of it and it can fetch quite a bit too so im told
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Post by Sylvie » Sun Dec 30, 2007 19:47

Woodbine wrote:I'm still after a minibar for my lounge. Ideally I want one of those ones in the shape of the front of a ship, but I don't think it's going to happen. I've yet to find any nice ones that aren't ridiculously overpriced.
I saw a great one on eBay a few months ago that I was tempted to bid for, but I think it did go for quite a lot. I want a drinks cabinet that has the drop down front to use as a surface. I have my mum's Babycham glasses and a red soda syphon, so I feel we have to... While we're sharing links, I found this one where some of the prices are very reasonable http://www.funkylifestyles.com. Their prices seem to include delivery too, which is unusual.

Anyway, we finally got something on eBay we had our eyes on. Two egg chairs for £115. The fabric is a bit rubbish, but I'm going take a pattern off the covers and make new ones in cream or a pattern (Marimekko, perhaps). We'll probably get an Ikea sofa in cream to go with them. I want a really clean, streamlined look. Oh and I'd like a floor lamp and new coffee table/nest of tables too.

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Then we just need to sort our CD storage out. For anyone like us, who were after the Billy CD inserts from Ikea, I have finally tracked down a source http://www.ikeaplus.co.uk/index.php?act ... 65&cl2=412. I can't figure out if it's dodgy that there's a site selling all Ikea products that is not actually connected to them.

This is my Swindon post I saved, by the way.
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Post by humblebee » Sun Dec 30, 2007 20:39

Anyone know where I can get a nice foldy-uppy little coffee table?

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Post by crystalball » Sun Dec 30, 2007 20:49

You know the stripey one I've got at home? It's a camping folding table that I got from Paperchase on the sale for 10 quid a couple of years ago. They definitely still do them. You probably want something entirely different though, don't you.

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Post by humblebee » Sun Dec 30, 2007 20:58

crystalball wrote:You know the stripey one I've got at home? It's a camping folding table that I got from Paperchase on the sale for 10 quid a couple of years ago. They definitely still do them. You probably want something entirely different though, don't you.
I really like that table!

That's just the sort of thing I'm after. Our Paperchase is at Meadowhall though. Gah!

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Post by crystalball » Mon Dec 31, 2007 18:51

I can get you one from the one near work, if you want, and bring it over next time I come up, in exchange for some Hendy's.

I am really desperate to do something nice with our spare room/office. I need it to be an office but I don't want it to look like one - it seems like the moment you put a desk in everything goes bland. It has such a nice view, it's a nice long room but it's dull as hell at the moment. I wouldn't mind putting years' worth of pop flyers on the wall but I am worried it's going to look crass. Any ideas?

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Post by tekno_alice » Tue Jan 01, 2008 18:44

crystalball wrote:I can get you one from the one near work, if you want, and bring it over next time I come up, in exchange for some Hendy's.

I am really desperate to do something nice with our spare room/office. I need it to be an office but I don't want it to look like one - it seems like the moment you put a desk in everything goes bland. It has such a nice view, it's a nice long room but it's dull as hell at the moment. I wouldn't mind putting years' worth of pop flyers on the wall but I am worried it's going to look crass. Any ideas?
You could make a nice collage of the flyers? I've put a load of my favourite postcards into clipframes to put around our flat, i think it looks more "grown up" but you still get to personalise the place with pretty pictures.

Ikea do desks that close up so they look like a piece of furniture and not a desk, maybe you could get something like that?

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jan 01, 2008 19:12

That there Caramarydaisy has a gig flyer wall in her hall and it looks splendid.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Jan 01, 2008 19:26

Thanks for your help you two. Cara's wall is lovely, yes. I dunno if I could make mine look as nice. Maybe I need to get out of the flat again and then I'll be able to see the whole room with cheery eyes and do something nice with it. Right now it feels like a prison. :)

I had a brilliant idea on how to display (and store) my seven-inch records though. I might see if I can get a carpenter to make me long narrow shelves. Like something they would have in a record shop, only made of wood instead of plastic or steel. Or maybe get old-fashioned steel shop display units like the one newsagents use to put mags in. Anything is better than shoeboxes.

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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 20:11

i am considering a big decorate of my flat, and taking down the collage of flyers.. i might just nail some big boards i have to the walls to protect them from blutac stains once its repainted tho..

i need to figure out what im going to do in terms of things on walls and painting and storage but i dont really know where to start - i should begin i think, by sorting out the floor in my bedroom and bathroom, then paint the walls, then wait for the ladderax to arrive before rehanging things on walls. yes, that sounds vaguely like a plan. now i just need lots of money. ace.
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Post by Sylvie » Tue Jan 22, 2008 09:26

I finally recieved my Amazon order:

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I can try out the American Diner cookbook now.
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Post by cath » Fri Jan 25, 2008 07:07

Yay for the american diner cookbook! My bloke bought it for me, it's in the post :D

I just bought a diner-style syrup pourer, with the press-to-slide-open bit. It's a-getting filled with Mrs Butterworth's finest, until real maple is purchased!

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Mar 04, 2008 22:39

I nearly wet myself when I saw this for the Buy it Now price of £40...

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Luckily I stopped myself in time to get it before anyone else does. I've been after one of these for YEARS!
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