Archive for the ‘vintage finds’ Category
The Coulson Macleod photo shoot is all booked for next Tuesday and we’re getting very excited at the prospect of seeing our artwork properly staged and photographed.
We’ve hired the prettiest village chapel that is currently lying empty and makes the perfect studio. Plain white walls. Wooden floor boards. Beamed ceiling. And out of the little gothic arched windows you can see lambs frolicking in the adjacent field. A professional commercial photographer is booked. And we’ve been assembling our props. We’ve got piles of lovely things, but we were short of one prop, an antique floor-standing light.
Until we came across this beauty, which got delivered this morning…
It’s an antique brass search light from an old ship. It used to be gas-powered, but has now been fitted with a lightbulb and mounted on an antique wooden tripod so it can be used as a floor-standing light. Don’t know much more about it to be honest, but we fell in love as soon as we saw it, which is really all that matters.
Coulson Macleod loves vintage apple crates. But Coulson Macleod didn’t need vintage apple crates. Until now…
We are now happy owners of six wonderful crates, also known as bushel boxes. I have no idea when ours date from, each one is different. So if anyone knows of this company Swann Morton of Wisbech (I had a quick search on Google but couldn’t find anything) then do let us know. It’s fun knowing the provenance of items.
They are really rather heavy, and are going to make superb props in our photo shoot.
Very excited over our new purchase and thought I’d share it with you. We were rummaging in a junk shop yesterday and came across this vintage bottle crate…
This bottle crate is from Arnold, Perrett & Co. Ltd, a brewery in Gloucestershire that was founded in 1820. Arnold, Perrett & Co. ceased brewing in 1924. The site is now used by Wickwar Brewery.
Not sure how old this crate is, but it doesn’t date to any earlier than 1887 (that’s when the company changed its name to the version on the crate).
The best thing about our new crate is that the supermarket plastic herb pots fit exactly into the bottle slots. I’m off to buy 11 more tubs of mint for a fantastic window planter.
I have a thing for old wooden doors and can’t pass one without swooning. I’ve fallen in love with so many over the years.
Seeing as we at Coulson Macleod are just about to launch a new collection of vintage-looking oak framed prints I thought I’d share some of my old wooden doors with you that I’ve spotted both here in England and overseas.