Archive for the ‘vintage finds’ Category

Coulson Macleod Loves Vintage

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Any­one who reg­u­larly reads our blog will no doubt have real­ised that we love a bit of vin­tage. And we just came across a fab store in Ams­ter­dam called Neef Louis (found via blog 26 Olive Street)

If you can’t get to Ams­ter­dam, then have a rum­mage around their great web­site.

Coulson Macleod Goes Shipping

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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 Says “An Apple A Day…”

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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.

Coulson Macleod’s Vintage Find

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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…

Coulson Macleod's vintage find

Coulson Macleod's vintage find

Coulson Macleod's vintage find

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.

Coulson Macleod’s Antique Heaven

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Our friends at Story In Bray told us about the most amaz­ing antiques shop, Lantique, in Pet­worth, West Sussex. I want prac­tic­ally everything on their web­site and the shop looks beau­ti­fully laid out. I’m totally smitten.


Scrubbed oak trestle table

late 18c commode in oak

1930s French butchers block

19c French jewellers work bench

Old Wooden Doors

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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.

Venice, ItalyOakham, EnglandTuscany, ItalyVenice, Italy

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