Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Looking forward to being part of the Christmas Event at the Academy in Aberdeen. We will be there from Thursday to Sunday. Check out Arresting Events Web Site for the timetable of events scheduled for the weekend. Hope to see you there.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Last Sunday we attended the Vintage and Craft Fair held by I Heart Art at the Galleria in Aberdeen. The day was a great success with people queueing to get their hands on the goodie bags available to the first 50 in the door. There were lots of other stall holders including Feet and Tea, TwentyThreeTwo, The Closet, Storm in a Vintage Tea Cup and Flourish. Some of the items which found good homes on the day were our lovely 1960s Schreiber sideboard, a 60s nest of tables, Meakin Topic tea set and our typewriter.
Here are some photos of our stall on the day.
Here are some photos of our stall on the day.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
A wee gem found in the bottom of a box, but too cute not to mention. This trivet has maybe seen better days but would still brighten up the kitchen as the nights draw in.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
We started with a typewriter so we'll finish with a typewriter. Modern computers are no match for the design of this Corsair deluxe typewriter by Smith-Corona, with it's mustard yellow case, cream body and flashes of gold. But the extra special thing about this typerwriter is it's font. None of that classic typewriter font here, instead we have a modern (well modern at the time) computer style font transporting you straight back to the days when computers took up most of a room and this typewriter was sleek by comparison. Move over Brother Deluxe, the Corsair deluxe will be the new star of our shop soon www.cuhiedoovintage.com
The unusual and striking font on these storage jars caught our eye immediately. We don't know the origins of these jars but we reckon they date from the late 70s to early 80s. They probably first kept teabags and coffee grounds safe and sound in a fully pine clad kitchen with cheese plants in the corner, the envy of all the neighbours as they ate their prawn cocktails and supped their Babycham. These jars may have blended into the background next to all that pine, but we'd reckon they'd be a cool nod to the past in a modern kitchen. Coming to our website www.cushiedoovintage.com soon....
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Spice jars lend themselves perfectly to nice fonts and we love when we find practical jars with nice typography. What better way to decorate your kitchen and store your parsley, sage rosemary and thyme than vintage herb and spice jars. Here are some of our selection we've pulled from our collection which will be appearing in our shop soon.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
We love when we stumble upon a Hornsea Love Mug in our travels. Although slightly out of synch with the seasons, we couldn't resist featuring our most recent find. Made in 1977 and featuring lots of things we love, including typewriter look font and cute little yellow birds, what's not to love?
We like to celebrate the seasons here at Cushie Doo and what better way to do it than supping your tea from one of these mugs. We'd love to complete the whole collection of these mugs designed by Kenneth Townsend in the 1970s, but in the meantime we will putting any spares, as we find them, in our shop. If you want to find out more, H is for Home have a great article that can be found by clicking here.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Welcome to Font Fortnight. We here at Cushie Doo love the range of fonts we see on our products so have decided to make a feature of them. The first featured font is a classic typewriter font typed by a Brother Deluxe typewriter that is currently for sale in our shop www.cushiedoovintage.bigcartel.com. It is a beautiful light blue typewriter in great shape complete with a navy blue leather look case and it's original manual in perfect condition- we thought this was a wonderful find. We love a classic typewriter font and hope to incorporate this into a new logo along with Cushie Doo himself ... keep an eye on our website in the not so distant future.....
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
http://www.cushiedoovintage.com/ . We can't wait to be curled up on the sofa on a cold winter's day surrounded by these designs.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Well, with the wind blowing outside the house today this pretty cake stand by Old Foley wouldn't be standing for long had the planned outside afternoon tea gone ahead. But had the sun been shining, rather than the leaves falling off the trees in a nod to an impending autumn, this sunny cake stand would have been the perfect platter for serving mini scones topped with cream and fresh strawberries. However, even though the rain lashed outside, this stand brought a little sunshine inside and a bit of hope that September will bring with it an Indian summer. We envisage this cakestand as the centre piece to a beautiful vintage wedding afternoon tea but can equally imagine it bringing a bit of decadence to everyday jam pieces and tunnocks caramel wafers to brighten up any afternoon tea. Available in our shop now...
Saturday, 27 August 2011
http://www.cushiedoovintage.bigcartel.com/. Catch them before the suns go down....
Friday, 26 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Welcome to Cushie Doo Vintage. We sell mid century design and home ware that we have found on our travels and want to share as our houses are bursting at the seams with vintage wares and can hold no more. Everything we sell is in good vintage condition. We mainly sell vintage and retro items from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s but also sell items that we love from other eras. We look forward to seeing you in our shop.