Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Summer Delights 6: The Farewell Party

Today has been a cold one and we have finally given in and accepted that Autumn is close but we won't let summer go without a good farewell party. Today's lemonade set is a must for any good retro knees up, it's exciting and full of character, a must for any party. So get the cocktails ready and lets celebrate the end of a season and the beginning of the next.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Summer Delights 5:

What better way to keep the summer feeling alive than by making our homes feel like the sun is shining inside them. Here at Cushie Doo we think we have found the perfect material to do this. Our seamstress is working hard right now making cushions with these vivid vintage materials so that any home can be cheered up this winter. Check out our shop in October for the finished pieces 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

Summer Delights 4: garden parties

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

Summers Delights 3: a sunny forecast

The forecast for today is blue sky, with a few clouds but mainly sun, sun, sun, sun.  That might be wishful thinking looking out at Cushie Doo in the garden today, but its always the forecast on these summery drinking glasses. While we may just have had four days of sun in August, these glasses have four suns featured on each one! We love the bright turquoises and oranges on this beautiful design, which we reckon dates from the late 1970s or early 1980s. So don your roller skates, crack open the creamola foam and have yourself a perfect vintage summery day with these stunning glasses currently featured in our shop http://www.cushiedoovintage.bigcartel.com/.  Catch them before the suns go down....

Friday, 26 August 2011

Summer Delights 2

While the sun is shining it is always good to have friends round to share some cold lemonade (or if your like us here it more likely to be a G&T) and to make the occassion special we all need a good lemonade set. Here at Cushie Doo we think we have found a set that would make all your friends want to come round. This vintage amber lemonade set is stunning and would make a great talking point for any garden party.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Summer Delights

We had a gorgeous day yesterday but the rain clouds have gathered again today and it feels like the holiday season has passed but here at Cushie Doo we feel that we should try and keep the summer alive. So this weeks blog is dedicated to everything summery,and what a better way to start the week but with this stunning little milk jug by Spode titled Summer Days from the 1950s. It looks beautiful on the mantlepiece and always catches the eye of visitors, a real little gem with loads of appeal. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Cushie Doo's Pals 5

This is certainly not one of Cushie Doo's older pals but a new one that is just too cute to ignore. This Ikea tray decorated with bright birds makes serving afternoon tea at the Cushie Doo office a total delight.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Cushie Doo's Bird Pals 4 twit twoo

We couldn't resist this friendly feathered chap. With a wee twinkle in his eye he charmed us into buying him, with the promise that the twinkle would get even brighter when we lit him up at night as a lantern. He wasn't wrong, we were quite charmed. Made by Bristow Potteries, which means that at some point in the past this chap has flown all the way to scotland from Malta.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Cushie Doo's Bird Pals 3

This bright and cheery 'Over the Rainbow' pot by Elizabethan pottery reminds us of the days of Care Bears, leg warmers with puffball skirts and when we still believed you could find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. This would be great as a fun addition to your dressing table (although backcombing your hair and miming Tiffany into your hairbrush is optional) or for storing your hubba bubba, flying saucers or parma violets (or perhaps something a bit more sensible)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Cushie Doo's Pals 2

These bird of paradise plates are one of our favourite finds this month. They were produced by Royal Doulton between 1973-78 and are are part of the Everglades range. These would be perfect for afternoon tea or make a stunning decorative piece for your home. We will definitely be sad to part with these as we think they are just stunning.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Cushie Doo's Pals

This week we are featuring a number of Cushie Doo's bird pals who appear on our homeware. This small dish by Weatherby Hanley features the classic vintage  three flying ducks,which appeared on numerous post war living room walls. This item will be appearing on our website http://www.cushiedoovintage.bigcartel.com/ soon....

Welcome to Cushie Doo Vintage

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.