Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Cushie Doo's Long Lost Pal

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

Font Fortnight Finale

 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

(slightly extended) Font Fortnight

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

Font Fortnight: Nice and Spicy

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

Font Fortnight: Hornsea Love Mugs

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

Font Fortnight: Bold & Bright

Hurrah for Hornsea who ensured we will always know what their items are for by printing it on the sides in bold type. How would we know the difference between our milk jug and our mugs if they hadn't labelled them for us? Joking aside, we love these items and the bright, bold font adds 80s style to any kitchen. This range came in several different coloured stripes and had everything from Kitchen Things to Marmalade pots. Check out items from this range at our shop http://www.cushiedoovintage.com/

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Font Fortnight

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.....