Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wooden donkey we have lots of unique vintage treasures that make the perfect present. From the top: Set of six Worcester ware table mats £30; Cathrineholm coffeepot £50; Toy car £8, Owl moneybox £18; Soldier money box £25; Psychedelic storage tin £15, Set of six mod flower coasters £15 (three colour options available); Vintage Christmas Houze glass pin tray £22. I've also updated the shop today with some new finds, so hop on over!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Oopsy - we're having a few problems with our website hosting @ www.woodendonkey.com but fear not - we should be back up and running in no time and in fact our Bigcartel shop is still working fine so there is no problem with placing orders. Until we sort out the problem, we don't have any email access, so if you need to get in touch, please use the contact form in our shop. Thank you so much!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Well it's busy busy busy in the Wooden donkey house at the moment. We are packing up to move house very shortly. With this in mind, I wanted to let you know that the shop will be closed for a month from Monday the 9th August. If you want to make any purchases, you've got till the end of this week! I've just updated the shop so there are lots of new, interesting items to browse, including this vintage tray which comes with a set of matching coasters. Click here to visit the shop.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As well as several other figural bottles, I also have one decorated with birds in a cage, one showing a bar scene and one showing a lady peeping out of a shower! My husband doesn't like them and thinks I'm potty for loving them so much, but I think they are fabulous. I will try to photograph them all, and then add the images to a special Flickr set, which I've set up here.
Susanne Dölker. I wonder if she also decorated the decanters. Jutta Lamprecht also produced illustrations for the company. The decanters were distributed in the US by Raymor, and they still have the Raymor sticker on the base. Some came with bath salts inside, others perhaps with alcohol? If anyone out there can tell me any more about these pieces I'd love to hear from you!
*Thank you so much to Larry, who has confirmed that he bought one in Germany in 1962/63, which gives me some concrete evidence of when they were produced!
Monday, June 14, 2010
I'm long over due for a shop update, but finally it's here and there is a bit of a seaside-y theme going on. There are beach puzzles and fishy tiles and wall plaques. Ok, so you don't see many elephants or tigers on beaches, but just humour me for now... This vintage Galt puzzle is available for £20.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
And I'm not much of a knitter but couldn't resist this little knitting pamphlet from 1955:
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I was planning to go to Chiswick car boot sale today but as it's pouring with rain outside, maybe it can wait for another day. To cheer us up on this rainy bank holiday, I'm offering a whopping 20% off everything in the shop. Just remember to enter the code RAIN at checkout. The offer will run for a whole week (until the 10th May).
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
We're having a spring sale at Wooden donkey to make way for new finds, so hop over there and pick up a bargain! Included is this vintage Walls ice cream sign (was £120, now £100!) from an old café, featuring brilliant ice cream names like "Choc Top Woppa" and "Big Wiz".
Friday, March 5, 2010
Spring is on its way and its time to freshen up my shop, so I've been fiddled around with the site colours (it actually looks a lot more like this blog now!). Hop on over and take a look and then let me know what you think. If you prefer it as it was, I can always change it back... And as I'm in such a good mood today, I've decided to give you all 10% off everything in my shop for the whole weekend! To get your 10% off, just enter "Splendid" at checkout when prompted. (The offer will end on Monday at 8pm.) Have a lovely weekend all!
Winter's Moon we knew they would be perfect. I keep going and having another look at them and a sit on them (and yes they are very comfy too!). Now to find a table to go with them...
Friday, February 26, 2010
shop now! Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I couldn't let Valentine's Day go by without sharing these amazing vintage cards I recently bought. I love the stained glass effect. I think these are probably from the around the 1930s. They each fold in half and the middle of the top half pops up, but I'm not going to fold them because I'm too scared of damaging the print!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sagaform retro range by Swedish designer Lotta Odelius. It's beautiful! These days everything has to be vintage for me, so it takes something truly special to make me sit up and take notice if it's new. Illustrated Living are stocking it in the UK and Huset in the US (both great sites for having a mooch around anyway).