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Kitsch Christmas Gifts

Kitsch Christmas Gifts

We tend to think of the kitsch Christmas gift as a modern phenomenon driven by the Chinese engine of industry where natural resources are harvested and then transformed into said products . Actually, this isn’t the case; witness this charming advert from 1928 where one could purchase a kitsch present for the telephone owner

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It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs By Collectibulldogs

It's Reigning Cats and Dogs By Collectibulldogs

It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs Hi everyone! Another treat in store for you today by way of a guest blog by my good friend, Eiffion Ashdown, of Collectibulldogs, and ‘Dog Dad’ to Wiggles the Bulldog! Congratulations to Eiffion for his recent awards for his blogging and for creating such a diverse Bulldog collection. For those whom may remember, Collectibulldogs now has a presence at Brighton Museum. As a testament to such hardwork, Eiffion has built a tremendous network of social media followers and should be highly commended! Over to Eiffion:- Good day avid readers of Mullard’s Antiques! How are you,…

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How to Make Classic Home Interior Design Pieces Last

How to Make Classic Home Interior Design Pieces Last

Have you ever been interested in that vintage piece of wood, leather or glass but decided against buying, as you were not sure how to preserve or clean it? Worry no more with these handy care tips kindly provided by this week’s guest blogger, Hannah Hutchinson, an interior designer based in London. 

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I’ve got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side

I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side

I’ve got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side, good old Marvin and, doesn’t the symbol for an indirectly heated thermionic diode look similar to Marvin 1.0’s face? Who can forget those fateful words by the laconic and lugubrious Marvin, the Paranoid Android from The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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A New Era in Vintage & Antique Shopping

A New Era in Vintage & Antique Shopping

A New Era in Vintage & Antique Shopping: Young or old, we are dealing with the new age of retail.  Young vintage dealers and shoppers are grappling with the distance with the time period between them and when these items existed, a mindset that they never knew and a plethora of bad, parroted, research info.

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Brexit, A Brief History Of The UK’s Wordly Connections

Brexit, A Brief History Of The UK's Wordly Connections

Brexit, A Brief History Of The UK’s Wordly Connections: Amy and Dawid of Stolen Attic have used Brexit to regale us with an informative post on how immigration has shaped our love of Vintage and Antiques.

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The Delights Of Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & The Misuse Of Electrical Products

The Delights Of Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & The Misuse Of Electrical Products

The Delights Of Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & The Misuse Of Electrical Products. Steve of Mullard Magic, regales us with the history of Vacuum Cleaners and why some men should avoid using these most useful of domestic appliances!

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Culver Glassware Identification, Then and Now

Culver Glassware Identification

Many moons ago, Pam, of Whimsical Vintage on Ruby Lane, carried quite a bit of Culver Glassware in her shop. At the time, there was very little info out there on the company. Considerable digging turned up a few newspaper articles that she was able to use to piece together Culver Glassware Identification, Then & Now.

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