A green Art Deco style wall clock takes a prominent position in the back wall over the sink in the kitchen at Bertie Wooster's flat. The green metal clock is a mechanical wind up wall clock by Smith's of Enfield. Aparently it was made in the 1950's although it has an Art Deco look that suits the Jeeves and Wooster era.
Jimmy Stewart's character is confined in a plaster cast and makes good use of a back scratcher in Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 movie Rear Window. He uses the back scratcher several times, not only to scratch his toes or to reach an itch inside his cast, but for emphasis when gesturing as well. Continue reading The Rear Window Back Scratcher
Doris Day carries a white wicker bucket bag in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) the suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The top handled bucket bag is made of wicker/rattan with metal fittings and is painted white with red lining. Continue reading Doris Day’s Wicker Handbag in The Man who Knew Too Much
One of my all time favorite movies is Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window which goes along with my favorite era for 1950's collectibles. I decided to dedicate a shelf in my bookcase to the movie with some easily found 1950's items as seen in the movie. The piece-de -resistance has to be the Exakta camera, which was surprisingly easy to source. Continue reading Rear Window Camera and Lens
Elizabeth is holding a ceramc cat that is also a planter. Similar cat figurines were sold by Haeger - The one aboe has a painted face like that seen on Made in Japan imports.
A ship wheel sconce seen in Woody Allen's movie, Irrational Man, looked vaguely familiar - where had I seen it before? I had been watching reruns of I Love Lucy and there it was, a wall light on Lucy Ricardo's kitchen just like it.
Audrey is seen in her kitchen preparing coffee for guests. On the wall to the right there is an enamelware salt box. I saw a very similar one on eBay HERE also pictured below. Vintage enamelware pieces can easily be found on eBay and add a retro vintage look in your kitchen.
In the 1935 photo above Circa 1953, "Actress Audrey Hepburn at home preparing and serving coffee and cake." From photos by Earl Theisen for Look magazine, there is a "Blue Denmark" pattern pottery sugar bowl on the table in her kitchen. The pattern is called ' Blue Denmark' and it is likely in the blue and white color because there are also a couple of Willow pattern cups and saucers which would match the blue nicely. The currently known pattern ‘Blue Denmark’ originates in Copenhagen, Denmark and dates to the 19th Century but the pattern is reputed to have been brought to Europe from the China or Japan in the 18th Century. Pieces in this pattern were made by Royal Copenhagen . The pattern was also used by Staffordshire potteries, Furnivals in England and by Franciscan Pottery in USA among others.
You can serve the sugar in a bowl like Audrey's, there is a vintage Franciscan Denmark sugar bowl on ebay HERE