All I Want For Christmas

We take a look at some of our favourite pieces for gifting, this Christmas.

What better way to greet your guests over the Holiday season, than with a glass of champagne (we think, anyway!).

This handsome vintage silverplate champagne cooler, with two handles, features the classic gadroon edging pattern and is perfect for chilling bottles of Champagne or wine.


Vintage Silverplate Champagne Bucket

Forget the Christmas tree this year – hang your baubles on this stunning pair of vintage stag antlers!

These are a rare find and would make a real statement in any room.


Vintage Stag Antlers

What better gift for the intrepid traveller than a giant vintage wall map from the 1960’s, once used in schools in Germany.

These make for an amazing colourful piece of wall art – just look at this map of India. We have other maps available online too.


vintage giant wall map of india

Set the Christmas table with old vintage hotel silverplate cutlery, with mix matched patterns. This is sure to get everyone talking!

These are genuine pieces and a perfect example of the quality and craftsmanship that exemplified the British silver industry.

Only £15 per 3-pce set

vintage, hotel, silver, flatware, cutlery

We have a great selection of vintage leather suitcases, which work well in either a contemporary or traditional home, either on their own or stacked together, making them ideal for storage.

Prices start from £55

vintage leather suitcase luggage

This English made, vintage silverplate cocktail shaker, which features an ice crusher, is an ideal gift for anyone who fancies themselves as a mixologist!


Vintage Silverplate Cocktail Shaker

Of course, our popular reclaimed letters and letter lights, salvaged from shop fronts and pubs, make for the ultimate personal gift and we have over 150 online to choose from, starting at only £24!

Reclaimed Gold Resin Letter B


The last posting date is Thursday, December 21, so don’t leave it too late…

Thank you to all our customers for your support and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2018!

Paul, Tom & Bailey the Boxer.

Christmas Is Coming…

Christmas is coming (fast!)…and to kick start the Holiday season, we have reduced our prices on our hugely popular Nkuku pieces!

All these items are handmade by artisans in India.

Take a look….


These would make ideal stocking stuffers! They are made of high quality brass and are very tactile too.

Bottle Opener and Corkscrew now only £7.00 each  Nutcracker just £10.00

These striking Tealight Holder Boxes will add a festive glow to any room, once lit with a row of small tealights. Alternatively, fill them with seasonal flowers.

Available in both brass and aged zinc and now only £22.00 each!


There are some great savings on these beautiful copper photograph frames, that are hand welded.

Simple and elegant, these frames can be used to display momentos and keepsakes too. A perfect gift this Christmas!

Finally, these affordable,  hand made boxes of copper and glass, offer a beautifully crafted storage space, for small items.

Go ahead and make someone happy this Christmas, with a gift from Nkuku!

Gifts for Him


Gifts For Him Christmas 2016


We hope you are having a good Sunday and enjoying the amazing Winter sunshine we have today!

If you are looking for a unique gift for that special man in your life, then have a look at some of our favourite ideas below.

Large Vintage Silverplate Cocktail Shaker

We have a great selection of vintage silverplate barware, like this handsome cocktail shaker, originally from the USA.



ginat vintage wall map of europe

For the intrepid traveller, what about this giant vintage wall map of Europe, which is a real statement piece and sure to be a conversation starter in any room or office?

Made in Germany in the 1960’s, this original geographical vintage wall map, at over 2 metres high, is printed on high quality paper and then backed with canvas.

We have other vintage wall maps of Africa, India, South America and the Middle East available.


Vintage Green Jielde Desk Lamp

This would make a fantastic gift for the man in your life – a classic vintage Jielde desk lamp, from the 1950’s where it was used in a factory as a work lamp.

The Jielde lamp is an iconic French industrial piece.


Vintage Matters Reclaimed Letters Page

How about a really thoughtful, personal gift, with one of our vintage initials or letter lights?

These reclaimed letters have been salvaged from shop fronts and pubs from across the globe.

Prices range from £20 – £180 dependent on the size

Milton Brooke Extra Large Mortar & Pestle

The only mortar & pestle you will ever need!

Made in Stoke on Trent, by Milton Brook who were established over 150 years ago, this vitrified porcelain mortar & pestle, with a handy pour spout, is incredibly strong, with a very dense structural base for easy crushing and grinding of herbs and spices, to extract maximum flavour.

This high quality mortar & pestle has been used for decades by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

£16 (small)  £29 (extra large)


These unique framed vintage prints of boxwood rules are taken from the I & D Smallwood Ruler Catalogue, circa 1912 and mounted on acid-free board, with a simple wooden black frame.

Only £60

Vintage American Fire Extinguisher Brass

This one-off, vintage American fire extinguisher is made from highly polished solid copper and features a brass plate around the exterior with instructions engraved on and was likely to have been made in 1930’s – 1940’s.


Vintage Silverplate Champagne Bucket

Our vintage silverplate champagne cooler featuring the classic gadroon edging pattern, is perfect for chilling bottles of Champagne or wine this holiday season.


We hope you have enjoyed looking at our “Gifts for Him” selection!

We will have a number of unique, one-off gifts at our next pop up event at West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London, from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th, if you want to come and have a look in person.

Happy Christmas shopping!

Gifts for Her


Christmas Blog

Here are our top favourite gift ideas for that special female in your life, whether it be your Mum, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Neice or your BFF!

Scented Candle in glass jar

Great value at only £20, these amazing scented candles are hand made in the UK, using the finest ingredients and have a long burn time of 40 hours.

Choose from one of three fragrances:

No. 1  Green Fig   –   No. 2  Green Tea & Passion Fruit  –   No. 3  Pomegranate

Vintage Glass Pickling Jar Terrarium

These vintage pickling jars from Eastern Europe make fantastic indoor terrariums, when planted up, or they could be used as a pillar candle holder also.

Available in 3 sizes – pricing from £30

Aged Copper Photograph Frame

This simple but striking, copper frames with an aged finish, have been hand-welded by skilled artisans in India.

These frames with a glass front and back, are perfect for displaying photographs, drawings, or mementos and are available in three sizes.

Create an original gift, with a keepsake or memento of something that you have done together!

Great pricing on our frames from only £14

Vintage Matters Reclaimed Letters Page

How about a really thoughtful, personal gift, with one of our vintage initials or letter lights?

These reclaimed letters have been salvaged from shop fronts and pubs from across the globe.

Prices range from £20 – £180 dependent on the size

Vintage Oversized Green Glass Bottle

Our vintage oversized green glass bottles, originally used for fermenting wine or apple juice are hugely popular.

They make a stunning decorative piece in a room, either empty, or with a single stem of foliage in, to create a real impact.

Prices from £65

Agd Copper Keepsake Storage Boxes

These glass and copper keepsake boxes, are hand-crafted and each piece is individually welded together.

These practical and stylish decorative storage boxes, can be used to hold a variety of small items, from stationary items in the office, to jewellery, keepsakes and momentos.

Prices start from only £18

ceramic white gluggle jug Wade

Our ceramic white Gluggle Jug, was originally made back in the 1870’s!

When filled with liquid, air is trapped in the fish’s tail and as the liquid is poured out again, the air is gradually released and produces a surprisingly loud gurgling or ‘gluggling’ sound, which makes for a great conversation piece at the dinner table or at parties.

This versatile ceramic white Gluggle Jug can be used for water or wine, to hold utensils, or as a vase.


Silverplate Candlesticks

Our vintage silverplate candlesticks and candelabra would make a lovely gift for someone who loves to entertain.

At Vintage Matters, we like to mix different styles and sizes of candle holders together, to form an interesting, eclectic collection!

Prices from only £28

We hope that this has inspired you to think of something a little unusual, whilst looking for that “Gift for Her”.

Don’t worry – “Gifts for Him” will be out this Sunday!

For those of you who may be in London next week, we will be back at West Elm on Tottenham Court Road for another pop up event, from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th, where we will have a number of unique gifts available to buy.

Happy Christmas shopping!

Christmas Shopping at Vintage Matters


December 1st has now passed, so it is officially time to start your Christmas shopping!

We would like to share with you our latest unique, one-off vintage pieces that we have found at the various antique markets, along with some new homeware, which would make ideal Christmas gifts.

Here is a view of part of our new homepage, featuring a wide selection of our vintage gifts, to whet your appetite…

Vintage Matters New Home Page Gifts

We recently changed the layout of our website, making it easier to browse and shop.

All our latest finds are now featured on our homepage, or you can view through four categories:


Vintage Matters Homeware Page
Vintage Matters Furniture Page
Vintage Matters Accessories Page Gifts
Vintage Matters Reclaimed Letters Page

We have hundreds of gift ideas online and hope that you can find that unique, personal gift for your family and friends.

For those of you who may be in London later in December, we will be back at West Elm on Tottenham Court Road for another pop up event, from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th.

Happy Christmas shopping!