Sunday, December 20, 2009

An 'education' in style

Whatever your memories of your school days, good or bad, there is definitely something quite cool about vintage school furniture, equipment and materials. It has a very utilitarian feel and is also very easy to get hold of from the likes of ebay and car boot sales....

I love these 'Canteen Utility' chairs from Very Good & Proper which were featured in the January edition of Elle Decoration....




Other great school furniture can be found at Pedlars, these great little 1960's American school desks are so cute!


H is for Home also have this traditional table with a lifting tabletop.... but it is also worth a look on ebay as there is always a few similar to this on there...


Check out The Old Cinema and Pedlars for great school style storage solutions.... old lockers and filing cabinets....



Ebay is such a great resource for some vintage educational posters such as these.... I think these would look great grouped together in frames.....


The Peanut Vendor has some great educational charts and maps..... a huge map of the world can look great on a large wall space.


Or perhaps add a few small touches with items such as science measuring cylinders or apothecary jars to the bathroom, blackboards in the kitchen for lists & notes, or a vintage abacus displayed anywhere....

search ebay for similar measuring jars, car boots sales & markets, or Anthropolgie also had some recently....


this globe is from Pedlars, but again easy to pick up anywhere...


handheld blackboard from Labour & Wait.


freestanding blackboard from H is for Home.


Vintage abacus's also from H is for Home.


I especially love these images from Factory 20 - of their collection of old chemistry bottles....




obviously the key to this trend is not to overdo it! You don't want your front room to look like a school house! but one or two items will subtely give a sense of this style....
is there any other items from school you could see working well in your home? let me know!

xxx

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