The Other Duckling is one of those sites that you click on and immediately hear your wallet whimper from the other side of the room as soon as it loads. A mix of vintage, shabby chic and vintage-inspired eclectic finds, it truly is a treasure trove of loveliness and uniqueness to pretty up your home. Where else could you find a teapot table lamp, a fish cushion and retro picnic glasses, all in one place?
The Other Duckling kindly offered me a few pieces from their website to add to our home. I immediately thought of how amazing their bottles, jars and crates would also look at our rustic, mish-mash wedding. We’ll certainly be taking along what we picked – items this pretty don’t deserve to be hidden away!
I love imagining the stories that may be behind vintage pieces. This vintage green bottle (£4*) is from Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on-Trent, which was founded in 1834. Imagine someone drinking a beer from the bottle now sat on my mantelpiece, but 180 years ago! I bet this bottle has some stories to tell.
This Preserves Jar (£3.50*) below, makes the perfect storage solution for well… pretty much anything – and would be lovely in a bathroom, filled with cotton buds or pads on a dressing table, or in the kitchen, filled with flour, pasta, sugar – the possibilities are endless. (I think it might have to be filled with stripey straws at our wedding!)
On the right is a vintage bottle oil drizzler (£12.50) which I haven’t yet filled with oil but can’t wait to have on our kitchen table. This bottles comes from Hythe Bridge Street in Oxford but I’m not sure what it would have been? Either way it’s going to look fab in its new home.
Finally – this beautiful bushel box/trade crate (£28*), which has been lovingly waxed and painted inside with duck egg green paint. It’s going to look perfect at our wedding and will probably house cards and gifts, or perhaps order of the day cards – who knows! In the meantime it’s looking after some wedding bits, like our invitations, straws and paper lanterns.
I’m absolutely in love with all of our new bits and bobs and I owe a huge thankyou to The Other Duckling for kindly letting me feature some of their products (though not so much for having curated such an amazing website of goodies that I’m now seriously worried for my bank balance!) Their products are all also incredibly reasonably priced and much more purse-friendly than other vintage websites I’ve seen. Make sure you hop (waddle?) on over and check them out.