Objects of Design #256: For The Love of Vintage

framed large musical disc from
framed large musical disc from

Another new discovery for you today. This is the online boutique Ever So Flo set up earlier this year by Ruth Yardy (mother of Flo) who offers a mix of vintage or hand-made.

framed black butterfly black frame
framed butterfly Papilio Deiphobus £75

This is the perfect time of year to think about the details in your home. It’s not just about throws and cushions and rugs (although that is good too) but it’s time to rearrange the accessories. Switch them up a little, as I believe the current phrase goes. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time looking at them over the next few months, so you might as well invest a little time, and possibly money, into making sure they look good.

vintage candle holder wee willie winkie
vintage candle holder £20

I love the framed disc from the top picture, which is perfect for the industrial glamour look that I have been banging on about as the next trend. But Ever So Flo, also sell a huge collection of framed butterflies.

vintage lettering fun sigh
vintage lettering Fun sign £225

Now before you start, the butterflies are all ethically sourced from legitimate farms and there are no endangered species on the site. Read more about that here

french vintage cheese mould
French vintage cheese mould £18

These old French cheese moulds make great tealight holders as well. Perfect for the time of year.

ever so flo
ever so flo

The one other thing I would say about this site is that it is a testament to the power of good photography. These images are all just sumptuous aren’t they? Ruth said she was taught by Emily Quinton, a professional photographer who runs workshops for bloggers and brands and I think I might just sign myself up.



Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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