Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction
Art objects indeed – but a great read too
These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were a girl, then your mother or even grandmother probably did, especially if they were brought up in England. The author was born in Victorian England; a time during which ‘young ladies’ were expected to read improving, non-fiction books, religious tomes or about moral matters.
Ornament stands for your treasures
Display your ornaments in style
Don’t we all have ornaments that are beautiful and bring back memories? Why should they be lost amongst the other items on the Christmas tree or only be on display during the holidays? We are delighted to have found these stylish frames to allow you to display your ornaments with style.
An unusual gift for the Beatles fan
For the Beatles lover
If there’s a Beatles fan on your gift list, the chances are that he or she has lots of CDs, recordings, books and more. So what on earth can you buy for them that will be fascinating and truly appreciated? Here’s a wonderful idea at a very attractive low price, too.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy – books & DVDs
The Kennedy Assassination – fifty one years on
Those of us who are old enough will never forget that day. And for those who don’t remember, the events of 22nd. November, 1963 are important to know about because in moments, the world changed. Millions of words have been written about Kennedy and that fateful day but now, respected authors are writing about it from a fifty year perspective.
Sheet music and recordings for the classical musician
For the classical musician and music lover
At Tastes, we spend hours searching for unusual gifts from niche specialist markets and this one is delightful featuring recordings by Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles – together Live Oak. But that’s not all. You can also purchase hard-to-find sheet music here for ensembles including classical guitar, mandolin, lute and more.
Books for the bibliophile from the Folio Society
The best gifts for the book lover
With worldwide shipping direct from The British Museum in London these special-edition, Folio Society books are the absolute best gift for anyone who appreciates books, literature and fine quality. There is a lovely selection of books available including those suitable for children, the historian, the collector or simply those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Vintage artwork as decor
These lovely items showing vintage scenes and classic advertising aren’t just for older homes. They look positively delightful in almost any interior -there’s such a wide selection to choose from.
The best cookbooks – curated by Anthropologie
A truly wonderful selection of stylish recipe books
Isn’t it excellent when you find a marvelous collection of curated items? And it’s even better when that collection has been put together by a group of people such as the talented stylists at Anthropologie. Known for their fabulous fashion and excellent taste, this retailer has searched for – and found – the very best in mouthwatering recipe books.
Bond, James Bond
He really was one of the most stylish fictional characters, don’t you think? I admit that a huge attraction for me was the Aston Martin. But there’s that laconic attitude too.
Monaco Grand Prix Formula One: Vintage posters
Classic and beautiful posters for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix
These evocative and delightful posters are a must for the motorsport fan but even if you’re not a follower of auto sports, these posters, which are available framed or unframed, make a lovely display in your home or office, particularly when a few are grouped together. They transport us to times gone by and to one of the most romantic, glittering places in Europe.
Charlie Chaplin artwork
Where can you get the best Charlie Chaplin artwork? We know. There are (I think) thousands of options on this site. You can buy really inexpensive posters or artwork that is carefully mounted and framed.
Gifts to commemorate that special year
Give a newspaper or yearbook for an anniversary or birthday
These make very unusual but very welcome gifts and it’s easy to see why people love them. These beautiful books contain reprints of the year you have selected. It’s great fun for people to read exactly what was going on in the world on the day they were born for example.
A piece of history. Kennedy killed by sniper 1963
November 22, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy
For once, I don’t have much to say. If you were born in the mid 1950s or before, then the chances are that you remember. I do. And so many thousands, millions of words have been written since and by much better writers who are more knowledgeable about the event than I will ever be. There’s no way that I can compete with them.
Fashion photography for wall art
Stylish fashion photography as decor
Just imagine all the fashion shoots that have taken place over the last hundred years. They have created a beautiful record of days gone by and the styles that were worn by the fashionistas that our mothers and grandmothers admired. Luckily, these historical images have not all been lost and today we can have them on our walls as stylish wall art.
Top books for fashion lovers
The best books for the fashionista
So many of us are interested in this wonderful subject. There are books in this carefully curated collection which are perfect for the budding fashion designer, for those with an interest in the history of couture, people who want insight into the world of the top designers or those who are simply interested in all matters fashionable.
Lobby cards for the movie buff & film collectors
What are collectible lobby cards?
I didn’t know this until recently – although I do recall seeing examples at antique and collectors’ fairs – that lobby cards were used in the early days of the movie industry to promote their films. As the same suggests, these were used in the foyers of theaters to showcase forthcoming films.
Vintage children’s books for the collector
Rare, signed and collectible books
I can’t tell you how delighted I was to discover this fabulous site. It has books on just about every subject imaginable. It has rare first editions, many signed by the author and whereas some books sell for tens of thousands of dollar, others are available for just a couple of bucks. And although I’m talking in USA currency, books shipped from, and to, everywhere.
Historic Ferrari photographs for the collector
Ferrari photographs – heirlooms in the making
I find that there are three types of Ferrari fans. The first are those who spend weekends during the season watching Formula One practice, qualifying and the race, those who drive the road cars and those who just – like me – love the racing, the history, the tradition and the luxury Italian styling. For us, there is nothing quite like Ferrari.
Sony Music for the home
The best music collections
Classic music selections and collections – something for everyone’s ‘tastes’ in music. From collectors editions to beautifully boxed sets this collection of fine music makes for a great gift for yourself or a loved one…
John F. Kennedy books, DVDs and memoribilia
A pivotal event in history – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Some of us are old enough to remember 22nd, November 1963 and can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard that the president had been shot in Dallas. There’s no doubt that this was an event that changed the world. Since that time countless books and films have been made and there are memorabilia items available that are a must for every household. I believe this.