Monday, 16 March 2009

British shopping: Whippet Grey

Whippet Grey is a British online shop stocking a large range of quirky treasures sourced from around the world. Usually I can recognise similar suppliers which online gift shops use, but Whippet Grey's stock is very unique. Interested in owning a 1947 Indian fireworks box? This is just the place. Most of their finds are expensive, but there is the occasional item which might just make a potential shopping list during the crunch, like sweet zinc hearts and the adorable tea lights below.


1. Fireworks box, 2. German flour sack bag, 3. Rose glass tea lights, 4. Zinc hearts, 5. Square zinc labels.

My absolute favourite thing about Whippet Grey is that there are a lot of birds everywhere, such as the delicate wire birds below. A search for 'bird' returned 59 items, all of which I love. There are also lots of educational nature-inspired items, of which my favourite is a box of woods. I've just noticed it is in the children's section, but I'm still learning, aren't you?



6. Wire birds, 7. Bird calls. I'm not sure why I would ever need a £142 set of bird calls, including a skylark, turtle dove and nuthatch (not birds I'm likely to encounter), but this is one of the most appealing items I have ever seen in my life. If I owned it, I would love it dearly, even though I'm sure it would be relegated to the back of a cupboard after about ten minutes.

36 comments:

Amber said...

Hmmmm, I love all of these things! I went a bit crazy antique /second hand shopping this weekend, but I love all of the treasures I 'found'. They look nice in my blog too!

Patricia Torres said...

wow!! just lovely!! I love all of them... Amazing!!!

Diana said...

The first item is lustful!! So cute!

ginger said...

I've just found your blog and it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing. By the way, I'm also crazy about second hand things and handmade items.

Kat said...

Oh, the bird calls are lovely and I have all the birds you mentioned.
Grats on your Blog of Note. I always atleast check them out once.

Feltbug said...

Congratulations on being a Blog of Note :)

Mrs. Mumf said...

I love the fireworks box. Love whippet grey but wish their photos were a bit bigger! Great blog btw :)

Rachel said...

I love those little wire birds! I don't know where they would live in my house, but they are lovely.

Elise said...

Hi! I just wanted to say that your blog is so nice, so "my cup of tea" :D
Hugs :)

blossom said...

congratulations on being a blog of note.....x
whippet grey - what a fab find, such gorgeous things
if you love birds, you may want to take a quick peek at one of my posts....lots of birds & birdcages

http://blossomandbloom.blogspot.com/2009/03/shopping-list-saturdaythe-birdcage-x.html

take care, sharon x

Cesia said...

Congrats on being Blogger's Blog of Note!!

Very nice site.

If you're interested, I'm giving away a free blog makeover at http://mommatudes.blogspot.com.

Keep up the great bloggy work!

- Cesia.

Amelia N. said...

Wow, I love the bird calls. That is awesome.

queen*royalT said...

Hi, I was just webbing and I stumbled across your blog which I find so cute! So I just had to stop and say something. O and I wonder what a turtledove call may sound like? hmm, I wonder..

Lilly said...

Congrats on being a Blog of Note. I am going to follow you - I am anxious to visit this site now!

reyjr said...

CONGRATS!!!

The Caffiend Friend said...

I loved this pretty amazing!!

elle said...

i somehow landed in your blog and its awsome!

please visit my blog: http://ellestakeonlife.blogspot.com

sdang said...

Tea <3

Mel said...

Wow you are a Blog of Note - love your blog - it's gorgeous - Mel in New Zealand

Nicks said...

Hi. I liked your blog. Different and creative. I think you are fond of good book cover designs. As a book cover designer I also like browsing other designers work. You can see my designs on my blog site http://creativeyedesign.blogspot.com/ Some widgets in you blog are new and very interesting am thinking to add them in my blog too.

milochel said...

hi, i stopped by ! :)

blessingsgoddess said...

Delightful blog. Well done.

Kimberlee said...

Oh how I love their online store. And I totally agree, some products you can see everywhere, but they are so unique, love, love, love. x

Rachel said...

i like looking at vintage shops! i like the bags and those firework tins!

Phoenix said...

Lynne, your blog is absolutely mesmerizing! Lovely, lovely items... Whippet Grey is a discovery for me! (though I doubt if I'd actually buy anything)
and congratulations on being blog of note!

Sya85 said...

I Love it!! your designs are very nice...

Destroy Rock And Roll said...

I just wanted to write and say that I've been enjoying your blog. I love everything about tea and the whole tea drinking ritual and some of my damn friends just don't get it. Oh well!

Thanks for the great work!

-Sebastian

Sya85 said...

o, and one more thing that german flour sack bag is just to die for!! love it!

Peggy said...

Congratulations on being named Blog of Note! What a lovely site. I can tell already that I will have to revisit to poke around at all the wonderful things you have here. :-)

Blair said...

oh, my! I love all of these items. Those birds are just adorable and I am in desperate need (well, want!) of a flour sak bag!

Pattie said...

The wire birds are great!! And the bird calls are so nifty!!!

Brittany Noel said...

Those bird calls would also be a treasured item in my possession. I love those burlap bags, too!

Canvas Prints said...

Their stuff seem really nice, specially the burlap bag. Those bird calls are not so bad either. Great site by the way! Keep up the good work!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

love the birdies...i have wire cats very similar and put everything from herbs to tinsel to gold netting in them for holidays...Oh, and Congrats on Blog of Note!!

devi said...

wow... even i am crazy about antiques and has been collecting quite a lot till date... your collection indeed look very nice.. hats off dear

FeeMail said...

i really love this tea glases!!