At this time of year we look forward to the big interior design style trends for 2019 and into 2020. We would never advise following trends for big spend pieces because they could... READ MORE
We have a lovely collection of unique Valentine’s Day Gifts , for men, women, galentines and more. Rose are nice, cards are sweet, but why not consider giving a unique valentine’s gifts such... READ MORE
One of Scaramanga’s 2019 resolutions is to use less plastic. Below we’ve highlighted 9 non-plastic storage solutions for your home. You can easily and stylishly integrate these gorgeous no plastic storage ideas into... READ MORE
At this time of year we look forward to the big interior design style trends for 2019 and into 2020.
We would never advise following trends for big spend pieces because they could easily fall out of trend and you may be left with an expensive piece or an entire room that you regret having spent so much on to not like anymore. Your home is a reflection of you and the other people you live with. A home should really be about living with what you love. Sooz Gordon, Dundee-based interior designer says: ‘Home for me is about being surrounded by personal and meaningful objects. I am drawn to pieces that have character and have an interesting narrative. As a designer and maker, I look for quality materials, and appreciate craftsmanship and artistry’.
So here’s some Scaramanga inspiration for Interior Design Style Trends for 2019.
- The colour green – there’s no specific green. several variations ranging from bottle green to leaf green or a green turquoise. We think whichever green you consider using in a room makeover or adding to a room or space you’ll probably be inspired by the botanical trend we’ve seen over the last few years as well as embracing the idea of bringing the outside inside. So look at pastel green walls with natural wooden furniture, bold wall prints.
If a painting a room green is a step too far look to create smaller areas or pockets of greenness. So vibrant textiles here or a deep green cupboard or armoire set against a satin grey polished concrete floor.
There’ll be lots of greenery – create clusters of potted house plants rather than single pots around a room or space. Mix textures with concrete, faded vintage terracotta pots with chipped edges and smooth geometric curved pots with succulents and cacti.
In this turquoise vintage cabinet without glass, we’ve simply displayed plants with books and curios. A good idea if you don’t have a lot of surface space for plants.
- Plastic-free storage crates – We’re already seeing people buying more of our old wooden boxes and crates for storage. People have been really motivated to reduce the amount of plastic they use. And that’s not just single-use plastics. Plastic crates are regularly used all around the house to store everything from clothes to toys, books, Christmas decorations to dry food and anything we don’t really regularly use. Plastic crates often only last a few years as the brittle plastic cracks and breaks. They then have to be thrown away and replaced!
Old wooden crates are far environmentally friendly, they were often used for storing fruit and vegetables as it travelled to and from markets. Old wooden crates will stack without a problem.
Many of our crates date from the 60’s so have been in use for almost 60 years. Others are made from tropical hardwoods so are very strong and durable. Best of all they look fantastic. They are so flexible. Use them as side tables, bedside tables, bookcases, wall shelving, under bed storage, toy boxes, log baskets, drawers on shelving and so much more.
- Global nomad – this style is a real fusion of decorative patterns, earthy colours and natural textures found in handmade crafts. So imagine hand-thrown ochre coloured pots, mixed with bold spiced honey block-print textiles and rough cut honey-coloured hardwoods. It’s a celebration of rich tones and rugged textures from distant lands and a trend style we’ve loved for years. If Like Scaramanga’s founder, Carl, you like collecting and buying curios and eclectic items on your travels then it’s a style that’s not hard to recreate.
This trend is a diverse celebration of globally-inspired patterns – taking homes on a journey of global eclecticism. The look welcomes the fusion of decorative Ikats, paisleys and intricate Indian block prints. Rich tones and rugged textures symbolise the authentic, handcrafted style of this nomadic trend. It’s a form of eclectic styling.
We hope you’ve been inspired by our three interior design style trends for 2019. Remember style and buy what you like and not what you’re told to like!
To see more of our vintage furniture visit our website. W have new stock arriving every week. So if you don’t see what you’re looking for contact us and we’ll try to find it for you.
We have a lovely collection of unique Valentine’s Day Gifts , for men, women, galentines and more. Rose are nice, cards are sweet, but why not consider giving a unique valentine’s gifts such as vintage padlocks that symbolise locking up your love, to personalised gifts that made just for your loved one. So ditch the ordinary this valentine’s day 2019 and shop the Scaramanga collection of unique gifts.
Nothing is more personal than a personalised gift for women. But sometimes a girl doesn’t want her classic leather handbag embossed with initials, so we thoughtfully designed little leather bag tags that can be embossed with initials, dates or words that simply attach to any one of ladies handbags. Nice, right?! These are interchangeable and comes in our antique caramel leather or hunter distressed leather.
Our old vintage padlocks have been a top seller now for years, they are each one of a kind and sourced from all around India. Used for locking up bar windows in India, these vintage padlocks are now used by many as gifts to lock up love. Give someone one of these brass padlocks, then make a special outing to a bridge or other memorable landmark, lock up your love, then toss away the key and that’s your Valentine’s Day sorted. Shop our love locks today and thank us later 🙂 The best Valentines Day gifts!
We thoughtfully design our canvas and leather rucksack for those who spend as much time in the city as they do exploring the country. It’s smart shape conveniently holds laptops and folders and is obviously smart enough for the daily commute. Backpacks for men are hard to find, they tend to be designed just for the outdoors, that’s why we find our backpack for men really fills a void. This is one of our favourite valentines for men and will help you go straight to the good books.
Another great Valentine’s Gift for men or women is one of our vintage shaving boxes. Especially if you’ve got a man with an affinity for his beard and you’ve got him all the beard oil on the market! This is something new that most likely he won’t have. These vintage boxes were once used by Indian barbers who would give wet shaves on the streets, they would carry their supplies inside and have use the mirror to show their clients their freshly shaved face. If your guy has a beard, then he’ll need a place to store all his waxes and oils, so have a look at our large collection of vintage shaving boxes today. This has to be one of our favourite valentines day gifts.
If you know a writer, artist, poet or traveler then consider giving them a unique leather journal. Handcrafted by talented artisans, our leather journals have the appeal of something Indiana Jones would carry and are loved by man. The rich distressed leather inspires and invokes a bit of nostalgia in writers and the leather softens with time. You can take this unique gift a step further and personalise it with initials, dates or a little word. Our vintage journals also affordable with our small vintage journal starting at just £8.50. Enjoy choosing a leather notebook that your friend is sure to love. This best valentines gift for her.
Do you know a women who appreciates the small things? If so, our leather handbag, the wristlet clutch is a perfect choice. This leather handbag has multiple compartments, leaving women feeling organised and secure always knowing where things are. We designed this handbag with a wristlet handle so it’s easy and comfortable to carry. If you would like a personalised gift for Valentine’s Day then opt for embossing and we’ll happily add her initials, a special date or meaningful word to the attached bag tag.
We have a lovely collection of painted postcards in stock, these make amazing gifts that will impress just about anyone. These intricately painted birds have been hand painted onto lovely old postcards that each come with their own history. One of these would be very special for valentines day gifts, but a few would start a lifelong collection of artwork. Colourful and vibrant art doesn’t have to be expensive, these lovely hand-painted pictures start at £4.50.
Do you know somebody that doesn’t buy bags for themselves, but need one? This leather duffle bag has been our best selling bag since we got it. It’s the ideal weekend bag or travel bag, not only is it designed for style, but it’s extremely practical as well. The large compartment that makes up this weekend bag will hold a few changes of clothes, couple pairs of shoes and much much more. The leather is thick and sturdy, which is why it’s an ideal travel bag, but it will soften and be very supple in no time. This is a bit more of an investment gift for a valentines for him, but we’re sure the quality and style of this leather duffle bag will last for many years to come. We’ll let you in on a great offer, we offer free shipping (UK and International) on orders over £70 when you enter code: freeshipping at checkout.
You literally can’t go wrong with giving him a new wallet, right? This men’s wallet with coin pocket is ideal as it will hold notes, bills, multiple cards and coins. The thick hearty leather allows this men’s wallet to last for years to come and it only gets better looking with age. This is kind of a no-fuss wallet for no-fuss kind of guys. Shop more Valentine’s Gifts for men today and we make waiting till the last minute doable with next day shipping.
One of Scaramanga’s 2019 resolutions is to use less plastic. Below we’ve highlighted 9 non-plastic storage solutions for your home. You can easily and stylishly integrate these gorgeous no plastic storage ideas into any room in your home. Guess what? Eco-friendly storage ideas from Scaramanga won’t break the bank either! Something like our old yellow money box is a great desk organiser for only £20.
Thinking small about your plastic consumption can have a big impact on the environment. Next time you go to buy something that is plastic, ask yourself, ‘is there a better alternative?’ In most cases, there will be. Our range of non-plastic storage ideas includes everything you typically need storage for. Below you’ll see how you can organise your desk, hallway, bedroom and everything in between with charming eco-friendly storage solutions. No excuses now 🙂
Ditch the plastic tubs under your bed! This year bring in a charming new (but old) leather suitcase to stylish store your seasonal clothing. You can proudly display these suitcases on a wardrobe or cupboard in your bedroom, no need to him them under a bed. While plastic storage containers are easy, adding a leather suitcase to keep belongings tucked away is much better for the environment and look 100% better.
At first glance you might, ‘what would I use that for?’ These old money boxes from India make ideal desk storage. Say goodbye to any boring plastic desk tidy and go for something unique in 2019. This money box will serve as a desk tidy for all your pens, pencils, erasers and well, anything! Not to mention be a real conversation starter at your next meeting. Make a bit of splash whilst doing your part for the environment.
Kitchen storage doesn’t have to be boring, or plastic! These storage boxes, or brick moulds make lovely kitchen storage. They will serve as great counter top storage for canisters, spices, tea and much much more. They were originally used as brick moulds in India where they served to build many structures. Bring some of this history and character into your kitchen this year. Make a real statement by adding a few into your space, we’ll guarantee your kitchen will become the envy of many.
Not just for bottles! It’s so easy to walk in kick off the shoes and in less than 5 seconds the hallway is a right mess. Instead of any plastic shoe racks, how about a wooden crate to keep shoes and boots nice and tidy? These old soda crates will instantly add that popular shabby chic style to your hallway
Have a million throw blankets? Us too! Using these vintage metal trunks is ideal to keep them when not in use. One or two stacked next to or behind the sofa or chair make a lovely decor piece. These functional and beautiful trunks are hand painted from India. Each is completely original. So next you need something for your blankets or any storage really, think about these one of a kind metal storage trunks. These trunks bring that instant industrial chic vibe to any space.
Ditching the old boring brelly stand for a vintage wire basket is something that will give your hallway top marks. These baskets can be used for a number of things. However, we find they are great as umbrella stands because they have a little weight to them, so they don’t fall over. Plus, they add a chic vintage look to your hallway.
These hand painted tote tins have multiple uses, but particularly like them to organise books or magazines. You can keep an office or bedroom nice and tidy with these while adding a chic industrial decor vibe. These can be stacked up to make a statement piece and provide ample storage to your home. Shabby chic meets industrial chic with these metal tote tins.
There is nothing like this in plastic, and that’s a good thing. These old stationary chests are hand made to perfection. Roughly 80 years old, they are steeped in history and character. Sat upon a desk, you can keep all your pens, paper and other bits and bobs securely inside. There are multiple compartments inside to keep your belongings super organised. Great for writers who still like paper back books, letters and ink wells. This would be a perfect addition to their desktops.
How about an old wooden storage box to replace plastic tubs around the house? Yes please! These old wooden storage boxes are absolutely the perfect storage piece. They can be stacked or used on their own. Each has a bit of old paint or writing on them to give them that rustic shabby chic style. Proudly display them anywhere in your home where you need a little style or storage, they’ll do both!
Little by little we can make a big difference with our plastic consumption. It’s not about suddenly replacing everything you have, that leads to more waste. However, the next time you need something, think, is there an alternative to plastic. Every little bit counts, you can make a difference. Enjoy browsing Scaramanga’s non-plastic storage solutions.
Back to Uni, Back to Life
It’s officially 2019 and the winter break is starting to feel like a distant memory. For many students, it’s that time of year when you are getting ready to head back to University. Why not start the new semester with a fresh style? There’s nothing more motivating than a brand new university bag! A new leather school bag will make the long lectures and carrying an endless amount of books around campus less daunting… if you choose correctly. We have made a list of our top five favourite bags that will make your university life more enjoyable.
Every Student Needs a Leather Backpack…
The first life changing bag that we think will guarantee to make you stand out at university this year is the leather backpack. The Large backpack is perfect for keeping all of your university essentials! This leather bag was crafted from our distinctive hunter leather, giving that uniquely distressed look. This will give the impression you have upgraded your style without looking like you are trying too hard. Each backpack is designed with a large main compartment, allowing you to fit endless essentials for the day. You can fit up to a 15” laptop, a leather pencil case, wallet, books, and notebook. You will also have spare space to fit your gym clothes for after class. The high quality material will ensure you can keep your university essentials safe when traveling around campus. The side pockets are a lifesaver for easy access to your phone and will make you feel even more excited to get back to uni.
The Classic University Style
The satchel style always achieves that unique university style. If you want to bring back a classic look to university style, the leather satchel bag would make the ideal choice. The medium satchel with pocket and handle is a striking bag that will fit everything you need for a day at university. The main compartment is large enough to hold a 15″ laptop and A4 files. This means you no longer have to carry around 10 different bags for each class! The front of the bag features a front pocket so you can keep your phone and keys in a secure place…it’s also easier to access when your phone starts to ring during a lecture. The adjustable shoulder strap will allow you to comfortably throw your bag around your shoulder, ready for the day ahead. If you are looking for a bag that will help you throughout your university life, the satchel bag is the one for you.
The Messenger Bag
The Leather messenger bag is a fantastic accessory for the new term. You can access all of your essentials, and look on-trend at the same time. This bag is made from our unique distressed buffalo brown leather, giving the messenger bag a lovely distressed style (a distressed look never gets boring). You are able to fit up to a 15 inch laptop or Mac Pro, and have space for files and lots more. The leather messenger bag will give you a classic and slick look that will make all of your friends jealous. You will definitely feel super confident walking around campus and back to uni with this classic leather bag.
The Citylander Offers Everything and More
If you are looking for a bag that will fit everything and more, the Citylander will not let you down! The Citylander is a larger version of the satchel bag that will fit everything you need and more. If you play for the University rugby team or netball team, you will have enough space to fit everything you need for your lectures as well as your leisure clothes. You can zip the main compartment up so nothing goes missing while you are running around campus. The leather handle at the top of the leather school bag gives you another way to carry your bag. Sometimes it’s necessary to just grab your bag and go, the large leather satchel bag for men will allow you to do this. This bag will certainly help you through university and in to your career.
The Leather Laptop Backpack of Dreams
The Soho Leather backpack is a new design with all you university students in mind. The modern design will ensure you look on-point at school as well as have all the practicality you need to get you through the day. This leather laptop backpack will make you look you have come straight from London fashion week. You can fit everything you need including a 13” Macbook Pro and notebooks. We have added an internal divider to keep your laptop and essentials separate. In addition, if you are late for a lecture, you won’t have to go through the embarrassing moment of digging through your bag to find what you are looking for. Thankfully, everything in the Soho has it’s own place. The two clip fasteners will also ensure quick and easy access to all of your belongings when back to uni.
If you are looking for a stylish bag with endless practicality, then you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for a large leather backpack to stand out around campus, or a leather satchel to bring back a classic look to university style, Scaramanga has a wide range of bags to make your university life a dream come true!
It’s that time of year again when we begin our annual winter furniture sale. You’ll get to browse through our collection of gorgeous original vintage furniture that has all been reduced. Some vintage furniture items are up to 50% off! We have a range of wooden trunks, vintage cupboards, wall art, kantha quilts, vintage mirrors and much much more. These select items won’t break the bank, shop our annual winter furniture sale today at Scaramangashop.co.uk
We’ve put a spotlight on a few of our favourite sale furniture items below, let us know what you think! First up we have a Scaramanga classic, a lovely vintage wooden trunk. This beauty has several purposes from storage to additional seating. You’ll no doubt find the perfect use for it. Grab a huge savings on this wooden storage chest before it’s gone!
We should mention that all our furniture is one of a kind, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. So where we have many wooden chests, there are no 2 ever alike. How cool is that?!
If you are looking for a statement piece for your home this January, then look no further. This beautiful set of vintage metal lockers is an iconic statement piece that will amplify your home. These old school lockers can be used for storage in an hallway, bedroom, kitchen or office. They bring that desirable retro old school feel to any room. And the colour! What’s better than a pop of blue in your home. These vintage lockers are a great price and you most likely won’t see them anywhere else, so don’t wait!
Some big things come in small packages, like this fabulous metal hanging plant pots. Guess what?! They’re only £4, which is fantastic news because you’ll want more than one. These hanging plant pots are meant to make a chain effect, so grab a few and get them hanging. What a lovely and simple statement for any room in your home that needs a little greenery. These plant pots are really light weight, so you won’t need to fuss around with anchors in the wall or ceiling. Grab one (or 10!) today at this great price! Clay Pot in Metal Hanger here >
On the larger side of things, we have a number of vintage cupboards available. What a great way to bring practical storage into your home without using a bunch of plastic tubs. A beautiful new wooden cupboard brings that classic vintage look into your home, while serving a great purpose. We have sourced a lot of cupboards, so you can choose from an array of sizes to suit your home. From wall cabinets to large armoires, we’ve got something for everyone. Bring a new wooden cabinet, like this beautiful white wardrobe into your home today!
Don’t tell anyone, but this might be our favourite piece added to our vintage furniture sale. It’s a lovely (and slim) wooden console table. Ideal for the back of sofas, hallways or offices. This blonde console table is suitable for any style of home from vintage to modern. It is made from re-purposed wood and comes in 2 pieces for easy delivery. You’ll find a use for this wooden console table, we’re certain of it!
We literally love nothing more than a vintage suitcase! So many uses, so little time. We have a small range of vintage suitcases in our annual winter furniture sale, but act quick, these won’t last long. From under bed storage to beautiful decor, an old leather suitcase is just what your house needs this January. They bring style, charm and practical storage to any room in your home. This gorgeous leather trunk has just been reduced, see it now >
There are many more pieces for your viewing pleasure at Scaramangashop.co.uk, have a visit and grab something you love. We have quick and affordable delivery option in the UK, enquire today. Happy vintage furniture sale shopping, Everyone!
The Christmas season is getting closer by the minute. This means we are getting closer to the time where we dash around at the last minute, panic buying our way through the winter months. We want to take the stress out of Christmas shopping by putting everything you need for your loved ones in one place. Finding gift ideas for men have never been more easier with our top 5 gift ideas. From personalised wallets for Dad, and a brand new business bag for the one you love, we have a wide range of Christmas gifts to choose from.
Leather Backpack for Men
If you are looking for the perfect man bag for your loved one this Christmas, you can’t get better than the leather backpack for men. This practical and industrious rucksack has endless functional solutions to carrying all essentials in a comfortable way. This a great Christmas gift for someone who loves to travel around town in style. The leather backpack is also high-quality enough to be used as a work bag. We are confident this will make the one you love very happy this Christmas.
Leather Luggage Tag
A luggage tag is a great gift for men who love to travel. A great gift idea can be to personalise the luggage tag with a special message. Whether you are surprising the man in your life to a city trip, or make a fun announcement, this can be a great way to do so. You can emboss the leather luggage tag with the date you are traveling, a landmark that relates to where you are traveling to, or a zodiac sign that would make lovely gift ideas for him.
Are you looking for the ideal Christmas gift for photographers? If yes, we have the perfect suggestion. The padded leather camera strap is a high quality that would be welcomed warmly by the men in your life. The camera strap is padded to give extra comfort when out on those long photoshoots. You also have the option to personalise your loved one’s initials in the middle of the leather camera strap to make it even more personal.
Personalised Men’s Wallet
Buying for the man in your life can be tricky, especially when you are trying to find the perfect gift that will last for years to come. We have found that gift with our personalised wallet for men. This makes buying a predictable Dad gift that much more touching and unique. A leather wallet is a present that he is most certainly going to love. What better gift to choose than a wallet that he will use everyday? This particular wallet for men fits coins, notes, and cards. You can add a touch of personalisation on the front of the men’s wallet to make this an even more unique gift ideas for men.
Large Vintage Leather Journal
You re guaranteed to make his Christmas with a leather journal gift. The large vintage leather journal is a unique design that will inspire you even more to write the most amazing notes, stories or bullet journal. The vintage design adds to the character of the notebook that would fit perfectly in a film set like Indiana Jones. The leather journals are handcrafted from repurposed vintage leather, so no two leather notebooks are alike. If you were looking for a unique gift for your Dad, Husband, Brother or other half who appreciates a good journal, this would make the ideal gift.
As the holiday season is getting closer, we are all thinking of the perfect gift ideas for her to treat the wonderful women in our life. Whether you are looking for a unique birthday gift for your sister, a fun gift to surprise your friend this Christmas, or a present that will last a lifetime for Mum just to say thank you, we have you covered! From personalised gifts to glass jewellery boxes, we have chosen our top 10 gift ideas help you make Christmas special for your loved ones this year!
You really can’t go wrong with a leather bag when it comes to gifts for your loved ones. A great example of this is the leather crossbody bag. This compact bag is small but certainly mighty. You can fit a purse, small essentials and make-up, perfect for a night in the town. If you are looking for an affordable gift for your sister that she is guaranteed to love, the gemini is the perfect choice. This has to be one of our favourite gift ideas for her.
Glass Jewellery Box
This glass jewellery box is a great gift idea that the women in your life will love. This is certainly an elegant way to display all of her beautiful ornaments and jewellery. The jewellery box is a treasure on it’s own, but once you fill it with personality, it will take pride of place in any room.
Upgrade your jewellery box gift with a beautiful piece of jewellery to place inside. This Oval Amethyst Pendant is a great example of this! This beautiful pendant is encased in sterling silver from India. The purple stone complements the sterling silver beautifully and guaranteed to generate style envy wherever she goes. If you are looking for a gift ideas for her this Christmas, this unique pendant ticks all the boxes.
Gift the one you love to a heart shaped love lock this Christmas. If all Christmas gifts for her were like this, Christmas shopping would be a lot easier. Gifting your loved one to a love lock would be a great way to break the news to a surprise trip to Paris or to show your romantic side. Either way, we know she will love it.
Leather Duffle Bag
If you are looking for gift ideas for wife who loves to travel the world, we highly recommend the leather duffle bag. Not only will this allow her to travel in style, this luxurious bag has endless qualities that will allow her to pack everything she needs for a long-haul flight or weekend away. There is also a separate divider inside to keep laptops and other gadgets.
Why not match the leather duffle bag with a beautiful leather zipped purse? The leather purse for women will fit various cards, notes and codes. There is also enough room to fit a smartphone! It will remain compact enough to fit in most handbags. The simple design will allow you to personalise it with an initial, date or fun symbol. Personalised gifts is a great way to make a present even more unique and special.
Leather Luggage Tag
A luggage tag is a simple product with endless gift ideas for her. One of these gift ideas can be to personalise the luggage tag with a surprise. Whether you are surprising your loved one to a trip away or making an exciting announcement, this can be a great way to do so. You can personalise the leather luggage tag with the date you are traveling, a landmark that relates to where you are taking her, or a zodiac sign that would make lovely birthday gifts for her.
Leather Camera Bag
This leather camera bag is big enough to fit a camera and extra equipment. If you have a female in your life that has a passion for photography, The leather camera bag would be an ideal choice for xmas gifts for her. You will certainly win Christmas with this leather camera bag gift!
A large leather journal can be great as a Christmas gift for a business woman who enjoys to take notes in style, a teenager who is passionate about creating their bullet journal every year, and for women who like to store their important phone numbers in an old-fashioned way. You can also personalise the bottom corner with your loved ones initials.
Leather Make-up Bag
One of the best Christmas gifts for women is a leather make-up bag. She can use this as a travel make-up bag to keep all of her favourite make-up pieces when travelling the world. This can also double as a pencil case to keep stationary for work or School.
Whether you are looking to treat the one you love to a luxurious leather duffle bag, or looking for a unique jewellery box to gift mum this Christmas, we have a wide range of gift ideas for her that will make Christmas shopping that much easier.
Personalised gifts is a great way to give your loved one a unique gift this Christmas. Adding a special date or symbol to a gift can make it more special for your loved one and they are guaranteed to treasure it for years to come. Make that wallet for your dad or new backpack for your sister even more personal with embossed initials, a special date, or a unique symbol. Our personalisation service offers a wide range of choice when it comes to colours, fonts and symbols. This includes Gold, Silver, and blind embossing along with two different font sizes. We have also introduced new zodiac signs, landmarks and symbols that you can learn more about on our personalisation section on our website now. Don’t play it safe this Christmas, make it personal.
Personalised Gifts For Dad
Buying for Dad can be very difficult. How do you get a gift for someone who doesn’t know what they would like themselves? You no longer have to worry about this as we are here to save the day! Personalised gifts are a great place to start. We highly recommend treating the men in your life to a personalised wallet. This makes a typical Dad gift that much more unique and touching. A wallet is a gift that your Dad is guaranteed to love and need. Our men’s wallet is a perfect choice as it allows him to fit his coins, cards and notes in one place. Adding the embossing on the front of the wallet is the final piece to make this the perfect gift.
Personalised Travel Gifts
Have you planned to take your loved one to a romantic trip away? If yes, why not break the news with a personalised luggage tag with the appropriate symbols, lettering and dates. Personalised gifts is a great way to make a big reveal even more special. You can also apply this to a travel document wallet by embossing a date or initial on the front of the wallet.
Personalised Gifts For Her
When the women in your life say they don’t want anything for Christmas, Don’t believe them! They want you to buy them a brand new leather handbag with a touch of personalisation. This will show that you have put a massive amount of thought and effort in to selecting their present, making you a certain favourite this holiday season. The mini Soho backpack looks fantastic with a small amount of embossing on the front. However, if you feel like embossing the bag is too risky, you can opt for a personalised bag tag that she can choose to remove.
Does your loved one always lose their keys? Gifting a personalised keyring can be a great way to solve this problem Not only will they have a fancy new keyring to add to their collection, it will also help them to find their keys easier.
Whether you opt for an original wallet or a trendy backpack for women, we can assure you that personalised gifts will make you a firm favourite with family this Christmas.
You probably know this by now, we LOVE a vintage steamer trunk. The styling possibilities, the nostalgia, the charm…the storage options. There is so much to love, we might be a little obsessed – in a good way! So when the V & A in Dundee their “Ocean Liners’ Exhibition, we thought it would be a great time to jump on board. We collected a gorgeous range of old steamer trunks to offer our vintage lovers. A good steamer trunk is not only rich in character but history as well. A lot of these old trunks have their original stickers on them. These stickers allow our customers to be transported by in time. We could just keep stacks of trunks in our home, that’s how much we love them. But we thought we’d offer some practical ways to style these beauties for the more practical-minded out there.
Top 5 Ways to Style Steamer Trunks
Use your steamer trunk as a blanket box
That’s right. One of these gorgeous trunks would make an ideal blanket box. Simply choose one of your liking (it might be hard to choose just 1!), then place it at the end of your bed. Voila, you’ve got yourself some charming bedroom storage. We think that a vintage travel trunk would suit any bedroom style from minimalistic to shabby chic or industrial vintage. Most of these old trunks are pretty big, so no doubt you’ll be able to get plenty of blankets inside. This is truly one of the most style ways to create storage space in your room. If extra linen or blankets don’t need storage, then why not tuck away your seasonal clothes or shoes. Our range of trunks come in all different sizes and colours, so have a wee browse and find the perfect storage trunk for your bedroom.
2. Use your steamer trunk as a coffee table
What is better than a conversational piece of furniture in your living room? Nothing. That’s why we suggest an old steamer trunk as a coffee table. You’ll get to enjoy the rich history these trunks offer. From old stickers to initials to scuffs and marks from travelling aboard ships, Scaramanga trunks will offer plenty of conversation. We don’t mind that the surface can be a bit uneven, it makes it even more character-filled. However, we see a lot of customers simply place a sheet of glass over top for that smooth desirable surface. Cleve, eh? Now that you’re inspired, you won’t settle for any old boring coffee table, we certain of it. If that didn’t sell you enough, then think about the storage possibilities. We usually keep extra blankets and board games in ours. So unlike your ordinary coffee table, our steamer trunk coffee tables not only look amazing but provide practical storage.
3. Use your steamer trunk as home decor
Pretty simple and perhaps obvious, but these old trunks make excellent decoration. Vintage travel trunks are works of art in our opinion, so just one in your home can bring a lot of character and charm. Easily put one on top of a wardrobe, next to your bed or on a shelf, just as you would a picture. The deep browns and various textures of leather and canvas make each trunk a stunning visual treat. Additionally, old trunks like these were adorned in brass hardware and interesting features. These qualities make them even more special. So why not use them as such? Whether your house is nautical, vintage, shabby chic or even pretty modern, an old trunk will bring loads of style.
4. Use your steamer trunk as a side table
You can keep all your essentials close by when you use a trunk next as a table. One storage trunk might be a bit low, but 2 stacked would be a perfect height. The rich leather or wood will bring depth to any lounge or any room in your home. You can even use these as bedside tables. Simply place your bedside lamp and clock on top and you’ve got yourself a genius side table. We have some pictured below next to some gorgeous armchairs which is a complete vintage look. However, if you have a more modern interior with simple chairs, that would work too. Mixing and matching furntiure styles show a true sense of style and make your home truly unique.
5. Use your steamer trunk to put stuff on
That might sound, well, silly and obvious. However, it’s worth pointing out that these make excellent surface areas. For example, imagine a few stacked up at a different height with a bunch of plants on them. What a unique vintage jungle look! We’re always looking for cool or unique plant stands and feel this ticks all the boxes. Or you can have one next to your fireplace, open or closed, for stacking wood or logs. This would offer your lounge or living space that popular ‘cabin in the woods’ vibe.
If you’d like more information on the history of trunks, our director and furniture buyer explains a little here:
You can see our love and passion for vintage steamer is real. Let us know your favourite ways to style them!
We were over the moon with how much press received for launching this collection of trunks, did you catch any of it?
Create your own Indian summer our new range of home decor. As the nights draw darker and colder bring warm yet vibrant earthy tones into your home decor this Autumn for that cosy feel. Scaramanga’s new collection of vintage furniture embraces the beauty of an authentic Indian Summer. You’ll get seduced by the warm, yet vibrant colours, rich tribal textures and unique patterns and shapes.
The new collection consists of wooden chests, trunks and boxes, vintage cabinets and cupboards. As well, it has blankets, home accessories and stunning vintage art. Join us on this beautiful sensorial journey of original vintage furniture.
Warm Earthy Hues | Home Decor
Bring the warm earthy hues of Autumn into your home with this gorgeous range of eclectic vintage furniture. This is as much practicality in these gorgeous new interiors as there is beauty. If a mirror could be a season, then our repurposed vintage mirror would be Autumn. This stunner has been upcycled from an old door frame in India. The wood has been hand-carved and displays some of the finest woodworking skills out there. This is a real statement piece of vintage furniture for your home.
Pair this mirror up with our new wall vintage art and you’ve got yourself the ideal Indian Summer gallery wall, home decor at it’s finest! These vintage pictures are old prints of iconic Indian figures from gods to politicians to activists. Each picture is accompanied with a colourful wooden frame.
Brass Home Decor
Don’t skip the details when it comes to home decorating. Our brass home accessories and chai glasses are the finishing touches you need to achieve that glorious Indian Summer look. The brass chapati bowls range in different sizes, each has been handmade, so there is no 2 bowls that are the same. These beauties remind us of Autumn dusk or the ‘golden hour’ as some call it. The brass gives off different hues depending on the angle in which you’re looking at them. They make a great desk or table accessories, a few clustered together would look lovely on a countertop for kitchen storage.
Speaking of kitchens, what about these traditional chai glasses?! The perfect size drinking glasses are your kitchens best accessory. They can be used for warm or cold liquids, therefore you’ll have the convenience of using these for either a warm cup of spiced chai tea or a glass of bold red wine. Even more, they are very durable!
Wooden Boxes, Trunks and Boxes
We love a wooden box, or 256! We source these gorgeous wooden boxes, trunks and boxes from across the globe. They provide amazing storage, decor and sometimes even extra seating. Our collection of wooden chests consists of all different sizes and shapes. Some wooden boxes have been intricately carved, while others are simple and smooth. Either way, you’re getting a one of a kind piece of vintage furniture. Oh and colour! There’s no shortage of colourful vintage trunks in our home decor collection. However, we have a range of traditional teak chests, too. You will be spoilt for choice, we promise!
Every hallway needs a bench, it’s like an unwritten rule in home decorating. This metal bench brings that popular shabby chic look to any room. Make this bench cosy with blankets and throws. it will provide comfort when you get home and want to take off your shoes. We always have a glorious range of vintage trunks, we can’t keep them in stock. All our vintage and antique trunks from steamer trunks to mid-century leather suitcases are completely authentic and original. No reproductions here. Shop our exclusive range of vintage travel trunks today.
Autumnal Colours & Textures | Home Decor
Just like an Indian Summer, you’ll see our furniture makes a sensory impact. The colours and textures of our wooden cupboards and vintage chairs are unbelievable. Most noteworthy, this range of furniture taps into the vibrancy that’s still left as the summer comes to a close. Think of that bright blue sky on a crisp Autumn day or that firey red sunset.
Vintage Cupboards and Cabinets
This gorgeous colourful chest pictured above is an antique Damchiya chest sourced from India. This type of antique chest would have been used as a hope chest or dowry storage for an Indian bride. It’s intricately carved to show the value and importance of what’s stored inside. Today this vintage cupboard would make a lovely statement piece in your home. Use it as a sideboard in a dining room or console table in a living room, or perhaps are you bedroom dresser.
These handmade woven vintage stacking chairs are very unusual. They would bring life and character to the kitchen table or dining room table. Or one could be used as a bedroom or even office chair. The woven natural fibres are busting in charm with their tribal appeal. They would complement a vintage style home or even be that statement feature in a minimalist or contemporary home. They are extremely durable and comfortable.
Side Table and Coffee Tables
The coffee table or side table is probably the most important part of a living room or lounge. We can put our feet on these tables. We can set our food and drink on them, besides that, these tables also prevent us from losing the tv remote, well, sometimes. Therefore, they are vital! We have a unique range of coffee tables in that most aren’t traditional tables. This side table above in an old merchants desk from India. Use by street merchants as they sat on the ground at markets. These unconventional coffee tables are sturdy and durable and of course will make a splash in your living room, therefore a real conversation piece!