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Scandi Styled Bird Cushions for sale at yay retro



yay retro! have some great Scandi styled handmade vintage fabric cushions for sale at the moment. The bird designs are likely to be the most popular. The fabric design is from the 1960/70s and is a very thick quality linen, this has been paired with a bright orange flower power linen for the back of the cushions. Pop in and search 'cushion' at yay retro!

Why not pick up one of our designs at the same time and share the postage?




All this for just £7.99 using the yay retro! Special Degustabox Code this  February!

My February Degustabox just arrived and here is a sneaky peek along with a lovely special voucher code for you to get your first box for just £7.99 - a £5 saving! 

Special Degustabox Code from yay retro!


You can sign up for your Degustabox and like me, receive lots of surprise foods and treats to try each month. These are delivered to your door in a lovely cheery box! Use the special yay retro! Degustabox voucher code WBWEO to get £5 off your first box - you’ll pay just £7.99! (The normal price is £12.99 per month, and the items inside will always be worth more than this amount.)  

See inside the February Degustabox below!





What’s in February’s Degustabox?

There's loads of sweet and savoury treats...here's an overview - I'll be reviewing each product in full later on so come back to read these later in the month:

1. True Nopal Cactus Water drink  - wow! interesting!
2.  2 Bags of The Protein Ball Co. Cherry & Almond sweets 
3. Emily Apple Crisps
4. Tootsie Roll Midgee sweets
5. indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites
6. 2 Bags Haribo Fruitilicius 30% less sugar sweets
7. KitKat Chunky new York Cheesecake Flavour
8. Dr Karg's Oraganic Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Crispbreads
9. Primrose's Kitchen Raw Beetroot & Ginger Muesli is The Product of the Month and very exciting it looks too - I adore cereals!

I'm Sue and I run the yay retro! online vintage shop, which sells vintage home and cookwares from the 1940s, 50s, 60s & 70s. I'm into cooking and eating, fun and surprises! So the Degustabox monthly food subscription is the perfect monthly treat for me! Note after initially subscribing, I am now sent Degustabox to honestly review each month. 

February’s Degustabox Reviews by yay retro! 

 I will add reviews as I try them through the month....Come back regularly to see what we thought!


Dr Karg's Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Crispbread

I've had one of these for the past two days for lunch alongside salad, olives and fruit. They are so amazingly tasty I've not needed any butter or topping of any kind! Absolutely delicious, these are a very thick, firm, hard biscuit consistency. They are very cheesey and have a real 'feel good' flavour to them. Full of wholegrain fibre & seeds, these are a must-have buy for me from now onwards. Each crispbread is 122 calories, so like having 2 slices of bread. (shown on stunning 1960/70s Pyrex from yay retro!)


The Protein Ball Co. Cherry & Almond

This was actually the first thing I tried in the box as I wanted a treat, and they looked interesting. It seems like having a protein rich diet is all the rage of late, and I have to say being a vegetarian I have definitely not been eating enough of it in the past few years. So I am making a big effort to increase my intake.  These yummy little balls are totally scrummy!  They are made of almonds, dates, cashews, egg white powder, sultanas, fruit juice and cherries.  They taste really cherryish - one of my all time favourite flavours, and again feel like they are doing you good. At 157 calories per bag these are equivalent to eating a yogurt, yet fill you up much more and for much longer. Fantastic! (There were 6 in the pack - you'll notice I was eating one whilst taking the pic!) I am now keenly on the look out to buy more! (shown on adorable 1960/70s Figgjo Flint Norway plate from yay retro!)


Primrose's Kitchen Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli

I was really excited to give this a try as I adore cereal, especially oat based ones. This unusual muesli is pink as it is made with beetroot and tastes very strongly of ginger.  For me the ginger was way too strong and fizzy on my tongue, so that I actually couldn't eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. This was a real shame as I could see this was a great product made from wholesome ingredients. A 'no' for me, but if you love fresh ginger in a big way then do give it a try.


Vintage Homewares to Give You a Spring Lift!



Goodness this winter has been dull and damp here in Devon! What's need is a healthy dose of vintage colour and vitality to give your home a mighty Spring lift! Luckily the yay retro! online vintage shop has heaps of marvellous vintage ornaments, textiles and homewares to do just that. Pop in now for Vintage Italian Pottery, Taunton Vale trays and spice racks, Figgjo Flint dishes and plates, vintage tablecloths and even framed vintage pictures in ur clearance section! 

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How Much is Postage at yay retro, and can I have Combined Postage?

Can I have Combined Postage at yay retro!?

Most people are looking to buy several small items at the same time, I am happy to combine them into one box if I can do so safely, you can either place the order and I will refund the postage not required manually at the packing stage (once the parcel is weighed), or email me on hello@yayretro.co.uk before placing your order and I will recalculate your postage. 

How Much is Postage Likely To Be?

Very Small, Thin, Light Once Packed              £2.20
Under 1kg Once Packed in Box                       £3.90
1kg - 2kg Once Packed in Box                         £4.99
2kg - 5kg Once Packed in Box                         £7.49

I hope this helps you. Go shopping at yay retro!'s online vintage shop now for the best in vintage kitchenalia, tableware, homeware, ornaments, books and toys!

Don't forget to fill your basket with some of my 'Clearance items' too! They can be found using this link.


Recent Feedback for yay retro! and a Lovely Customer Photo

Recent *HaPpY* messages and feedback from yay retro! customers who bought a retro shelf, vintage French glass storage jars, a vintage kettle, a 1970s biscuit tin and vintage shot glasses in a rack:

'The Shelf is lovely! Thank you. So well packaged and fab free gift. The glasses fit in the rack perfectly- just need to fill them up!' Lindsey (see photo) I Love the way Lindsey has combined her two yay retro! purchases together.

'Just received my retro kettle from you, and I am really pleased with it, it is gorgeous also thank you for the Scandinavian dish cloths they will come in very handy in our old motor home where the kettle will be living too, and what a great service I have received from you xx' Julie

'Dear Sue, I am just emailing to say thank you. Your parcel arrived this afternoon... I shall definitely be using your site again. Again many thanks for your prompt delivery and for the return of the other postage most appreciated.' Sandra

Review of Sue Ryder's Steinberg Retro Patchwork Storage Cabinet

Recently I have been undertaking a lot more craft activities in a bid to get off the computer of an evening and unwind from work. As a result my small home has been inundated with wool, embroidery threads, craft books and magazines and much more paraphernalia!  I needed to be able to put everything away tidily otherwise I might quit crafting all together!

Fortunately I found the most wonderful retro styled cabinet on Amazon in the Steinberg Retro Patchwork cabinet range. It's sold by the Sue Ryder Charity shop and is a new flat pack piece of furniture which includes a tallboy and a chest of drawers. Both are of a compact size meaning you can use them in a small space.  Though don't be fooled by their dimensions as they are built like the Tardis! Here's my chest of drawers in situ. I simply adore the 1950s styling in the leg department and the Scandi feel with the happy colours which match my lounge perfectly. 



The dimensions of this particular cabinet is W70 x D29.5cm x H85 cm. It arrives in a large box which is extremely heavy, so two people are needed to carry it.  We unpacked and laid out all of the contents to check everything was there before starting to assemble it. My husband was the person doing the constructing, and I was very glad about this as it took him three evenings to put together, doing a bit each night. The different drawers and little cupboard are all well constructed, with a matte finish to the coloured panels. We made everything extra strong by adding PVA glue to the wooden dowels.

I actually bought this to house my yarn stash, however now it's put together, I am using it in a different way which tidies all my bits and bobs away. I have a drawer for my cottons and needles and one for buttons and embroidery threads. Then all my knitting and crochet needles share a drawer with my knitting patterns.  I have a drawer for my current craft books, and a cupboard which houses boxes of craft kits. The two small square drawers are as deep as the unit and house my felt tips and crayons, when I need them I can simply pull the entire drawer out - perfect! I actually have one empty drawer and intend to find the suitable thing to pop in there today!  I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who is handy with flat pack furniture and at £129.99 I think it's fantastic value. 

If you love handmade items, there are some for sale in the yay retro! online vintage shop here:

Cushions using vintage fabrics
Knitted Dolls
Vintage Textiles for your own crafting projects

If you wish to find the unit for yourself on Amazon here is a link. NOTE this is NOT an Ad. I purchased this myself.

Buy Vintage Kitchenware and Homeware Online Today!



If you are looking to buy vintage kitchenalia, ornaments or homewares, then the yay retro! is the online shop for you! We have everything to kit out your vintage styled kitchen, camper van or caravan and know all about the top vintage trends right now.  

Here are some of our top picks.....Flower Power Framed Pictures, a Taunton Vale Spice Rack, Vintage Fabric Cushions, 1950s Goebel ware, Beryl Wartime tablewares including a teapot, West German Emsa plastic cake storer, Jean Greenhowe knits, vintage eggcups and egg storer trays and an amazing bright orange 'Desert Song' Poole Pottery cheese dish!  All orders are available with combined postage for multiple items (via a manual refund after packing or email hello@yayretro.co.uk ahead of ordering for a postage quote).

Many people buy gifts and treats for friends and family from yay retro! too, it really is a one stop shop for everything from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s! Spend over £20 (exc. postage) today and receive a Free Gift (or two) in your parcel!

Vintage Blue and Orange Kitchenware - This Year's Pantone Colours!



You may have noticed the new colours this season are blue and orange together.  From clothing in Whitestuff and Fat Face to fabrics and yarns in sewing shops, it's all about Blues & Oranges this year!  This is perfect for those of us who adore the 1970s and the bright orange tones that abounded back then.  Toning the orange down with sky blue is the perfect idea, making it easier to live with whilst being infinitely cheery!

Last Autumn the Pantone Institute launched the colours for Spring 2018. In amongst the key colours were PANTONE 17-1563 - 'Cherry Tomato' a hot bright orangey red and PANTONE 16-4132 - 'Little Boy Blue' which brings to mind blue skies and hopefulness. These have been put side by side on the Pantone wesbite to accentuate the way they complement one another.

Tap into this trend by searching by colour in the yay retro! online vintage shop now (combined postage available):

Search Orange at yay retro!
Search Blue at yay retro!

From vintage enamel cookware to 1970s melamine trays & cups and saucers, vintage tableware and kitchen utensils. Brands include Skyline, Poole Pottery, Taunton Vale, Rosti Mepal and Gaydon as well as St Michael, Dunmoy and Laurids Lonborg.

Vintage Dorma Bedding For Sale at yay retro!




yay retro! have a superb range of vintage double and single sheets, and also pillowcases for sale in our online vintage shop right now. In bright yellows and pinks they are the perfect thing to add to your bed this Spring! If like me you adore 1960/70s Flower Power then these are just the thing. Many of the sheets are in unused condition, making them ideal. Use for your bed, as a tablecloth, for dressmaking or for any other sewing project. 

If you have a super king bed (which were not available in the 60/70s), then a vintage sheet folded and draped over the end of the bed in the style of a throw can add vintage pzazz to your bedroom. Then make sure you switch to vintage pillowcases to complete the look.

Why not check out our vintage textiles section to see all that I have? Brands range from Dorma, St Michael, Vantona and more, there is even a pure cotton vintage sheet to snap up!



Very Rare Carltonware Bird Cruet Set with Eggcups for sale at yay retro!



This is an ultra rare find. A 1960/70s Carltonware cruet set featuring bird salt and pepper pots and 2 bird eggcups all displayed on a purpose made stand. They are yellow in colour with yellow and green daisy and leaf detailing. These are absolutely stunning and are perfect for the devoted vintage collector! I would use these as an ornament as they are so delicious. Very hard to let go! 

I know that many people collect the Carltonware bird ashtrays, and those are hard enough to find - this is even more rare I think!  The leaf and flower designs bring to mind contemporary retro designs, don't mistake this as 'new' this is genuine 1960/70s and as such is extra, extra special!

Shop for Carltonware at yay retro! now.





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