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Pashley Style Vintage Bike For Sale Totnes, Devon

I am selling my Vintage branded Pashley styled bike. If you are local to Totnes in Devon, you might like to come and buy it. Collection only £85.  I've use it about 6 times. Bell, Pump and Basket included.  email me to enquire

Buy Woods Beryl Wartime Tableware at yay retro!

It seems no matter which vintage styled film or TV programme you watch these days, you'll see Woods Berylware featured. This is no surprise since practically every home and organisation had this tableware from the 1940s onwards.

The china was made during and after the war under the government's restrictions on manufacturers to use less materials during the period whilst rationing was still impacting the country.  The china has an Art Deco feel which can particularly be seen on the cake plate.  Simple embossed stripes encircle the edges of each piece and in the case of Beryl the glaze is a pale green. (Woods also made the same shaped china in different colours - Jasmine in yellow and Iris in blue)

Many schools, village halls, work places, hospitals and other places where people gathered together had these durable and affordable cups, saucers and plates.  This means that for many of us they are part of our childhood memories.  My Gran and Gramp had this and so for me and lots of other grandchildren of the 60s and 70s, it is extra special!  

Now a whole new generation of people are wanting to use this this china in their home, their cafes and restaurants. It is super strong, long lasting and can cope with all aspects of the modern kitchen making it one of my best sellers.  Right now at yay retro! I have tea cups and saucers, the larger, harder to find breakfast cups and saucers, tea plates, side, salad / small dinner and large dinner plates, dishes and bowls, cake plates and jugs!  Search Woods at yay retro! now.

Searching 'Clearance' at yay retro!

This guy just searched 'Clearance' at yay retro! no wonder he looks excited!  I add fresh vintage wares to my clearance section every week which can be found by typing the word into the search box in my online shop or clicking here!  Find some fantastic offers and even job lots every week and know that I will combine postage wherever I possibly can with a manual refund once your parcel is packed, or set up a firm postage cost by emailing me your order

1950s and 60s Vintage Fish Dishes and Pictures For Sale

yay retro! I know that many people love vintage fish designs and so always try to keep several in stock to choose from. How about these stunning Italian fish dishes from the 1950/60s? These are perfect for ornaments or for serving nibbles at parties. The on on the right is absolutely huge at 40cm wide and so would make an impact wherever it was used or displayed!

I also have a lovely Alain Gree framed goldfish picture from the 1960s for sale along with a beautifully illustrated 1950s photo album with fish on it. I can imagine this would be ideal for scrapbooking too and am sure crafty types could think of a zillion uses for this.

These pottery fish make lovely ornaments, the fine matte glazed fish on the left has large red polka dots and is probably 1960/70s whilst the large blue fish on the left is a fun and huge goggle eyed and would be a good talking point - he's in my clearance section at the moment and is looking for a new home to swim in!  Search fish at yay retro! now.

UK Eurovision Contest Winning Kitchenalia and Homeware!

We are watching the Eurovision Song Contest this evening and Mr yay! wondered what vintage items were around when the UK won the contest.

It turns out the UK has won 5 times. In 1967 Sandie Shaw won with Puppet on a String. At the time Flower Power was all the rage and fantastic designs like this teapot were appearing in kitchens across the land. It's J&G Meakin's Topic pattern which was designed in 1967 by Alan Rogers.

In 1969 Lulu tied first place with Boom Bang-a-Bang. Psychedelic designs were all the rage and appeared on everything from china to fabulous linen wall hangings and tea towels.


In 1976 Brotherhood of Man won with Save all your Kisses for Me. Illustrations in the 70s were simply superb and many of today's vintage collectors buy up children's books and games like the one below for the graphics. 

1981 saw Bucks Fizz winning with Making Your Mind Up. Sweet, sugary imagery from the likes of Hollie Hobbie and Sarah Kay were in fashion at the time as seen on this child's apron.

That just leaves Katrina and the Waves with Love, Shine a Light winning in 1997. The 90s was a decade of vintage bears which appeared in books, prints and little ornaments such as the ones below.

Will SuRie will tonight with Storm? We wait and see! Pop in to yay retro!'s online vintage shop now for a lovely browse while we wait for voting to commence!

Go Shopping at Morrisons with your Vintage Tupperware from May 2018

In a bid to reduce the amount of plastics being discarded each day, UK supermarket Morrisons has just announced that customers can take along their own plastic containers to carry home fresh meat and fish from their butcher and fishmonger counters from this month.

This is along with a promise to make all of it's own brand plastic packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. The supermarket is already planning to remove plastic packing from fruit and vegetable as a trial in some of it's stores, and will be getting rid of the black plastic trays used for meat and fish by 2019.

Take your Vintage Tupperware when you go Shopping!

Vintage lovers across the country are sure to be delighted that there's now another reason to flaunt their vintage Tupperware (aside from storing foods, lunch breaks, using it on picnics and when camping)...You can now take it shopping with you and help to reduce plastic waste. Simply shop at the fresh meat or fish counter in Morrisons, hand over your Tupperware and they will pop your food into your own container to take home, brilliant!

It's best to keep the containers you will be using for fresh meat and fish completely separate to prevent contamination with other cooked or raw foods, so you may wish to invest in another set of these fab retro plastic storage containers! Whether you love the 1960s pastel coloured or the 70/80s orange and yellow coloured Tupperware there's now even more reasons to buy vintage Tupperware from yay retro!  Pop in to my online vintage shop now to see what Tupperware I have in stock right now.

Buy Vintage Kitchen Utensils online now

yay retro! have heaps of great vintage kitchen utensils for sale in our online shop right now. From vintage brands such as Prestige Skyline, Nutbrown and Rosti Mepal there are lots of matching items which can be bought with combined postage. 

Many of the utensils are in what appears to be unused condition - a very rare thing to find now and definitely worth securing for yourself. Buy a set of items which match - don't forget combined postage is manually refunded once ordered, or can be sorted ahead of ordering if you email ahead of ordering

Or buy individual utensils in different colour ways to mix and match and bring a bit of fun to your vintage kitchen, caravan or camper van! Search 'utensil' or 'skyline' now at yay retro! Vintage Kitchenalia is the way to go!!

Vintage Plastic Kitchenwares for sale at yay retro!

The very best brands of vintage plastic kitchenwares are now very collectable by lovers of retro styling. Whether they be early plastics such as Beetleware from the 1950s or age old favourites such as Addis, these well known vintage brands are now highly sought after. yay retro! have a great range of vintage British plastic wares as well as top notch West German and Danish brands such as Emsa and Luthje.

The early 1950s Beetleware plastics are now very collectable, especially when they come complete. These cruet sets in their stands are great examples. Beetleware salt, pepper and mustard pots were presented in both wicker baskets as well as plastic moulded stands. These and other designs are available to buy in the yay retro! online shop now. Simply search Beetleware or use this link.

Vintage plastics from the 1960s included stunning bright red bowls and cake storers which were decorated with zingy flower power designs. Emsa from West Germany is the most well known maker, and items are quickly snapped up by keen collectors of this brand which is still in production today. Search Emsa in the yay retro! shop to browse and buy, or use this link.

Embee and Smit were both plastics producers in the 50s and 60s. Embee made polka dot plastic toast racks, sputnik shaped jam pots, lidded sugar or preserve bowls and salt and pepper pots in polka dot stands. Smit were well known for making woven plastic bread baskets in a vast array of colours. Some had flower or fruit designs in the centre making them super kitsch. People use them for all sorts of things now, even just as an ornament. You can find Embee here and Smit here in the yay retro! shop.

Two key British plastic kitchen ware designs for any vintage styled home would be the classic vintage plastic roll top bread bin and Addis plastic vegetable racks. Both of these are in high demand and are often tricky to find. Each came in a range of colours to reflect the decade in which they were made. Earlier designs tend to be red or pastel colours and later designs are orange, brown and avocado. You can find plastic bread bins at yay retro! here and vintage vegetable racks here - don't be surprised if I am sold out bu the time you read this though!

Vintage plastics were also shipped in from Hong Kong like the bright yellow kitchen measuring scoops above. A source of top quality vintage plastics was Luthje of Denmark who married them up with teak boards. The serving dishes and board above is a great example of their 70s designs, they also made bright orange and yellow plastic preserve pots and cheese domes with wooden boards too - Luthje is a prestige vintage make in high demand now.  You can find Luthje products at yay retro! here and to find all vintage plastic wares simply search for plastic using this link. yay retro! sell the very best vintage homewares from the 1940s to the 1970s, we also offer combined postage on your purchases wherever we can safely do so. Pop in!

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