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yay retro! Christmas Angel and Fairy Tree Toppers in Reclaim Magazine

I am absolutely delighted to see that Reclaim magazine love the vintage Christmas fairies and angels I have for sale in my online vintage shop. On page 26 on their December 2017 issue, they have a feature entitled 'We Love' with 2 of the vintage Christmas fairies I've recently sold in my shop.  Fear not, as I have other vintage fairy angels now available. Each is unique and a one off, available as and when I can source them. Dating from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s yay retro! try to always have one or two available to buy at this time of year. 

Utterly kitsch, the angels often have netting and lace covered dresses and wings, the two recent additions shown on the left even have satin dresses!  Search 'angel', 'fairy' or 'Christmas' to find them in the yay retro! shop today.

Click to search 'christmas' at yay retro!

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yay retro! feature in The Autumn 2017 Taster Magazine

yay retro! are absolutely delighted to have one of our vintage items featured in the new and rather fabulous "The Taster" magazine. The Taster is a quarterly publication which is for foodies everywhere! Full of interesting articles and information, we love the quality of this magazine which is printed on gorgeous, thick feeling arty paper and comes in a compact 23 x 20cm format. yay retro! are in the wartime food feature called "We'll Cook Again" which talks about wartime cookery. 

Our Poole Pottery three colour nibbles dish is seen above on page 24 of The Taster. We sold this rarity a few years ago in the yay retro! online vintage shop, where there are many different vintage homeware brands from the 1940s to 70s available to buy. War time utility ware such as Woods ware Beryl green china - which we all have a collective memory of, and Poole Pottery are are two of the key war time tableware brands that I sell.

I often feature many war time and thrifty, easy to follow recipes on my blog in the 'Retro Recipes' section, which you may be interested in.

If you would like to go vintage shopping online now, visit the yay retro! shop here.
If you would like to get a hold of The Taster you can buy a copy or subscribe here.  

Atomic Ranch interview yay retro!

I am absolutely delighted that the prestigious Californian based magazine Atomic Ranch have interviewed me for their blog. Atomic Ranch is all about midcentury design, focussing on architect designed homes from the 1940s to 1960s. They look at every part of home design from the architect designed exterior to the detailing and decor inside, so it's fantastic that they have found the yay retro! online vintage shop and written about it.  

Here's a link to the article on their gorgeous website, which is packed full of wonderful homes and information - worthy of a regular visit for a dose of 1960s and 70s goodness! The blog post is entitled: "The Hows And Whats Of Collecting Midcentury Kitchenalia. From fondue pots to Pyrex, here's the 411 on the cool stuff in your kitchen" and focusses on popular brands such as Woods ware, Poole Pottery, Hornsea and Pyrex. The blog post uses photos from the yay retro! Retropedia which can be found in the footer of the yay retro! website. Click the pic below to read more.

above...a snippet of the article on Atomic Ranch.

Pop in to yay retro! for your very own browse now.

yay retro! Top of The Vintage Shopping Guide in Reclaim Magazine

I am absolutely delighted that yay retro! appears first in Reclaim magazines' Vintage Shopping Guide (issue 15 - page 52). Reclaim say 'from bricks and mortar emporiums to online stores and communities, there's never been such great choice for the vintage hunter'. The article shows 5 different vintage businesses from yay retro! selling vintage homewares and more online to vintage shops which appear on the High Street.  

The article goes on to say:

"The yay retro! online shop is known for the very best in 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s homewares. Fresh vintage stock is added nearly every day and there are always hundreds of fantastic items to choose from including vintage Scandi tableware and tablecloths, cookware, ornaments, artwork, bedding and even collectable toys. Often the items found are one-offs, or rarely seen, making them extra special and something to snap up whilst you can. The genuine vintage kitchen and homewares can be used every day, or even in your retro camper or caravan. yay retro! has everything you need to style your home; they do all the hard work searching out fab ‘Flower Power’ and vintage items, so you don’t have to. Simply, browse, click and buy with combined postage, online. yay retro! Pop in today! 

If you would like to buy a copy of Reclaim magazine, or subscribe you can find their website here.

yay retro! Vintage wares feature in Reclaim Magazine Issue 14

yay retro! are delighted to have some of our vintage wares featured in Issue 14 of Reclaim magazine this April/May. Find our green Sylvac bunny, gold Royal Worcester teapot and Midwinter Eden tea plate in the 'Reclaim Edit' section on pages 36 and 38. 

Reclaim Magazine is the go to, top quality glossy magazine for lovers of vintage, antique and reclaimed interior design ideas for your home. The articles and photography are awe inspiring every month and we cannot recommend the magazine highly enough. Editor Loma-Ann says that she hopes: "in every issue, we inspire you to create a home, mansion, flat or bungalow, that reflects what you love. And everyone will that know that only you could live in a house like it"

If you would like to shop at yay retro! now click here

See below for the item brands shown in the magazine.

Royal Worcester

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yay retro! Deer Bookends in The Guardian's Observer Magazine

yay retro! are delighted that a set of our vintage Bambi deer bookends have been featured in the The Guardian's Observer magazine. Coming at the end of the article entitled 'Living in a Doll's House' written by Jo Leevers, our bookends which are for sale on the website were found in the Get The Look section on the 24.7.16.

If you have read the article and are looking to get your hands on a lovely set of genuine vintage deer bookends, why not pop in to yay retro! now, here is a link to all of our vintage deer.

yay retro! in Homes & Antiques August 2016

yay retro! are delighted to have some our vintage items in the August issue of Homes & Antiques magazine which is out today.  In the 'Collecting Vintage Kitchenalia' article on page 79, yay retro! have 3 items from our online vintage shop featured.

As Homes & Antiques magazine highlights, vintage kitchenware from the 1950, 60s & 70s is not only bright, fun and quirky it's very well made and most often comes in at a much more affordable price than it's modern counterparts. Why not go shopping at yay retro! right now?

The Galaxy Coffee Pot from J&G Meakin with it's big daisy patterns can be viewed and purchased here.

You can check out vintage Pyrex and similar wares at yay retro! here

We have a huge range of Prestige Skyine Kitchen utensils for sale here

10 of the Best Antique & Vintage Finds Homes & Antiques

In the July 16 issue of Homes & Antiques magazine you'll find a mention of yay retro! in the 10 of the best Antique & Vintage finds that add character to your garden. One of our Flower Power trays comes in at number 2 of the best finds (see above). Trays are the ideal way to carry things to and fro from home and garden at this time of year, and eating al fresco is something to be enjoyed each time our great British weather allows!

You might like to know that the yay retro! vintage shop always keep a stock of vintage 1960 & 70s trays, so that you have plenty of choice. From round metal floral trays such as the fuschia one above, to melamine trays from the likes of Taunton Vale, Praesidium and vintage Marks & Spencer you are sure to find something you love.

Why stop at trays? In our own garden we have vintage jugs, teapots and even plates which we use as garden ornaments. The stunning Midwinter Flowersong plate below rests against a wall and adds year round colour to a shady spot! 

Look out for more yay retro! vintage finds in the August issue of Homes & Antiques! Visit the yay retro! shop right now to buy vintage for your home and garden.

yay retro! & Resto-worx in Reclaim Magazine

yay retro! are absolutely delighted to have our kitchenware featured in Reclaim magazine's article on the fabulous vintage kitchen larder units Resto-worx in Cornwall renovate and sell. As you'll read in issue 4 of the magazine:

"I originally bought my two vintage kitchen cabinets from Resto-worx to store all of the 1940-70s china, home and cookware I sell in the yay retro! online vintage shop. Their capacity is amazing - they are just like a Tardis! On delivery I was blown away by the fantastic quality of the cabinets and their sympathetic restoration by Russ and Nikki. They obviously love what they do and take extreme care over it.

We have recently moved home and down-sized, and I now use one of them in my kitchen, where it is invaluable as storage and extra worktop space and the other for keeping towels and linen in the spare room. (One of my friends uses her Resto-worx cabinet as both a larder for storing food, and as a room divider to zone her small flat.)

What this illustrates is the sheer flexibility of these fantastic kitchen units. They are much larger inside than imagined and can hold an infinite amount of china, pots and pans. Without it in my teeny kitchen I would be completely stuck, it is the central focal point and also where I keep everything I need on a regular basis. The fold down enamel work top is a very handy surface to work and serve on, especially when cooking for lots of people. Plus of course it looks amazing - everyone who sees mine comments on how completely amazing they are.

Whatever the size of your home, be it a flat, small or large house do find room for a Resto-worx vintage kitchen cabinet (or two). In the future I would like to replace my modern kitchen with a complete restored vintage kitchen, of course this will be with the help of Russ and Nikki at Resto-worx!"

Why not pop into now? yay retro! is an online vintage shop specialising in selling genuine vintage wares from the 1940s to 1970s - perfect for every day use in your vintage kitchen & home, and of course your vintage kitchen units!

Resto-worx based in Cornwall lovingly renovate kitchen units from the 1940, 50s and 60s and Russ and Nikki were the guys who I bought my own vintage kitchen units (illustrated above) from. You can find Resto-worx on Facebook here. You can see lots of great pics and find out more in the magazine which is available from all the main outlets and also on the Reclaim website here.

yay retro! Back in Time for Dinner with Reclaim Magazine

yay retro! are absolutely delighted to have been invited to feature in the new interior design magazine Reclaim. Find the full page feature in issue 2 (out now), showing some of the genuine vintage tableware from the 1940s to the 1970s which can be found in the yay retro! online vintage shop. We are on page 83, which is at the end of the 'Back in Time for Dinner' feature looking at vintage kitchens from Source Antiques.

Look out for vintage for our Vintage Poole Pottery, Woods Beryl tableware, vintage spice rack and also a gorgeous Rorstrand pot

If you haven't tracked down this fabulous new magazine yet then it really is a must! It is full of high quality imagery and articles which relate to inspired interiors, unique vintage design and salvage trends. You can subscribe to Reclaim here.

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