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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.





January 2018 Degustabox Foodie review by yay retro!

Hi I'm Sue and I run the yay retro! online vintage shop. I am really lucky to be involved with reviewing the lovely food boxes from Degustabox each month, so here goes for January 2018!  Degustabox is a monthly subscription where you get from 10 to 15 surprise foods to try, it's a great way to expand your food repertoire and in the 6 months I've been getting them, we've added lots of new foods and brands to our shopping list.
 
See below for a special Degustabox voucher code, especially for yay retro! blog readers to join in the fun and surprises get money off your first box.

This box was full of protein rich foods as well as some diet ideas to try.  I am aiming to add more protein to my diet and will try to cut back on the carbs this year, so this couldn't have come at a better time.


Jordans Juicy Red Berry Fruisli Bar


This was the first thing I ate when I opened the box. I love to have light lunches which are packed full of goodness, so instead of having some bread or crackers with my cheese and celery I had a Fruisli bar. At just over 118 calories per bar these are a healthy treat which are packed full of zingy bright tasting fruits. This is definitely something I am going to start buying. These are made from oats, cranberries, strawberries, blueberries and raisins and so have lots of vitamins and fibre inside - great! 



Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine


We dived into this box of protein rich Fettucine the same evening our Degustabox arrived. What a great idea for vegetarians this is - an easy way to ensure you're getting your protein is to swop this for regular pasta as it is made from beans. It has a nice texture and a jolly green colour, and when cooked you are hard pushed to know this isn't regular pasta, though it does have more of a chewiness to it. I made up a recipe for the sauce which worked well using mushrooms, pepper, onion and tomatoes...here it is if you wish to give it a try:

To serve 2:
Chop and Fry small green pepper and a chopped onion with garlic and chilli
Then add 4 quartered field mushrooms
Season with S&P to taste
When soft and golden add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato puree
Simmer until cooked through and serve with some soft cheese as a topping



Hersheys Cookies N Creme Snack Pack


These are completely delicious small treats of white chocolate with cookie pieces in them. They are very sweet, and so give you a massive rush - very more-ish. We ate the whole pack in minutes between us. High calorie, so an absolute treat for us and perhaps we would buy instead of a box of chocolates.


Pulsin Vanilla Choc Protein Booster


I really like Pulsin products having tried them in previous Degustaboxes. This one is a small chunky block of fudge, which tastes of peanut butter and had that kind of consistency. Really lovely and you feel like it's doing you goof. Being protein packed it kept me full for ages. It's vegan, dairy, soya and gluten free, and has no added sugar. At 230 calories per bar you may want to use this as a sandwich substitute over a lunchtime or something. It's high in fibre and gas 13gm of plant based protein in it in the form of almonds, cashews and peas. I liked this a lot however my husband didn’t like texture and consistency. 

Mahtay Yerba Mate Sparkling Tea


This is a nice alternative to a cup of tea, and would be great on a summers day or as a treat when not drinking at a party. Nice and refreshing, it had a zing to it and I found that coconut was the main flavour after a few mouthfuls. It's made with coconut water along with acai berries.



Mallow & Marsh Coconut Marhsmallow Bar


This is a large squidgey chunk of marshmallow smothered in dessicated coconut. It melts in your mouth and would be super dunked into a hot chocolate! These bars are handmade and come in at under a 100 calories each - yumtastic for all those crazy about marshmallow!



Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks 


This is the second time Degustabox have included this brand of tuna in their boxes, and I was thrilled to receive it again. This is the most stunning tasting tuna ever. I am not a fish lover but I do make myself eat it as much as possible as I know how healthy it is. We have actually bought a huge box of this direct from Wild Planet online to keep in our larder as it is stand out amazing! Not only does it taste different to other canned tuna fish, it is line caught and as such is ranked #1 by Greenpeace for sustainability.  

Clipper Everyday Tea with 50p off Coupon


This was a lovely sample size box of 10 teabags. It's an organic tea in a non-bleached teabag. Nice taste, though I actually prefer a stronger and cheaper tea.


Latin American Kitchen by Santa Maria Chipotle Mayo Topping


This has a very unusual hot, smoky, spicy flavour and it could be used on wraps or even your every day salads and sandwiches. It wasn't for me as it was a tad too quirky.


Santa Maria American Kitchen Columbian Crunchy Chicken Bites Seasoned Corn Coating

We used this tasty coating on Quorn Fillets. I defrosted them and cut them into chunks. Then in a box coated them in oil and then with the coating and baked until cooked through. We liked them and had them with refried bean and vegetable wraps. The coating was delicious, but was very salty so a treat rather than a regular thing I think.


LighterLife Fast Ready to Drink Shakes x 2

These shakes are part of the diet range from Superdrug. The idea is you replace your meals with 4 of these shakes two days a week on what they call their Fast plan diet. They can also be used as a protein hit if you are not into dieting.  This tastes very sweet and has a certain feel and taste to it. Not really my thing, but I can see it may also be good to build people up after a bout of flu etc.


Pulsin Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

This is a vanilla flavoured whey protein powder which is high in protein and calcium, it's vegetarian and low in fat with no added sugar. The idea is that you add it to milk or water to create a healthy shake. Come back soon to see what I thought.


Robinsons Fruit Cordial

I got the Raspberry, Rhubarb & Orange Blossom flavour. It is more syrupy than regular squashes and tastes posh and different. It has quite a nice perfumey aroma and feels like a treat - made from real fruit, this is a nice alternative to heavy fruit juices at your dinner table.

Try Degustabox with yay retro! and get money off your first box!

Why not join in the fun on the Degustabox website here, then you too will receive a marvellous surprise box of foodie treats!  Use the special yay retro! code WBWEO to get £5 off your first box - you’ll pay just £7.99 instead of £12.99! Pop in to the yay retro! shop for a lovely vintage browse now


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