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Christmas Shopping with yay retro!
Not too early to mention the 'C' word is it? I know I like to spread the cost of Christmas and always start in September or October as many a bargain can be had for those who shop early! I also know that many of yay retro!'s customers have begun buying for Christmas, in many cases using our Vintage Gift section to help with their choices.
In with our top vintage gift choices are our mosaic birds and fish created for yay retro! by Fiona of Box of Frogs. Individually handcrafted from original vintage china these birds are simply stunning, many people like to buy a pair or a small flock of birds as a wall display or shelf arrangement. We can even organise commissions for you using your favourite china. Glass birds are also a very popular choice, and right now yay retro! have several affordable red birds which can double up as Christmas decorations.
Fiona also makes mosaic fish for us, we think there are many men out there who will love these, even if they are not particularly into vintage. For the discerning person in your life, why not give a vintage decanter and glasses set? Stylish and useful, you could give with a bottle of something yummy and be sure of a very happy freind!
Never overlook the power of a simple tea pot or coffee pot as a present. Vintage collectors often buy themselves cheaper pieces throughout the year yet hanker after key pieces for their collections. Woods Beryl teapots are always highly sought after as are Empire Acme Vacuum Flasks due to their stylish form. These are simply fabulous as ornaments, especially when they come in a colour like lime green!
Another great gift idea is to buy a feature piece of vintage kitchenalia. A 60s melamine tray can double up as a backdrop to an arrangement of vintage wares and a large china pot such as the one by Figgjo Flint above can be used on the table or as an ornamental piece in a lounge. We think Vintagewares have far more flexibility than their modern counterparts due to their stunning designs.