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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.