In the 1960s the Arabia Finland brand created stunning ranges of china table ware and enamel cook ware. Employing top designers such as Kaj Franck, Esteri Tomula and Raija Uosikkinen the company produced fine kitchenwares which are now highly sought after by vintage collectors.
The enamel teapots and kettles are seen in red, blue, yellow and green and remain a firm favourite. Above is the Kehra pattern which has orange daisies on a red background. yay retro! is delighted to have found a Primavera bright yellow Arabia Finland coffee pot this week, which is now in the yay retro! online shop. This appears to have been largely unused (if at all), so a wonderful treasure.
If you are looking for a fantastic vintage saucepan, this delightful Arabia Finland pan is decorated with cabbages and cauliflowers and would make a stunning feature in any vintage lovers kitchen. Arabia items can be marked Arabia Finel or Arabia Wärtsilä Finel.
The Easter Holidays are over and now it's time for a treat! yay retro! is chock full of affordable vintage wares - ideal as a special gift to yourself or a friend. From vintage bedding and tablecloths to ornaments, trays and even display shelves! Click here to go shopping!
Combined postage available as always.
I've added lots of fresh wares to my 'Clearance' pile - Search 'Clearance' on the website to find these today.
yay retro! feature in Reclaim Magazine
I'm absolutely delighted to have been asked to submit photos of the vintage wares I have for sale to Reclaim magazine over the next 3 months for specialist articles in this prestigious magazine. Why not check out the latest issue?
If you are looking to brighten your kitchen this Spring yay retro! is the place to shop online. Right now we have a rare 1960s plastic roll top bread bin for you to buy, along with an array of vintage Flower Power tablecloths, salt and pepper pots and much, much more.
Why not come in to the yay retro! shop now for a vintage browse? yay retro! adds fresh vintage stock many times a week (sometimes every day), so it really is worth a regular visit to see what is fresh in.
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"
Recently I bought a wonderful book called Aunt Kate's Day-By-Day Book which has 'A Thought, A Recipe and A Household Hint for Every Day of the Year' inside. This big chunky book is a lovely thing to dip into and I've bought another for my Mum's 80th birthday this month too.
Some of the hints are educational and some give cleaning tips. Here's the 1937 tip on 'Casserole Cooking':
"The advantages of a casserole are many, chief among them being the fact that less heat is required when cooking, as the utensil heats gradually and keep it's heat so well that it can be placed over a slow *fire* or in a moderate oven. Glass fireproof ware, however, is only guaranteed for oven use. Where meals are irregular a casserole is particularly useful, as a dish can be kept for some time without deterioration when cooked in this kind of ware.
* just imagine having to cook over a fire!!!! Thank goodness we don't have to prepare meals that way now.
yay retro! have some gorgeous vintage Pyrex casserole dishes for sale in our online vintage shop at the moment, decorated with huge daisies. These are perfect for making casseroles in the oven (though definitely not the fire.)
It is very rare to find a vintage Lena and Al Eklund for Laurids Lonborg 1960/70s spice rack, and so yay retro! are delighted to have one in stock now. made from tin, this has a bright blue and orange daisy and 6 bright blue spice tins nestling on it. Made in Denmark this comes in amazingly unused condition, with these being highly sought after by collectors it's worth popping in to the yay retro! online vintage shop right now to take a closer look and buy - click here!
This lovely Mertens Kunst wooden Jumping Jack toy was made by Alfred Mertens of West Germany. Called Clown August this is a fun 42cm tall wall hanging which would be a great addition to a child's room, or indeed any other room in your home needing a bit of a kitsch *pop*! Find it in the yay retro! online shop here.