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Retro rooms: The best nostalgic homeware

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Retro rooms: The best nostalgic homeware

Bush Retro FM Radio, £29.99, Argos

Whether you loved Connie Francis, The Kinks or Nat King Cole you can listen to the tracks of your years with this retro cream radio. This runs off mains as well as batteries so you can even take it to a friend's house for a real sixties-style boogie- but don't forget your mini skirt!

Available from Argos in-store and online

Vintage sweet storage boxes, from £2.99, Lakeland

Sweet boxes for only the sweetest of treats. These storage boxes would be great for holding the daintiest of cream teas through to showstopping cakes big enough to feed a neighbourhood tea party.

Prices go from £2.99 to £7.99. Available from Lakeland, in-store and online

746 phone in Swedish Green, £49.95, Wild & Wolf

This 746 is a quintessential British retro telephone and a sixties icon that inspired hours of conversation where we nattered to our mates about our latest crush and clocked up sizeable phone bills that made our parents despair.

Launched in 1967 by the general post office in response to public demand, it was known as 'the modern phone' and was a welcome re-design of the popular 706 model.This replica maintains the original design in lots of retro colours as well the original style bell ringer and push button dialling.

Available from www.wildandwolf.com or by calling 01225 789909


Glass perfume set, £14.95 each, dotcomgiftshop

Spritz yourself with the scents of the past with this collection of vintage perfume bottles that will look just the part on your dressing table. There's an Eau De Cologne Glass Perfume Bottle, Fluide Lustral Glass Bottle, Rhum Quina Glass Perfume Bottle and a Lotion Glass Bottle.

All available from www.dotcomgiftshop

Icona toaster and kettle, both £79.99, De'longhi

These kitchen essentials look cute in cream and add a touch of vintage Americana to your home. You can also pick them up in a perfect pea and baby blue shade to match your kitchen's decor.

Available from John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Argos

OXO tin, £6, Imperial War Museum Shop

Sunday roasts were never the same without a steaming drizzle of OXO gravy. And those old OXO ads always used to conjure up warm memories of home.

Available from the Imperial War Museum Shop Online

Retro kitchen timers, from £3.95, dotcomgiftshop

Just the thing for timing for your retro bakes, such as upside down cakes and friands. These timers come in five different shapes and sizes- as a mini kitchen mixer, toaster, coffee pot, juicer and kettle.

Available from www.dotcomgiftshop.com

PG Tips Tin, £7, Imperial War Museum Shop

Keep calm, carry on and have a good brew with this PG Tips caddy. Fill it up with your favourite blends and accompany with a good biccie and a reminisce with old friends.

Available from the Imperial War Museum Shop Online

Personalised Flip Clock Special Date Print, £30, notonthehighstreet

Remind yourself of an iconic moment in your life with this flip clock print. Choose a time and date you'd like to freeze forever- it could be the date you met your other half, the birthday of your first child, anything you like, but it's bound to look stylish in pride of place on your kitchen or dining room wall.

Available from www.notonthehighstreet.com

Retro kitchen scales with clock, from £59.95, Wesco

Take yourself back to baking days with mum with these vintage looking scales. With an in-built clock they also make lovely kitchen worktop ware.

Available from www.wesco-shop.co.uk

Blue two-slice toaster, £49.99, Swan Vintage Collection

Pastels add an instant touch of the past to any item and we love the baby blue colour of this nifty, sleek-looking toaster.

Available from Very, Littlewoods and AO.com

Glamorous Ladies Grace Tin, £5, Unique and Unity

Store your trinkets, your sewing things or old photographs in this stylish, old-fashioned tin.

Available from www.uniqueandunity.co.uk or 0845 609 9699

English Cheshire Chopping Board, £25, Unique & Unity

It costs a bit more than 2 and 6, but this cheesy chopping board has a stamp of originality you won't find elsewhere.

Available at www.uniqueandunity.co.uk or 0845 609 9699

Muff Tea Cosy, £12.50, Ulster Weavers

A steaming kettle of tea left on the table with a plate of homemade fancies always invites plenty of chatter and reminiscing. And this cute and cosy tea muff will make sure that your brew stays piping hot for longer as you gossip and gab over days gone by.

Available from www.ulsterweavers.com

Portmeirion Vintage Kellogg's Set of 2 Espresso Cups & Saucers, £13.50, Kaleidoscope

Remember bleary-eyed breakfasts finished in a rush with mum before you had to get to school with these Kellogg's inspired cups.

Available from www.kaleidoscope.co.uk