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For sale: 1970s Peter Aldington-designed modernist property in Higham, Colchester, Essex

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Houses (in the UK) don't get much more distinctive than this Peter Aldington-designed modernist property in Higham, Colchester, Essex.

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Fun Makes Good upcycled furniture on Etsy

Il_570xN.327611012Retro enthusiasts will be pleased to see that we've uncovered a place for beautiful upcycled furniture on Etsy that's based here in the UK!

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Wooden Vintage Fashion Lady Brooches

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Perhaps now is not the peak time for buying brooches, which I tend to associate with decorating winter coats rather than summer clothes, but these Wooden Vintage Fashion Lady Brooches still seem worth mentioning.

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eBay watch: 1967 Morris Minor Traveller

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There is a specialist dealer selling completely renovated Morris Minors, but they cost well over £10,000 in many cases. Whereas this 1967 Morris Minor Traveller could be picked up for much, much less.

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Vintage Diamond Light Bulb

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Whilst energy saving bulbs make perfect sense on paper, their functional appearance and the dim light they emit can be rather disappointing. This Vintage Diamond Light Bulb however, will do justice to any retro-styled room.

It's a 15 watt halogen screw-fit bulb in diamond cut clear glass which gives it a lovely vintage lustre and bright, warm glow.The bulb isn't cheap at £29, but that will last you 2000 hours. It also comes in a rather lovely retro-style box - a world away from functional supermarket bulbs.

You can buy it online from Cow & Co - take a closer look here.

Manchester Print by Susan Taylor

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London tends to dominate retro products (even more so this year) so it is always good to see something celebrating one of Britain’s other great cities as in this Manchester Print by Susan Taylor.

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