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Circus Antiques Mid-Century Armchair and Sofa

If you're a fan of of mid-century furniture that really makes a statement then look no further than this Armchair and Sofa from Circus Antiques.

Dating from 1950, this Italian sofa and chair have all the classic angular features of the era. They've been fully restored and re-upholstered in an eye-catching blue Bute wool which would add a modern edge to a retro room.

The set is available from Circus Antiques, a wonderful treasure trove of furniture and interiors objects from the 19th and 20th centuries on Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise, London.

The sofa and chair cost £2200 and you can find out more on the Circus Antiques site here.

Retrouvius LDF Tubular Framed Chair


Retrouvius architectural salvage have a limited number of these rather attractive Tubular Framed Chairs left from last years London Design Festival.

The festival was held at the V&A museum and Retrouvius were asked to design the Exhibition Road entrance space - they incorporated these chairs which were part of a cafe area.

The chairs have woodens seats and backs contrasting with bright metal tubular frames.They also have a built in desk, handy for resting your cup of tea and slice of cake on.

They cost £70 + VAT - check them out here.

1950's Child's Carousel Car

This incredible Child's Carousel Car is a fantastic piece of fairground memorabilia from antique salvage site Elemental.

It's Italian in origin and dates from 1950, embodying all of the typical style characteristics of the era; classic fins, bubble windscreens front and rear and colourful atomic-style paintwork with great chrome detailing.

It seats four and measures 1.8 metres long, so it's a pretty substantial little vehicle.

It's currently in the sale, down from £4300 to £2800 - you can admire it from multiple angles and purchase it here.

Vintage 1930s Pinball / Bagatelle Games at Pedlars


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Pedlars have acquired a fantastic collection of around 50 depression-era vintage pinball and bagatelle games. Originally popular during the 1930s and used at home and in bars, these tabletop amusements were the precursor to the pinball machine.

The games are the genuine article and each is a one-off - once sold these precise designs are unlikely to be available again. They are all in good condition and working order but with their colourful and eye-catching designs they would work just as well as decorative pieces.

These slices of genuine Americana are priced at £395 each.

To view more examples and to purchase, visit the Pedlars website.


Junkshop Gem: Cook Now Dine Later by Catherine Althaus and Peter Ffrench-Hodges


They say you can't judge a book by its cover - but I think we know what we're getting from Cook Now Dine Later by Catherine Althaus and Peter Ffrench-Hodges.

Yes, this is 60s dinner party territory. But not only that, according to the preface, this is a book that will 'appeal to any bride who intends to go on working after her marriage.' And one with a strong stomach too. The food in here is pretty astounding - we've tried to find a recipe we might be able to keep down, but so far haven't dared go near one.

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Metalware gifts from Retro Rebels


Small but stylish retro gifts aren't often easy to come by, but for a perfect token gift metalware with attractive design is ideal. Retro Rebels have a great line of giftware that's especially perfect for rockabilly lovers and fifties enthusiasts.

This pair of metalware gifts are longlasting and look great. On the left is a business card holder featuring the Piratessa tattoo design, along with this notepad and pen holder set. The pair feature rather "grown up" kitsch tattoo prints that are fun and affordable.

Find out more from the Retro Rebels website


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