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Pineapple Wall Sconce from Caravan


We've featured quite a few pineapple inspired home accessories and this Wall Sconce from Shoreditch boutique Caravan is unlikely to be the last thanks to the kitsch appeal of this tropical fruit.

The pineapple takes centre stage, flanked on either side with an elegant candle holder. The metallic brass finish is particularly well set off by the turquoise candles pictured above. Measuring a substantial 52cm x 42cm x 15cm it would make a great feature for a retro lounge or hallway.

The Wall Sconce is yours for £89 - if you can't make it to the shop then you can buy it here.

Beyond Fabric Sewing Room Event

Beyond Fabric stock a huge range of fantastic retro-look material and not only that, they can also teach you what to do with it. They have a range of classes including "Sewing Machines for Terrified People" and "1950's Apron Workshop."

To celebrate the launch of their new Sewing Room they are holding a special event this Saturday, April 23rd, at their Columbia Rd studio in London. Join owners Silvana and Eduardo for tea, coffee and cakes and find out more about their range of upcoming sewing workshops. You can also buy fabrics from their extensive range and try a taster class. For more info and to check availability of the taster classes, e-mail

Check out the Beyond Fabrics site here.


Alice in Wonderland Kids Tea Party Dress

  Rabbit product 10 Vintage Kit is the perfect shop for vintage-loving parents. All of their clothes are made from washable, breathable fabrics that kids can be comfortable in yet still look stylish. Designs are based around the classic, romantic notions of childhood - long summer days spent building sandcastles on the beach and playing in the woods.

Made of 100% Cotton Poplin, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Dress is part of a range that features authentic Disney prints on cute but very wearable clothes. It costs £36.99 and you can buy it for girls aged 1-6 years.

There are clothes for boys and babies too, from 0-11 - check out the Vintage Kit website for more info here.


Sugarlesque opens its first boutique in London

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Daring retro-inspired lingerie brand Sugarlesque are relative newcomers to the thriving faux-vintage undies scene but with their first store opening in Kingly Court, the hub of the ever popular Carnaby Street, they're no doubt going to turn a few heads.

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Vintage Lyra Pencils


Present and Correct are a perennial favourite of these pages thanks to their ability to source covetable stationery. One of their latest finds is this set of Vintage Lyra Pencils.

Lyra is a German brand, 200 years old, and this set is a part of a cache of original stock from the 1960's. The pencils come in pleasing colour combinations that will add some real style to your desk and inspire creativity in a way that a chewed biro just can't do.

The pencils are in working order and come packaged in a box of 36. They cost £29.50 here


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