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1950's Child's Carousel Car

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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.

Miss Dixiebelle Boutique, Edinburgh

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While there may be increasing numbers of vintage shops dotted around the UK's major cities, dedicated and desirable retro boutiques are still a rare and exciting find. For Edinburgh dwellers, Miss Dixiebelle Boutique is one of those few that might just jump to the top of some must-see lists.

Stocking some of Retro To Go's favourite UK brands, including What Katie Did and Tara Starlet, there's something for every vintage glamourpuss at the Bruntsfield Place location. Completing the full pin-up look, Miss Dixiebelle carries lingerie, dresses and accessories assuring no detail is left uncared for.

To find out more about the boutique, as well as the classes in hair, beauty and wellness, check out the Miss Dixiebelle website.

Lulu Bright pop up and online store

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Lulu Bright, a new online store specialising in mid-century Scandinavian furniture and accessories, is celebrating its launch with a ten day pop-up store in Clerkenwell London. 

The store features the classics (and accompanying price tags) you'd expect from the likes of Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner. A nice touch is 'The Bright Finds' section, featuring a more affordable range of vintage and contemporary finds, selected because of their mid-century aesthetic. Prices in this section start at £5 for a set of postcards. 

The pop-up store is open until 11 September and can be found at 97-99 Clerkenwell Road. 

Find out more online

Utility shop, Brighton

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If you like simple, retro-inspired goods that do what they are meant to, then Utility in Brighton may be your ideal shop. 

It's named after the Second World War scheme that produced everyday products under rationing and their aim is to stock no frills, hard wearing goods from all eras. These include some products that are made in-house such as the 1940s inspired linen and cotton tea towels pictured above which cost £9.50 to £10. They also source a wide range of products encompassing hardware and other household goods, as well as a selection of second hand homeware. 

At the moment their web shop isn't up and running but you can browse the website and order anything you'd like via phone, email or the old fashioned way of popping into the shop. 

Utility is found on North Road Brighton or online here.

Alfie's Nostalgia Saturdays

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If you are a fan of anything jazz age and happen to be in the vicinity of Marylebone, London, this Saturday 17 April, you may want to swing by Alfie's Antique Market for the first of their Nostalgia Saturdays.

From 10am to 6pm, the famous interior market will be celebrating the 1920s and 30s. As well as the usual 70 plus dealers and their goods to search through, there will be talks, readings from books of the period and afternoon tea served in the rooftop restaurant. Kid Krupa will be playing hot jazz and swing throughout the day to make your shopping experience just that bit more exciting.

You can email the address on the Alfie's website to get the whole list of activities as well as a guide to their dealers who will be selling goods from the period.

Future Nostalgia Saturdays will highlight the 1940s and 50s in May and the 1960s and 70s in June.

Find out more on their website

 

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