If you're someone who is keen on cake, scones and entertaining, this set of 72 retro spotty doileys were made with you in mind.
They come in three different sizes, so will suit nearly every dish going, from dainty cups of tea to generous slabs of cake. The retro spotted design is enough to make anyone turn into a 1950s housewife and brings some much needed colour to any afternoon tea.
If you're a keen baker (or even if you just like cake), these doileys will complete your table. Get yours from Rustic Angels for £3.50.
Cath Kidston, Lisa Stickley: we seem to have featured a lot of cake tins recently. But if you like cake, these stacking cake tins have a great advantage – you can store three tiers worth!
Apart from the joy of holding a lot of cake, these tins have got the benefit of some good vintage style. They come in cream covered metal, with either green or red lids. The look is topped off with some matching, not-too-twee, retro typography. For those who are slightly less greedy, they're available as single tins too.
The set of three stacking tins is available for £35.
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We've featured Lisa Stickley's retro inspired goods for the home previously and now her designs are available on a much wider scale with her new range for Debenhams.
Sometimes referred to as the new Cath Kidston (you can compare and contrast the cake tin above with Cath's tins here), her products are also inspired by vintage florals. Add in a dash of old-fashioned typography, and contrast with black and other bright colours and the results are the finishing touch for a retro kitchen. The range includes everything from milk jugs and cake stands to aprons and oven gloves.
Prices for the range start at £3.50 for an egg cup with this cake tin costing £12.
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Where would the quintessentially Cath Kidston-esque kitchen be without adequate storage for home-baked goods? Good thing then that her Autumn range includes these Provence Rose patterned cake tins.
Doing basically what they say on the … er … tin, the set includes three vintage-styled designs, each in a different size and colour and covered in a distinctively Kidston floral pattern.
Making easy kitchen storage look like a piece of cake, a set costs £25.
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You may remember Suck UK's Salt and Pepper 'Bots from last year. Well, they've come up with a new design also inspired by retro technology: digit cake moulds. There are seven moulds in a set and, when you put the shapes together, you can form 70s/80s digital style numbers or letters (though you could argue they're not too dissimilar to the shapes in the net and ball rug featured yesterday either).
And though they are retro in their look, the baking methods are more contemporary. The moulds are made from silicone which means they are microwaveable. I've yet to test how this affects the taste of the cake, but it does inspire some nice packaging in the shape of old-fashioned looking microwave.
A set costs £10.
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There are lots of vintage crockery hire companies out there, such as Pretty Vintage which we featured just last month. But with My Vintage Party you can also hire a caravan.
'Lola' the caravan costs from just £49 to hire for an event. At just 8ft long it looks gorgeously decorated in a combination of vintage colours, polka dots and Cath Kidston fabrics.
As well as this they offer all the teapots, cups, sugar tongs and cake stands for hire that you could want, as well as offering some for sale through their website. There are abundant goodies available on top of this, from bird cages to sweet jars: everything you need for the prettiest possible party.
More details and a list of costs can be found on the My Vintage Party website