Though Summer may still be that little bit too far away, it's never a wrong time to indulge in some ice cream. Fifties-style ice cream accessories are a pretty common sight on the high street, so how about the slightly later looks of these retro ice cream spoons from Baci Milano?
Each spoon is topped off with a Pop-style outline of a mouth, presumably open and ready to receive ice cream. The spoons may look as if they are made in plastic but they are in fact made from porcelain, adding a touch of seriousness to what could otherwise be a throwaway item.
Still not too expensive though, as a set of four spoons costs £9.
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Though it's definitely not ice cream weather at the moment, if you are thinking about having a summer event, you may well want to hire Vintage Scoops for the occasion.
Like Everyday is like Sundae that we featured a couple of years ago, Vintage Scoops offers the hire of a traditional ice cream van. In this case, the van in question is Betty – a 1973 CF van that's been given a bit of a pretty face lift. The owner, Hayley, dressed in her finest fifties frock can serve your guests Beechdean farmhouse diary ice cream, as well as soft drinks from glass bottles and traditional sweets.
Vintage Scoops is based near Milton Keynes and is available to hire within a 30 mile radius. More details and contact details for pricing can all be found on the Vintage Scoops website.
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With the August bank holiday just a week away, here's a final taste of summer – an ice cream van kit from Finch and Fouracre.
Finch and Fouracre are a Scottish based company who normally specialise in model of tenements houses and other architectural landmarks. Here they've turned their attention to a spot of summer whimsy, with a wonderfully retro ice cream van. The kits slot together so there's no need for glue and once that's done you can decorate the van with stickers, including the essential Mr Softie sign.
The kits have been made in limited numbers so, like the summer, make the most of it while it's still around. The kit costs £9.50.
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Bored of your office job? Crave a job that takes you along the highways and byways of our towns and cities? You need to bid for this 1970s Bedford CF ice cream van, then pick up a white coat. Job done.
Being sold because the owner is buying a new one (so obviously a bit of money in it), this is a 1976 van with a double glazed window for seeing straight into the lolly freezer, storage for 7x 5-litre tubs on the go (with room for another 20 tubs inside too) and an option to buy a whippy machine.
As a van, it's been upgraded with a new coil, exhaust, lights, battery and chrome wheel caps and is ready to to as soon as you've got the ices on ice. Downside? It's on the Isle of Wight, so you'll have to drive it back from there. Price is now £2,500, with a few days still to go.
Find out more at the eBay website