Bargain hunters rejoice. H&M is now selling online and they're also doing homewares. Worth a look for cheap, unusual basics, you may like to check out their vintage-styled range.
Much in the style of products made by companies like Random Retail among many others, the range uses old-fashioned typography printed onto washed and faded linen to give them a vintage look. The H&M range includes an apron, tea towel, napkins and cushion covers, as well as the table runner pictured which looks like it has been made from an old seed sack.
The table runner costs £12.99 while prices start at £2.99 for the tea towel and napkins.
See the range online
If you like your classic chairs and have already invested in the appropriate wallpaper, cushions and prints for your home, why not complete the look with these designer chair napkins?
It's a set of four cloth cocktail napkins, each illustrated with a different chair by maker Avril Loreti. The silhouettes are instantly recognisable and this set includes Wegner's Wishbone chair, Le Corbusier's Chaise longue, Sori Yanagi's butterfly stool and, finally, bringing the set up-to-date Philippe Stark's Louis Ghost chair. This selection not to your choosing? Take a look at the her other set, featuring four further designs.
You can buy a set for $26.
Buy them from Supermarket
With the UK finally getting some good weather at the weekend, picnic season seems to be upon us once again. Add some retro flair to your picnic with these Daily Menu napkins.
The paper napkins use a design by Marianne Nilsson from the 1950s and illustrate possible menus for various meals in the day. You may remember the homeware range we featured a little while back, featuring Nilsson's Herring design. These napkins are equally Scandinavian in its choice of flavours, with boiled egg and cheese offered as one of the breakfast options. You may not agree with her suggestions but the simple line drawings, combined with grey and bright lime and yellow colours, make the napkins look a pretty tasty option.
A pack of 20 costs £3.50.
Buy it from New House Textiles
Olli and Lime are best known for their bright, retro-influenced designs for kids, such as the Egg Orange range we featured a little while back. They've also just moved into homewares, with two new kitchen ranges.
You can pick from the bold colours and patterns of the Charlie or the George design, both of which are also available for the nursery. The image shown is from the Charlie range which includes tea towels, napkins, aprons and table runners, in fact everything you need to match your kitchen to your kid!
Prices start at £15 for a tea towel.
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If you’ve already got your tomato shaped ketchup bottle but are missing the finishing touch for your kitchen, this 1950s diner style napkin holder may be the answer. Available in either red or black gingham and with a curved top and metal finish, it’s perfectly retro styled. It’s also double sided, so no need to fit about who gets to wipe their hands first after a burger, shake and fries.
It’s a cheap and cheerful addition to the kitchen for £12.
Buy it from the Dollydagger website