Love the '50s? Fans of the decade who also plan on getting a little messy may want to invest in this kitchen print apron from Stitch Designworks.
It's a pretty frilled apron featuring a kitsch print showing a fifties home economic lesson – think immaculately clad women laying tables or getting things out of ovens. The apron is topped off with a piped heart pocket on its front. Like this print? You can also get it on seat pads, oven gloves or tea cosies.
The half apron pictured costs £14 or you can get a full apron for £16.50.
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We're obviously massive fans of Hope and Greenwood's retro sweets, but did you know they also sell their own range of homewares?
The homewares range is based around a design is called This Lovely Land which is inspired by traditional British stamps. The bright colours makes it a great take on the current heritage trend and a perfect fit with the distinctive Hope and Greenwood packing. The design is used across several items, such as the cotton apron and the tea cosy pictured as well as tea towels and oven gloves.
Prices start at £10 for the tea towels. Perfect for using to wash up after you've indulged in some of their confectionery!
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In latest of long line of collaborations for the designer, Celia Birtwell has made a bit of unlikely partnership with Hotpoint to create this candy flower apron.
The apron utilizes one of Birtwell's most recognisable floral textile patterns, teaming it up with her Pop Check design for the aprons strings and trim. There's some pretty touches that make it nicer than the average apron, such as the gathered pocket.
The apron costs £35.
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While the image may not always align with modern fashion, the influence of the traditional fifties housewife still often pervades in retro clothing. The demure element is rarely seen so explicitly as in these Domestic Goddess Aprons from Dollydagger.
The kitsch styling of these aprons is the key to their appeal, featuring traditional fabric prints that are cutesy and classic. Made in a variety of gingham and candystripe prints, the structure too is the picturebook definition of the fifties wife and mother.
The apron is available now from Dollydagger for £23.99, in a variety of colours and patterns.
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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.
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We’ve featured Olli and Lime’s nursery products here before (duvet covers, wallpaper and wall art) and I’ve always thought their designs are wasted just kept for children. So I’m pleased to see that they expanded to include two of their designs as Kitchen Collections.
George, a lime and milk chocolate flower-like design (pictured here) and Charlie, a darker brown and mustard circles pattern, are both available on a range of kitchen textiles. You can have your napkins (£25 for four) table runner (£35), tea towels (£15 for a pair) and apron (£25) all in matching fabric.
I’m hoping that more products will follow and I’d like to see their range extended to include grown-up sized bedding, but for now, you can buy their kitchen collection from the Olli and Lime website.