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Manhattan Dining Collection from Marks and Spencer


A striking contrast to some of their recent floral designs, Marks and Spencer are offering this Art Deco influenced Manhattan dining collection.

The designs are all straight lines and streamlined stripes and all the glamour you'd associate with that period. The shape of the teapot and the milk jug especially look to the more angular modernist style. Even better for a collection with such striking looks is that it's all dishwasher and microwave safe.  

Some items in the collection seem to be going out of stock, so grab what you can now. Prices start at £6 for a bowl. 

See the range online

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Peacock dinnerware by Pied a Terre

Peacock dinner

This peacock dinnerware set by Pied a Terre will definitely make an impact on your table. 

The set includes everything from plates to soup bowls, all decorated with a repeat design of stylised peacock feathers. It's got a definite 1970s feel when that decade's designers were themselves looking back to the Victorian era for inspiration. The dramatic look is enhanced by the high gloss finish and gold detailing used on the set.

Reasonably priced too, with prices ranging from £5.20 for an espresso cup up to £16 for the tea pot. 

Buy it from House of Fraser

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Alpine Meadow range from Next

Alpine dinner set

The naturally-inspired pattern on the mugs, dinner set and table runner in Next's Alpine Meadow range have a definite 1950s feel. 

The dinner set, shown above, is representative of the other products with its retro colouring and pattern. It's got a similar style to Miss Print's Dandelion mobile wallpaper or Sanderson's design through its skeletal depiction of the floral forms.

The set includes four dinner plates, four side plates and four bowls, all for £28. The other products are similarly reasonably priced and will all hopefully bring some of the freshness of a meadow into your home

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