Proper butter on a toasted crumpet is one of life's great treats and what better way to ensure your butter is kept at it's very freshest than in this moulded glass dish?
Based on an orginal American design sourced from a flea-market, this is a classic bit of retro-style for your kitchen.
The dish measures 7cm x 17cm and holds half a pound of butter.
It costs £13.50 from Garden Trading.
The Nina dining range, new in at Habitat, uses bright 60s-style shapes and colours to create an impact.
The bold colours give the dishes a Pop Art flavour, while the 'slinky'-like shape included in the pattern references another key 60s art movement, Op Art. To complete the look, the range is all made from melamine and includes the platter shown above, as well as trays, dishes and even salad servers.
If you like this look, you may want to take a look at Habitat's Evelyn lightshades which use a similar pattern.
Prices start at £2.
See the range online
While there are always hundreds of attractive tea towels to help you dry your dishes, it's rare that you'd use anything too fancy to actually wash-up your pots. Eager readers may remember Maria Homer Dahlgren's London dish cloth and, also from Sweden (clearly the land of the fancy dish cloth) comes this vintage-style tattoo dish cloth.
The white sponge cloth features a blue and black illustration of a female sailor, executed in a classic '50s rockabilly style and shown in the centre of an old-fashioned rose design. It seems quite a novelty but take a look at the Sivletto website and you can see several other retro designs for dish cloths, including one featuring a classic pin-up girl design.
At £3 per cloth it's certainly a lot nicer to look at than your standard blue and white check number.
Buy them from Sivletto