We've featured various ways of re-using old milk bottles in the past, from vases to light shades. These Pintie Milk bottle milk jugs from Whosglass offer a use that's a bit closer to their original function.
These bottles have been hand-manipulated and made into jugs. They retain their original decoration, so feature charming retro advertising like the one for Kellogg's cornflakes shown in the image above. Other bottles for sale feature adverts for Ready Break, as well as various tea and hot chocolate brands.
The jugs cost £19.95.
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This posie jug is another gem from Lisa Stickley's collection for Debenhams.
Like all her pieces, it takes its cue from the 1950s style, combining a black and white floral motif with the traditional jug shape. The design is given a contemporary feel by the stripe of blue handle. Perfect for displaying your favourite blooms in style.
The jug costs £20.
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Bath-based ceramic artist, Julia Davey obviously shares our love of retro robots, judging by her “The Robot” ceramics.
The collection comprises two sets of coasters, two types of mug and a jug. All of the products are made from earthenware and is individually decorated with hand-drawn transfers and painted by hand. The coasters cost £24 for a set of four, whilst the mugs cost £16 and the jug £18.50.
Buy them online at From the Wilde.
In a similar style to the 1950s Elm Leaf products from John Lewis that we mentioned yesterday, ceramic design Katrin Moye also have a range of retro-inspired Leaf Ceramics.
Her leaf pattern is in green and made up of lots of tiny dots. The design was created for ECP Design and adorns mugs, bowls, egg cups and jugs.
The collection seems to be out of stock currently at ECP Design, but if you can't wait to buy it, Cool Calm Collected has the 500ml jug (£17.99) and the curved mug for £9.99.
John Lewis is going big on its 50s-inspired patterns at the moment, including the Elm Leaf design adorning this flower jug vase.
The elm leaf design has a great Fifties feel, with its skeletal plant forms depicted in blues, greys and beiges. First spotted as part of their revival mug range, it's now also available on other suitably retro products, ranging from watering cans to string in a tin.
The jug vase pictured costs £15.
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The Stelton Vacuum Jug is a design classic that has featured before on these pages. But that 1977 gem has been reworked, returning as the Stelton Press Coffee Maker.
Using the original design developed by Erik Magnussen from his classic Vacuum Jug, the Press Coffee Maker has all the same design features, but rather than just keeping things hot/cold, it instead brews up to eight cups of coffee at a time. Although it does retain that 'keep warm' function thanks to the double walls.
Available in black, red and white, the Press Coffee Maker comes complete with a measuring spoon and instructions. You can buy one now for just £39.95.
Find out more at the Utility website