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John Lewis Elm Leaf flower jug vase

Elm leaf mug
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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Categories / Homeware

New Three Sheets 2 the Wind mid-century style fabric designs


We're never short of retro-inspired cushions to feature on this site and here's some more to throw onto that overcrowded sofa with some new designs from Three Sheets 2 the Wind

If that name sounds familiar, it's because we've previously featured some of their naturally inspired wall art. These new fabric designs are along the same line. Clearly influenced by some of the skeletal plant forms that appeared in 50s fabric designs, choose from the Fugi design or Windflower and Prairie Grass which are both pictured above. Each pattern is printed onto Irish linen in subtle colour combinations in keeping with the mid-century look. 

You can buy the designs as a 18 x 18 inch piece of wall art for $80, or as a cushion of the same size for $90. 

See the range online

Categories / Art and Photography

Helsinki afternoon Autumn 1969 print by Inaluxe


This giclee print, titled Helsinki afternoon Autumn 1969, is another example of some of the great retro-influenced artwork you can find on Etsy. It's the work of Inaluxe, which is the store name of Australian Kristina Sostarko. 

Sure to appeal to fans of Orla Kiely's Multi Stem print, the rich colours reinforce the 60s look that's suggested by the title while the retro feel is reinforced through the shape of the trees. 

The print is A4 sized and costs US $30 with an additional $8.90 charge for shipping to the UK. 

Buy it from her Etsy store

Categories / Food and Drink

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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Categories / Design and Interiors

Angie Lewin Hedgerow fabric new at St Jude’s

Hedgerow Lewin

New to St Jude's gallery is this Hedgerow fabric designed by Angie Lewin. We've featured a umber of St Jude's fabrics before such as Alice Stevenson's Treehouse design or their Kensal Rise collaboration with Old Town. Like those two designs, Hedgerow has a very British retro aesthetic, using a 1950s-style depiction of natural forms.  

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