Biscuits are a sure fire way to cheer up a dull day but this retro radio biscuit tin from BHS makes them even more appealing.
The set is sold exclusively in Selfridges and consists of a branded wooden crate, containing replicas of four different early cola bottles dating from 1899 to 1916 and showing the evolution of their distinctive bottle. The set includes their first bottle style, the Hutchinson, which is also available individually.
The box set costs £39.99, or you can buy a single Hutchinson style bottle for £1.99.
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Art Deco style looks as glamorous now as it must have done eighty plus years ago. So it's hardly surprising that Guerlain have gone back to that period as inspiration for its new Rouge Automatique lipstick.
The sleek gold case of the lipstick is based upon a 1936 model found in the Guerlain archive. Rather than the usual twist-up lippies, this one has an old-fashioned slide mechanism. The vintage style packaging is combined with modern cosmetic technology and the lipstick promises to be both hydrating and long-lasting. It's available in 25 different shades that are bound to look great upon your Deco-style dressing table.
The lipsticks cost £24.50 and is available exclusively at Selfridges.
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It's a hand-made range inspired by the double whammy of all things natural and all things vintage. She produces a range of face and body balms and sells them in antique tins, pill boxes, compacts and other original bits of packing. There's a fascinating range available, such as the 1930s compact pictured with is filled with the rosy balm for use on the face. Even better, Andrea offers the service of re-filling the original container for a fraction of whatever you paid the first time round.
Prices vary depending on products and packaging but, to give you an idea, the compact pictured costs £32.
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Cosmetic ranges often rely on a touch of retro looks to their packaging to add style to their product. These Lather Bee Rich soaps definitely do that, and with a sense of humour too.
The soaps are all naturally made with different specialities: there's soaps for the face, for the body or for use in the kitchen. The main interest though is their tin packaging as each soap is given a name and a character straight out of the Twenties and Thirties. There's 'Blazin' Betty', 'Lusty Lu-Lu' or, as fans of 'O Brother Where Art Thou' will rejoice to see, 'Dapper Dan'. If the soaps are as good as they look, you'll be squeaky clean in no time.
The soaps cost CAN $8.50 each.
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If you are Scottish and of a certain age, you are likely to recognise the design Gillian Kyle has used on her new bag, featuring the packaging for the Creamola Foam drink.
For those less in the know, Creamola foam was a soft drink manufactured, as it says on the bag, in the form of soluble crystals. It was made in Glasgow and sold from the fifties until 1998 when Nestlé ceased production of the drink. If you're eager to try some, there's apparently now an independent company who manufacture a similar drink but until you track them down, this bag is a tasty substitute. The charming packaging of the crystals has been foil printed in fuchsia onto a plain cotton tote.
If you've got a sweet tooth for all things Scottish, Kyle was the artist behind the Tunnock's Tea Cake tote bag we featured a little while back.
You can get the back for £17.50.
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