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Phrenology Tea Towel

It's always good to learn a new skill, so why not get to grips with phrenology whilst doing the washing up?

This 100% cotton tea towel from Corbridge based shop RE depicts a phrenology chart, used in the Victorian era as a way to predict a person's character traits based on the size and shape of their head. According to the wisdom of the day, different lumps and bumps related to an individual's personality and talents and could even be used to predict their potential success in life.

Of course the theory was later proven to have no scientifc basis but the busts and charts of the day are fascinating curios from a different age.

The tea towel costs £5 here.


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Silk Festival of Britain cushions from RE

Silk festival of britain cushion
Just last week we featured the Minimoderns festival rug, now here's another object inspired by the same event – this silk Festival of Britain from RE

It's the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain which is being celebrated this year. This design is inspired by a vintage silk scarf and shows a suitably jubliant city scene. The scarf is backed with a contrasting silk fabric to complete the vintage feel.  

The cushion costs £55. 

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Silk seaside memento cushions from RE

Silk memento cushions

More retro holiday inspired homewares, with these seaside memento cushions from RE. 

The cushions are inspired by vintage silk scarves and each feature a pretty 1950s-style illustration of either Blackpool, the Isle of Wight and a more general British seaside scene. The cushions are backed with silk fabric. Each cushion is of a different size, so they'd look good displayed as a group as well as individually. 

The varying sizes lead to various prices too. The Blackpool cushion is the cheapest at £35 going up to £53 for the beach scene. 

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