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Ode to The Bakelite Goodness

Oh the joy of polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride (bakelite) plastic! The retro appeal of this early 20th century invention brings joy to many vintage hunters like myself. Yes i am the ebay outbidder you dread hehe. I have posted a few of the must have bakelite items :

1. The Bakelite Telephone is an essential!

2. Bakelite Kitchen Products!!! I-C-O-N-I-C

3. Forget digital, its all about the analogue

4. Coffee is always better retro panache

5. Button it up!

Super Plastic Fantastic Fun!

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Floating in a Bubble: Regency Shop

product_thumbphp1Flash back to 1969, throw on your Biba dress or your Merc shirt and sit in this ultra stylish Eero Aarnio inspired hanging bubble chair with a copy of 1960s cult magazine Oz. 

This will add an iconic centre piece to your home which you can actually use. You can pick this up at Regency Shop for $895.00

Swing, Sit and Swirl. 

Check it Out: www.regencyshop.com

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“Anytime Is Tea-Time Now” – A Cultural Movement

 

Image from Tea Making Tips

Let’s bring back the past time of afternoon tea and start a cultural movement.

It’s easy , cheap and enjoyable, spend the afternoon in the 1940s.

Here is a quick guide:

First, afternoon tea should be around 3pm, so invite your friends over around then.

Second, you need to prepare the food. You need to make cucumber, salmon or fish paste sandwiches. Buy a sliced white loaf of bread and cut the edges off. Take two slices, thinly butter one side. Prepare the cucumbers, peel, thinly slice and lightly salt. Layer the buttered side of the bread with the prepared cucumbers, put the second slice on top and cut into 3 fingers. Do the same with the salmon and fish paste, then on a larger plate stack and line. Next bake or buy a cake something not too rich like victoria sponge, ginger cake or fruit scones with fresh cream.

When it comes to preparing the tea take a large teapot and lightly heat the pot first with a little warm water. Then fill with boiling water followed by the tea, 3 tea bags or 4 even teaspoons of loose tea black english tea. Make sure you put the water in first so you do not burn the tea. Brew for 5mins and serve with your delicious food. Why not lay the table, I suggest something simple like a bare wooden table with a pot of lavender in the middle. Don’t forget the all important sugar cubes, cream and milk!

Go out start the movement and drink tea.

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