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Win a vintage 1950s jewellery set

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS clare davies. CONGRATULATIONS CLARE, RAG AND MAGPIE WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE!

This week I’ve got a lovely prize to giveaway to all you vintage-lovers: this beautiful vintage 1950s jewellery thanks to Rag and Magpie!

Win a gift certificate to spend on vintage at Rag and MagpieAbout Rag and Magpie:

Rag and Magpie sells hand-picked vintage clothing, vintage accessories and vintage homeware and collectables from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Vintage Clothing

Rag and Magpie specialise in vintage women’s clothing includes vintage dresses, vintage tops, trousers and vintage skirts, vintage knitwear, vintage coats and jackets including faux furs, vintage skirt suits and playsuits, vintage lingerie, petticoats and hosiery and even ladies’ vintage nightwear. Our hand-picked selection of women’s vintage clothing ranges from floral dresses and frilled blouses to 1930s girdles and 1950s petticoats and more. We also have a growing range of vintage men’s clothingand vintage children’s clothes.

Vintage Accessories

Need the finishing touch? Rag and Magpie have a selection of vintage accessories including vintage shoes and boots, vintage bags and cases, vintage wallets and purses, vintage belts, vintage scarves and gloves, vintage ties, vintage hats and vintage hair accessories and vintage jewellery and more to compliment your outfit.

Vintage Homeware and collectables

We have a collection of vintage homeware and collectables for the home from vintage linen and textiles, vintage kitchenware and kitchenalia from teacups to vintage cookware, to home accessories like vintage mirrors, frames, art, ornaments and more, plus vintage books and magazines for your coffee table and a selection of vintage collectables such as vintage tins and packaging.

Vintage inspired and retro clothing and accessories

In addition to vintage we have a range of indie fashion inspired by bygone eras including hand picked retro clothing, vintage style hats, retro jewellery, vintage inspired gift wrap, vintage lifestyle magazines and more from independent designers, makers and brands.

About the prize:

This beautiful bone china 1950s earrings and brooch set. The earrings are clip-on and the jewellery is presented in the green box.

How to enter:

All you need to do for your chance to win this fabulous prize is pop by www.ragandmagpie.co.uk and tell us (in the comment box below) which item in their store is your favourite.

Competition rules:

  • Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 13th November 2013.
  • We will pass the details of the winner onto Rag and Magpie to arrange delivery of the prize.
  • International customers are responsible for duty and customs fees for their orders.
  • The winner will be contacted about their prize, if they have not claimed their prize within 3 months of it being announced Rag and Magpie are under no obligation to still offer the prize.

This competition is also listed on:

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462 thoughts on “Win a vintage 1950s jewellery set

    • Rag and Magpie

      Lovely choice Jamie. Which is your favourite colour?
      Also lovely to see you on here, I’ve seen ChatterBlossom about on blogs and on Etsy, it’s lovely to ‘bump into you’ on here :)

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      • Jamie "ChatterBlossom"

        Awww, fun! It is quite lovely to “meet” you too! You have such a delightful shop full of goodies and I’m glad you did this giveaway so that I could discover it myself!
        And that knit lingerie?! I’ve never seen this before! That mint pale green is heavenly!

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        • Rag and Magpie

          Agreed. Not sure how I’d choose between them but the green is less common I think. As it happens they are all too small for me but now i’ve discovered them i’m going to have research knitted lingerie further :)

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  1. Sarah

    All lovely items, could spend hours browsing lol I think my favourite is the Pot Plant Print 1940’s Tea Dress – gorgeous :-) x

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Kat. They’re lovely aren’t they? Have you tried knitted lingerie before? It’s certainly a good idea in this weather.

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  2. C. Sadler

    I love the purple ruched 1950’s halterneck swimsuit! My favourite colour and a flattering 50’s style – sheer perfection.

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      • Kerry

        Dear friend
        I hope everything is fine with you.
        Recently I found a good website http://www.kittit.com . It mainly sells electric products. All of their products are original and the price is very low. I have bought some in it. Maybe you will like it Yours friends

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  3. Laura Pritchard

    I love the 1970s Brown Wing Collar Zip Front Dress – my mum had one identical to this when she was dating my dad!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Amazing! I love discovering the story behind vintage items. It is even more special then the story is within the family. ♥

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Excellent choice Laura, this is my favourite bag in the shop at the moment. It takes nautical to a really sophisticated place. ♥

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Nice choice; this one originally belonged to my grandfather, he often wore those chunky machine knits, I think I remember him wearing this when I was about six.

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      • Rosalyn Bolton

        That’s exactly what I was thinking. I’m sure my mum used to have one like this so it would be a nice memory of her spirit over the festive season. 😀

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  4. lovehols

    would love to be able to give these earings to my daughter her wardrobe these days is full of retro vintage clothing and say so myself so makes it look good

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    • Rag and Magpie

      This jumper originally belonged to my grandmother (she was quite hip as grandmothers go) in the ealy 1980s, I love the way it gets shinier the closer you get. What do you love about it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks louise, that’s my favourite of the amber dresses (tough call mind). Its a classic 1960s shape, is the 1960s your era?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Totally! When I added it to the shop I didn’t know whether to describe it as green or purple. Pictures don’t do it justice, the fabric is so beatiful in person.

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  5. Kate F

    I love the 1970s green pleated keyhole maxi dress! It’s so elegant and the colour is just gorgeous. It would be perfect for Christmas parties.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      I agree Kate, thank you. Apparently so does Mary because the dress made it into the We Heart Vintage top 50 party dresses!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Amanda. That necklace was very nearly the prize for this competitiion! We decided to go vintage instead but it’s good to know that would have been a popular prize too.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      These are probably my favourite gloves in the shop. They weren’t at first but when It came to photographing them they look so good on. What do you love about them Hannah?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Simple and classic daywear. There are actually two of these, it’s very almost unique however they originally belonged to my mother and her sister when they were teens and wore matching tshirts, so there’ are two of them!

      I love the story be behing vintage items. What do you love about it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      WOW, a new fan! I’m so very glad to meet you Carrie.
      I’m very curious what look your dining room will have, especialy with this cute wallpaper.

      Bella ♥

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Excellent choice Georg, it is so pin-up! I wish it were a few inched bigger, however if it were it would never have made it into the shop!
      What made you pick this beauty?

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        • Rag and Magpie

          Gone are the days wear this was standard beach attire *sniff*. Do you wear vintage on your sunny excursions Georg?

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        • Rag and Magpie

          Gone are the days where this was normal beach attire *sniff*. Do you wear vintage in your sunny excursions Georg?

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          • Georg Ball

            Not true vintage unfortunately, I did get a great vintage-style bikini this year though! It’s got big big high waisted pants to cover up the stomach – I love it!!!!

    • Rag and Magpie

      Yes, so you did!! I made it myself, so proud you like it so. Thank you for buying one. Have you worn it yet?

      Bella ♥

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  6. Louise

    I have a big, squidgy soft spot for the 60s stuff, and I’ve got a real thing for the brilliantly saucy sixties boned lingerie.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Hehehe squidgy! Although I’d not be so squidgy with one of those babies on! I love them all of course but particuarly the black and white floral girdle. What’s your top pick?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Surely one of the best Oyster card cases I have seen. Is Maureen your favourite pin-up girl from the Crumpet & Skirt collection?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      For me it conjours up images of southern American pin-ups, like in Sitting Pretty by Gill Elvgren. Why do you love it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Haha! Well I love the coasters but I would have the agree Caroline, the box is wonderful. It’s just so ‘swinging sixties’.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Ah, I have been waiting for someone to pick this. I love it, but then I would because I much more for books than e-readers and this gives you another good reason to keep it old school. I like it old fashioned. Are you a big fan or roses?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Yet another vote for the parasol. This baby is a real winner. So Veronica, would you use this in the sun or as decor in your home?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      ‘Very cool’ choice Patrick. Literally, on a sunny day at least. Do you see it out and about in the sun or hung in the home as decoration?

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        • Rag and Magpie

          How true! You seldom see a parasol out and about these days, they seem to be reserved for wedding, which is a shame, don’t you think? I might take up parasol ‘wearing’ next summer.

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  7. Danielle Max

    I love so many of the dresses, but the green 1970’s Butterfly Sleeve Gown stood out for me. I wish more current dresses had sleeves.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Yes, I agree, we don’t all want to show off our arms when we get older! I speak only or myself of course. These sleeves are so cute… and flattering the way they skim over the upper arm.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Sure is Fran! I think putting on a ‘bonnet’ rather than hat would feel like stepping back in time. I may have to steal the pattern!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      I agree. I love its lines, the peekaboo back, the fluttery sleeves and the floor skimming hem. Then there’s the colour. What won you over?

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        • Rag and Magpie

          It’s a lovely hue. In the end it was the shape that sold it to me, and the backlessness but it’s definately the best colour it could be. It would be beautiful but not half as interesting if it were black, don’t you agree?.

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          • Maria_Messruther

            I have 6 very nice excellent quality crystals including an eeyore and a nice selection of standard crystal and glass ones of which my favourite is the ant that i bought from the great yorkshire show earlier this year.

    • Rag and Magpie

      I think this is the kind of dress which would make you feel cheery and summery no matter what the weather, don’t you think?

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  8. Jennifer Rhymer

    I love the 1980s Magenta Ruched Lace Back Fishtail Cocktail Dress. It is very elegant and very reasonably priced too – might have to treat myself :)

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Yet another vote for the white playsuit, didn’t realise it would be so popular! What about this playsuit appeals to you Paul?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Me too! I’ve got parts of a good seven different sets! As such I’m not allowed to keep any of this wonderful Cornish ware *sniff*. What would you keep inside?

      Bella ♥

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Great choice, this is one of my favourite jackets too. I Think I’d rock the vintage society equestrian look in this; slim trousers or jodpurs with long boots and a white shirt with a necklie. How would you wear it Rebecca?

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      • Rebecca Nisbet

        I would wear it with black skinny jeans and agree with the boots, and I would probably wear a lacy shirt underneath, but love the jacket so much I’d probably just wear it in bed too lol

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  9. Alibabble

    oh my gosh, so many lovely things! The green 70s butterfly dress is beautiful, but I think I am going to plump for the 40s leaf hats.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Yay! That dress made it onto the We Heart Vintage top 50 party dresses! The leaf hats are stunning though (they’re handmade too which is a bonus), I can see why you were torn.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Agreed. It is pretty unusual for find such a large matching set intact. Can’t you just imagine loading all these into your vintage suitcase?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Great choice Kristy. We have a few different vintage scales, it’s difficult to decide between them. Do you have a vintage style kitchen?

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      • Kristy Leanne Brown

        I wish I had a vintage style kitchen :( but am in army housing for the next few years….my quaint country cottage is still in my dreams though!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Nice choice. If I don’t get there first, It would be perfect for a medieval banquet New Years Eve party I’m going to. Where would you wear it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      What a lovely peom, thanks Jane! An ode to vintage… and another vote for our white playsuit, that throws it into second place! Where would you wear it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Second vote for the ra-ra dress! Thanks Brandie. Although well loved it’s a great example of a party piece from the era. What do you love about it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Melissa. Third vote for the pink pearls, they’re popular. They’re sure to dress up any ensemble but what would you wear them with?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Carol. Third vote for the berry blooch, its gaining on lead, perhaps it’s the weather. What would you wear it with?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Great choice. That’s the fifth vote for the parasol, he’s taken a clear lead. (note to self; buy more parasols). What sold it to you Jayne?

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      • Jayne K

        It’s a timeless design in a neutral colourway, so wouldn’t look out of place with any decor.

        Would have loved to have won the gorgeous prize you offered. I already have a couple of brooches in a very similar design and they’re so cute!

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        • Rag and Magpie

          Aaah, as decor. Good idea. Don’t know why that didn’t occur to me.

          Alas the lucky winner of this comp has bagged on of our best jewellery pieces (imo). However, now I know so many people love it I’ll keep an eye for more similar, keep an eye on our jewellery page.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Holy moley, second vote for my mother’s 1980s original. I think I remember her buying this when I was about five. It’s a stunner!

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      • Natalie Henderson

        He is indeed!! I’m working on the vintage kitchen one piece at a time! I have blue, wood panelled walls in there so it would go very nicely! :-)

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        • Rag and Magpie

          That sounds lovely. Ours is pale green with cream units but much of our kitchenware and pottery is in this beautiful shade of blue. Collecting one vintage piece at a time is so much more satisfying than just buying the lot new.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      YES! This one of my most favourite items in store right now, I just wish I had the occasion to wear it (ps. it’s waaaay small for me). I’d love if people still wore this stuff at the beach!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Good choice, a bit cold for these biting winds in the UK but great for next summer. How would you accessorise it?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Wow, thats the third vote for the parasol Mary, he’s now in the joint lead. Shame someone’s already bagged that one, I shall certainly have to hunt some more of those down!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thank you Emily! Aren’t the cats cute?! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I found the box because there is no picture of them on the outside (well there is but a tiny illustration), turned out really well. Do you collect cat stuff?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Second vote for the lanterns! They cast lovely colours on the walls so i can see why you picked them Kate. Where would you put them in your home?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Laura! They are really beautiful and lovingly handmade from a lady called Rosa. Is military style your thing?

      Lovely surname by the way.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Curious, did she use it as a general handbag Eleine?
      Incidentally, this baby sold today but I will keep my eyes peeled for more.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      A prime example of 1950s style, excellent choice! I love this even more because it has a great hidden example of post-war make-do-and-mend under one arm. Those some truly skilled repairs!

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Aaaw, that one has gone! I shall have to keep an eye out for more of those, since you are the second person to choose it as their fave.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      yay, some love for the vintage ephemera. And you’re already in the Christmas zone Beki! I bet you’ve already started your Christmas shopping

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Alas someone bagged this one already. Are you like me, prone to wanting the items you can’t get your mitts on?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      I love good keyhole details, lets just a keep of sexy out…and this one is winter ready! One for the Christmas party perhaps?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thank Lian, that’s one of our customised pieces! I really think those shoes needed lace, don’t you think?

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Thanks Laura. Again, one of my personal favourites. I’m a fool for a backless affair, is that what sold it to you? or perhaps the fluttery sleeves?
      Bella x

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Excellent choice Susan. This set was handmade by my great grandmother in the 1950s for either my grandmother or her sister. What a novely print, ideal for a chocoholic! oh wait.. that sounds like me, perhaps I should keep it.

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    • Rag and Magpie

      This is actually one of my favourites. The hat is adorable.
      Although, if you’re in the UK it’d be a few months before one could go outside in it, brrrr. I guess that means wearing about the house then! :)
      Bella x

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Haha! That would be tragic and near impossible. We loved this poorly little case so much we had him lovingly restrored ready for a new loving home :)

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    • Rag and Magpie

      Excellent. This one is actually one of my mother’s originals! I remember her wearing it when I was in primary school.
      Bella x

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    • Rag and Magpie

      We have red vintage kitchenware coming out of our ears (lots of which isn’t on the site yet), it’s like the British version of 50s diner wares. Do you have a vintage kitchen Rick?

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      • Rick

        Kitchen is an eclectic mix of modern gloss cupboards, some retro pieces, topped off with apothecary style home made jars (homemade style ) along cupboard top to add some colour. Whole house is mix of retro and modern … hallway will be ode to art deco and 20-40’s as it has original 30’s coloured tile floor and am making it look like it would have done if you had come in to the house back in those days … complete with 30’s underground map lol

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        • Rick

          All done on a budget … called upcycling these days i guess … i just call it doing as cheap as poss because we have no money lol

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          • Rag and Magpie

            That sounds wonderful! I’m love keeping to the period of a property but think a home can be really beautiful with a mix of old and well chosen new, after all you do need mod cons alongside the vintage beauties to make life easy. The apothecary jars sound nice.
            The I understand the desire do things cheap and applaud your ‘upcycling’ efforts. I try myself when possible. I’d love to see pictures once you’re done.

            ps: we have a tube station map from 1985 (which we found in the sreeet, go thiftiness!), quite jelouse of your 1930s one.

          • Rick

            I love the mix of old and new too… the lounge will be a shock from the hallway once finished as it will be very modern … then as i mentioned into a mix of old and new in the kitchen.
            Happy to send some pics when done … always on the look out for vintage and retro stuff to add to the collection … amazing where stuff pops up … have an original roberts portable radio which will serve as an over elaborate alarm keypad cover to make sure everything appears old … that was found in my parents garage buried along with an original SMA tin ( which i still have in my office ! ha ) from when I was a baby !!

          • Rag and Magpie

            Sounds like you’re a creative chap rick, even down to the details. I love those old household goods tins, not seen any old SMA ones yet so a good find.

            I look forward to seeing your photos, you can send them to hello (at) ragandmagpie.co.uk

          • Rick

            Me too … the SMA one is especially nostalgic because it was one of mine lol
            I do like to make things and modify .. its more fun and cheaper than buying … took ages to hunt down interesting labels for the apothecary style bottles though.
            Am on the look out for some 60’s kitch for my office too … seems the nicer it is the more people charge for it though :( so will have to go on the hunt at car boots lol

          • Rag and Magpie

            Yes, that can be the case, I try to keep things reasonable but its never as cheap as something that’s found! I have some lovely kitsch and vintage office stuff still boxed up for the shop to go through. I can only think of a red and white 1960s plastic desk tidy right now. They’ll make their way onto the shop soon hopefully. Until then, happy car booting! :)

  10. Rag and Magpie

    Hello all.
    A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition and a big congratulations to the winner (you know who you are)! Thank you all for the valuable insight into what items people like most in ouir shop. I will be counting up everyones favourites and compliing a We Heart Vintage readers favourites top ten for our blog (if Mary doesn’t mind).
    I will also be replying to your messages but there are so many of you its going to take me a while, please bear with me.
    Thanks again,

    Best wishes,

    Bella, Shop owner
    Rag and Magpie

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  11. Carol Rogers

    I’d wear it with a plain silk neck scarf where everyone could see it. it’s gorgeous. Thanks for the comp and congrats to the winner. Hope you love your prize Claire Davies. :-)

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