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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ring Ring!

Petrol Blue Telephone* | Flamingo Gifts £39
When Flamingo Gifts very kindly allowed me to pick out something from their website to review, top of my list was this beautiful 1960s style telephone. My mum had been hinting that she'd like a phone that didn't have what she calls 'those awful modern ring tones' for a little while and I thought this would be perfect. She was thrilled when I gave her the box, she remembers having something similar when she was a child, and insisted on plugging it in immediately. I must say the sound it makes when it rings is glorious.

The slight alteration from the original design, incorporating pushable buttons instead of a rotary dial, is very convenient. I remember my Grandmother having a telephone with a rotary dial when I was younger, it was a total novelty for me but it wasn't always practical, especially if you got a wrong digit and had to start over. It looks brilliant in my mum's kitchen and she doesn't even miss caller ID or an answer machine - I think she's smitten with it!

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  1. Haha so cute! I love the colours of it too.

  2. Ah I'm dying to have one of these for my house!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is such a great idea for a product! I don't have a home phone in my house, but would definitely consider something like this if I did!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  4. I want a phone like this so much! Miss those days!

    Sophia :) xxxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

  5. What a lovely phone! I'd really like a house phone like this, even if it doesn't come with all the mod cons most people want!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  6. Oh wow, this is gorgeous!
    Definitely going to have to pick one up for my mother, too - she absolutely hates our modern house phone!
    francesca | on-the bias | fashion, lifestyle, beauty xx

  7. This is so cool! When I was really young we had one of these but with the finger dials and I used to sneak into the hallway and try to dial reeeeally carefully and quietly to chat to my friends without getting caught by my parents - I was always so worried when the telephone bill came!! It was a dull beige colour though, these retro designs are like a blast from the past, but with a bit of up to date style! x
    Laura | Loved By Laura

  8. What a gorgeous piece to have as a focus in your home, no wonder your Mum loves it xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  9. My gran had one with a rotary dial too! This looks great, really fun and retro! xxx

  10. This is so cute, I want it too! :)

  11. That is so cute reminds me of those 90s teen movies. I always wanted to use one after watching them.

    The Artistically Challenged

  12. Eee, this is adorable! I was just looking on their website and the mustard phone would be perfect for my parents - it'd go so well with their super seventies living room so I'm glad you posted this as it'll be a great gift :) It'll be a nice replacement for the out of place modern phone they currently have!

  13. It's adorable!! And I love that you offered it to your mom, so thoughtful Jennie! xxx

  14. Oh my it's so cute! I love the colour! What a great gift! x

  15. This is so cute - love the colour! And what a great gift - how lovely that your mum was so happy with it. :)

  16. This is so beautiful! I love little retro touches like this in a mainly modern background - I think it makes your home so much more personal.
    My auntie and uncle still have an old rotary-dial type phone, they've had it as long as I can remember and I've always loved it <3

    Jess xo

  17. What an adorable phone and gift! So glad your mum liked it!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  18. This is so funky & cute. I love the retro vibes. What a lovely gift, I think my mum would love it too

  19. Oh my gosh. I LOVE IT! This is such a cute colour combo, it reminds me of being a kid. ♥

    Tara x

  20. I love the vintage boutique! I think my favorite item has got to be the cupcake shower cap even though I don't even wear shower caps, but I would if I had that one! :P Such a cute shop ^_^ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


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