The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the evenings are wonderfully light – it must be British summertime! Here at Scaramanga, we love our vintage and retro homewares, but they don’t have to stay inside. In honour of the beginning of the warmer weather, we’ve got together our five top homewares that can spend the summer outside with you.
Vintage Metal Folding Chairs, £40
One of the best things about summer is being able to pick up your plate, and eat outside in the warm early evening sunshine. Whether you’re planning a family feast or a lingering lunch, our vintage metal folding chairs, £40 are the ideal accessory to go with your garden table. Available in a choice of three colours, and with a unique distressed finish, these chairs will add a retro touch to any patio, decking or lawn.
Vintage Apple Crates, £82.50 for a set of three
If it’s garden storage you’re looking for, you’ll love the Scaramanga vintage apple crates, £82.50 – dating from the 1960s, and with their original brandings, they’re a much better option than modern plastic boxes. Use them for anything, from storing tools in the shed, to displaying potted plants, and even for growing your flowers and vegetables in – they’ll last a lot longer, and will add an element of the eclectic to any garden.
Vintage Suitcase, £80
Are you fed up with plastic and wooden plant pots? Do you want your garden to have a really unique style? Instead of heading to your local DIY store for standard containers, think outside the box and use our vintage suitcase, £80 to house your plants and flowers. The sturdy construction and deep sides make it ideal for planting in, and the retro style will make it stand out amongst the flowerbeds.
Woolly Blankets, £15
Whether you’re planning a picnic on the grass, or constructing a den with the kids, a Scaramanga woolly blanket, £15 will be one outdoor accessory you’ll be glad to have. Available in both striking bold and subtle pastel stripes, and measuring a huge 108x220cm, these lovely blankets are ideal for lying on in the sunshine, curling up under as the evening draws in, or strung between two trees as a makeshift tent for the youngsters.
Vintage Camp Bed, £120
Once the flowers have been planted, and friends and family have been fed, the best thing to do in your garden is relax. Forget cheap plastic, throwaway sun loungers, and instead opt for our vintage camp bed, £120 – constructed from super strong canvas and wood, it’ll last a lot longer than the modern alternatives and will look a whole lot better on your lawn. The scissor folding action means that while it can extend to a generous 6ft long, it also collapses to a minimal size which is perfect for storing in even the smallest shed.