✯ Day 160 of Vintage 365 ✯
Recently, entirely out of the blue, I started thinking about how flimsy many phones today feel. From mobiles to cordless phones, most are made of lightweight materials and are aimed at being as small as possible.
I enjoy the convenience of being able to bop about my house and town (in the case of cells) with a phone in my hand as much as the next person, but there are times - especially during intense conversations - where there's much to be said in favour of having a sturdy telephone earpiece in your hand.
When in the midst of an intense phone (be it one with happy, sad, stressful, exciting, or out-and-out peculiar undertones), I sincerely appreciate the sense of security that comes from being seated in one spot, a heavy-duty old school receiver attached to my hand, its piggy-tale cord plainly in sight.
Though I have a modern desktop cord phone that I use often, for years upon years, I've been hankering for a vintage - or vintage inspired - dial tone phone that would fit the bill perfectly when I felt like parking myself into my chair and curling up for a conversation with an old school receiver.
Without a doubt one the loveliest and most solid looking vintage reproduction phones I've seen in quite some time comes by way of the fine folks at ModCloth.com. From the curvaceous, yet sleek, body to the splendidly vintage looking font on the buttons and centre panel, this classically styled is chocked full of immensely lovely vintage phone charm.
Made of plastic and metal, this awesome desktop phone blends the best of old and new with a rotary dial that features push button technology (how cool is that?!). It also sports a redial button (always handy), an on/off ringer switch (perfect for those days when you want to ensure your beauty rest can take place uninterrupted), a tone/pulse switch, and earpiece volume control switch.
Chic, appealing, and downright fantastic, this captivatingly pretty vintage reproduction phone is available for $54.99 from ModCloth, and would a seriously wonderful addition to any yesteryear decor lover's abode.
I think that if one of these terrific telephones suddenly appeared in my house, I'd spend more time chatting on the phone now then I did when I was a teenager!
I’m head-over-heels in love with the blend of old Hollywood glamour and downhome practicality that this classic phones bring to any room – and, I like to think, to any conversation, no matter how serious, light hearted, planned or entirely spur of the moment it was