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10 Ways to "Ring" in the New Year with a Retro Telephone

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I know we’re all looking forward right now, but sometimes it’s fun to look back too… Especially when it comes to retro design. Here are 10 vintage-style phones guaranteed to “ring” in the new year!


  • POP Phone 1 of 10
    POP Phone
    Smartphones are great, but sometimes I miss a good old-fashioned phone. Get the best of both worlds with this handset!
    Available at west elm or NativeUnion for $29
  • Cheeseburger Phone 2 of 10
    Cheeseburger Phone
    Hey, if it's good enough for Juno, it's good enough for us.
    Available at Fred Flare for $26
  • Universal Phone Dock 3 of 10
    Universal Phone Dock
    This cheeky dock would look great sitting on a desk, with or without a smartphone charging in it.
    Available at Jonathan Adler for $48
  • Princess Phone 4 of 10
    Princess Phone
    Pretty in pink, and just as cute as it was when it was first designed in 1959.
    Available at Crosley for $49.95
  • ’80s Cell Phone Case 5 of 10
    '80s Cell Phone Case
    Harken back to the early days of mobile phones when this was considered small!
    Available at Urban Outfitters for $20
  • Kettle Desk Phone 6 of 10
    Kettle Desk Phone
    Originally designed in 1937, these phones were standard through World War 2. They still look great today.
    Available at Crosley for $59.95-69.95
  • 1950s Pay Phone 7 of 10
    1950s Pay Phone
    Get the look, with no spare change necessary to use it.
    Available at Crosley for $89.95-109.95
  • Polka Dot Phone 8 of 10
    Polka Dot Phone
    This itty bitty polka-dotted phone looks like a toy, but it works!
    Available at Pottery Barn Kids for $59.50
  • PB Grand Phone 9 of 10
    PB Grand Phone
    This is a handsome choice with great retro style.
    Available at Pottery Barn for $59-79
  • Conair Clear Phone 10 of 10
    Conair Clear Phone
    Oh, this brings back fond memories! Anyone else have this phone as a kid? It lit up when it rang!
    Search eBay for "Conair Phone SW 205" to find a vintage model. (photo by Ophelia Vintage Home)

• Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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