I like vintage phones. We bought a phone from 1960-something for my husband’s office–it works great–and ever since, I have been looking for a red wall phone for the kitchen. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find one that would work, so at last I turned, as I always do, to the Internet. I was pleased to find that there are plenty of retro red wall phones available. For example, check out this phone from Red Candy:
This one is my favorite. Unfortunately, it seems to only be available in the UK and it is out of stock until April. Then there is this one:
I originally found this phone on Smith Gear for $50, which is too much for a phone. But it is cool–there is even a volume control on the handle. With a little poking around, I found what looks like the same phone on eBay for $32. Much better.
This Crosley phone is also nice. It is a little fancier than the others, more like something you would find in an office. You can get it at Amazon for $47.
And finally there is your basic red Golden Eagle Electronics phone. They may not be as cute as the others, but they are the cheapest for $9 from Phone Merchants. These phones are reliable and have been around forever.
The advantage of buying a new phone that looks old is that it works with our modern phone lines. But still, they don’t quite have the charm of the originals…