Novelty Phones

I know more and more people are doing away with a home telephone and switching to cellphones. Just look at the fun you'll be missing if you totally eliminate your home telephone.  The one exception below is the one cellphone accessory I have featured.

Novelty phones make really fun gift ideas for someone that has everything or you just can't seem to find something unique for.

If you are a collector or anything you are likely to find a telephone in that theme for your collection.

Phones can also add some spice to your home décor particularly with themed phones or the retro phones. What an inexpensive way to jazz up a room and create a conversation piece (pun intended).  Everyone will be asking where you got that really cool phone!

Pink Fur & Rhinestone Phone

This is a very popular pink fur and rhinestone phone. It's perfect for the little princess in your family. It's the phone little girls (and some big girls!) dream of having in their bedroom.

Retro 1920s Candlestick Phone

I love the look of the candlestick phone from the 20s. Of course, you always see them in the movies running to grab one of these and having to lift the entire phone because the cord is so short between the base and the receiver. You certainly couldn't cradle this in the crook of your neck and talk for hours.

Novophone & Yubz Retro Receiver for Cellphones

Today's cellphone really have become quite tiny. The days of bulky receivers are long gone. However, wouldn't it be great to have all of the advantages of a cellphone, yet still have that big retro receiver? Someone has created just that product. Check it out. Novophone and Yubz has created a handset that is designed like the retro home phone receivers that plugs into your cellphone. It fits most 2.5 millimeter jacks, but some require an adapter. Check before buying.

 

Hamburger & Fries

What every teenager loves, hamburgers, no wait, cheeseburgers and fries! Guess you could say this is all a bit cheesy.

Surprise your teenager with a cheeseburger telephone or an order of fries telephone. If we can a drink phone and a toy phone we might just be able to make a Happy Meal. However, I'm not sure what one teenager needs with four phones. I guess if you had four kids that might work. But, who am I kidding, they'd never share one Happy Meal.

Neon Phone

This really a cool phone. There's just something really cool about neon. It comes in several colors to match any room scheme.

And yes, the neon area flashes when the telephone rings!

More Novelty Phone Ideas

One of the very first things little girls like playing with of mommy's makeup is her lipstick. What a cute idea for a little girl's room, or even a big girl's room! A Hot Lips Telephone!

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Lots of southern homes like to decorate their kitchens in that country look. They enjoy finding antique kitchen gadgets and colanders and it can really jazz up a kitchen. What about a retro country wall phone for the authentic country look?

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Every family has at least one Star Wars fan. What about giving them a R2D2 from Star Wars. Who could resist a cute robot for a telephone?

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Another popular decorating theme is the Victorian look with black and white and often a vibrant third color. My daughter chose a hot pink to accent her black and white room. What about adding a black porcelain phone for that Victorian look?

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This is an usual phone. I know several people who collect anything related to Coca-Cola. They would love this Coca-Cola inspired telephone in green glass.

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I've been to a house that had a novelty payphone installed on their wall in their playroom. I love the look of this red payphone to hang on your wall. Wouldn't it look great in a game-room next to dartboard?

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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Hey KCC, i need one of those phones, thanks for your retro phone hub. creativeone59


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks creativeone! Which one are you getting?


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Some great phones there KCC. QWe have acandlestick one which was very cheap. It has no ring though lol. Still its perfect as an additional phone


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

I really like the look of the candlestick phone, Ethel. I'm considering that one myself.


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sarovai 6 years ago

novelty , appreciable hub topic. Thank u.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

You're welcome, Sarovai. Thanks for stopping by!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

COOL!!!!!! I love that Mickey phone. I love the diner one, too. And the piano. Great, KCC.


Retro Gal 6 years ago

Nice retro phones, I particularly like the youtube micky mouse telephone clip :-)


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Retro Gal. I have a hard time choosing just one myself.


Bakelite Gal 6 years ago

Good retro telephone article. I collect Bakelite telephones and some retro phones and found your article useful. Many thanks


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Bakelite Gal! Novelty and retro phones seem to be very popular.


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words cocktail 6 years ago from Australia

I came to give a peep-in..didn't know will leave with a *trin-trin* ;) Sorry did not really read the hub but the hub title was/is in deed very captivating!!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Hope you at least looked at the pictures....LOL Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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words cocktail 6 years ago from Australia

Wow!! KCC..I just did after reading your reply..lol..yesterday saw only the 'pink furry' one! But indeed these are really groovy-crazy telephones!!! Thanks and I did not comment; it was a truth and a compliment.

I love the *Orange one!*

Ref: YUBZ HKBYU13O Mobile Retro Handset - Florida


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL...thanks for coming back to read it! I am truly honored. There has been a lot of interest in the pink furry one. The orange handset is cool!


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

You're right KCC, even big girls just fancy that fur and rhinestone phone! Oh and I also love the porcelain and neon phones!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

I know, PaperNotes! It's so hard to choose between them all! Luckily, most of us have phone jacks in every room! LOL


Emily 5 years ago

Nice hub! I remember the hot lips phone from the TV show Full House, the girls on that show had one in their room.

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