Look What I Got for my Birthday!

Imagine how excited I was to open this: My parents gave me this for my birthday last week. I was extremely pleased with it, to say the least! It’s in perfect condition with its original stopper and the Carlton Ware stamp on the bottom. I love it!

Newark International Antiques & Collector’s Fair

Bit of a bumper Friday Find for this entry! On Friday 9th April, Aidan and I trundled on over to Newark in Tina (the Ford KA).  This was before the excitement of Little Owl Ski at the Car Boot Sale took over – and subsequently the blogging has been put back by the usual back-to-school-therefore-I-have-no-life…

Art Deco Morecambe

Here is the guest blog previously mentioned. Emma has kindly allowed me loose on her blog to talk about the Art Deco world of Morecambe (Lancashire on the NW coast of England). As a birthday surprise I was treated to a night in The Midland Hotel on the sea front of Morecambe. This amazing Art…

Little Italian Vase

Who needs antiques shops and fairs when you live in Glossop? Yesterday, we wandered around Chorlton before heading back to Glossop for a little whizz around the charity shops. Not a sausage dog was to be found anywhere. However, we spotted that the Glossop indoor market was still open so went to have a look. Lo and…

Anglia Pottery: A Little Deer

It’s not quite lost nor is it a roe (I think), but it’s still a deer for us! I bought this at Bygone Times a couple of weeks ago for £4.00. She was sitting high up on a shelf surrounded by tat. I’m sure many people would probably think this was tat, but it makes me…

Christmas (Retro) Gifts Continued…

Christmas Day was fantastic this year. Very quiet – just the two of us – consisting of present opening, Monopoly, a trip to the pub and X Files… We quickly realised that basically we could have either swapped presents or just kept the ones we gave each other; we would both have been happy with…

Tretchikoff Style Metal Cast Heads

I was just having a think about all of the amazing things that I’ve seen over the year in a variety of places: charity shops, markets, shops, Ebay, car boot sales… and I remembered about these amazing things that Aidan bought at the start of December.  We’d been down to Stafford to see my parents,…

Retro Rummaging…

While I was poorly over the weekend, my other half decided to go off on an Ebay hunt around the charity shops of Tameside.  On Saturday, he managed to get round Glossop (where we live), Hyde, Denton and Ashton.  With his eye as keen as ever, he managed to snaffle some retrolicious booty (he loves…

A Fledgling Collection of Vintage Glass

West German Pots have been the absolute pinnacle of our retro passion for the past five years or so. Pretty much every nook and cranny of our house has at least one (or five) German pots lurking. However, more recently, there has been an invasion of a more glassy kind… The ‘invasion’ of glass… The…

Auctions, Avon and A Little Owl Ski…

As always, Saturday was taken over by gallivanting.  Isn’t that possibly one of the best words ever created? Gallivanting. I gallivant, you gallivant, he/she/it gallivants. Brilliant. Anyway… Yes, Saturday was a day for cruising round the mill towns of the Peak District; all sparked by a visit to the auction house to pick up my…

More Wheeling and Dealing at the Auction…

We’ve been to the Sykes & Sons Auction again tonight. Not quite as good as last time, but still some bits and bobs. Actually, thinking about it, I think I’ve got more bids on things than last time but possibly because I’m more confident in bidding? Not sure. I also managed to forget to take…

More Halloween Owls… why not?

Continuing on with the Halloween and owl theme, I thought it was about time I showed you the vintage owl prints I got from Crosby last week.  I found the picture above through another Google search. These vintage Halloween pictures are fab: I think next year, I will be decorating my classroom with these before…