Crosby: Another (Retro) Place

Although our little town of Glossop does offer some retro and vintage delights in the form of charity shops, Salliemoonbeam sweet shop and the Globe (best vegetarian pub in Britain!), we do like to venture further and wider into the North West on a regular basis.  Last Saturday, our destination of choice was the coastline…

70s Sunburst Clock and Others…

We won, we won, we won! We won the 70s sunburst clock that we put in a bid for at the auction. Clock was collected last night and duly batteried, cleaned and inspected by the other half. A did a sterling job, as always! I absolutely love it and cannot wait for it to be…

A Vintage Lover’s Trip Round London…

This weekend we had a fab time in London.  A had planned to do the British stage of the Tour de France again – all 120 miles (plus 10 miles) of it.  I had a very pleasant day wandering around London with A’s brother and brother’s girlfriend.  As a result, here is my quick guide…

Auction Viewing: The bids are in!

Well, I’m back from my first foray into the world of auctioneering. While the other half wraps up his Ebay parcels (I await to write the addresses on them), I’ve looked over the pictures I’ve taken and decided on some to share with you.  A is convinced that if I put pictures on of the…

Vintage Toys ‘R’ Us…

This is the scary looking chap that guards our telephone in the front room… As part of the start of yet another collection, I felt it was time that some vintage sewing made an appearance in the form of some vintage toys.  I’ve got a few old or at least retro-inspired toys now and some…

Charity Shop Finds: To Ebay or Not?

I absolutely love trawling round the charity shops. You can find the most amazing things for bargain prices. My boyfriend claims that I am far too bothered by how much things cost, and he hates how I list the prices on here. Yet, I can’t help but be amazed at facts such as: today, I…

Odds and Ends of Retro Italian Pottery

The amount of knowledge I have about Italian pottery amounts to: zilch. I have not got a clue! Whereas with West German pots I’m beginning to build up a bank of knowledge about their origins, era and types, with the Italian stuff I couldn’t tell you who, what, where or when about any of it. …

How It Works… Retro Ladybird Book Designs

  How it Works… Collection by Ladybird books When I was a kid, I used to get a Ladybird book every week (if I was good) instead of sweets.  There must be dozens of them at my parents house, unless they’ve got rid of them all!  These books, released by Ladybird in the late 70s,…

The Friday Find…

  Today’s find! At the moment, I’m all cock-a-hoop with the joys of writing a blog. Admittedly, I’m only getting an average of about ten people a day reading it but I don’t mind as I’m enjoying it so much. However, as I was wandering around Glossop today, I did think that maybe there would…

Vintage Decorating Ideas

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to find this gem of a book in a charity shop. I think I paid 30p for it.  The past couple of months, I’ve been thinking about the next house we buy and how I’d love to do it up in a really unusual, retro style; each…

An Easy Peasy Retro Skirt

Ta da! Skirt with complete outfit. Please ignore the manic grin and double chin!! So one of the things I really enjoy doing is sewing.  Actually, more than sewing itself, I enjoy looking at vintage patterns and seeing what other people have created. One of my favourite blogs to read is Sew Retro. Here, the…

Why ‘A Little Lost Roe Deer’?

There are two questions that can be read from the title of my blog. Firstly, why create the blog at all? Well, that’s easy to answer. Something to do! I love writing, but for many years have put off writing anything. Lack of confidence? Nothing to write about? Probably both of these and more. Doing this seems a way of getting me back into the swing of things and allowing me a forum in which to ponder the things I am interested in. Mostly: retro items, reading, Ebay, sewing, baking and other random past times.

So, why the title ‘A Little Lost Roe Deer’?