Christmas Presents from the Parents

We’ve been extremely lucky this year in that we’ve received a fair number of West German pots amongst other retro goodies.  Not only did Aidan and I give each other some fantastic things, but both our families also gave us some amazing things. Firstly: the Jarvis side (mine) I’ll save my favourite til last… but…

Another Quick Catch-Up…

Before I start the mammoth task of documenting the retro Christmas gifts, and post-Christmas purchases, there are a few odds and ends of pottery that I forgot to post up previously. This was bought from a fantastic little retro shop in Islington, London. For the life of me, I can’t remember the name of the…

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…

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…

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,…

West German Pottery Collection

A few years ago, my boyfriend and I took our first ever trip to Hebden Bridge together.  It’s a lovely place and I highly recommend going there. Anyway, we visited a retro shop, which is sadly no longer around, that had shelves upon shelves filled with West German pottery.  At the time, we had no…

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…