All Creatures Great and Small…

No, you haven’t accidentally gone to the wrong blog. Nor have I had a religious experience. But it did occur to me this morning that many of the more unusual retro items we have appear to have an animal theme. So, here are some of the beasty bits and bobs lying around our house: I’d…

Italian Donkeys are Expanding!

1950s, tourist, Italian tat… yes, they may be that to many people. And they are to me really. Yet, I still love them. This one I bought from a charity shop in Holmfirth: Then later that day received this one from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend as a Christmas present: The back of this one…

A Tale of Two Donkeys…

It’s probably a little early in the year for a story about a little donkey, but I have to introduce the two new additions to the Italian donkey family.  The tale (tail) of my donkeys begins a few months ago. I found a very strange, retro looking ceramic donkey at a car boot sale in…

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…