Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Cliff the climber - tea infuser

There are a lot of tea infusers to choose from on the market, so it took us a while to find the perfect one for us. Cliff the climber is the cutest and most practical at the same time. He hangs in your cup perfectly , and then has a little  tray to catch any drips coming off him when he is done.
Packaged beautifully , he makes a great gift for any tea lover 

The circus seal

So every year we manage to find a fantastic little stocking filler for all ages and interests. Something silly and fun . 
The circus seal is hilarious . Wind him up and watch him jump and spin doing tricks with his ball.

Christmas has arrived early this year

We have put the very popular pop and slots out for sale today. 
A tad Early for Christmas you might think , however these are absolutely perfect for sending as gifts overseas , so you can get all of your presents to far away lands on time! 
There are five designs to choose from this year, including two brand new ones, The gingerbread house and the birds on a tree. 
We completely sold out way before December even arrived last year , so come and have a look early so that you have a full choice. 
At £3.75 they are a great little Christmas prezzie for all ages. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Hannah Turner Ceramic Owls

The first of the new collection of Hannah turner ceramics have arrived and are taking pride of place . 
Owl teapot, creamer jug and the large jug , all very beautiful .

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Vintage rowing machine

It's not every day that you stumble over a vintage rowing machine. I have to admit I don't know a lot about it . It still has a label on it - Atlantic rowing machine. It is in good working order , and now we have cleaned it up it is looking quite splendid in the window. As for age , I'm not sure probably 1950s , but I'm happy to be corrected ! 

Monday, 13 May 2013

PRODUCT OF THE DAY - 1970s playmobil characters

Today's addition to our every changing and increasingly eclectic and diverse stock of products .
A drawer of 1970s playmobil characters to brighten your lives.

Thursday, 4 April 2013


We will be having the usual drinks selection .... Babycham , cherry B , snowballs. Served with cheese and pineapple on sticks and other retro snacks . There will be the ever popular lucky dip , and most importantly 20% off absolutely everything , that includes the entire vintage floor.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Product of the day - Big Head Squirrel Feeder

The kitschest thing to arrive in store for a while ( and believe me we get a lot of kitsch arriving all of the time) .

You hang the big head squirrel feeder up by its ears at just the right height from the ground that when a squirrel raids it , it looks like it has a giant head.

I have put a 20p next to it so you can see that it is big .

I am definitely taking one of these home!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happy Anniversary mum and dad

All of the photo frames in our shop contain old photos of my family, instead of the usual
Random couple on a beach with way too white toothy smiles.

The favourite by far is the brilliant photo of my parents on their wedding day. People often want to keep the picture in the frame to give as part of a wedding gift .

Today is their 49th Wedding Anniversary. Have a happy day mum and dad xx

Friday, 8 March 2013

Would your Mum Like A Charlie's Angels Annual

With Mothers Day just around the corner , the question is would your Mum like a Charlie's Angels Annual?  I know i would, I saved my chocolate every week all ready to settle down to watch an episode. We have a large selection of retro television and pop music Annuals in stock, but this would be my pick. (Unless there was a Cagney and Lacey one ) . 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


"A Ladybird Book about Knitting" is a special edition  from the "Ladybird" vintage archive. It was first published in 1972 and this is an exact replica . A very pleasing little book giving simple instructions about knitting. A ideal gift for Mothers of all ages.

We also have a large collection of original Ladybird books in our vintage section.  
In our vintage jewellery section, you can find a selection of Mother brooches, another ideal gift for the Mother who enjoys a bit of vintage.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


We have several vintage money boxes to  choose from, a particularly special one is the 1950S Stan Laurel ceramic money box. 
The cinema gum comes in two flavours, popcorn and cola in the same tin, with cool graphics.

Friday, 22 February 2013


I spent all afternoon labelling a lovely big delivery of vintage smurfs. It is one of my favourite jobs , it brings out the inner geek. We have quite a collection going in the smurfland cabinet now. The latest rarities are the apple smurf and brainy referee.

Monday, 18 February 2013


New retro hamburger phone as seen in the film Juno. A piece of 80s kitsch . £20.00

We also often have a range of vintage novelty phones. At the moment we have this Mickey Phone and a classic Garfield phone. The Budweiser Chameleon phone is also a bit of a favourite.

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Pair of 1950s plastic penguin salt and pepper shakers are one of my favourites in the vintage section. Their heads come off to reveal egg shaped dispensers. They area so lovely we will be sad to see them go.  
Add glamour and glitter with these cute little owl shaped lip balms. 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


One of our favourites in the whole shop has got to be the 1980s play food . I love a bit of old packaging and advertising. There are some old teatime favourites here, including beans and burger bites which I would like to think is no longer available!

My love of play food extends to the little marmite jar keyring, designed to hold up to 10 £1.00 coins. 

Monday, 11 February 2013



The red 1970s view-master is definitely the most popular. It is a firm favourite for  looking at all of the 70s and 80s television classic reels. Prices vary depending on condition for the actual viewmaster. Reels start at £1.00, so you can get a bit of a collection going without spending too much.

We also stock earlier brown bakelite viewmasters and older collectable reels mostly of European scenes again these start at £1.00. 

 Packs of three reels showing scenes from television or films of the 1970s and 1980s are becoming more and more collectable. We have a large selection in stock at the moment, including these gems. Dangermouse, Chips and Tiswas.

Friday, 8 February 2013


 An adorable and extremely soft 8 inch Moomin holding a heart. A perfect gift for Valentines day? 
A romantic vintage piece. Original 1960s kissing ceramic dolls. They have nodding heads that kiss when their lips come close together. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013


From a large selection of vintage board games. SPACE LINES -This futuristic family board game was produced in 1969 by Invicta. It is a bit like Connect 4 but harder because it is in 3D. £15.00

Pack of three erasers to remind you of retro gaming days. £2.50

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


New gorgeous Vintage style Black leather school satchel, with a name tag area and super strong straps for carrying all of your clutter. £59.99 
We also have a large selection of real vintage leather bags in lots of sizes and shapes.This selection is ever changing and prices vary.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


If you always wanted to be in the team, or would have secretly like to have been one of the good kids, we have a large selection of vintage school badges to fulfil your dreams.
Cute little friends for your phone by Gamago. They sit neatly in the headphone socket and keep you company all day. We have an owl, a fox and a cat.

Monday, 4 February 2013


Add some glamour to your day with a very stylish pair of vintage Cherry B glasses. We even have a vintage bottle of Cherry B to go with them. However if you actually want to drink some cherry b you need to get over to Asda.

Add a little humour to Valentines day with some heart shaped straws by Suck UK £4.99 a pack

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Gorgeous set of three storage tins by Bristol artist Tom Frost for Magpie. £15.00
Part of a collection available in store , which includes teatowels, shopping bags and cake tins.

Kitsch vintage tins featuring scary puppies and children, from a large selection , various prices starting from £2.00

Saturday, 2 February 2013


Ryan Gosling Hey Girl Journal, £6.99
Featuring Ryan being sensitive to your needs.

Feminist Ryan Gosling blog on Tumblr
Marie Claire Magazine ; Ryan Gosling The feminist
Huffington; Real quotes from Ryan
Original 1980s Care bears and Care Bear Cousins from a large selection in store. £3.99
Love alot and Tender heart are firm favourites for Valentines day 

Friday, 1 February 2013


Moomin Bath and Shower Gel  £7.50, coupled with a Moomin Lip balm in a ball £3.50 ,makes an excellent Valentines Day combo.
A small selection of 1960s Vintage Cosmetic Advertising Pins, from a large collection available in store.

Thursday, 31 January 2013


1990s Flintstones PEZ dispensers from a large collection. £2.50 each
Sadly Bam Bam and Wilma have already left the building. 
Box of Buttered Popcorn flavoured jelly beans .

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Vintage 1950s Catseye sunglasses £12.00.
The latest addition to our vintage spectacles collection .

 Retro Rock Fruit lollies 10p each