Oh my! Just woke up to find I have 10,000 fellow vintage lovers on the yay retro! Facebook page! Thank you so, so very much for coming along on the yay retro! ride with me.
I started the yay retro! online vintage shop in July 2012, so it's taken just over 5 years to get to this point, picking up many friends, likers and regular customers on the way. What a *HaPpy* journey it has been, I hope that you are, or would like to be part of it too!
Pop in to the website if you fancy a vintage browse www.yayretro.co.uk
I am absolutely delighted that the prestigious Californian based magazine Atomic Ranch have interviewed me for their blog. Atomic Ranch is all about midcentury design, focussing on architect designed homes from the 1940s to 1960s. They look at every part of home design from the architect designed exterior to the detailing and decor inside, so it's fantastic that they have found the yay retro! online vintage shop and written about it.
Here's a link to the article on their gorgeous website, which is packed full of wonderful homes and information - worthy of a regular visit for a dose of 1960s and 70s goodness! The blog post is entitled: "The Hows And Whats Of Collecting Midcentury Kitchenalia. From fondue pots to Pyrex, here's the 411 on the cool stuff in your kitchen" and focusses on popular brands such as Woods ware, Poole Pottery, Hornsea and Pyrex. The blog post uses photos from the yay retro! Retropedia which can be found in the footer of the yay retro! website. Click the pic below to read more.
above...a snippet of the article on Atomic Ranch.
Pop in to yay retro! for your very own browse now.
In the late 1950s and into 1960s Robert Jefferson created two very significant ranges of tableware for Poole Pottery. These are Lucullus and Herb Garden and include many novel pieces which can be sued from oven to table.
The Lucullus range is mainly decorated with vegetables, whilst there is also a baking plate decorated with shrimps. It has the Blue Moon glaze which is a teal or petrol blue with a glossy finish. The stunning thing about this tableware is the very fine quality of the pottery. It is amazingly fine, yet robust enough to be used in the oven.
The tableware is on a par with Pyrex being designed for baking in the oven, as well as storing items in the fridge. We have a round casserole dish and also the ergonomically shaped stewpot decorated with mushrooms for sale in the yay retro! shop at the moment.
Below are two of the baking plates ostensibly for fish, but could be used for anything and look wonderful on display when not in use.
The Herb Garden range has the highly sought after zingy acid lemon Sunshine Yellow glaze and herb patterns. This is much harder to get hold of, either as people did not buy so much of it when the range was launched, or because being an exciting glaze people have held on to the pieces they have and passed them down though their families.
This oven to tableware is perfect for display when not in use, we love the peapod patterns which are absolutely bang on trend at the moment.
The unusual shapes in the both the Lucullus and Herb Garden ranges still have the power to encourage creative recipes and are really fun to cook with!
Why not pop in to the yay retro! online vintage shop now and search 'Poole' using this link?
Vintage money boxes are a best seller at the yay retro! online vintage shop. So I always try to keep a great selection in stock. Brands such as Carltonware and Arthur Wood sell out very fast indeed as there are many collectors of these beautiful vintage money boxes and piggy banks.
Money boxes come in many shapes and forms and can be used as ornaments as well as for saving your pennies and pounds. From the normal piggy bank shape to cats, dogs, tigers and even princesses there is sure to be something to attract you.
yay retro! has had Baldelli Italian pottery vintage cat money boxes and right now we even have a Halifax Pottery money box shaped like a Scandi chicken! Pop in and browse our vintage money boxes now.
Scandi Treat Giveaway!
Place an order for *£15 or more today and tomorrow (11th/12th July) and receive a Scandi styled treat in your parcel! UK orders only, combined postage available. *exc. postage
Why not try searching 'clearance' while you're there? Lots of fresh clearance priced items added....
Combined postage available as always.
Don't forget the yay retro! online shop is packed full of vintage treasures with new items being added daily, it' really is the home of *VinTaGe HappiNeSS* and always worth a relaxing browse. Pay a visit today
Hope you're having lots of fun in the sun!