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Lovely 1960/70s Inspired Crochet for Sale

I have been busy crocheting this month and here are a few of my crocheted items are still currently for sale at yay retro! With the Christmas season coming along I am finding things are selling well, and with each make being unique it's probably just as well to bag the ones you like quickly.

I tend to make what comes to mind, trying out different colour schemes and designs as the whim takes me, so I am unlikely to ever repeat a design. This keeps things interesting and exciting for me.  I adore the colour scheme on the above Flower Power Hot Water Bottle set. Whilst the design Hygge Hot Water Bottle below was fun to make with the the heart patterns in it.

A popular colour scheme right now are ice cream pastels, this is because it makes people think of magical things such as unicorns. This lovely crochet cushion would certainly be a fun addition to a unicorn lovers home! It's securely made with no buttons to worry about and is soft and squidgy!

The delightful blanket below which was made using the Winnies Wonderland pattern has just sold. Many people expressed an interested so I am now working on another in a stunning range of colours, keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram page for updates on how it is coming along!

Some makes don't quite make it to the shop, this waffle crochet blanket was so admired by my Mum that I posted it off to her yesterday!  Why not pop in to the yay retro! online vintage shop now and search crochet to see what lovelies are available to buy right now?

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 17/11/2018

yay retro Love the Range of VW's for Hire at O'Connor's Campers!

About ten years ago we hired a fantastic VW camper van from O'Connor's Campers in Okehampton, Devon.  We'd never been in a camper before and hiring the VW Splitty called 'Noddy Windsor' from them was one of the very best holidays we've ever had (see below). The van came complete with a basket of goodies and we spent a fantastic fortnight touring North and South Devon.  We loved it so much we actually bought a VW California Camper when we got home!

This meant we kind of lost touch with O'Conners, as based on our fantastic camping experience we had bought our own van. The years have passed and we have sold our van,  and consequently have been thinking of holidaying with O'Connor's again. By Happy coincidence Zoe from O'Connor's got in touch to say they had recommended yay retro! for 'Glorious Vintage Accessories for your camper van' on their blog. What a lovely surprise! Added to this I was seriously blown away by the huge range of vans O'Conner's now have in their range!


If you adore VW vans then you are spoilt for choice, from 1960s Splitty's to 1970s dubs and up to the minute VW California T6's there is something for everyone to hire.  Do pop in to O'Connor's Campers to book your next holiday. You won't be disappointed! 

If you are looking for vintage camper van accessories, vintage bedding or vintage inspired crochet to go in your camper van then yay retro! is for you, my online shop is here. 

Gorgeous 1960/70s Inspired Crochet for sale at yay retro!

yay retro now sell vintage styled handmade crochet items from blankets to pot stands, mandalas to table runners and even hot water bottle sets.  Made with care using brand new yarn, the range can be found in my 60s Inspired Crochet section in my online vintage shop here.

This lovely hot water bottle set features a Scandi styled design featuring deep red hearts. This gives it a Hygge feel and would be a superb gift,

Wanting a stylish throw? This Granny Block stitch blanket features carefully stitched bright orange and sky blue stripes with cream. Ideal as a blanket whilst watching TV!

My cotton yarn pot stands double up as wall hangings when not in use! These new additions to the yay retro! shop are ideal for vintage and Scandi lovers alike! Pop in now and explore the vintage inspired crochet for sale.

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 07/11/2018

yay retro! 25% off Vintage Sale

This is yay retro!'s first ever sale, hurry there is 25% off until the 25th December! Many people have already snapped up vintage bargains in my online vintage shop, and as you'll know, yay retro! sell one off vintage items, so when they are gone, they ARE gone! 

Pop in to yay retro! now to snap up a vintage bargain, gift or treat! Happy for resellers to scoop up items and resell too.

Free UK mainland and NI postage on everything!!

25% off Vintage SALE NOW ON at yay retro!

yay retro! has a fantastic promotion on right now. There is 25% off all vintage wares in our online shop until 25th December. With lots of one off vintage wares available at reduced prices PLUS FREE UK mainland and NI POSTAGE there has never been a better time to shop at yay retro!  People are already diving in and stocking up. Ideal for Christmas presents and also for vintage resellers!

Vintage Cat & Mouse Brandy Glass Vases for sale

If you are looking to buy a vintage Brandy Glass vase complete with a cat climbing up the side and a praying mouse inside, then yay retro! have quite a range to choose from at the moment. All of these are from the 1960s and 70s and come in smoked glass, turquoise or red.  As you can see my kitten LC has given me a hand with the photographing today - naturally curious he was wondering what was going on with the flashes from the camera and I managed to get some good shots with him in!

You can get an idea of the size of this 43cm tall glass with LC chilling beneath it! Many of these vase sets are at clearance prices and all are in my 25% off sale which runs until 25th December!  Check out my Brandy Glass vases here.

Vintage Christmas Gifts to buy at yay retro!

The yay retro! online vintage shop has been restocked with the very best genuine vintage wares ready for all your Christmas shopping. I've chosen the best vintage brands such as Hornsea, Worcesterware, Emsa, Arthur Wood and Carltonware as well as the very best Italian and Scandinavian Mid Century pottery.  Gift ideas can be found in my Vintage Gift section. Here's just a few of the ideas I have for you, remember each is a one off unique item for sale in my online shop and is unlikely to be repeated any time soon, if at all.

This Carltonware peacock or bird ashtray is just one the of delicious items I have from this 1960/70s brand. Other items in stock include a collectable Carltonware Milkshake shaped lidded dish from the 1980s, a sough after 1960/70s bird money box, plus cute bird salt and pepper pots and eggcups.

When it comes to another collectable vintage brand, Arthur Wood, I have 2 different dog money boxes...these are most often used as ornaments now and I think you can see why! I also have an unusual wall hanging Arthur Wood fish which would look great in any room of your home.

Looking for top quality Mid Century Italian Pottery? yay retro! has several lovely designs in great condition. Choose from a wall hanging rack to a decorative bottle to a sumptuous Alessio Tasca wall plaque and a huge Italian fish dish! 

Emsa just has to be one of my most favourite vintage brands. This range of very bright plastics from the 1960/70s are a superb addition to any kitchen, caravan or camper. Especially when in the amazing condition of this cheese dish!!! I also have a superb bright orange Emsa serving dish and a bright red flowery mixing bowl in stock.

Go shopping at yay retro! now. UK mainland and NI postage is free and there is a free gift for orders over £25 while stocks last.

Buy Vintage Christmas Decorations at yay retro!

yay retro! have a good range of vintage Christmas decorations for sale at the moment, many of them at very low prices which makes them extra affordable!  From the very sought after genuine vintage bottle brush trees I have available to vintage tinsel and Christmas tree ornaments, you are sure to find something appealing on my vintage online shop.

These amazing tinsel candle Christmas ornaments are just the thing to add pzazz to your tree. Why not combine them with these crazy santa ornaments?

I also have some gorgeous vintage Christmas tree fairies or angels dating from the 1950s, 60s and 70s!  Why not search 'Christmas' at yay retro! today?

Mid Century Italian Pottery for sale at yay retro!

If you love 1950s styling, then you are sure to love and seek out Italian Pottery from the era. yay retro! has a lovely range of Mid Century Italian pottery for sale in our online shop at the moment. These include a vase, bottle, dish in a key rack and an ornamental dish. Marcello Fantoni in style, these sgraffitio red, black, yellow and blue are sure fire additions to your collection.

Add to this the Alessio Tasca dishes there is something for everyone and also some superb gift ideas. I particularly loved the Scandi styled dish with a family of people looking out of the window, and the super large fish serving dish I have for sale right now at yay retro! Shop now for Mid Century Italian pottery.

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