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Flick the switch

Part of my new shop stock is illuminating! as well as being genuine vintage, these pieces are totally unique. From holiday camps to arcades, from this country and beyond... they are all ready to plug in and enjoy.

Since the shop opened less than a week ago, a few pieces have already gone, so you may want to be quick if you are looking for that ultimate statement piece. 

Below you'll see a selection, shown on the website... The letter Y came from America, and features fantastic fairground bulbs (now sold,but trying to find more) next is the last of a collection of holiday camp signs from the 1950s, this one has had a custom made light box, the yellow/ gold letter A, was French, and now sold. The last is a trio of amazing illuminations from a Blackpool arcade


Posted in new in by Sophie on 06/03/2014

We did it!

Sorry I've been a bit quiet on here... but for the past (solid) 26 days, i have been converting my mums antique shop into my new, larger retro emporium! It opened on Saturday, to a great response, and plenty of sales. I am now working my way through the latest stock, adding it all to the website (the pieces that haven't already sold that is) 

As well as my usual hand picked genuine retro home ware, i am now also doing some in-keeping salvaged pieces, and vintage illumination/ sign-age from arcades, circus/ fairgrounds and holiday camps. Something truly unique for home, shop fittings etc.

Really is worth is visit if you are able... three large rooms of goodies, with the usual constant deliveries.


Posted in News by Sophie on 03/03/2014

Bargain alert!

To make way for fresh stock in the new shop, i am clearing some pieces... this amazing table was made by Nathan. It has a steamed teak frame and glass inserts. It also has a handy shelf in the middle, which can be raised on lowered to accommodate a plant or maybe bottles for a party?

Fab condition, and now down to £80 (nationwide delivery available)


The big shop swap

For anyone who doesn't already know.... in the next few months, my mum (next door at squirrels) will be swapping with me, so i can have a much bigger shop! i am SO excited!! i will also have a dispatch room for online orders, with an actual table for wrapping- eek!! 

I will try and post updates on here, but more details can also be found on my facebook page. We are hoping the new shop will be open in March, as quite a lot needs doing inside it. Watch this space....




Posted in Events by Sophie on 17/01/2014

Christmas shop opening hours

The shop will be open until Christmas Eve 10 am - 12 pm, then re-open again 28 th and 30 th. I will be attempting to have a break (which rarely works) and open again 4 th January as usual

I'm sure i will be in on other days, so please call first if you are travelling.

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful customers, you have been amazing, especially with everything at the end of the year! May you all have bulging stockings and a prosperous new year... see you soon, Soph xx




Don't forget the website will be open 24-7, and posting will continue as normal during my opening times

Posted in News by Sophie on 20/12/2013

Christmas posting dates

Merry Christmas everyone. If you have left things a little late and need a present for next week, the last Christmas posting date i can do (with my courier) for Pineapple Retro orders, will be Friday 20 th December (before 2pm), to be delivered Saturday/ Monday. 


Posted in News by Sophie on 19/12/2013

Carlton wearing well

Recently for Pineapple Retro, i found one of my favourite designs, Carlton Ware Wellington.

The stunning lime green coffee set was the find in question. I have been looking for this design for years (for myself in fact) but have now decided to continue the hunt for just the coffee pot alone now (as i don't drink coffee, it does seem a bit of a waste to hog a whole set)! 

As you can see, i also have a very rare Wellington cigarette box and lighter set in glorious red gloss, the orange cube salt and pepper and Wellington spice set are now sold (and only shown to tempt you and be a bit mean)


These are a few of my favourite things....

If i do say so myself, i have some gorgeous stock at Pineapple Retro at the moment.... it makes it a joy to add to the shop and website (as well as keeping too much back for myself)!

Here you can see what i mean! The Staffordshire storage jar is a gorgeous, bold flower power design in red and purple, which matches the Ian Logan designed tin nicely. The stunning pink plastic poodle toy is one that got away i'm afraid, as i'm keeping her myself (i did try, but she just doesn't want to leave me).

The metal place mats are just amazing, a rare full set, with two larger serving mats too. And finally, the unused, 1970s/80s metal tray with classic white on red heart print (one of 18 unused vintage trays recently added to the site).... snap up anything you like the look of ASAP, as stock is going quickly in the Christmas rush!


Posted in new in by Sophie on 06/12/2013

Amazing 1950s holiday camp signs

A week ago i received possibly my favourite delivery to the shop... 7 fantastic plastic signs from a Yorkshire Holiday camp. They appear to be made from Acrylic, and would have fit over large light boxes originally.

Before arrival, 3 sold, and i fell in love with another two (whoops)! But the last two, are still available- 'Be Our Guests' and  'lots of Fun' . I will be fixing them up with rope lighting behind, to show their full glory (when i finally find a new home)! 


Posted in new in by Sophie on 29/11/2013

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