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Used Vintage & Modern Retro in One, Very Colourful Place

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Used Vintage & Modern Retro in One, Very Colourful Place

Why Pineapple Retro has changed We've not so much changed, but evolved. Having been in the vintage trade for the past 11 years, things aren't quite what they used to be. When I started Pineapple Retro, many of the 'traditional' antique dealers thought it a bit odd when I staggered across the local car boot sale, laden with the very brightest coloured vintage plastic, and then back a second and third time with equally vibrant vintage clothing finds - all with a big smile on my face! Back then, that colourful vintage niche existed and very few others were doing it but in recent...

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Vintage Glass Ware - Rainbow Collection

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Vintage Glass Ware - Rainbow Collection

My biggest collection is probably the vintage glass I have all over our house.  I have collected glass for many years, and believe my love came from my grandma's house, where I remember glass shelves full of colour.   I am drawn to the vivid colours and shapes, especially Italian and Scandinavian, and mostly cased (white interior which gives it a stronger colour) Yellow seems to be the hardest pure colour to find, and am still looking for that elusive, large scale piece for my own collection. Along the way i do part with some pieces, so it is worth either...

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Genie in a Vintage Bottle...

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Genie in a Vintage Bottle...

I have collected these babies for years here at Pineapple Retro, and have seen the prices soar! once upon a time the pressed versions would not sell for anywhere near as much as the blown ones, as they were so much harder to find. These days the below orange pressed bubble design bottle fetches the same as the blown red equivalent. It seems the warmer colours are still more popular, but harder to find. They were made in Italy in the 1960/70s and rarely have any clues to designers. Sometimes a sticker can be found still in place, but this is...

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A Trip to The 1960s Hardware Shop

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A Trip to The 1960s Hardware Shop

Just added to Pineapple Retro, my stock of original, unused 1960s cupboard and door handles. Available in various funky colours, grey, blue, red, black or yellow, as shown. Suitable for many DIY jobs. Original Formica sheets also available Note: This item has since sold About Sophie Sophie Crocket has over 10 years experience in sourcing & selling quality vintage & retro pieces. With appearances on television, and her own home interiors featured in several popular magazines, her unique, colourful style is a fresh & vibrant approach to home decoration. Sophie ran a successful retro & vintage shop in Brockenhurst - the heart of...

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Amazing 1950s Holiday Camp Signs

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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)!  About Sophie Sophie Crocket has over 10 years experience in sourcing & selling quality...

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