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Paolo Romanelli Vintage Flower Design Greeting Cards

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Paolo Romanelli Vintage Flower Design Greeting Cards

Yet more cards added- Paolo Romanelli flowers With hundreds of original 1970s vintage greeting card in stock here at Pineapple Retro, I will be featuring a few in my blogs. These are some of my absolute favourites, designed by Paolo Romanelli, someone I have been unable to find a great deal about so far? I have a lot more to add by him, and many other artists/ designers so if you like what you see, please keep an eye on the site.See all our Vintage Unused Greeting Cards About Sophie Sophie Crocket has over 10 years experience in sourcing & selling quality vintage & retro pieces....

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The Wonderful World of Gwyneth Mamlok - Greeting Cards

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The Wonderful World of Gwyneth Mamlok - Greeting Cards

Several years ago, here at Pineapple Retro, I managed to get my paws on a regular source for vintage greeting cards, these are genuine 1970s unused vintage, and came from a guy who used to supply to shops back in the day. I buy hundreds of them at a time, and started to investigate the designers (names on the reverse of each) One designer grabbed my attention, Gwyneth Mamlok. She has a cartoon style of illustration, and almost child like. I recently discovered a tea towel also by her, and books with illustrations... thus begins another obsession I fear!  View our range...

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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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Modern Retro Tin-tastic Storage

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Modern Retro Tin-tastic Storage

Here at Pineapple Retro HQ i have been collecting tins for years. Modern as well as vintage though. I display these on top of my kitchen cabinets, and most were from M&S. I get the added bonus of yummy biscuits as well as owning future collectables. In fact, some are instantly worth more than the retail price, dependant of the design.  My favourite are the biscuit shaped tins, but the designs of Linzie Hunter come a close second, she did the maps and I love her illustration style. Sadly, i don't know the designers for all of them, but i...

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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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