What makes things valuable?

Often it’s hard to decide whether to let go of something in case it may worth something more than sentimental value. Firstly, I don’t claim to be an expert in this field although I do have conversations with valuers from time to time who have given me some basic guidelines to help me know when…

Organising with retro style!

Want to really put some punch into organising your home and love Retro styling? Here’s an article geared for you. What is the definition of Retro when we think in terms of decor? Well according to Wikipedia “Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that…

New ideas for suitcases & trunks

I love recycling and I love it even more when I can repurpose old things into funky, practical and useful things. In this picture is an old steamer trunk which has been in our family for decades, and you can imagine my joy when it eventually became mine. Rightly or wrongly my Dad painted it…

Top 5 links to all things Retro!

Love Retro Styling? Here are some great websites to check out! 1. Retro To Go Is like a portal to all things retro, including links to current Retro items on Ebay; ideas on how to ‘Retrofy’ your space; retailers with specialising in Retro articles;  Modculture News and more. If you want to get started on your love…

Is it a collectible? Or just junk?

Holding onto something because you think it will be worth something one day? Got an old vinyl record collection? Beanie Babies? Franklin Mint cat plates? Thinking it’s worth something on E-bay? Well Mark Sotkin of Boomer Alley gives us a no-nonsense, straight down the line look at the sorts of questions you should be asking yourself when…