A collection starts with just one piece.
Something catches your eye because of the colour, the design, the purpose and then before you know it you have 2, 5, 10 and on it goes, until you hit 1,500 pieces of Pyrex!
Or is that just what happened to Stan Savellis from That Retro Piece?
For some of us, we find our love of vintage later in life after decades of trying to make skinny jeans and t-shirts feel right.
But for this weeks guest, the love affair with old things started when she was young.
Now it’s a fully fledged hobby, it’s helped shaped her career and helped her meet her husband and some of her closest friends.
Meet Michelle Coursey from My Vintage Love.
Being crowned Miss Pinup International 2016 (Photo credit : Xavier Clarke)
This weekend in London fabulous vintage lovers from around the world will take part in the Miss Pinup International competition.
You’ve already met some of the pinups taking part, Miss Lexi Heart and Miss Emerald Elle.
But time now to meet the reigning champion.
Pack your vintage suitcase because we’re off to Oslo, Norway to meet the fabulous Miss Chan Delier.
Kauffman Desert House – Palm Springs. Marco’s favourite mid-century home.
I love looking at real estate.
The more out of my budget the better.
I don’t know if it’s getting a sense of how others live or being able to dream of a time (maybe, hopefully) that a house could be mine.
Of course most of my dream real estate hunting ends up with my focussing on mid-century modern homes from around the world. So I was pretty pleased to meet Marco Guagliardo from Mid-Century Home.
We’re off to get our photo taken and it’s going to be something special.
Because we won’t be sat in front of a fake cloud background and have someone snapping our pic on a fancy digital camera.
Instead, we are going to the studio of Sophie Caligari who has mastered the art of wet plate photography.
Photo: Emily Simer Braun
It’s amazing when two of your passions can come together!
This is what happens in this episode thanks to Richard Jones from the True Crime Historian podcast.
Just like you might collect vintage clothing, homewares or furniture, Richard collects stories of vintage criminals!
Miss Emerald Elle at Fifi La Roux’s Summer Emporium Photo: Turlach O’Broin-Photography
We have already met one finalist in the Miss Pinup International competition when you met Miss Lexi Heart, but now it’s time to meet another.
This time we are off Ireland to meet someone with a love of pinup, Burlesque and world war two re-enacting.
Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to Miss Emerald Elle.