About Us

Carnation Retro website is the culmination of years of the pent up love of everything crafty and vintage and wanting my own shop.

I really enjoy meeting fellow vintage and craft lovers at fairs and markets, sharing memories of times when childhood really was a childhood. 

After growing up and getting married in Melbourne I now live in Oxfordshire UK. I'm a regular visitor to Melbourne, where my family still live, hence my interest in and love of Erstwilder products. Erstwilder's original office in Box Hill was literally just around the corner from my sister's house, small world!  I am delighted to be the first UK stockist of Daisy Jean products from Sydney. I am very excited to be working with Rachel from Oh So Flamingo, I love her designs which are totally handmade down the road in Wiltshire. My newest supplier Revere Folie came about thanks to my customer and friend Donna's love of their products. I used to stock products by Deer Arrow which are made by the daughters of Angie Pinkstone who is the talented designer and maker of Revere Folie.  

Check out the 'Where to find us' page to find our next 'port of call'. Or if you aren't in the area do drop me an email, you can also find me on facebook.com/carnationretro or Instagram @carnation_retro which my lovely model Miss Anita Simpson looks after for me. My clothing is now on this website with the jewellery as I don't have the time to look after two websites as well as making all the clothing myself. I have to remember I am supposed to be retired!  

Looking forward to meeting you at events! 

Anne (hubby Mike too) kiss




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