About Me

My name is Cheryl, I am the owner of CCs Retro,  and I have a passion for vintage homewares.

My parents gave me practical skills like bargain hunting, repairing, and reusing. I enjoyed visiting markets, garage sales and charity shops with them and today I often take my mum with me when I go on the hunt.

How CCs Retro Works

As I shop and learn I hope to add Articles about makers and designers to the website. Where I have learned from others or have ‘borrowed’ images, I will provide references, so you can look up those great sites and increase your own knowledge.

Articles I have written so far include:

Mid-Century Glassware: Glass Makers and Designers

Bakelite Canisters and Bessemer Plates: Vintage Australian Plastic Makers

Bakewells Pottery

I will also be blogging about retro homewares including op shop finds that I add to my collection.

I don’t know everything and don’t pretend to. I will undoubtedly make mistakes and omissions and I apologise in advance for any misinformation inadvertently propagated by me.

How CCs Retro Got Started

CCs Retro Shop

In 2015 my friend Sonja offered me a corner of her shop to take the excess of my collections, and allowed me to keep on bargain hunting, so CCs Retro (the shop) was born.

The shop closed in 2017 but I kept on bargain hunting.

See my retro items for sale on eBay.

I had bought and sold on eBay for a few years but I really wanted to have my own website where I could share what I have learned and keep learning. There are so many fantastic sites on the internet for learning about all things Antique, Vintage and Retro and I wanted to contribute.  So CCs Retro (the website) was born.

Happy bargain hunting and collecting