Ice Bucket Retro - An eclectic mix of funky things
Ice Bucket Retro
Not only is Pineapple Ice Bucket
Retro the home of pineapple ice
buckets (and many other variations) but also all sorts of
home ware, vintage fashion and accessories. Digger
asks Sophie Crocket at Pineapple Ice Bucket Retro some
rare Orange Ice Bucket
Please tell us about your background and the background to
Pineapple Ice Bucket.
Sophie: I started in business selling my own vintage
clothing and accessories on eBay back in 2005, which proved
successful. So I started to buy more pieces to sell on, which
then developed into textiles and homeware. Shortly after, I set up my own website, whilst also having a
small room in my mum's antique shop (known as 'the retro room')
Three months ago, after a lot of hard work, I opened up my own
shop which has created quite a buzz with tourists and locals
around the sleepy village of Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Star Burst clock
Digger: What are some of the most popular products in your
Sophie: As my website name suggests, the pineapple ice
bucket is my most popular item in stock, as are the other
fruit shaped ice buckets which are attracting collectors who
aim for the whole fruit bowl selection to display!
Pineapple Ice Bucket
The great thing about my line of business is being able to
supply quirky, fun pieces to brighten up the modern home.
Vintage can easily be mixed with newer items as so much on the
high street copies original design anyway.
But of course buying original vintage items means you are not
only being green by recycling, but in most cases you will make
money in the future too. I would say that naff B&Q vase
won't get you far, but then a certain tableware design once
retailed by Woolworths may have proved that incorrect?
Digger: So, what sort of feedback do you get about your
products from customers? And where is the product range
developing in the future and what sorts of requests have you
had for new products?
Sophie: More than anything, what I get asked for in my shop is
a range of men's vintage clothing and accessories. My 1950s
dresses are very popular with ladies, young and old, and although
possibly not quite as common. I think guys want the same
vintage choice? Sadly I just cannot find anything, but
continue to try my hardest.
Digger: What are the most enjoyable aspects of what you do?
Sophie: I love shopping, basically, so therefore buying goodies
for my site and shop is great fun. I am very lucky that I
don't have to buy anything I don't like, which seems to work,
as I get many nice compliments about my little shop.
lights and Catherine Holm Casseroles
Digger: What are your plans for Pineapple Ice Bucket?
Sophie: Sadly my shop only has a 3 year contract as the
building is being demolished after that. So I literally have
to make plenty of dough, to be able to move onto different
premises after, which is a real shame. But Pineapple Retro
shall not be beaten!
Digger: What is your retro passion?
Sophie: Personally I am attracted to brightly coloured,
vintage plastics, be it furniture and lighting or the lovely,
tactile range of crayonne items, once retailed by Habitat.
Specifically the 'input' range of storage jars and containers.
I also collect vintage Habitat catalogues, which prove very
good for research and a real treat to flick through.
Ice Bucket Retro
at Pineapple Ice Bucket you will find an eclectic mix
of funky things dating from the 1950s right up to the
Not only is this the home of pineapple ice buckets
(and many other variations) but also all sorts of home
ware, vintage fashion and accessories (updated
I am also happy to source items for you, just drop me
a line; email, phone or carrier pigeon and I'll see
what I can do.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie direct- 07753747297
can call my shop- 01590 624429
Retro, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42
Ice Bucket Retro