Retro Collection

Posted January 19th, 2009 in Ume's Interests 4 Comments »

My interest in retro things started when my fiance took me to explore an old book shop.  He originally loves vintage stuffs and has some collections at home. 

In the book shop, I found several old cooking books in a shelf.  They are secondhand.  Some of them are pretty dirty, hand-written, very old-fashioned layout and illustrations.  I wouldn’t like someone’s secondhand cooking books, but they seemed very used and loved.  Some of them are published in 1900 and still readable…

I suddenly felt something inside me.  These old books have been in people’s kitchens for more than 100 years.  By reading them, I could go back in time and felt the differences to present days…


We bought this retro-looking popcorn machine the other day.  This is actually not a real vintage stuff, but we just love its looking.


This machine makes pretty good popcorns without oil.  Actually popcorn is not my favorite snack but I’ve been enjoying it 🙂  Good accompaniment to DVDs.

4 Comments on “Retro Collection”

  1. 1 Giulia said at 11:05 am on January 19th, 2009:

    Hi Ume,

    I loved the retro popcorn maker you bought! Where did you buy it from..??? I’m dying to know:)
    Was it from somewhere in Australia…?

  2. 2 Yutsuki said at 7:07 pm on January 19th, 2009:

    I don’t like somebody’s secondhand either…
    I’ve never bought even used clothes although they are very popular.
    but books are exception and I like retro-looking stuff too!
    I got a Radio Flyer that is a kind of toy for kids in the USA.
    I feel it is little bit similar with your popcorn machine
    with the taste of color and character font(^u^)

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 10:26 pm on January 19th, 2009:

    Hi Giulia
    I bought it from a shop called Homeart. They are everywhere within Australia, and you can even shop online 🙂
    Just go to
    Let me know if you get it 🙂

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 10:35 pm on January 19th, 2009:

    Hi Yutsuki
    Retro-looking stuff are nice to collect 🙂 They make me feel something inside.

    American toys are really cute, I love those color too. I remember I saw lots of American zakka in Japan 🙂

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