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This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Gifts You Can Sew Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Gifts You Can Sew Edition

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When I first picked up Gifts You Can Sew from 1942, I was expecting a treasure trove of hilarious monstrosities you wouldn’t want to gift to your worst enemy, based on the…the…sweet mother, what is that thing she’s making there on the cover anyway?? And it is definitely true that…

Florida’s Weeki Wachee Spring Of Live Mermaids – Road Trip To The Past

Florida’s Weeki Wachee Spring Of Live Mermaids – Road Trip To The Past

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By RetroRuth Arthur Godfrey says: Weeki Wachee is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World!     The lively, lovely mermaids perform against an awesome backdrop of underwater caverns and mountains while you sit 16 feet below the surface of this crystal clear spring! Bob Hope says: The…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Minty Freshness in Scottsdale, AZ

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Minty Freshness in Scottsdale, AZ

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By RetroRuth This week we travel to Scottsdale, AZ for a lovely pastel time capsule which was sent to me by Sara in AZ. Thanks, Sara! This house is located in the Arcadia area of Scottsdale, was built in 1968 and is being sold by the Long Realty Company. The…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, check out all the cool stuff that is up for sale on eBay right now! First up, this super adorable Vintage Glass Turquoise Poodle Apothecary Jar from seller tmar8597. How cute……even I might be able to sew something from this set! Check out this…

Friday Etsy Roundup – Vintage Toy Edition

Friday Etsy Roundup – Vintage Toy Edition

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By Andrea I guess I am a kid at heart, as I still love toys, especially vintage ones. My kids have enjoyed many classic toys, and I also think they can make fun display pieces in the home. Here’s some interesting mid-century ones I came across on Etsy! First off,…

Retro Goodies We Found on Our Antiquing Road Trip!

Retro Goodies We Found on Our Antiquing Road Trip!

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By Sara In AZ Sooooooooo, I know you all are wondering ……..what did Sara find on that antiquing trip??? Well, here goes! We bought these funny ceramic  little girl figurines. I debated on getting these, but then Mike said, “Aren’t you getting those little figurines?” Then I figured if he…

Retro Stitching With A Twist

Retro Stitching With A Twist

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By Andrea I haven’t had a sewing post for y’all for awhile, as I’ve been busy with non-retro sewing projects. However, I have been doing some embroidery lately (I need to have something to do when I am sitting in front of the TV!) and there’s a couple of online…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Beanbag Animal FAIL

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Beanbag Animal FAIL

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By Betty Crafter Remember these adorable felt animals and my grand plans to craft along with you, my lovely readers? Well instead of a craft-a-long, we get a lesson. A lesson in how sometimes vintage can break your heart. Because vintage crafting is not all felt sunshine and crewel rainbows,…

Girl’s Day Antiquing Trip In Bay City, MI

Girl’s Day Antiquing Trip In Bay City, MI

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By RetroRuth I had a really fun “girls-only” antiquing trip with my girlfriend Deb the other weekend. We parked Tom and her husband, Dan, at home with beer and some tamales and went out to a warehouse estate sale and then on to the Bay City Antique Center. I didn’t…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Sweet 1970’s Home In Stone Mountain, GA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Sweet 1970’s Home In Stone Mountain, GA

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By RetroRuth We are warping back to the 1970’s this week with this fantastic house that was submitted by reader Lori! This house is really excellent, especially the kitchen and the bathrooms! This house is located at 1803 Chartwell Trce in Stone Mountain, GA. The house was built in 1973,…

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