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August 17, 2016

Weekly Vintage And Retro Inspiration!

By RetroRuth

Here’s some vintage and retro inspiration from around the web and in stores this week!Affiliate Links

1. Flamingo bathroom accessories from Target:



Flamingo Rug


Flamingo Shower Curtain


Flamingo Bath Mat

Alex was very happy to get some of these in her pink bathroom!

2. Vintage Tap Shorts:

{SOLD} N E W! 1940's cotton high waisted tap shorts with side buttons and triple bows on the side {size med-large 31" waist}

From Crush Vintage on Instagram, you can visit their Etsy store here.

3. Bernie Dexter dresses:


This is the Kelly Dress in the For The Record Print, but I would pretty much be happy with any of them.

4. My most recent visit to Hobby Lobby:


Reproduction ornaments!



Of course, a mini planner haul for my new retro planner series.

5. This AMAZING atomic pink settee/loveseat:


From seller ourmidmod on eBay!

6. A card catalogue with new hairpin legs:

card catalog 3

Pretty much my dreams. From the blog SouthernBluebirdDay

7. Starburst bathroom towel bar and hooks:


From seller lill-the-pill on eBay.

8. NOS Bobbie pins from the Pygmy Hippo Shop:


They have two kinds: Vicky Victory and Bobbie Smith.

9. Vintage starburst cocktail glasses


From SarainAZ’s new Etsy shop, The Museum of Kitsch!

And last, but NOT least…

10. Magpie Ethel’s Retro Beach House Makeover!



If you don’t follow her blog or her Instagram, you really should. Her collections are pretty much what inspiration is made of!

Have you been vintage-inspired this week? Send me pics of your crafts, your finds, your buys, your items for sale or inspiring links to ruth@nopatternrequired.com for a chance to be featured on a round-up! Affiliate Links

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10 Responses to Weekly Vintage And Retro Inspiration!

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Oh my gosh…..LOVE that Flamingo bathroom stuff……and that Bernie Dexter dress too!!!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Isn’t the flamingo stuff the cutest? It is part of their kids line!

  2. Jacki Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Honestly Ruth, how did you find the Bernie Dexter site. Some of these dresses even someone my age and older can wear. Love them!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Someone on my Instagram feed posted a picture of themselves in a Bernie Dexter dress with a really cute cardigan from another shop, and I was instantly in love with dress. I might have to post the cardigan next week!

  3. cindy Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Those dresses!!!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      I know!!! I absolutely love them.

  4. Lauren Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    You are making me want to pull out the wallet and buy ALL OF THIS. Ah, love all this.

    I follow Maggie’s blog and IG. So much eye candy.

    I just picked up flamingo and pineapple planner dividers and a Liz Talor quote dash. Makes me so happy. I should put up up pics on my IG.

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Glad you love it! You should totally put up pics of your planner stuff, and make sure you tag me so I don’t miss it. 🙂

  5. Jen Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    So much cheery cute!

    Also, Hobby Lobby has a darling flamingo fabric right now. Just (“just”…ha!) flamingos on white, but it’s fabulous enough that I bought three yards when we were there Saturday. 😉

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      I know, I love the cute!

      Ahhhh! Flamingo fabric?!?!? I will have to check it out. You can feel free to send me a pic as well, if you feel like it! 🙂

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