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Vintage Snappy Saturday – How to Be A Mermaid

Vintage Snappy Saturday – How to Be A Mermaid

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By Sara In AZ I’ve FINALLY figured out how I can be a mermaid too! B&W PHOTO PRETTY WOMAN IN SWIMSUIT SITTING ON BEACH AS MERMAID from seller kathysfind…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Time-Capsule Museum In New Mexico

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Time-Capsule Museum In New Mexico

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By RetroRuth This week we have something a bit unusual for WYBMN. This isn’t a residence, but a time capsule museum! This is El Rancho de la Mariposa! It is located in New Mexico, and the asking price (in case you might want to purchase a museum!) is $8.5 million.…

Retro Halloween Decor Alert!

Retro Halloween Decor Alert!

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by Andrea I know – summer’s not even over yet, so I am sure some of you are wondering why I am thinking about Halloween already.  Other than it being my favourite holiday, I just came across some awesome decorations by Beistle that I had to share!   Beistle 4-Pack…

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

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by Andrea   It seems a lot of North America has been flung into summer – I know it’s suddenly become super hot around here!  Tis has definitely got me thinking beach.  If you’re looking to sew something vintage styled for your beachwear, I’ve got looks from the 30s to…

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

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by Andrea Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking to add some great retro pieces to your wardrobe, there’s definitely some great new patterns out – let’s take a look!   McCALLs M7154 VTG 30’s Archive CIRCA 1930 EVENING DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZE 6-22 I know, I know…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1939 Minnesota Shell Gas Station

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1939 Minnesota Shell Gas Station

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By Sara In AZ I swear, if I could ever find a gas station as awesome as this now-a-days……I’d TOTALLY pay more to pump my gas there! I mean seriously – a lumberjack on the roof…does it get any more fabulous?!   1939 Shell Gas Station Great Marquee Minnesota from seller…

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

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by Andrea   I recently came across an excellent book recently – Style Your Modern Vintage Home by Kate Beavis.  As you can see, I’ve got a library copy here, but I enjoyed this book so much, I plan to purchase it and add it to my home library (It’s…

Vintage New Year’s!

Vintage New Year’s!

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by Andrea New Year’s Eve is upon us, and I’ve got some vintage New Year’s imagery for you from eBay – let’s take a look!   From seller frankbaum-oz     From seller sfxarchive     From seller relicsnbooks     From seller tumtum99:     From seller frankbaum-oz:  …

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

What’s New In Repro Patterns–December 2014

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by Andrea The major pattern companies are constantly expanding their vintage reissue selection for the retro sewist – which I personally love, as I don’t always feel like grading a vintage pattern to my size!  Here’s my favourite picks of the new offerings from Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls, Vogue and Burda.…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

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by Andrea I do love Bakelite jewellery – it’s so pretty!  Here’s some of my favourite pieces currently for sale on eBay.   VTG 1940s TWO-TIERED BAKELITE CHERRY NECKLACE I absolutely love the fruit Bakelite necklaces, and this one is definitely a stunner!  I love how this one is a…

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