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Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Baldwin Theatre in LA

Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Baldwin Theatre in LA

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By Sara In AZ Is this the most epic mid-century movie theatre or what?!   1949 Baldwin Theater L.A from seller ihaveitall2.…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

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By Andrea Fun kitchen accents are a great way to spruce things up or change up the look of your kitchen for the seasons.  Here’s some great patterns from Etsy and eBay for some inspiration! First up this 1970 McCalls pattern: This pattern would be so adorable to add a…

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got a couple of little projects we did around the home, and a sneak peek at an upcoming tutorial! First up – my fridge.  When we bought this house nearly 7 years ago, we knew one of the areas that was going to need the…

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

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By RetroRuth Here is some more mid-century eye candy for you this fine Monday morning! This week we have some great mid-century home plans from the book “Let’s Plan A Home”, which was published in 1946 by Surface Combustion Corporation.   The “Valley View” by Henry Otis Chapman and Randolph…

Vintage eBay Sewing Roundup – Spring Dressing Edition

Vintage eBay Sewing Roundup – Spring Dressing Edition

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by Andrea I don’t know about all of you, but I am soooooooooooo sick of winter!  So, I think it’s time to start thinking spring and spring dresses.  Here’s some great patterns I found on eBay, let’s take a look. First up, this LOVELY VTG 1950s DRESS & JACKET Sewing…

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Olympic Edition

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Olympic Edition

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by Andrea I loooooooove watching the Olympics, especially the Winter Games.  I’ve got some Winter Olympic sport-inspired picks from eBay for you today, let’s take a look! First up, some skiing inspired patterns! Here, we have this VTG Mail Order KNITTING Pattern 205~Peruvian Ski Mask+Headbands+Mittens   ‘Tis not everyday you…

More Awesome Vintage Bulbs From Globe Electric!

More Awesome Vintage Bulbs From Globe Electric!

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by Andrea You may recall my post from a few weeks ago about the fantastic vintage-style bulbs that I found, made by Globe Electric.  Globe Electric contacted me and was kind enough to send me some more of the bulbs, including some that I hadn’t been able to find locally.…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Thinking Tropical Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Thinking Tropical Edition

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by Andrea In keeping with my think-nice-warm-tropical-thoughts-since-it’s-so-dang-cold-out theme of this week, I’ve got some vintage swimsuit patterns for you today – let’s take a look. First up, we have this Vintage 1969 Simplicity Top, Hip Huggers & Bathing Suit Pattern   So 60′s.  Love the mini-dress coverup in this pattern,…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Marilyn Monroe As A Pin-Up!

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Marilyn Monroe As A Pin-Up!

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By Sara In AZ A very young Marilyn Monroe…probably still Norma Jean……posing as a pin-up. SO cool! From the auction description  EXTRAORDINARY RARE PIECE – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Original vintage 1946 or 1947 MARILYN MONROE early image being painted by EARL MORAN distributed by FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD or FPG. MARILYN MONROE…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Vintage Unmentionables Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Vintage Unmentionables Edition

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by Andrea Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s got me browsing some patterns for vintage-style underthings on eBay – let’s have a look! First up, this Vintage 40s 50s 2-Pc Pajamas Lingerie Sewing Pattern   OK, so this is more pajamas than unmentionables, but it was too…

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