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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.…

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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By Sara In AZ Wishing all of our readers a lovely and wonderful Thanksgiving day!   Vintage Photo 1950s Old THANKSGIVING Dinner Table TURKEY Kitchen from seller rcmaniac119…

The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

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By Sara In AZ Just a warning everyone – prepare the smelling salts now because you are sure to need them after viewing all of the epic photography you are about to see! I accidentally stumbled across the Brady Stewart Collection months ago and I was going to do a…

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…

1930’s Through the 1950’s At the Circus!

1930’s Through the 1950’s At the Circus!

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, you are probably getting sick of vintage circus fun from our trip to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. BUT I made sure to snap some pictures of the ephemera (posters, cloth hangings, programs, etc) dealing with mid-century to give you guys a look at the…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

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by Andrea It’s finally October!  Which means that Halloween is coming!  If you’ve not thought of a costume yet, here’s some great patterns from Etsy to get the ideas going!   Vintage 40’s Butterick 1695 Women’s Costume Pattern How pretty are these costumes?  Features Martha Washington, Colonial, Puritan, Dutch Girl, Argentine…

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

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by Andrea   Wow, I sure wish the furniture stores of today had furniture news like this!  Let’s take a look at what was news in furniture in October 1948.   The description for this one reads: “Occasional tables and sectional chairs in natural-colored maple with textured cotton upholstery are…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Gladewater, Texas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Gladewater, Texas

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is spectacular! The finishes are just beautiful and include some mind-blowing wallpaper that has absolutely made my week.  Here is a little tease for you, straight from the real estate listing: There are surprises around every corner, even though some rooms have…

Kool Kitsch For Sale On eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale On eBay

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by Andrea I’ve got a bit of a hodge-podge of awesome mid-century items for you from eBay this week – but they’re all really neat.  Let’s have a look! TEAK WOOD MUSHROOM Hors d’oeuvre forks GUNTER WURM W. GERMANY Mid Century Modern How freaking cute would these be for your…

Retro Shopping Roundup – Looks For The Ladies Edition

Retro Shopping Roundup – Looks For The Ladies Edition

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by Andrea I’ve got something a little different for you ladies out there today – I’ve got some looks from some awesome repro brands that will take you from summer into fall.  Let’s have a look! Lucky 13 Happy Hour Cardigan Embroidered Martinis Lucky 13 was the first retro brand…

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