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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…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1940s Car Hop with Buick Special Convertible

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1940s Car Hop with Buick Special Convertible

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By Sara In AZ Soft drink anyone?     1940 Car Hop Serving Buick Special Convertible Photograph from seller dgaudi…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Schulman Academy Theatre Inglewood California

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Schulman Academy Theatre Inglewood California

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By Sara In AZ Anyone up for a movie? Schulman Academy Theater Inglewood California Photograph from seller lovevictor86  …

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Don’t Mess With Me

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Don’t Mess With Me

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By Sara In AZ If ever there was a teacher NOT to mess with, this would be the one!     Vintage Photo 40s Unusual TEACHER School DESK Map FUNNY Stern Woman from seller rcmaniac119  …

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…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1948 JC Penney Grand Opening in Santa Monica California

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1948 JC Penney Grand Opening in Santa Monica California

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By Sara In AZ If I could shop at *this* JC Penny store…….I’d shop there every single day for the rest of my life!   1948 Grand Opening JC Penney Santa Monica CA from seller lovevictor86…

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…

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Federal Glass Edition

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Federal Glass Edition

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by Andrea Although I am primarily a Pyrex girl when it comes to my vintage kitchenware collecting, Federal Glass pieces are something I cannot pass up, either!  Federal made some really gorgeous patterns in mixing bowls and bakeware, and oh, the barware!  Here’s some of my favourite pieces from Etsy.…

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.…

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