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Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay

Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay

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by Andrea We’re going to travel back to 1939 today, and take a peek at the guidebook from the 1939 International Exposition in San Francisco.  The Exposition was located on an island called Treasure Island, which was built especially for the Expo.  Unfortunately, not much is left of the Expo…

My 5 Most Memorable Mid-Century Books

My 5 Most Memorable Mid-Century Books

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By RetroRuth Hope everyone is having a relaxing Labor Day! To celebrate, I am bringing you some book suggestions for you to read while you are lounging around relaxing on this fine holiday. Not too long ago, I was tagged on my personal Facebook account to list ten books that…

Your Journey Through The Canadian Rockies

Your Journey Through The Canadian Rockies

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by Andrea This past weekend, I came across an interesting little booklet from 1932 put out by Canadian Pacific, highlighting points of interest on your train trip from Calgary to Vancouver.  Let’s take a trip, shall we? Something to note – they apparently made different editions of these books for…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – A Little More Crochet (Part 3)

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – A Little More Crochet (Part 3)

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by Andrea A bit of a switcheroo this week!  I’ve got your shopping roundup on Wednesday this time.  The past couple of Fridays I brought you some fantastic vintage crochet patterns from eBay.  This week, here’s some suggestions for building your crafting library with some fantastic vintage inspired crochet books…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

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by Andrea I came across so many awesome crochet patterns last week, that I had to share the crochet love and bring you a second selection of patterns this week.  Let’s have a look! VTG 1969 McCALL’S CROCHET LESSONS FASHION & HOME PATTERNS MAGAZINE~BEGINNERS~# 3 This one is fantastic if…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

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by Andrea It often seems that crochet doesn’t get the same love that knitting does in the crafting world.  Which is too bad, as it’s really easy to learn, projects usually work up quick, and you can make some really awesome projects!  Here’s some great vintage crochet patterns I found.…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

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by Andrea A few weeks ago I brought you some suggestions for beefing up your sewing library.  For those of you who partake in other handicrafts, this week I have some suggestions to add to your crafting library. Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Learn To Sew Edition

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by Andrea Today we’ve got some great Learn-To-Sew items from around the internet – let’s have a look!   This vintage 11″-12″ Doll Sportswear panel would be great for any little girl who wants to learn to sew for her Barbie – everything you need to know is printed right…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

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by Andrea Although the Internet is fantastic for information, there’s something to be said for having your own great library of books to draw from.  I am always looking for new additions to my library – here’s some that I found that look great!   Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Upholstery Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Upholstery Edition

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by Andrea Even though I cannot bring you an upholstery tutorial quite yet, I still have upholstery on the brain this week.  Here’s some finds from eBay and Etsy! First up, this Vintage Upholstery Fabric – Geometric – Gold   Love the combo of the geometric design, but with earth…

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