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Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Easter Edition

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Easter Edition

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by Andrea Easter is coming, and it’s time to get your craft on!  If you’re looking to branch out past colouring eggs, there’s all kinds of Easter craft ideas to be found on eBay – let’s have a look!   First up, this NEW Pkgs Vintage DESIGNLAND CRAFTS (12) Easter…

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…

Adorable Vintage Valentines!

Adorable Vintage Valentines!

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by Andrea My valentine stumbled across (and picked up for me) this super duper adorable book of vintage valentines the other day that I just had to share!   This book is chock full of adorable vintage valentines from cover to cover!  Some even have velvet flocking on them, which…

Let’s Disco!

Let’s Disco!

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by Andrea Ever wanted to learn to disco?  Now’s your chance!  I’ve got some scans for you from the 1978 edition of Let’s Disco, put out by K-Tel!   They really do make disco dancing look epic on the cover, don’t they? Got your dancing shoes on?  Let’s get started.…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Getting Ready For Christmas Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Getting Ready For Christmas Edition

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by Andrea Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for Christmas.  Here’s some great Chirstmas related sewing patterns that I came across on eBay. First up, we have a Vintage Christmas Pixie Dolls Sewing Pattern   Is this elf pattern not totally…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup

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by Andrea We’re going mod this week!  Check out some of these awesome mod eBay finds, perfect to spruce up your wardrobe. First up, this Uncut 60s VTG Simplicity 7868 Lined Mod Retro Coat Pattern   I love the plaid view on this pattern – it would make such an…

Friday Etsy Roundup – DIY Edition

Friday Etsy Roundup – DIY Edition

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By Andrea Another one of my many collections is our extensive collection of vintage non-fiction books. A big portion of these are DIY books, and I am always looking for more. I thought I would share some of the ones I came across on Etsy! From seller MidwesternVibes This craft…

Tips For Your Wardrobe – 1962 Style!

Tips For Your Wardrobe – 1962 Style!

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By Andrea One of my newer additions to my vintage sewing book collection is this McCalls Easy Sewing from 1962. Instead of getting right into sewing, the first few pages of the book have some really handy tips on choosing a silhouette that works for your body shape, and selecting…

Some Retro Reading

Some Retro Reading

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By Andrea This week, I thought I would share some of what I’ve been reading lately, with some unexpected vintage resources! First up is Vintage Life Magazine Vintage Life is a UK-based magazine, however their writers do an excellent job of presenting articles than anyone around the world can enjoy.…

Removing The Musty Smell From Vintage Magazines – An Experiment

Removing The Musty Smell From Vintage Magazines – An Experiment

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By RetroRuth Recently I bought a bunch of vintage magazines off of eBay. Cheap. I am sure you already know where this story is going, right?  Gullible girl sees cheap mags, buys cheap mags, then sadly finds out why mags were so cheap. But I didn’t let my previous life…

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