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Weekly Vintage And Retro Inspiration!

Weekly Vintage And Retro Inspiration!

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By RetroRuth Here’s some vintage and retro inspiration from around the web and in stores this week! 1. Flamingo bathroom accessories from Target:   Flamingo Rug Flamingo Shower Curtain Flamingo Bath Mat Alex was very happy to get some of these in her pink bathroom! 2. Vintage Tap Shorts: From…

Retro Planner Series – Paint By Number Dancers

Retro Planner Series – Paint By Number Dancers

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By RetroRuth Has anybody else out there been getting into planners and crafty planning? I am super-busy and have always relied on planners to keep my head on straight, but I recently started getting more into decorating them as a way to unwind as well as plan. I know that…

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooooo, I’ve been planning out our hallway bathroom décor….in this bathroom that I re-painted the cabinets in……….. From day one this always was going to be the “poodle” bathroom! We are close to figuring out our tile for the room and I still need to…

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M793 Lamp Table with Drawer

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M793 Lamp Table with Drawer

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By Sara In AZ   Gosh, it’s been SO long since I posted about a Heywood Wakefield refinishing project…..it feels like a million years ago since I did a post on a H-W refinish job! I was looking back through our picture files on the computer the other day and…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

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by Andrea   It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Retro Pattern Review to share, so I am excited to bring this one to you this week!  We’re taking a look at Simplicity 8672 from 1969.     What do you do when you’ve got a super girly, Star Wars…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Last week we were left with this as the final picture in Part 1 of the curtain making extravaganza….. …..two big heaps of barkcloth fabric. I bought the fabric on close-out from Full Swing Textiles. This is a fabulous barkcloth fabric…..very heavy and thick…how I wish…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ OK, so…sheets in the front window. I know, I know – it’s really not the statement I wanted to make to the neighborhood but what’s a girl to do when atomic barkcloth is SO hard to find in mass quantity?! So the window has been like…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

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by Andrea   Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what pieces you would like to add to your fall wardrobe!  I’ve got a top pick from each of the big name pattern manufacturers – let’s have a look.   B7040 Burda Style Dress…

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…

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

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by Andrea Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking to add some great retro pieces to your wardrobe, there’s definitely some great new patterns out – let’s take a look!   McCALLs M7154 VTG 30’s Archive CIRCA 1930 EVENING DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZE 6-22 I know, I know…

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