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Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Barware Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Barware Edition

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by Andrea   It may be too late for online Christmas shopping, but it’s not too late to get some swanky new/old barware for your New Year’s party!  Here’s a few picks from eBay.   Mid Century Modern Glass & Chrome Cocktail Shaker With Recipes Sports Graphics I absolutely love…

The Hottest Christmas Gifts! 1974 Edition

The Hottest Christmas Gifts!  1974 Edition

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by Andrea Today, we’re taking a peek inside the December 1974 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.  However, today we’re taking a look at the ads to see what the hot gifts of 1974 were – let’s have a look! (Click on any of the images for a larger…

Cute Retro Holiday Fabrics!

Cute Retro Holiday Fabrics!

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by Andrea It’s not too late to get a little bit more holiday sewing in.  With all of the cute retro fabrics out there, you can really put some finishing touches on your Christmas decorating!  Here’s some of my favourites from Etsy.   Robert Kaufman Fabric Retro Christmas Ornaments Holiday…

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

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by Andrea Now that it is December, I am thinking Christmas – and thinking Christmas usually gets me thinking crafts.  Need some vintage crafting inspiration?  Here’s some great items from Etsy!   Vintage 1960s McCalls 8401 Vintage Christmas Crafts and Trims Pattern UNCUT** This pattern is perfect for those mid-century…

Let’s Shop the Flea Market!

Let’s Shop the Flea Market!

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By Sara In AZ Whew, it certainly was a LONG hot summer around here….couple that with tons and tons of  rehabbing on our new/old house and staying ‘inside’ is pretty much what we did all summer long here in Arizona! It’s finally cooling down and now that the rehabbing has settled…

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.…

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I swung into our local Cracker Barrel for dinner recently and, of course, before we left we just had to check out all the new Christmas stuff that was available for sale. Imagine my surprise when I saw they actually had some cute retro-ish…

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale On Etsy–Black Friday Edition

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by Andrea   I hope all of the Americans out there had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  Don’t forget when you’re out looking for some Black Friday deals today that there’s some great ones to be found online as well – here’s some awesome pieces from Etsy that are discounted for…

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

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by Andrea While shopping online for yarn the other day, I made a fantastic discovery – did you know that Mary Maxim sells downloadable versions of nearly every pattern they’ve produced, going right back to the 50’s?   If you’re not particularly concerned about owning the actual original paper pattern,…

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