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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,…

Retro Review– Retro Beistle Honeycomb Turkey Thanksgiving Decorations

Retro Review– Retro Beistle Honeycomb Turkey Thanksgiving Decorations

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By RetroRuth Thank you so much to reader Jacki who tipped me off to a trove of retro holiday decorations for my home! Thanks to her, I learned that Beistle, the famous maker of vintage honeycomb tissue decorations, is still in business and STILL producing decorations based on their vintage…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

My Collection Obsession–Vintage Pyrex–The Non-Green Edition

My Collection Obsession–Vintage Pyrex–The Non-Green Edition

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by Andrea   Although I primarily collect vintage Pyrex in the green patterns (especially Spring Blossom), I’ve been expanding my colour palate a bit, and made some colourful (and clear!) additions to my collection.   I do love a pretty carafe.  The gold floral design on this one is gorgeous…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Bakelite Jewellery Edition

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by Andrea I do love Bakelite jewellery – it’s so pretty!  Here’s some of my favourite pieces currently for sale on eBay.   VTG 1940s TWO-TIERED BAKELITE CHERRY NECKLACE I absolutely love the fruit Bakelite necklaces, and this one is definitely a stunner!  I love how this one is a…

Retro Review – Halloween Vintage Die Cut Decorations from Laughing Elephant

Retro Review – Halloween Vintage Die Cut Decorations from Laughing Elephant

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By RetroRuth I know, I know, Halloween is over and here I am reviewing decorations. Am I crazy? Unorganized? Well, probably “yes” to both questions. BUT if you like to bargain shop, now is the time to snatch up all those extra Halloween decorations at a discount for next year!…

Fab New Makeup With Wonderful Retro Packaging!

Fab New Makeup With Wonderful Retro Packaging!

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By RetroRuth It’s Monday again and I am here to try and bring a smile to your face.  Here are some new makeup products with fun retro packaging that are sure to spice up your morning routine. The Steal: The AutoBalm Hawaii Face Palette From Kohl’s This is a great…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Halloween Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Halloween Edition

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by Andrea Halloween is definitely my favourite holiday!  I love the spookiness and the costumes.  I also really love vintage Halloween decor.  If you’re looking for some great last minute Halloween touches, here’s some great finds from eBay!   Vintage Hallmark Halloween Greeting Card Cat Ghost Bat Witch This Halloween…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

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by Andrea   Fall has definitely rolled in around these parts, and I am already feeling the urge to cozy up with an awesome knit sweater – and do some knitting!  Here’s some great patterns to get you started on your fall knitting from eBay.   MARY MAXIM Graph Style…

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