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The Retro Ranch – A Hip Mid Century Vintage Store in Phoenix Arizona!

The Retro Ranch – A Hip Mid Century Vintage Store in Phoenix Arizona!

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By Sara In AZ Ok wait, did I have everyone fooled for a second into thinking I turned our ‘retro ranch’ into a vintage shop?! Although it sure does feel like I could turn our ranch into an antique store some days…..no, unfortunately my ‘ranch’ is not currently operating as…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

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by Andrea Those of you who read Sara’s post from yesterday will know that Sara decided to recruit my help in making some pinch pleats for her kitchen and breakfast nook windows – pinch pleats are actually easier to make than you might think, especially if you use a pinch…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Fred Press Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Fred Press Edition

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by Andrea Let’s spruce up our barware and servingware this week, with some great Fred Press pieces from eBay – let’s have a look!   vintage Fred Press mid-century Serv Wood cheese board ceramic tile & wood How elegant would this cheeseboard be for serving at your next get-together?  It’s…

Getting The New Mad Men Look

Getting The New Mad Men Look

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by Andrea Mad Men has long been my favourite show (pretty much since it came on air), so although I am super sad that we are getting into the final portion of the final season, I am excited to see what’s going to happen.  And to start analyzing what the…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Marimekko Prints Edition

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by Andrea   I do love me some Marimekko prints!  So gorgeous, and a great way to make a statement with one piece inyour home.  Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Marimekko fabrics from Etsy.   Marimekko Kaivo Tablecloth, vintage After the Unikko Poppy print, I think…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Spring 2015–McCall’s and Simplicity

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  by Andrea I know it’s hard to believe, especially for those of us who live in the colder parts of the world, but spring really is just around the corner.  And, there’s no better time to get a jump on your spring sewing!  Here’s some of the latest repro…

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale on eBay–Eye Catchers Edition

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale on eBay–Eye Catchers Edition

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by Andrea I am such a sucker for vintage kitchenware – it’s so pretty and cheerful!  Here’s some of my most recent faves from browsing on eBay.   Vintage Mixing Spoons. NOS. Kitchen Utensils. This is NOS I definitely couldn’t bear to take out of the package!  The graphics on…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

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by Andrea Last week, we took a look at some great vintage Barbie patterns.  This week, we’re looking at more sewing for toys, but this time, let’s take a look at some adorable patterns for baby dolls.   Simplicity Archives 4347 Vintage 18″ Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern Not only does…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

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By Andrea One of my favourite vintage sewing projects is Barbie clothes.  They are a fun retro project which is usually much quicker to do since it’s on a smaller scale.  Here’s some of my current favourites from Etsy.     McCall’s “Official” Barbie Wardrobe Pattern 7137 So many cute…

Recent Antiquing Find : Ulster Weavers Retro Linen Owl Kitchen Towel

Recent Antiquing Find : Ulster Weavers Retro Linen Owl Kitchen Towel

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By Sara In AZ Oh gosh, am I ever sucker for vintage kitchen linens! I confess, I just love them to bits….much to Mike’s chagrin! Mike and I took some time over the holidays and hit up a few antique stores, we looked and looked but I really wasn’t finding…

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