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Winner of the 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase Is…

Winner of the 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase Is…

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Before we get to the winner, I want to thank everyone who entered our contest and send out a HUGE thank you to Stephanie from Glittery Moon Vintage for the fantastic prize. We are so thrilled to have her be a part of No Pattern Required, and we hope that…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

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by Andrea It often seems that crochet doesn’t get the same love that knitting does in the crafting world.  Which is too bad, as it’s really easy to learn, projects usually work up quick, and you can make some really awesome projects!  Here’s some great vintage crochet patterns I found.…

Mid-Century Vases From Glittery Moon Vintage & Gorgeous Giveaway of a 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase! – WINNER CHOSEN

Mid-Century Vases From Glittery Moon Vintage & Gorgeous Giveaway of a 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase! – WINNER CHOSEN

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Can I just tell you that the vases from Glittery Moon Vintage are arrestingly beautiful? I am constantly amazed by the beauty of mid-century design and our new sponsor, Stephanie from Glittery Moon Vintage, has managed to introduce me to a new area that I am destined to become obsessed…

Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

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By RetroRuth We recently found and put in one of the last pieces of our living room. Lighting! This story starts very similarly to many of our stories (other lights, shadowbox) with an email from Sara In AZ, the undisputed queen of eBay. Somehow, miraculously and after over three years…

Thrifting Finds!

Thrifting Finds!

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By Sara In AZ Well, I haven’t been thrifting in probably over 2 months now…boo!…….since I’ve been SO busy at the ranch, but I wanted to show you all some finds from before my life went straight to crazy-town! I thought these little bluebird wall plaques were super adorable, they…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy

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By Andrea   Hello Readers!  We’re having a bit of a switcheroo on posts this week, and I’ve got some fantastic finds for you from Etsy.  Let’s have a look! Made to Order Mid Century Vintage Style 2 Tiered Fiberglass Lamp Shade Would you believe this lampshade isn’t vintage?  This…

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

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by Andrea Now that summer is finally here, I am thinking holidays and camping.  Here’s some super cute, retro style camping and holiday prints from Etsy!   Alexander Henry – Nicole’s Prints – Vinyl Vacation – Dk Tea Love this holiday themed print from Alexander Henry – everything about it…

Chair Upholstery – A How-To! Part 1: Getting Started

Chair Upholstery – A How-To!  Part 1: Getting Started

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By Andrea I am pleased to report that my cast is off and that means I can finally bring you the chair upholstery tute that I have been promising for half of forever!  Let’s get started!     As seen last week, when I did my chair leg rehab mini-tute,  this…

Antique Mall Humor From The Mega Mall In Lansing

Antique Mall Humor From The Mega Mall In Lansing

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By RetroRuth So, we all do it. We see something when we are out thrifting or antiquing and it totally cracks us up. It’s a picture of a clown riding a unicorn, or a painting of someone’s cat, or an unfortunate-shaped salt and pepper set. And for the rest of…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Pretty Things For Pretty Houses

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Pretty Things For Pretty Houses

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s post won’t be focusing on a single time capsule house but instead, on a few different estate sale houses that I’ve toured lately. These homes are all either destined for the real estate market or already under contract. So I guess this post…

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