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Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Children of Yesterday….Having a Blast Just Being Kids!

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Children of Yesterday….Having a Blast Just Being Kids!

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By Sara In AZ The pure blissful innocence of children sometimes takes my breath away….I hope you all are having a fabulous day today!   Small Children 1960 Sitting on Skate Boards Riding on Sidewalk from seller lovevictor86  …

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Bad Seed

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Bad Seed

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By Sara In AZ   Mommy, you REALLLY don’t want to make me mad!     Original Antique Photograph The Bad Seed from seller DearMacyVintage  …

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Little Homemaker Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Little Homemaker Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch As long as there have been homemakers and toys, there have been toys about being homemakers. I can remember running around the house with my tiny carpet sweeper when I was a little girl as well as ironing doll shirts with a pint-sized iron.  No doubt, generations…

Hosting A Retro Little Girl’s Birthday Party – A Photographic How-To

Hosting A Retro Little Girl’s Birthday Party – A Photographic How-To

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By RetroRuth If there was one thing my grandmother had, it was style. And she had it in spades. When Grandma decorated, she decorated.  Every few years my grandparents North Side Chicago flat would get all new wallpaper, new carpet, new curtains and sometimes even new furniture. When she dressed,…

Miniature MCM Bathroom, Seattle Ranch Rambler and Child’s Formica Table

Miniature MCM Bathroom, Seattle Ranch Rambler and Child’s Formica Table

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By RetroRuth A fun week this week in Twitter and Facebook news.  Starting with: Mid-Century Tiled Bathroom in Miniature I was completely charmed this week by this miniature MCM bathroom over at My Realitty. It even has a pink toilet and pink sinks. Super, super cute. Ranch Rambler in Seattle…

Vintage Craigslist Finds Photo Collage–The Pink Detroit Edition

Vintage Craigslist Finds Photo Collage–The Pink Detroit Edition

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By RetroRuth Happy New Year’s Day, Everyone!  Since most of you Retro Rowdies probably still have a hangover from last night’s festivities, I thought I would give you a reprieve from having to think about the usual goals and resolutions that are associated with the New Year. Instead, I thought…

Whimsical Graphics – Vintage Children’s Handkerchiefs on Ebay

Whimsical Graphics – Vintage Children’s Handkerchiefs on Ebay

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By RetroRuth I have to admit, I love vintage graphics.  Soda bottles, fabric patterns, stove instructions, pretty much anything vintage is going to get a few “ooohs” and sighs from me.  But I must admit that I am especially smitten with children’s graphics and images. I was poking around eBay…

Paulette’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Child’s Pink Stove and Fridge!

Paulette’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Child’s Pink Stove and Fridge!

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Adorable picture alert! Paulette’s entry is pretty much cuteness overload.  She writes: Christmas Eve 1961:  My sister and I are plopped in front of the presents under the Scotch pine decked out with tinsel, Shiny-Brites, and other baubles.   There were even a few clip-on candles on it somewhere, just for…

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to catch a presentation on aprons at the Midland Historical Society.  It was called Aprons Then & Now, and was put on by Katee Heath, the “Apron Lady” of Midland. Katee was a very sweet lady, and was giving the talk to benefit the…