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Elizabeth’s Crazy-Awesome Collection of Vintage Ephemera, Toys and Holiday Items PLUS Her Etsy Shop Grandmother’s Attic

Elizabeth’s Crazy-Awesome Collection of Vintage Ephemera, Toys and Holiday Items PLUS Her Etsy Shop Grandmother’s Attic

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RetroRuth here! It is always so much fun to bring you our new sponsors and give you new places to shop, new products to discover AND new collections to “ohh” and “ahh” over! But I have to admit, Elizabeth from Grandmother’s Attic might have the most completely awesome collection we…

My Collection of Vintage and Retro Clothespin Bags

My Collection of Vintage and Retro Clothespin Bags

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By RetroRuth Do five clothespin bags count as a collection? Maybe, since you really only need one clothespin bag to begin with.  When I was moving things around this weekend, I came across these all folded up in the back of a drawer. This is a collection that I started…

The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

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By RetroRuth Oklahoma, O-K! I think this post proves that mid-century Americana is EVERYWHERE. When Tom and I decided that we were going to stop at the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Oklahoma during our road trip this past March, we did it out of just plain geekiness. I…

The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

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By RetroRuth I love trolling through hours of mid-century goodness. It is even better when all the goodness is FREE! Oh wait. Did I say hours? I don’t mean hours.  I only mean on my brakes from writing. Twenty, thirty minutes tops. I swear. *cough* Anyway, check out the University…

My Philatelic Legacy–Or How To Display Grandpa’s Stamps

My Philatelic Legacy–Or How To Display Grandpa’s Stamps

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By RetroRuth My great-grandfather accumulated a large stamp collection over his lifetime. And when I use the term “large”, it is like describing Big Ben as a “clock” or Facebook as “addictive.” I don’t think there are adequate descriptors to really convey to you exactly how many stamps are in…