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New VCT Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

New VCT Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are finally getting flooring!!!  It was such a blast choosing the flooring for Mom’s condo – she wasn’t afraid of a little color! We, unfortunately, had some hiccups with the VCT installation so I DEFINITELY recommend hiring someone who knows his trade and get…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

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by Andrea   Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what pieces you would like to add to your fall wardrobe!  I’ve got a top pick from each of the big name pattern manufacturers – let’s have a look.   B7040 Burda Style Dress…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

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by Andrea   My daughter is a big fan of both princesses and dresses.  She’s gotten a ton of wear out of the dress that I made her back in August 2013, from Style 4641 (you can read my retro review on that one here).  However, after lengthening that one…

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Clothing Your Dolls Edition

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Clothing Your Dolls Edition

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by Andrea If you’ve got a little girl, or know any little girls who love dolls, sewing them some sweet retro style clothes can be a fantastic way to use up your scraps – I know my girls have always loved them!  Here’s some great doll patterns from eBay. First…

Where to Find Patterns For Vintage Gloves – Wondering Wednesdays

Where to Find Patterns For Vintage Gloves – Wondering Wednesdays

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By RetroRuth We have a really fun question from Sierra submitted via our Facebook page! Sierra writes: I’ve recently been trying to hunt down information and patterns for ladies gloves… for something so ubiquitous, I’m having a hard time finding anything! I never fit into vintage ones -my hands are…

New VCT Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

New VCT Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ Can y’all believe it, we FINALLY made it all the way to new flooring installation day at the condo! I’ll bet y’all never though this day would come, what with all the mess and mayhem going on these past few weeks. I suppose it never felt…

Ten Last Minute DIY Mid-Century Gifts To Whip Up By Christmas

Ten Last Minute DIY Mid-Century Gifts To Whip Up By Christmas

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By RetroRuth This is it! It’s Christmas week. The big one. End of the line. And you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your sister. Or for your husband.  Or for your neighbor across the street who always manages to get you exactly what you need. What the heck…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I know everyone is probably just now coming out of their food comas, so why don’t we ease into Saturday and check out the cool kitsch for sale on e-Bay.  Check out these super sweet retro childrens wall…

This IS your granny’s crafting! Embroidered Squirrels Edition

This IS your granny’s crafting!  Embroidered Squirrels Edition

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By Betty Crafter  I was not kidding, y’all, when I said I needed to cleanse my craft palette after the creepy clown production of last time.  I wanted something cute that I’d enjoy making and actually WANT in my house.  And friends, there are no two words sweeter to this…

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

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Boo! Are you terrified yet??? This post originally ran in August of 2010, but it is just too horrifying not to run it again. By RetroRuth Good Lord!!!! I found the World’s Scariest Clown Doll in the whole world! Don’t believe me, huh?? Well check this out! Reeeee! Reeeeeeee!! Reeeeeee!…

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