10 Retro Christmas Gift Ideas from Indie Businesses

retro christmas gift ideas

Now that the  holidays are upon us,  many people go into a frenzy trying to find the perfect something for friends and family.  Shopping the big box stores, either in person or online,  usually turns up uninspiring choices of the same old stuff. Being a small business owner,  I prefer to support “mom and pop” stores when I can,  and encourage […]

By | 2018-12-09T16:44:05-04:00 December 9th, 2018|Gift Ideas, Nostalgia|3 Comments

10 Love-ly Vintage and Retro Finds to Treat Yourself to for Valentine’s Day


1920s valentines day card copy

There are gazillions of gift guides and articles on what to give loved ones for Valentine’s Day. But why not show yourself some love as well to commemorate the holiday?    After all, you’re pretty important in your life too!   Show yourself some appreciation and treat yourself to something fun and special this week.   A day at the […]

By | 2016-02-09T14:41:43-04:00 February 9th, 2016|Gift Ideas|2 Comments

DIY- Vintage Glove Sachets

Last week I stopped into one of my favorite shops in downtown Stuart, Florida, where I live.  Patty’s Antiques is a cute, cozy place full of shabby chic goodness.  My friend Patty and her husband, have owned the store for many years. And they are both masters at refinishing, painting and crafting, giving new life to the found objects that end up in their talented hands.

Upon entering I was immediately drawn to this fabulous hutch […]

By | 2015-10-20T10:47:26-04:00 October 20th, 2015|Crafts/DIY, Gift Ideas|Comments Off on DIY- Vintage Glove Sachets

Holiday Gift Idea-Vintage Watch Pendant Necklaces

I have become totally obsessed with vintage watch  necklaces ever since I happened upon this 1966 Vogue ad.  I really love these Sheffield pendants, in particular,  with their sleek mid century modern  lines.  This company made inexpensive costume jewelry type watches, but they sure are cute! And many of them are still working today.  I’m thinking one of these woudl make a  fabulously fun and  unique Christmas gift for some vintage loving gal.   So […]

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:28-04:00 November 26th, 2012|Fashion, Gift Ideas|2 Comments

Fun Retro Gifts and Invitations-Now available from What’s Buzzin

Every year I buy vintage inspired Christmas cards  from a company called “What’s Buzzin”.  They are so cute and unique that everyone who receives one alway comments on them.

So I was very happy to find out that the friendly folks at What’s Buzzin have now expanded into a line of retro gifts and invitations imprinted with even more fabulously fun vintage graphics.

Here’s a  sample below.  But there is much more!  The invitations can also […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:07:32-04:00 March 18th, 2011|Gift Ideas|1 Comment
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