I like things that are nostaligic...but sometimes just as much or more than I like things that are actually nostalgic because they are old, I like things that are nostaligic because they look old. So, for the long weekend, I've composed a list of just a few of the places I like to look for this type of thing...just happy little corners of the web with things you could describe as retro, vintage, or kitsch-y!
Christmas Traditions is one of my favorite places. They feature holiday decorations (not just Christmas, but all the other ones, too) by a number of talented artisans and often there's stuff on sale. You can find a wide variety of garlands, trees, ornaments, post cards, etc...all with a sweet vintage flair! The following pics are from Christmas Traditions: Bethany Lowe feather tree, hat by Glitterville, houses by Cody Foster.Victorian Trading often carries things that are just too formal or maybe just too "victorian" for my home, but what they sell is beautiful and some of their holiday decor is great! (Case-in-point: the reproduction hat boxes and this darling music box!) Plus, they often have good sales. Nana Lulu's Linens and Handkerchiefs actually has some actual vintage linens and decor as well as some vintage reproductions. All are lovely...like this cute vintage pink strawberry table cloth.Enchanted Decor reminds me a bit of Christmas Traditions in that they have lots of great vintage-style holiday decor! Tinsel, mercury glass, bottle brush trees...and much more! Retro Planet offers both authentic and reproduction items as well. The trick is telling which is which! They have a nice selection of tin signs. If the tin signage you seek is not at Retro Planet, however- pop over to Jack and Friends. Signs aren't all they have, but they sure are cute! Here you can shop by categories such as 50s Retro Kitchen and Old General Store!
Well, happy browsing! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
sweetly, happily, and artfully yours,