Friday, September 10, 2010

Retro Finds

I've been doing a lot of "surfing" lately. Vintage resources and products seem so limited, and I've been relentlessly digging in an attempt to find some treasures. Here are a few websites and items I came across. Enjoy!

I have been on the prowl for reproduction vintage wrapping paper for YEARS!! I love the prints and whimsy of wrapping paper from the 50's, but who
wants to use it much less give it away? Enter Sweet Vintage: all of their paper is reversible with a retro print on each side, plus it is 60 lb. paper weight so you can reuse it. I love the wedding paper! It's covered in adorable 1950's brides and dashing grooms!

Their prices are very reasonable: $5.00 per sheet (28'' X 40''). Plus they give you two free matching gift tags, and shipping is only $1.00 per sheet. They also sell gift wrap sets and gift tag sets.

Have you ever seen the magazine Remenisce? Good Old Days seems similar, except that the articles relate to the years 1900 to 1949.

The sister magazine of Good Old Days, Looking Back features stories about wartime romances, old advertisements, and Sunday comics. Looking Back stays within the years of 1930-1969.

Yet another wonderful thing in California: Find information on The Rosie the Riveter trust, park, and memorial here. As well as info about their events, such as the Home Front Festival By the Bay, park bus tour, and USO dance. There's also an online store selling Rosie stationary, mugs, shirts, tote bags, and WWII posters.

America in WWII magazine is releasing a special issue, "Stars in WWII". It will hit newsstands on September 28th, but you can pre-order your copy now and receive $1.00 off the newsstand price plus free shipping. The magazine is said to be full of pinups, movie posters, movie ads, true stories about the hollywood stars who served in WWII, articles about the USO and canteens, and more. It looks like a fabulous issue! :)


  1. These are excellent links! I am LOVING that wrapping paper!! xoxo

  2. Thanks for these links too! I already get America in WWII but I'd forgotten about the "Stars in WWII" issue. I just ordered my copy! I love your blog by the way:)

  3. Thanks, Valerie! :) Your purses are so lovely, and I love the story behind your shop. Are there many articles about the homefront in "American in WWII" ? I'm thinking about subscribing.

  4. I love the magazine-it's about a 50/50 split between features about the homefront and articles about the war itself. I love learning anything I can about the homefront, and I also read most of the war stories, and try to remember a fact or two. (It was so complicated-and I can't keep my battalions straight from my divisions!) I think you would like the magazine!
    I also love your blog, and I appreciate your visiting mine-and I'm sorry I didn't get back to you on this sooner. Sometimes I miss comments, but I'm glad I checked today!
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Sounds good! I'll have to subscribe. Thanks for visiting my blog! It's encouraging to get a comment :)

  6. You are welcome-I understand that feeling well myself:)