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The Retro Round Up:: Spooky Spooky!

This weekend we put up our Halloween decorations.  The gourds are out and I’ve already eaten my weight in candy corn.  And I smell it in the air–the desire to do my annual Etsy/Ebay vintage Halloween costumes. Sweet!

Make every grandad on the block smile seeing this little Davy Crockett cutie coming up to his door! Sigh!

Your little girlie would look major in this darling majorette costume!

The Navy always is looking for a few good trick or treaters!

Holly Hobbie, you are too cute for words!

I just think about the kid who kept begging his mom to buy him the Star Wars storm trooper outfit and imagining the whole white hard plastic armor and getting this instead.

Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!

I dream of some kiddo dressing as Genie!

When given the chance to go as Evel Knievel, you go as Evel Knievel.

You can go as Mary and here is your little lamb!

Vintage Star Trek costume. Please someone buy this!

Happy Monday!


The Retro Round Up:: Autumn Awesomeness

Hoo boy, what a beautiful weekend.  A little mimosa soaked play-date. Saturday dinner outside with pretzels. A ton of Uno.  New shoes for the Peach’s little iron shaped footies. Bathtime. Giggles. Naps.  Yup. Some weekends are unscheduled bliss.  And one of the hightlights of course was finding some lovely goodies for you all from Etsy.

This mug makes will help your kiddo make the most of this hot chocolate weather.

Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you could have it in your pocket with this dress.

Plaid + peter pan collar + ruffle = awesome!!!

Is that a bone in your pocket or are you just happy about this amazing little jacket?

This shirt? Perfection.

Ahoy mateys! Check out this bell-bottomed beauties.

I would have done anything for these cute little red shoes when I was a kiddo!

It doesn’t get any cozier than elephants on a sweater.

I want this dress in my size!  So darling!


And this wonderful book should be read snuggling up by the fire!

Happy Monday, friends!



The Worm stands alone: New Richard Scarry book!

OMG! New Richard Scarry book!

Admit it, you love LowlyWorm best. Richard Scarry of course has written some of the most charming children’s books every, but when that darling Lowly Worm drove his apple car into lives, well, things just became a whole lot sweeter.

Huckle Cat lucked out with his awesome friend, Lowly, who is always there and ready for some apple riding fun! And it’s about time he got his own book.  The wonderful Richard Scarry unfortunately died in 1994, but his son found under his drawing table several gray cardboard portfolios  containing the beginnings of a book about Mr. Worm.

And yeah, it is AWESOME!

Of course Lowly shows kiddos how to have good manners.

What is not to love here!

Would you check out the travel awesomeness!  That submarine is divine.

And the best part is that it hits the books stores today! Thanks HarperCollins on all of this cuteness today!

Are you a Richard Scarry fan?






Retro Round Up :: Vintage Goodies

What a whirlwind weekend! I did a quick jaunt to Boulder to visit my Mom and brothers who also flew out.  No grandchildren–just the kids and we had the most marvelous time!  But how could I not spend a bit of time searching for some goodies to share with you? Enjoy!

Hmmm, Clown shoes or shoes made of clowns? You decide!

1, 2, buckle my shoe!

The orange racing stripe makes this little jacket perfection in my book.

Check out this mod madness of a sweater dress.

For your busy bee a great busy bee card game!

I have such a special place for trains on kiddo clothing. Sigh!

Check out these two terrific turtles!

I’m dying over this Retro Sears cuteness!

This majorette outfit is MAJOR!

No one could be crabby wearing this gem!

This book is truly wonderful.  I love my copy!  Genius party ideas for kiddos.

Happy Monday, folks!



Retro Round Up:: Cozy Fall Finds

I’m so crazy busy with my new client but I always have time to check out the fabulousness on Etsy, so let’s get to it!

Don’t you love this sweet little clown dress? I do!

This tulip dress is too darling not to pass up!

I want a pair of these snuggly slippers in my size!

This coat makes me excited about the weather getting colder…

I’m so crushing on this terrific Marx dollhouse.

This sweater is so cozy, it makes me think about apres ski parties.

What a dapper tiger

You know I’m mad for plaid, and this little coat is killing me with its cuteness!

This little bank is too marvelous for words–featuring kids working! LOVE IT!

And last but not least, what shall we wear?

Hee hee! Happy Monday, folks!