Category Archives: Retro Rainbow

Retro Rainbow // This Week’s Color is TANGERINE!

Aw yeah. Happy Wednesday friends! Are you all ready for another edition of the Retro Rainbow? I am! This week Jenny and I picked the luscious color of TANGERINE. It’s one of my favorites and just adds such a pretty punch of color to everything. I have to say I think Jenny found some reeeeally extra fun stuff this week. You know, we never coordinate what we pick, so each collection of goodies is as much a surprise to us as it is to you! Let’s see what treasures Jenny unearthed from her own stash of vintage goodness. Oh, and don’t forget that you can find my finds over on Frecklewonder!

Hello Modern Kiddos!!!

Jenny here with some orange picks. Or, TANGERINE, as we’re calling it! Which is so much more fabulous than orange, don’tcha think? I know we’ve told you this every time, but it bears repeating: Alix and I are having a blast with this. As if that’s really any surprise, the treasure hunting is in our blood!! This week, our kids played along too. Alix sent me a funny text yesterday after she suddenly realized that it was Tuesday afternoon so she was scramblin’ and mad dashin’ around the house searching for orange things and as for us? It was just plain old HOT outside and we were taking comfort in the AC. I asked Dotty to find me some orange things and she was so adorable, bringing me an orange Ugly Doll that she wanted to squeeze into every picture. I’ll share an outtake on Frecklewonder tomorrow, mmmk?

I sure do hope you enjoy our finds this week! Don’t forget to pop over to Frecklewonder to see what Alix + Wolfie came up with. You know they’re good.

Happy Retro Rainbow Wednesday, kids!  xoxo, Jenny

 photo glasses.jpg

 photo littleDudes.jpg

 photo pyrex-2.jpg

 photo advertisements.jpg

 photo elephantDress.jpg

 photo mottoGraph.jpg

 photo books-2.jpg

 photo vera-1.jpg

 photo suitcase-2.jpg

OK, I think I want everything!!! The drinking glasses and pyrex were my favorite….but that Vera shirt was SO excellent too!! And the little  girls dress…and…..and…. I just can’t wait to see what we turn up next week, when our color will be…..?????? Hee. Oh c’mon, that would ruin the surprise!

Don’t forget to swing on by frecklewonder to see what tangerine treasures I managed unearthed at Camp Kiddo!

{Psst! Did you miss last week’s pretty in pink? You can check out Jenny’s here and mine over here!}

Retro Rainbow // Color of the Week PINK!

Howdy howdy howdy! It’s time for another installment of the Retro Rainbow. It was soooo awesome to see your enthusiasm for this fun new summer series. Just in case you missed it, Jenny and I are scouring our own personal vintage collections to come up with a color-themed series of fun. We call it “thrifting our basement” and I have to tell ya, we are having a blast! As always, you’ll find my own colorful contributions over at frecklewonder and Jenny is showing off her amazing stuff right here. Let’s just say she gives new meaning to Pretty in Pink! Take it away Jenny!

Hi Modern Kiddos! Freckle here and lemme tell you what: I’m so excited about PINK! I knew it wouldn’t be hard to find some sweet pink treasures around the house but I surprised myself a bit with just how much I found. I realized I was going just a leetle bit bonkers with the pink and actually had to narrow down my picks for the week a bit. Wanna know something funny? When Alix and I were working out the details of this here correspondence in color, we were like… “Well how many items should we feature each week? Four? Six? Eight, tops??” and here we are on week two and we both had to be held back at a dozen. We are maximalists—through and through!

So, I hope you enjoy this collection of pink things. It really was fun to put together. Oh, and the fact that we both featured old metal kitchen toys? Total co-inky-dink! You know we don’t talk about what we’re picking… it’s as much a surprise to us as it is to you! Happy Wednesday! — Jenny

Ahhh, another excellent round up! The little fridge is amazing. And the brooches. And can I just say that I totally want to be wearing that dress, as I run down a pink sunset beach with that adorable sand pail in my hand!!

Oh yes, and don’t forget to swing on byfrecklewonder to see what pink treasures I managed finds!

{Psst! Did you miss last week’s red/white/blue extravaganza? You can check out Jenny’s here and mine over here!}

Retro Rainbow // A Weekly Summer Series

Oooohlala, what do we have here? Is it a collaboration between @galexina and @frecklewonder? Why YES it is! We (Alix and Jenny) have known each other for over ten years—yet we’ve never lived in the same state. Along the way, our fabulous friendship has spanned 2786 miles, three different blog platforms (hello LiveJournal!), the birth of two kiddos, and countless conversations about life, love of pop culture and our common obsession: thrifting vintage goodies. A collaboration has always been a no-brainer, but what to do? After batting around numerous ideas over the years we finally figured it out. One of our favorite things to do is share finds—delighted by new discoveries (“what?? I’ve never seen one of those!”) happily jealous of every awesome score (“that was a dollar??”) and equally horrified (but giggling) at crazy modern day thrift prices (“they wanted how much for that??!”). It’s always fun!

So we are pleased to introduce a special Summer Series: the Retro Rainbow! Each week we’ll pick a different color theme and then challenge each other to “shop at home” to show off cool vintage finds. I’ll be sharing my finds over at Frecklewonder, and Jenny will be sharing her fun finds over here on Modern Kiddo. We hope you swing by both spots and enjoy this fun correspondence in color!

First up, in honor of the 4th of July we present a collection in RED WHITE & BLUE. Take it away Jenny!

Ahhh those pennants!! And the chairs….and that dress? OH YES. Jenny has the best stuff. That was so fun! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

We’ll see you next week when the color will be……..???

OH, and don’t forget to swing by frecklewonder to see my red/white and blue picks! HAPPY 4th of JULY!!

PS for more vintage-y goodness, check out Jenny’s instagram feed @frecklewonder. I’m @galexina and our girl Dottie is @missdottie!