Category Archives: Retro Round Up

The Retro Round Up:: Yay for Applique!

If there is one thing that we know and love at the ole ModernKiddo headquarters, it is a good applique  on a piece of vintage children clothing. So I have picked out some of my favorites to share with you.  Enjoy!

Set your little girlie up for crafty success with this cutie patootie pink number!  From Etsy seller, Vintage Jane.

I love this red three spotted cow.  To cute for words! From Etsy seller, June Reverie.

I love the sassy little stork carrying “baby” on these overalls. Tee hee! From Etsy seller, Fuzzymama, who just uploaded a ton of goodies to her Etsy shop.

This little giraffe comes bearing flowers. From Etsy seller, Lishyloo!

Which came first–the chicken or the egg? Who cares when you can wear this cutie of a skirt! From Etsy seller, Diaphanous Vintage.

Check out this little French gingham piggie!  So sweet! From Etsy seller, Pretty Tidy Vintage.

Ruffles AND applique? Why the heck not!  From Etsy seller, RetroResurrection.

Sometimes, you just need a little bit of applique–like a snappy little seahorse on a sweater! From Etsy seller, Sweet Shop Vintage.

Sometimes just the applique is enough.  Get this sweet patch to add to your kiddos coat to simply tell it like it is. From Etsy seller, Antiques Galore Gal.

Or make your own 100 percent! The applique is included in the pattern. Sweet! From Etsy seller, Paula’s Sew Nice.

Happy Monday, folks!

Retro Round Up:: Wooly Warmth

As a knitter, fall is the season that my knitting needles sing their siren song leading me to the closest yarn shop where I immediately drop a ton of cash on some pretty pretty wool to make something cozy.  But I found sometimes, it is easier to buy than put my poor RSI pooped hands through knitting the whole thing. And also, a shorter wait to get the product!  I found these knitted bits of cuteness on Etsy and wanted to share with you!

The detail on this dress skirt is so darling. From Etsy seller, The Robot Parade.

These socks rock! From Etsy seller, Simply Elegant Vintage.

This little Nordic sweater is too adorable for words.  I love the little hearts at the edge. From Etsy seller, Vintage & Diamonds.

These remind me of a pair of mittens my Mom gave to me a kid–little green alligator mittens. But these are pretty darn cute. From Etsy seller, Closet Queens.

Oh man, this darling little sweater is killing me. THAT PATTERN! From Etsy seller, Le Petit Market.

How much is that doggie on the sweater? From Etsy seller 1 Iota.

WHOA!  I want this in my size! From Etsy seller, Bombshells & Babes.

School time! From Etsy seller, Maybel57.

Or for you knittin’ kittens out there, I would like to offer you this. I know, right? From Etsy seller, Antiques Galore Gal.

Or you could teach your kiddo how to knit and call it a day. Circle of life my friends! From Etsy seller, Chemin des Muguets.


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!



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!