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Retro Rainbow // THINK PINK

Today’s vintage color is PINK. I have to say I knew I’d find some pretty pinkies in my jewelry box, but as I scoured my shelves, there were definitely a few surprises that I had TOTALLY forgotten I had lying around. OK, let’s get to it friend. Time to think PINK!

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You can see Jenny’s original PINK post here.

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Retro Rainbow // PURPLE

It’s time for a little Purple Reign! So yes, purple. Violet. Plum. It’s such an interesting color. Quirky. Cool. A touch regal. It was loads of fun searching the house for treasures in this vibrant shade. I was surprised to find such a big variety of goodies to include in collection.

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Isn’t is purdy?? And can you guess what that last item is? Nope, it’s not a skinny purse. It’s a tote for knitters! You can place a ball of yarn (or two!) inside and your long, long knitting needles.

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Retro Rainbow // GREEN

Hello friends! If you missed it earlier this week, I’m sharing my collections from our Retro Rainbow series. It was a collaboration I did with my friend Jenny last year. I shared her color-themed vintage goodies on MK, she shared my own color finds on her blog Frecklewonder. I thought it would be fun if I took this week to show off my favorites. Today’s color? Green, green, green!

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Kelly Green has become one of my all time favorite colors! I love how fresh and pretty it is.

You can see Jenny’s cool Vintage Green picks over here.

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Retro Rainbow // TANGERINE

Well howdy friends! It’s Alix here again with another awesome edition of the Retro Rainbow! This time we picked TANGERINE as our fabulous color. No wonder Pantone’s picked it as the Color of the Year in 2012! It’s bright. It’s sunshiney. And once again it was too much fun, browsing my personal collection to see what I could scare up! Orange was a super popular color in the 60s and 70s so you’ll see that most of my finds  are from that era. Lemme show you my TANGERINE! —Alix

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So there you have it….a Tangerine Dream! As an aside, my friend Rusty gave me that huge Leo chalice. Growing up in the 70s, whenever I would read a description of Leos they would mention how we love gold and yellow and orange—and back then I really didn’t like those colors much at all. Of course fast forward many years and now I looooove gold, and of course think yellow is just so sunshiney and happy and orange is too cool! What are your favorite colors?

See Jenny’s original VINTAGE TANGERINE picks here.

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Retro Rainbow // BLACK + WHITE

About a year or so ago I did a really fun collaboration with one of my best pals, Jenny Mitchell. We 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. We started the Retro Rainbow as a means of  sharing some of our favorite finds with each other— all with a special color theme.

When the series originally ran, I was guest posting on Jenny’s blog and she on MK. I never actually shared my finds here, so I thought it would be fun to do so. Today’s theme? Black & White!

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Ahhh, I love color but Black and White has been slowly taking over my world. So bold and graphic! Oh, and that last phone purse up there?? It really works! I call it my Spy Purse….you can plug it into the wall and make a call. Ring Ring! Ring Ring! The 70s are calling….they want to let you know you look FABULOUS.

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