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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!

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  1. Tabetha says

    What a fantastic idea! Can’t wait to see what y’all come up with next–

  2. jenny says

    my fellow colah lovah, this was so much fun!!!!!!!!!! thank you for having me here and I cannot wait to do it again next week!! when the color will be…….? ;)

  3. ashley says

    Just visited your finds over at Frecklewonder and they are faaaaaantastic. I commented there as well. Love all these… the matchboxes, the pins, and that unbelievable dress are my favorites. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  4. Senior Threat says

    Love it. Love the colors and the clutter. Great idea, gyrlls.

  5. Carrie Anne / Little Big says

    Two of my favorite bloggers *together?* This is a vintage dream come true!

  6. Dottie says

    I can’t even tell you how much I adore this great color combo–and your choices, Jenny–c’est magnifique! Especially that dress. But you know how much I adore little dressies with dots on ‘em!

  7. Jelly Babies says

    I adore all of these, stunning!

  8. andrea says

    girls! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS IDEA! xo

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