Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Retro Babs on Etsy: Vintage and Remix Fantastic Finds

Renuxed Dish Towels!

Retro Babs is a great Etsy shop full of vintage housewares and upcycled finds. This shop is a Mother-Daughter duo known as Barb and Bec.  They stock their shop full of "a little vintage this" and "a bit of handmade that."  I love the vintage decor and practicality housed here.   Bec enjoys "remixing" things such as making ooak towels -- a lovely set of 3 can be had here for just $10.  Bec often embellishes things with her own personal touches, making them more lovely than they originally were.

My absolute favorite has to be the clocks.  Ahhhhhh, the clocks.  These are a great way to re-use vintage plates, and not to mention would be a great gift idea if you know someone who collects this particular line! There are usually several different versions in stock here.

Although I'm reportedly a kitchenista (RetroBabs stocks plenty of cool kitschy items), I find it interesting to see her mix of lovelies. Here you will find gifts for him, for her, memories for both, and wedding items.   These great gloves are only $12, a real steal for the vintage clothing lover, and would be perfect for the bride to be vintage-wedding-style.

Let's not forget the cameras, RetroBabs has some keen eyes for the hottest in vintage camera finds! I just love this 1957 Poloroid Highlander, with original case, booklets, and everything for $30.  Perhaps the photographer in you can get this working, or use it for a cool icon in your retro home.

She is a proud member of the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team, Trade-a-holics, and Etsy Recyclers Guild Team on Etsy!


Keep up with Retro Babs :

In Her Etsy Shop
On Her Blog
On Her Facebook Page

1 comment:

  1. What a great blog post/article. Thanks so much, we are honored. We like to think we have a mid-century modern vibe going in the shop, with lots of items from 1950s and 60s.
    FYI: We have a nifty sushi platter, dishes and tray for sale- We will donate the price of the item to Japan Tsunami Relief Fund.
    Thanks
    Babs & Bec

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