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Vintage Suitcases As Retro Travel Decor

Nov 19, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Repurposing vintage finds into new items is very popular right now, as is using old things in new and unexpected ways. And decorating with vintage luggage is currently one of these great trends. From antique suitcases with leather handles to vinyl versions from the ’50s and ’60s, all types of travel bags are being used

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Steampunk Decorating Ideas Using Industrial Gears

Oct 23, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

One of the most trending styles in decor is the use of industrial design to create a rustic, flea market style decor. The result of using both modern and vintage decor items together is a design trend called Retro Modern. This look may be difficult to achieve, as the prices of vintage industrial items are

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Repurposing Old Embroidered Patches as Coasters

Oct 16, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

A great idea for repurposing vintage embroidered patches is to use them as fun drink coasters. Embroidered patches are cheap and easy to find on eBay or at antique stores. Show off your love for vintage decor and reclaim old patches—with a wide variety of subjects, there’s something for everyone. From classic rock-and-roll, motorcycles, cars,

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Neon Signs: Their History & Role in Today’s Decor

Apr 27, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Neon signs have a rich and exciting history that dates back to the early 1900s. Theories leading to the creation of today’s neon signage began development around 1675, but it would take more than two centuries for neon itself to be discovered. Neon is a rare, inert gas that can be extracted from the atmosphere.

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