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1980s Decorating Style

Jan 25, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“We love to hate the 80s but many interior design devotees will profess the the 80s were in fact the last decade of true creativity and originality in decor, and the sentiment is catching on. Could the over-the-top matchiness, fussy prints, geometric colour craze and pastel everything really be thought of as an important moment

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Having a Coca-Cola Christmas: Decorating with Coke

Nov 21, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We know this to be true about the “real thing”—Coca-Cola. Collectors of Coke memorabilia can never own enough items featuring the world’s most popular soft drink to decorate their homes and businesses. Their drive to acquire always more seems insatiable. We understand, as a symbol of simpler times, vintage Coca-Cola signs and other products are

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1940s Decorating Inspiration With Vintage Advertising

Aug 29, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

How our homes are decorated says a lot about who we are. Utilizing decorating styles that remind us of wonderful, nostalgic times can make a statement of cherished values from the time as well as create a cozy refuge from the outside world. For example, this Barclay wall paneling sample from the 1940s is a

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Happy Customer Review: Seahorse Ocean Words Wall Decal

Jul 17, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We love hearing from our customers every day and nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing from customers who are really happy with purchases they’ve made from us! Such was the case today when we heard from a customer who purchased the 36-inch Seahorse Ocean Words Wall Decal to go on a textured wall in

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DIY Decorating Project: Creating a Fun, Functional Laundry Room

Jul 05, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We recently received photos from a customer named Cindy showing us her completed laundry room renovation and the signs she purchased from us to decorate the finished room. This is the note Cindy sent along with the photos: “LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff.  Following this email will be a few photos from my laundry room

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Decorating Ideas with Colorful Circus Wall Decals and Vibrant Metal Carnival Signs

Mar 15, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Using carnival and circus themes to decorate a game room is a great alternative to the usual beer, sports and hunting memorabilia. Adding festive, colorful circus decor brings a fun, frolicking atmosphere to any room. To set the mood, what could be more fun than an old-fashioned popcorn machine popping out buckets of hot, buttery

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Decorating a Cool 1950s Soda Bar With Coca-Cola Decor

Jan 17, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some years ago our offices were based in Salem, NH rather than our current location, in Nashua. Our store was known as Vintage Vending then. These photos are of showroom displays we had in our earlier location. Unfortunately, we no longer own these items but we thought it would be fun to share these

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1950s Decorating Ideas With Home Decor From Retro Planet

Dec 28, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In addition to having an abundance of style, 50s decor has a clean look that is especially great when you’re looking for a fresh, new design aesthetic for your home. Here we present decorating ideas using retro home decor that you can find at This includes something for nearly every room in your home—your

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The Magic of Vintage Globes and Decorating Ideas With Globes

Nov 01, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I really have a weakness for vintage globes. What I consider a very appealing characteristic is that they were made with such a wide variety of colors. There are vintage globes printed in pastels, primary colors and some in nearly neon colors. Another thing I love about globes is they way they invoke a wistfulness

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Make Your Decor Pop with Howie Green Wall Murals

Oct 13, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Howie Green is a talented artist who’s been in the community spotlight since the early 1970’s. And it shows. His artwork harkens to the free-spirited, counterculture movements of the day with absolute perfection. Not quite flower power, but definitely groovy. It’s easy to see the influence of artistic forefathers like Warhol and Lichtenstein, not to

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