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Weekend DIY: Retro Fabric Swatch Portraits

Mar 01, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Looking for a creative way to put grandma’s old fabric on display? This simple yet brilliant idea posted at The Purl Bee is also inexpensive. Crafters used newly produced fabric, but well-stored pieces from decades past will add nostalgia. Other materials include wood embroidery hoops and fabric glue. You could also paint the hoops and

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Retro 50s Decorating with Oilcloth Tablecloths

Oct 17, 2011 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

Post-WWII America and its people enjoyed unprecedented renewal and economic growth. Many people were delighted to find that they had disposable income after the meager wartime rationing and shortages. This meant they were able to spend money to beautify their homes, and this included purchasing stylish kitchen linens. And yet, people had not completely forgotten

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