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on the road again

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Travel in style! These retro Volkswagen turned lovewagen make the perfect valentine’s day gift (sold in a pack of 12). Pair them with one of these other unique homespunsociety items you will have the most unique valentines gift for her this year!


From left to right: Volkswagen Lovewagen blank inside note cards in pink, green, blue, red or mixed set of 12, Polaroid Automatic M80 Land Camera Kit, Vintage Italian Leather Ankle Boots,  1980s Oversized Sunglasses, Handmade Copper Infinity Ring, and Handmade Golden Green Shrug.


The full collection of gifts for her can be seen here in this Etsy Treasury.

the dapper dad

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

this cool dad greeting card needs the perfect gift to go with it, don’t you think? dad’s may be the hardest to buy for, but not with this great collection of gift ideas!

from top left: One Cool Dad Father’s Day Card, Handmade Leather Belt with Vintage Buckle, Vintage Italian Silk Tie, 1960s 3 Piece Suit, Brown Mustache Mug, Vintage Werlisa Camera.

for even more gift ideas for dad, check out the full collection here on etsy and over here on pinterest, too!

fresh and fun, finds for every mum

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

mother’s day is only a week away! in honor of mom, “the one who sees everything”, i have curated a collection of great, fresh finds, perfect for mom with a great retro card to go with any of these items.

these bright and fresh products, from the top left: Retro Card, Cat Eye Mom, Plus Size Swing Dress Pattern, Paper Jewelry Post Earrings,  Enid Collins Wooden Purse, Jewelry Supply Pendants, and Teal Coin Purse.

More fresh finds can be seen on my fresh finds pinterest board and in this etsy treasury.

the best part? all of these items are ON SALE, for ONE NIGHT ONLY. SHOP NOW!

i think i am going to catch up on my correspondence

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

there is just something about handwriting a note to someone that is so much more special than an email or a Facebook message. trust me, i love technology, it has so many benefits, but I still wouldn’t trade it for paper. (i try to be as eco-friendly as possible, don’t get me wrong here!)

to help you make your notes a bit more personal, i am adding return address seals to my shop this week. combining the envelope seal and return address label into one piece, gives your greeting a personal but modern touch!

this new product got me thinking about the type of tools and items used for correspondence, present and past. pictured above you will see some great vintage items from fellow etsy Homespun Society members. From top left clockwise: Retro Return Address Seals, Teal Blue Royal Custom III Typewritter, 1930s Colorful Paper Emphemera, and Vintage Pencil Leads.

more great correspondence pieces can be seen in this treasury on etsy and on pinterest, too!

also new to the shop, buffalo envelope seals.

a few of my favorite things

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

anyone who knows me, but even a little, knows that i love everything retro mid century modern. i also love kitchen items for some reason. the combo is great. one of my favorite finds ever was a working 1950s kitchen aid stand mixer. sadly i broke the bowl :( but i used it for a few years and still keep it for when ever i come across a glass mixer bowl that fits! that mixer was the inspiration for the stationery pictured above.

amongst kitchen items my favorite things are dish ware, vintage food packaging, canisters and coffee carafes. i can’t seem to get enough of those items. in the spirit of great mid-century kitchen finds, i found some great items on etsy for everyone to check out!

from top left: Retro Kitchen Aid Card Set, Blank Inside, Vintage Dansk Kobenstyle Red Enamel Pot, Set of 4 Hand Sewn Table Napkins, Serve More Ice Cream Bucket, and  Retro Tea and Coffee Tins

more great retro items can be seen here on pinterest and her in the treasury i created on etsy.