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Vintage revival on Etsy

November 21, 2014

People love the mid century for illustration, design, colour and style. I’m certainly one of the masses who like it too. There’s so much around that it’s sometime hard to tell the authentic vintage from what I call the contemporary retro. I recently came across the images selling on the Crumb By Crumb site on Etsy. These are  old images that have been ‘cleaned up’ to create posters for kid’s bedroom walls, but in truth it will be the adults that will be drawn to these first : )

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Educational and fun to look at too, what a great combination.

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Ideal for a children’s playroom or bedroom.

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But sometimes you can’t get better than the genuine article. Etsy has plenty of Vintage and even a search button to take you right to it. One of the fabulous sellers I’ve come across recently is Cindy, an American, midwestern mother of four, who sells tea towels / handkerchiefs and ephemera from the 50’s and 60’s. Her shop is called Neato Keen and it has a great winter banner right now. I love the feel of the doves towel here.

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More chirpy birds and a spot of old fashioned housework.

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Off to Market.

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This rather oddly themed, tea-towel series concentrating on the antics of a rather reckless young lad !

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A spot of 1960’s London featuring Bakers, Beefeaters and Beatniks  !

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A little more floral, with some fab owls and cats.

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A few older carriage designs, one by Tammis Keefe. Some lovely creative work here. Thanks to Cindy for letting me share these images with you, and don’t forget they’re all for sale on her Etsy shop, but pop over quickly before the fab ones get away !!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. neatokeenetsy permalink
    November 21, 2014 4:40 pm

    Thank you for the amazing feature! My tea towels have never looked so good!

    • November 21, 2014 5:17 pm

      My pleasure Cindy, hopefully we maybe hearing from you again sometime in the future and seeing more of your vintage treasures too : ) I’ll look forward to it.

  2. November 21, 2014 6:39 pm

    Cindy’s collection is terrific! I also collect the vintage tea towels, table cloths, and vintage calendar towels, finding them at local thrift stores at great prices. Some I use, some are on display. Thanks for a fun post!!

    • November 21, 2014 6:45 pm

      My pleasure Joy, watch this space for more like this in the months to come : )

  3. Seana Smith permalink
    November 25, 2014 9:52 pm

    These images really remind me of one of our favourite kids books ‘Harry The Dirty Dog’ by Gene Zion, the most gorgeous illustrations in this sort of style.

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