Merry Mint-In-Box (MIB) Madness from etsy

new-old-stock-bikiniHeading toward the holidays, I also will focus on uncovering MIB merry magic over on Like this itsy bitsy teeny weeny flower power tiki bikini from VerucaVintage.

wintuck-orlon-sweater-mint-in-boxI think Etsy’s prices are usually just great. And no auction drama. Vintage orlon Wintuck sweater in original box from ToHellinAHandbag. I have a sweater like this, but not MIB. Nice.

vintage potholdersVintage potholders from ShopGoodGrace. Retro Moms and Dads would love new potholders!

pam's-dress Drats. I always believe that I will satisfy my own desire to purchase more MIB NOS stuff by doing these stories and living vicariously through YOUR purchases. But then, I spot something I *must* have. Here’s my new old stock dress from AhemVintage. I will wear it at the Home Show in Charlotte, N.C. in March. They won’t even know what I am saying, they will be so mesmerized by the dress.


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  1. says

    My oh my, love the dress!! and you’re right, they won’t be listening…they’ll be oggling and heads will be turning as people pass by you and you’ll overhear “WOW, GREAT DRESS!”

  2. Erin in Ohio says

    Love the dress! I purchased one on eBay a few years ago that is the exact same cut, style, and fabric type (“Feels like a stiff wool-y material but it’s definitely synthetic.”), but in a blue-green-cream more abstract print. Like yours, mine was NOS. You will definitely turn heads in this dress! Enjoy!

  3. Annie B. says

    Holy Moly! What a dress. Love the neckline, too. I’ll bet that several strands of pop-it beads would complement it nicely. Just might have to attend the home show in March.

  4. Magnarama says

    That dress is the ginchiest! I’m in South Carolina, might have to trundle up to Charlotte to see you after all these years of reading RetroReno.

    I’ve had a MIB ’69s pyrex waffle set (butter & syrup warmers, with coffee carafe) for ages now that I can’t believe no one has snapped up. It’s so groovy, and its box even folds into a display piece:

  5. Magnarama says

    Thanks Pam! I’d love to see it get a loving home.

    For about 12 years I’ve been collecting those midmod glass coffee carafes & their accessories that were made by so many different houseware companies. I just love the way they were designed to look like industrial laboratory glass implements. And all their different shapes and warmers/stands make fabulous display items in the kitchen.

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