These are a few of our favorite things…

Following are some nifty items easy-to-buy on Amazon that might interest readers. These are all affiliate links — that is, we make a little dough re mi if you click over and buy anything; you can read more about how we make money to keep this blog boat afloat here:

Mosser Glass is still made today —
lots of styles and color.
Yum: Jadeite cakestand!
Shop Mosser Glass.

mosser-glass

vladimir kagan Vladimir Kagan’s awesome
biography
has been updated
and reissued.
The initial
version sold for $200
or more once it went out
of print.
My husband discovered these
Wiss Shop Shears — titanium-
coated, they are three-times
sharper than steel and cut
through paper, cardboard,
heavy fabric, rope, rubber,
leather, plastics, and more.
wiss-shop-shears
midcentury modern coloring books Midcentury modern coloring
books from Jenn Ski
 

Kate and her husband had
a super-fun couples crafting
night making these!
Don’t forget yer Union Products
authentic “Featherstone” flamingos!

pink flamingo lawn ornaments designed by don featherstone in 1957
termichy Termichy Leather Clutch Wallet 
Okay, so this isn’t retro,
but I bought this to hold my
new IPhone 6, and I really like it!
It’s the 50th anniversary
of the Lava Lamp —
I got one, it’s a beauty!

lava lamp
mississippi-bathroom-faucet Mississippi faucets by
Sign of theCrab
are my favorite
for a midcentury bathroom.

Tiki Pop: America imagines
its own Polynesian Paradise
 —
Sven Kirsten’s books are instant
classics and once they are out
of print sell
for $100 or even more
Tiki book
vintage style medicine cabinet This Kohler medicine cabinet
has a lovely vintage shape
 
Hudson Valley Lighting
“Odessa” series
 —
Three lights in this series,
great for a pre-war or early
50s home.
hudson-valley-odessa
glue-gun-4 Surebonder Glue Gun —
This is the glue gun we use to make
retrocrafty projects like our famous
Christmas ornament wreaths. 
Got a shallow vintage bathtub?
I bought a Deep water bath
to make mine a soaker.
deep-water-bath
inspiring-interiors-from-armstrong-1950s Inspiring Interiors 1950s from Armstrong —
this was the book I called my “bible”
when I was first starting out.
Armstong’s illustrations are rockin’
with useful ideas!
And then… Armstrong followed
up with Interior Solutions
from Armstrong the 1960s
Is there such a thing as having
“too much fun”?
interior-1960s-solutions-from-armstrong
jubilee Jubilee Kitchen wax —
Golly, this is probably the #1
thing that readers buy after reading
about it on our site. 

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