Friday, July 11, 2014

Christmas in July at All That's Vintage

Christmas will be here soon and people are out shopping for the occasion now.

Enjoy the photos of what we have to offer in our shop in Galena, IL. 


Friday, June 6, 2014

10 DIY Projects Using Vintage Sewing Patterns

Vintage sewing patterns.  The thin delicate paper with bold black lines are something we can admire.  Have you ever thought about using them for something other than their intended purpose?  Do you have some tucked away that you don't use anymore?  Grab a pen and take note!

Here's ten ideas to get you started:

 1. Decoupage a lampshade.

 2. Wallpaper a wall in your craft studio/sewing room.

 3. Tissue paper for gift bags.

 4. Shelf liner.

 5. Tracing paper.

 6. Decoupage your vintage dress form.

 7. Wrap your handmade sewn gifts.

 8. Background for scrapbooking/collages.

 9. Mod Podge them to chipboard letters.

10. Decoupage a picture frame.

Next time you visit our shop in Galena, stop in, pick up a pattern, and create something unique.  We have several to choose from ranging from $5-10.  Patterns range from the 1940s-1970s. 


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vintage Dick and Jane Books

Dick and Jane were the main characters in the books used to teach children to read from the 1930s to the 1970s. Mother, Father, Sally, Spot, Puff the cat, and Tim the teddy bear are their supporting characters.

We have a few available in our shop in Galena, IL.

Browse through this board I discovered on Pinterest with additional books, images, and fun projects all tied together with the series.


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