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Retro Decor

Updated on September 18, 2014

Vintage Memorabilia to Decorate Your Home

I love all things retro! Well, most things. I can do without orange or green shag carpet and some of the mod plastic furniture of the 1960s. But I do love retro decor that personalizes my space and makes my house feel like home!

Vintage memorabilia like this Borden's Sandwich Spread can lid hangs above my kitchen sink. Since I don't have a window there, I've decorated the wall with things that make me smile like old cookie cutters and this jar lid. These fun nostalgic items make washing dishes much more fun!

I loved eating sandwich spread sandwiches as a kid, and when I spotted this vintage lid one day at the local thrift store, my eyes lit up! I had to have it. If kitsch is your style, I've selected some fun ways to decorate your home.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Retro Decor on eBay - Bid on Just the Right Piece to Make Your Home a Retro Haven

Get your own advertising jar lid to hang on the wall, or since many of these lids have jars attached, use the jars for storage.

Be sure to display fun collectibles inside like marbles, spools of thread, or just some new cotton balls or Q-tips!

My mom made this frog out of vintage fabric but it was new at the time!
My mom made this frog out of vintage fabric but it was new at the time!

Bring Out Childhood Keepsakes

They're Probably Retro!

I love this vintage frog. My mom made him from vintage fabric that happened to be new at the time! He's full of dry beans making his limbs nice and limber.

At home, he was sort of always sitting on a ledge or windowsill, and I just think he's adorable! Now he sits on a chest of drawers in my bedroom.

If you kept any of your childhood toys or have some things from the old homestead, consider spicing up your shelves or walls with them. They might just be one of a kind treasures like my frog.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Alka Seltzer Advertising Sign - Oozing with Charm

Vintage metal advertising sign. The rust makes it even better!
Vintage metal advertising sign. The rust makes it even better!

Vintage metal signs are perfect for retro style. I have some hanging in my kitchen and just love the look of them. Rust, like on this Alka Seltzer sign, is a bonus in my book!

Retro Advertising Signs on eBay - Advertising Memorabilia

These retro signs are a great way to personalize your home. Dress up your walls with vintage metal signs or reproductions that harken back to your childhood or even before your time.

Display This Vintage Cocktails Book - And Use It for Cocktail Parties and Happy Hour at Home

Make drinks with this fun vintage cocktails book.

Charming Toothpick Dispenser - Make Your Kitchen a Retro Diner

Everybody loves the feel of a 1950s diner. Add a few retro pieces like this stainless steel toothpick dispenser and you'll be well on your way to grooving like a cool cat.

Retro Jukebox - That Plays CDs

Add an old-time style jukebox to your home. Play CDs instead of fiddling with nickels or quarters.

Fruit and Vegetable Faces on eBay - Instant Kitsch for Your Kitchen!

These fun faces on fruits and vegetables will add instant kitsch to your kitchen walls or counters. Fun, cute, and quaint.

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do You Like Retro Home Decor? - Do You Hang Funny Jar Lids or Other Items on Your Wall?

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    • wildbluefrontier profile image

      Nathan M 

      5 years ago from Tucson

      C'mon now. An avocado green shag carpet or kitchen is unique.right? The old signs are great.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      5 years ago

      My whole life is Retro! Love most of the stuff - agree with you re: shag carpets (mine was orange).

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      5 years ago

      These things would be fun to decorate with. I love the old signs.


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