A mighty cool vintage Rudolph Rocker!

This, my friends, is one of the reasons why I love Etsy. Amazing vintage finds! Of course, this amazing Rudolph Rocker happens to be located in the USA, and I imagine he would cost a bomb to ship out to Australia (unless he hitched a ride with Santa), but that doesn’t reduce his awesomeness! Check him out at Lovintage Finds.

Vintage Rudolph Rocker

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Oh retro, how I love you so...

Bursting out of the gate this bright and sunny Tuesday morning is a bunch of vintage inspired goodness from the folks at you’re it! These guys specialise in old school styling for kids aged 1 – 8 years.. I’m a bit smitten with the Bucking Bronco tee for the boys and the Pegasus tee for the girls. They’re… retro-tastic!

Retro Vintage Inspired Kids' T-shirts from You're It!

You can find more retro kids’ tees by you’re it online or at selected Australian stockists.

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Fresh Baked Friday... Toddlin Town!

Wah! Excitement! A blog post all about handmade retro-inspired clothing for kidlets all the way from Germany {a.k.a Retro-inspirierte Kleinkindermode}. The collection is by toddlin town and it’s all about old school 1960s and 70s patterns, mint condition vintage fabrics and the odd modern thread thrown in for good measure. So colourful, so kitsch!

Handmade retro-inspired children's clothing, dresses, pants, overalls

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Vintage Art by Twice Designs

Regular readers of {KID} independent will be well aware of my love affair with vintage toys, artwork and paper ephemera. This week a little email popped up in my inbox with some creations by Sydney based designer Sarah Barnett from Twice Designs. Sarah recycles vintage goodies to create one-off and limited edition pieces that little ones with find delightful and grownups will find nostalgic.

Vintage Artwork Playing Cards by Twice Designs

Sarah has had a life long fixation on vintage books, posters and games. She’s also a big fan of the recycling movement and finds great joy in combining both of these passions to bring new life to objects and imagery. My favourite item in Sarah’s collection is the mounted vintage playing cards. They’re made from genuine vintage cards from 1920 – 1965 and have such a playful innocence about them that you can’t help but smile when taking in their beauty.

Vintage Sydney Maps + Japanese Toy Cards by Twice Designs

I’m also very fond of her vintage map and car art. Made from vintage Gregory’s maps from the late 1960s and early 1970s, they are available as a custom order for Melbourne and Sydney streets. Affixed to each map is a vintage Japanese toy car from the 1960s. These would make a fabulous heirloom gift for special occasions.

Vintage Playing Card Art by Twice Designs

You’ll can find limited edition art by Twice Designs at Sarah’s Etsy Store or her Madeit Store.

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