Back In Time

Contributor Post by Mary from StockLaneStudio

The Etsy CIJ team is full of vintage and retro treasures.  From Art Deco mirrors and vintage recipe boxes to finely preserved antique music programs. Adorn bright retro dresses with brooches and pendants that brings us back to the ‘good ol’ days’ or evoke cherished memories.

Mairi from mairidesign says

Pop ‘back in time’ each day as you put your make-up on in this Art Deco style mirror. A century ago this style captured the hearts of our grandparents and, with bold geometric patterns, it continues to add a touch of decadence in today’s modern homes.
Those reminiscing about the “good old days” can’t help but remember how popular this pin up girl was back in her day! This adorable scarf pendant slide is the perfect gift for a gal who knows how to have fun. It adds a touch of whimsical class to any accessory collection!

Bevan Blackshaw from TimberDimensions says

Brooches were once popular items of jewellery to enhance an outfit. As with all things they seem to be making a resurgence, My timber brooches are made from offcuts of rare and beautiful timbers. These will last for eons. The finding is screwed, not glued to the timber and I use findings of the highest quality that I can find. Truely a beautiful thing that takes you back to a time gone by.

I found this lovely and unique recipe basket at an estate sale. Inside were some blank recipe cards, but no old recipes. To find some old recipes would have been the icing on the cake…but this cake would have to go without icing for now…Do people still use recipe boxes or do they just save recipes on their social media or their computers, iPads, or Smart Phones? The recipe box may be a thing of the past.
From a time when travelling by ship was the only way to get to where you wanted to be. From the Cunard Steamship Gallia. this 1883 this shipboard concert program speaks to the entertainment of the day and the fund raising efforts of the time. That it has been preserved and survived all these years fascinates me.
I love fashion ! But fashions from the past has such a wonderful story to be told. Although this dress is not vintage it is inspired from the times of the past 1950 I call it my “I Love Lucy” dress. I remember watching that show with my family and laughing so much!

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says

I love all things vintage and each of my creations starts with a vintage piece or two. This repurposed picture frame has fun retro style and features a collection of vintage buttons and jewelry parts. It’s the perfect way to display a photo or keepsake with special memories!

It happened 40 years ago. My parents went to my brother in Switzerland at Christmas. I was left alone on a holy night. When they came home with a nice woolen bed blanket as a gift.This cushion is made of this bed cover. It is a retro style.


Contributor post by Opal from ApronStringsOwlLady

It’s been showcased in many forms – printed on pillows, made into wall murals and in 2016 is a very trendy word –

Wan·der·lust (Websters Dictionary)
a strong desire to travel.
“a man consumed by wanderlust”

I’d love to see your Wanderlust items and I hope this proves to be a very adventurous thread! Thank you in advance for your thoughts and listings.

Wanderlust Desire –   Jackie Irvin from TombigeeRiverVintage

My wanderlust desire for today is to feel the breeze from the mountain tops. Relaxing with a nice dinner for two.


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Vintage Dinner Plates

Wanderlust Desire – Linda from LazyYVintage

I dream of going to Napa Valley. To visit the beautiful wineries and learn about the soil, grapes,history and traditions of this beautiful place. And, of course to drink wine. Mondavi, Murphy Goode, 14 Hands, J. Lohr, are just a few on my list to visit.

Etched Champagne Glasses Libbey's Rock Sharpe Art Deco Wine Glasses Flowers and Lines Set of Five (5)

Crystal Glasses

Wanderlust Desire – Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio

Gosh, just one submission – no fair!

Wanderlust is what SLS is all about! My daughters and I love to wander and our shop shows it. Our studies and jobs have taken us all over Europe, parts of Asia and the United States. This ‘wanderlust’ printable aptly reflects our love for travel and hiking. I remember the day we hiked through this lush forest in the Belgian Ardennes. I felt like I was engulfed in ferns and could get lost in them forever. Our photography shop, Stock Lane Photography, offers lots of fine art travel photography as well.

Capture your wanderlust!


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Wanderlust Printable

Wanderlust Desire – GypsyGeneralStore from GypsyGeneralStore

My wanderlust desire for today is to get out the map, close my eyes and put my finger down… I will leave my final destination to fate and enjoy the journey!

Miniature mixed media OOAK altered art canvas with easel stand burlap cottage shabby car wanderlust map road trip enjoy the journey travel

Miniature mixed media OOAK art canvas

Wanderlust Desire – willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage

Vintage Wanderlust:


Ford Ad with Babies 1948 Retro Art Print "There's a Ford in your Future" Advertisement Collectible Classic Car Blue Sedan Car of the Year

Vintage Ford Ad


This takes me back to a simpler time—road trips with the family! Remembering the excitement of visiting new places or staying with distant relatives.


Wanderlust Desire – Gari Anne from beadloverskorner

My wanderlust desire has always been to go to Egypt!!


Egyptian Necklace Scarab Pendant Carnelian Lapis Lazuli

Vintage Egyptian Necklace


Wanderlust Desire – Nancy Duncan Fellowship from EponasCrystals

I’ve always wanted to wander among the moon and stars!


Vintage Southwestern Inlaid Pendant Sterling Silver


Wanderlust Desire – pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam

Hawaii, A Special Place to Visit. We now have our passports!! I’d like to see a Volcano.

Men's Hawaiian Button Down Shirt, Size Small, Made in Hawaii by Ui-Maikai, Island Theme with Flowers, Fish, Boats, Island Names, Vtg 1970's

Men’s Vintage Hawaiian Shirt

Wanderlust Desire –  Robyn Campbell from RobynFayeDesigns

I dream of travelling around the coastline of Australia in a camper and swimming at beautiful beaches!

Surfboard camper coaster, Makeforgood, Beach house decor, rainbow coaster, hippie decor, fabric wall picture, camper van coaster, kombi

Surfboard Camper Coaster

Wanderlust Desire –Valerie Brown from FirepanJewellery

I have incurable wanderlust – ha,ha – I just need the budget to go with it!

This necklace is actually the result of my husband and I fulfilling a wanderlust dream and going to Paris! It was fantastic of course. The only ‘souvenir’ I brought back home was beads from a bead store in Paris.

Citrine necklace

Citrine necklace


Wanderlust Desire – Opal from  ApronStringsOwlLady

My wanderlust desire and dream today is to sail the seven seas –
But I will settle for a cool meadow by a bubbly brook
Amidst the falling autumn leaves!

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Autumn Owl Wreath

Thank you Wanderlust seekers! Dear Blog contributors, I loved reading your melancholy wanderlust thoughts and seeing the wonderful items from your Etsy Shops. Thank you again for sharing.