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I'm a vintage lover and seller, Author, and all-round crafty girl. Ismoyo's Vintage.. Playground is filled with the pretty pastels of the fifties, the groovy home decors and cute.. figurines of the sixties and the fashions from the seventies.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Moving On
    on Sep 28, 2014
    ismoyo is moving on.Please join me over at Mod and Mint.
  • Etsy Shop Reopening Sale
    on Feb 5, 2014 in shop ismoyo
    My maternity leave has lasted long enough. Or maybe not, but a girl got to go back to work someday right?So in honor of our little bundle of joy, the shop will reopen today spreading the love around with a 15% discount on all vintage and handmade ite...
  • Baby is Here and a Dutch Tradition - Beschuit met Muisjes
    on Jan 27, 2014 in baby everyday life vintage cooking
    In between changing diapers and trying to get some sleep, i am very happy to introduce our newborn son to the world. It's been a long and rough ride getting here, but we made a wish and he came true.The baby is a mix of Afro American, Dutch and Asian...
  • Planned Pregnancy Activities and the Reality
    on Jan 8, 2014 in baby vintage advertisements
    Vintage illustration, first trimester pregnancy, 1980 Parents Expecting Magazine.In the past, whenever i would think about how it would be if i would ever be pregnant, i would think about how i would slow down a bit. Take time to do things that often...
  • Vintage Christmas Cookbook - plus Star Bright Cookies Recipe
    on Dec 18, 2013 in vintage cooking
    Finding delicious looking food photos on pinterest or googling recipes is quick and easy. But there is something about going old school, and using a real cookbook. I have many, and knowing me, almost all are vintage. The Wisconsin Electric Power Comp...
  • Vintage Treasure DestashCan you call it destash when talking about vintage collectibles? If you can use the word for selling off unused craft supplies, why not use it when selling off vintage from my home? They are all items from my personal collection, or vintage stash. I...
  • ismoyo is getting a little helperI don't know if there are still a lot of people reading this blog, i can't say i have been very active here. I'm definitely still online, but more present in my Etsy shop, on Facebook, Pinterest, and a little bit of twitter here and there. But i have...
  • Antique Picking and Vintage Treasures TV ShowsAre you addicted to tv shows about antique picking and vintage treasure hunting too?I have finally updated the list of current and cancelled television shows again. Many series have ended after only one season, but new shows are still popping up and...
  • Vintage Sheet Music Art
    on May 24, 2013 in shop ismoyo vintage decor
    One of the things about my job that is really important to me is saving vintage treasures from the landfill and being destroyed forever.When i found these wonderful antique music sheets from the early 1900's in a box on the floor, all the way in the...
  • Vintage Good Manners Posters - Don't GossipRemember the vintage good manners posters i showed a little while ago? I found a whole other set of them! These are for a little older children, intermediate grades at school.Just imagine these posters hanging in the back of a classroom, teaching the...
  • Production Company looking for Collectors for new TV Show
    on Mar 23, 2013 in vintage on tv
    Do you own an impressive Pop Culture Memorabilia Collection?Would you like to show it off to the world?Have it appraised? Discover its real value?I was recently contacted by Handel Productions, a Canadian-based Television Production Company. They are...
  • Facebook Photos on the Blog
    on Jan 5, 2013 in vintage decor
    Gem from my Vintage 1950s record collection "Don't Whistle at me Baby"When i started this blog it was 2005 and times were different.. Days were spent without tweeting or checking statuses on Facebook. Nobody was pinning pictures. I'm not saying that...
  • Vintage 50s Good Manners Childrens Posters"Watch No Trespassing Signs" and "Wipe Your Shoes Before You Enter".Let's start 2013 off with a couple of mid century Good Manners reminders. These vintage posters used to hang in primary school classrooms to teach young children about the etiquette...
  • End of Year Vintage Sale!
    on Dec 28, 2012 in shop ismoyo
    1966 Joan Walsh Anglund wall hanging - Umbrella Doll Ornament - Crib Nursery Art - Wooden Bistro and Post Office Wall Hanging - Stuff 'n Sew Craft Kit Have been busy shopping for presents for other people the past few weeks? Isn't it time to treat yo...
  • Merry (Vintage) Christmas!
    on Dec 25, 2012 in vintage holidays
    Christmas Decorating page from a 1973 Sears catalog.We live in an Apartment building in New York, so there is not a lot of outdoor decorating to be done. Not at all actually. If i did have a front yard, i would make it look somewhat like this. Or pro...
  • Vintage inspired craft: Pasta Christmas OrnamentsThis tutorial has moved. Please find it over at my new blog Mod and Mint. Thank you and enjoy!
  • Vintage Kitchen Wall Art Collection
    on Dec 16, 2012 in vintage decor
    I have been wanting to write this post for so long now, that i now have no idea how to begin. This is a corner of my kitchen. Filled with vintage wall art pieces. Constantly growing and changing. There is no real rhyme or reason to the way the pieces...
  • Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper
    on Dec 8, 2012 in vintage holidays
    I'm a bit of a graphic design nerd. I might not do a lot of designing myself lately, but i still often dream in color compositions. If i would dream of Christmas gift wrap, i would dream about vintage Christmas wrapping paper designs.Over time i have...
  • Vintage Christmas Giveaway!
    on Dec 3, 2012 in vintage holidays
    It is so busy in my shop this holiday season that i haven't even had time to decorate the house. Usually i eagerly put up all the vintage decorations right after Thanksgiving. Today there are just two rubber pixies hanging above my computer. But that...
  • Vintage inspired craft tutorial: Pasta Christmas TreesThis tutorial has moved. Please find it over at my new blog Mod and Mint. Thank you and enjoy!