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Antiques, Vintage , Collecting, Hobbies. Etsy, Decorating, Decor. Home, Living, Design, Recycling, Repurposing brought to you by the editor of Melmac Central. I have the RetroChalet Etsy shop, and live a vintage life. I love finding creative ways to repurpose, recycle and incorporate vintage ideas and decor into my daily life. Let's live vintage style together!

Retro Chalet : Living A Vintage Life Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer

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Antiques, Vintage , Collecting, Hobbies. Etsy, Decorating, Decor. Home, Living, Design, Recycling, Repurposing brought to you by the editor of Melmac Central. I have the RetroChalet Etsy shop, and live a vintage life. I love finding creative ways to repurpose, recycle and incorporate vintage ideas and decor into my daily life. Let's live vintage style together!

    Etsy Algorithm SEO Shop Tips and Happy 2022

    Etsy Algorithm SEO Shop Tips and Happy 2022

    Living a Vintage Life today and always!  Season Two is here, I'll recap what we've done in Season One looking back at the first season's 11 episodes.  I'll tell you my New Years Vintage Resolutions and then talk about Etsy Shop SEO and Algorithm. 

    CALLING ETSY SELLERS!  Do you know an Etsy shop who would like to be considered for an on air interview? Connect with me on all major platforms under RETROCHALET

    Instagram

    TikTok

    Etsy

    Thanks for living and Happy 2022

    • 23 min
    VIntage Christmas Gifts, KangaRoos Shoes, PIxies and Elves, Kindness Matters

    VIntage Christmas Gifts, KangaRoos Shoes, PIxies and Elves, Kindness Matters

    In this episode I discuss with special guest Ed the thrifter,  the top five vintage Christmas gifts you can get for the vintage lover! Which is your favorite pick?   You will have to listen to the episode to find out mine!  I also discuss vintage shoes, and my secret crush on my vintage KangaRoos shoes.  I also give a special shout out to Aussies who are tuning in to the podcast :) 

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy Holiday season!

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    • 36 min
    Maine Country Cabin Primitives Top Ten Decorating Ideas

    Maine Country Cabin Primitives Top Ten Decorating Ideas

    For this episode I went off grid to the backwoods of Maine. What’s more of a Northern Exposure than exploring the top ten vintage decorating items for collecting or use in your cabin or country home? I obtained these ideas from my own cabin in eas from my time in Danforth, Maine, and have posted a lot of great photos on my TikTok and Instagram. I hope you will enjoy them. 
    Top Ten Primitives / Cabin Décor, and I’ve added them to a special list on Etsy so now you can go and look!  Click on my name in my Etsy Shop, and go to my Favorites List which I’ve compiled under “Podcast Maine Woods Décor”  and you’ll see what I’m talking about! Or cut and paste this:  https://www.etsy.com/people/RetroChalet/favorites/podcast-maine-woods-decor
     
    1.        Repurposed and Upcycled Wood Signs and Furniture  - Listen to my ideas and why. 
    2.       Old Tool Caddies, Totes or Tool Boxes
    3.       Galvanized Metal Minnow Buckets
    4.       Wicker Fishing Baskets, Creel Baskets
    5.       Wooden Stepstools, Kid’s Stools
    Shout out to Shafollo, on Etsy and Amazon, who sponsored this podcast. They empower Bangladeshi women who have chosen to do handicrafts to rise above their economic conditions.  
    6.       Vintage License Plates Ideas for Crafting and Décor.
    7.       Vintage Fishing Maps
    8.       Buoys
    9.       Old Stoneware Crocks
    10.   Nature Shed / Repurposed Natural Components
    Hope you enjoy my top ten countrify-up your life ideas. Thanks for listening.  Make sure to check out my Instagram and tiktok for my wonderful photos of Maine. 
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    • 41 min
    Avant Garde Decorating, Collecting Old Records

    Avant Garde Decorating, Collecting Old Records

    Avant Garde Decorating
    So just what is Avant Garde Decorating and how do you do it? We'll discuss that in this simple easy to understand terms, and point you to a place to look for some items for your home. 

    Shout out to our sponsor of this episode SilverMagnoliasShop on Etsy.  Nothing wrong with a little bling and color in your life! Check out their fun cellphone cases, wall clocks, home decor, pot holders, Christmas ornaments and even water bottles.  A coffee cup for me would do just fine right about now.

    Collecting Vinyl Records with our guest Ed
    We will also get into collecting old records, just where to start and how to do it.  To be honest I learned a thing or two as I am always unsure what to buy or how.  There seems to be a plethora of old records and vinyl still floating around out there but you have to know where to find them.   

    Connect with me and tell me what you love collecting and why!
    TikTok
    https://tiktok.com/@RetroChalet

    Etsy
    https://retrochalet.etsy.com


    Instagram
    Retro Chalet on @Etsy's (@retrochalet) Instagram profile • 300 photos and videos

    • 30 min
    Turner Art Prints, Trending Farm House Decor Weddings, Old Wood Blocks

    Turner Art Prints, Trending Farm House Decor Weddings, Old Wood Blocks

    In this episode I discuss Turner Art Prints and the Turner Mfg Company,  what to look for, their value and how to find them, not to be confused with modern Turner prints, these particular ones I talk about were made from the 1940s, although the company spans thirty years into the 1970s.

    See one here :  Click here to Go to Etsy

    See video of them here: Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer (@retrochalet) TikTok | Watch Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer's Newest TikTok Videos

    See Instagram of them here:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CUKfFBBr1HX/

    I also call to Don, a friend who is a Manager in a national arts and crafts store, to  tell us what's trending.  Seems farmhouse decor is in, for decorating and for weddings.

    We also go over uses for old wood blocks, how to repurpose and to use to keep these items out of the landfill.  See example here.  Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer (@retrochalet) TikTok | Watch Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer's Newest TikTok Videos

    Have a wonderful time decorating with old things, and living a vintage life. 

    THANK YOU! 
    As always this episode is brought to you by RetroChalet on Etsy.  Use code RETRO20 at checkout for special savings if you choose to purchase anything.

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    • 27 min
    Halloween Collectibles Special Spooky Episode

    Halloween Collectibles Special Spooky Episode

    Just as we ramp up for Halloween, join Ed & I talking about Halloween collectibles.   From paper mache to post cards, learn how to spot old vs new and some items to look for. 

    ED FOUND A RARE HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLE!  Listen in to find out what!

    Spooky/Creepy Music courtesy of Daniel Simon via SoundBible.com  here:  Creepy Background Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips from SoundBible.com

    This show is sponsored by
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    • 34 min

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