Hosting a Vintage Pop-Up Shop at Pintuck & Purl in Exeter NH


So, darlings…

Retromat Vintage will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop at the fabulous Pintuck & Purl in Exeter NH.

Pintuck & Purl is the most amazing fabric and yarn store ever.  They carry apparel fabrics, yarns, quilting fabrics, notions and machines.  They also have classes, rent machine time, host Sip and Stich nights and on top of it all the store is ADORABLE.

So, why sell vintage clothing in a sewing store?  Well… it is a natural pairing.  You can browse the vintage clothing, and maybe you’ll find the perfect dress.  You can take it home with you and be happy! Yay!

BUT – what if you find a dress that you love… and it does not fit?  We all know that vintage sizing can be fiddly.  And most of these dresses are one of a kind… we don’t have S,M,L sizes of the same dresses.

So, this is the fun part —-> You’ll be in a shop where you can use that dress as inspiration, and then look at the patterns and the super cute fabrics in the store… and then make your own dress, based on the vintage styles, that will fit you perfectly!

We’ve even taken the time to pre-pair vintage items with modern patterns to give you some ideas. Check out the pics below.

Come on out, it will be so much fun!



What: Pop-Up Shop!

When:  Sunday October 18th, 12 to 4

Where: Pintuck and Purl, 50 Lincoln St, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833

Come shop at the Vintage Bazaar



Retromat will be selling at the Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA on Saturday Sept 20th and Sunday the 21st.

Come visit Rosie the camper and see what goodies we have to offer. There are housewares, barware, super picnic stuff, mens and ladies hats, cute bags, bowling shoes,vintage typewriters, great jewelry…  And of course, super cute vintage clothing!  That is JUST Retromat alone!

The whole fair has something to offer everyone. There are activities for kids, tons of good food PLUS a vintage motorcycle show on Sunday.  Seriously, this is a cool day out.

For more information and for ticket sales just visit their website:

Come out and shop!  It will be a blast…

Oh hey, feel like a pop quiz?

Hi readers!

Readers?  Hellooooo?


Oh, right. I suppose I have been gone rather a long time and I did promise to come back at the start of the summer. Well, I can’t say much other than I’ve been caught up in moving back from Hungary and getting a second dog and you know, just, uh, not blogging for no good reason at all. The thing is, I rather like writing it when I make the effort. So, I refreshed the look, and I’ll do my best from this point on. Enough said! Let’s get to the quiz!

I had an idea earlier today and I am not sure if it is gonna work well or be a total flop.  But, I was thinking that there are quite a few stars who were not only famous for their acting, but were known for their hair.  Right?  I think I am right… right?

So for today’s quiz I am going to show you photos of famous hair! That sounds sort of creepy.

Anyway you are going to tell me who the hair belongs to. :)  Easy, right?

I thought it would be really simple, but then I tried a few test pics on an innocent bystander and it is apparently really hard.  We shall see.

So, remember, don’t scroll down and look at anyone else’s answers if you want to make a guess. Try not to use google image search like a big ol’ cheater because, come on, this quiz is not important enough for that.

Guess in the comments section.  If no one gets it, I will give you some hints tomorrow.  Here we go!  (Wow, are these creepy?  I think the hair without the faces looks sort of creepy.)



Hair # 1



Hair #2



Hair #3



Hair #4



Hair #5



Hair #6


Ok, well, get to guessing and in the meantime, I have dresses to photograph!

Good luck :)

And we’re off…to Budapest!

Budapest - Szechenyi baths in winter.  Yes, I am heading to Hungary for a few months.   While over there I am really hoping to discover some awesome treasures to return home with.

I would like to say that there will be some updates from lovely Budapest, but I doubt I’ll find the time for blogging and will be spending more time exploring and traveling.

But when we get back, there will be plenty to share!

Happy New Year to everyone and I’ll see you in the summer!