Merilin's Retro

Vintage from 1950-80 Soviet Union

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Soviet Union Telephone

Old vintage Soviet Union era bakelite phone from 1950-s. Very hard to find.
Soviet Telephone

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Soviet era Russian Photo Camera

Cool vintage Soviet era Russian Photo Camera!

Soviet Camera Smena 7

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Rules for Happiness

the meaning of life

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2013 Blogging Planner {FREE Printable}

Sharing this Mama Jenn blog post here. Think it is very useful!

2013 Blogging Planner {FREE Printable}

She writes: I loved my 2012 Blogging Planner so much that I have made a new and improved version for 2013! Of course, I wanted to share it with you all! This 50+ page pdf file includes printable blogging pages for the entire 2013 calendar year! There are four different pages included for each month of planning plus some additional bonus planning pages!

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Russian memorabilia

The colors of happiness

Khokhloma or Khokhloma painting (Хохлома, Хохломская роспись in Russian, or Khokhlomskaya rospis’) is the name of a Russian wood painting handicraft style and national ornament, known for its vivid flower patterns, red and gold colors over a black background, and the effect it has when applied to wooden tableware or furniture, making it look heavier and metal-like.

Russian Khokhloma Folk Art

There are two wooden souvenirs that can be found in almost every American, British, German, French or other tourist’s suitcase returning home from Russia: one is a the matryoshka doll, the other – a piece of khokhloma. This well known style of Russian folk art is thought to date back to the 17th century and derives its name from a village in Central Russia which grew to become a trading post where local craftsmen brought their brightly decorated tableware to sell.
Khokhloma Folk Art

Khokhloma is a Russian handicraft that involves a highly stylized painting style applied to any number of different objects. In almost all cases, khokhloma painting involves a black base with red and gold painting over the base. Sometimes other colors are included as well. While khokhloma-style painting is usually seen on lightweight wooden furniture and tableware, it is sometimes seen on unique items like wooden animals or jewelry.
Khokhloma Folk Art

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Lovely vintage cups

These cups brings me back to my childhood. Every family in Soviet Union has similar cups in different colors and pictures back then in 1980-s and they were very popular gift.

On one side the boy is playing flute and on the other side the girl as weaving the wreath. So cute!
Soviet era vintage cups

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Queue for Moscow McDonald’s

Queue for Moscow McDonald’s

New capsule –
31st January 1990: Queue for Moscow McDonald’s

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