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Vintage from 1950-80 Soviet Union


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Vintage Decor Ideas

Use your imagination to create a perfect home decor. Spice up your your style with some vintage pieces of furniture. Bring some antique moments in your home.

These DIY vintage decorations are so simple but they will be the spotlight in your home decor.

Vintage hangers repurposed as hooks.
vintage hangers repurposed as hooks
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DIY coffee table.
DIY coffee table.
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Vintage suitcase – for accessorizing a room, extra storage or repurposed into a piece of furniture.
suitcase
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DIY record side table.
upcycled side table
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Old grain sieve repurposed into a primitive chandelier.
primitive shandelier
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Old Wood Beer Mug

This is my coolest find for this week! Amazing large lidded wood beer mug from Sweden!

Large Beer Mug from MerilinsRetro

Available on my store: http://etsy.me/1oEgKWN
Find more great vintage items: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerilinsRetro


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Vintage authentic USSR vintage Officer Bag in excellent condition. This kind of bags were widely used by Soviet officers for carrying documents and maps, also there are different special pockets for a compass, pencils and pens etc. The Soviet map carrier is made from combination of real/fake leather and is durable and time-tested.
Vintage USSR Officer Bag from MerilinsRetro ShopVintage USSR Officer Bag from MerilinsRetro Shop
Buy it only for $55 here: http://etsy.me/1nxFVh3
Many more interesting USSR items: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerilinsRetro


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Dream

Dream

My Etsy collection for today!

See here: http://etsy.me/1oEwNVR


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Estonian Song Celebration

Since I live in Estonia I visited the Estonian Song Celebration in Tallinn yesterday.
The Estonian Song Celebration (Laulupidu) is a unique event, which every five years brings together a huge choir of 25,000 people for a weekend in July. More than 100,000 spectators enjoy the concerts and sing along to the most popular songs.
See more by clicking the image.

Laulupidu

Laulupidu 1980

The festivals have become the main anchor of Estonian identity. Twice the song celebrations have led to Estonia’s independence. In the 19th century, the choirs and song celebrations were at the core of the national awakening of Estonian peasants, who discovered the value of their own language and cultural heritage through singing. The national awakening and establishment of identity led to Estonian independence in 1918.

Laulupidu 2014

Laulupidu 2014

After WWII, during the Soviet occupation, the song celebrations helped keep the national identity alive. In 1988, several hundred thousand people gathered at the Song Festival grounds and sang for freedom for many days and nights. The Singing Revolution helped end the Soviet rule and indirectly led to Estonia’s independence once again in 1991.
More here: http://estonianworld.com/culture/estonian-song-celebration-timeline


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More polka dots!

 

Polka dot service in MerilinsRetro

Cool vintage set of 12 polka dot cups and saucers from former Soviet Union (USSR) early 1980’s.
Buy here: http://etsy.me/1ry5HEy


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Polka dots everywhere

Polka dot enamel jug

Some polka dots from bygone era. Large enamel jug for your home decor!

Buy here: http://etsy.me/TH5f8r