Merilin's Retro

Vintage from 1950-80 Soviet Union


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What is USSR in Russian?

USSR (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) is in Russian CCCP (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик), Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik or shortened to the Soviet Union (Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з), Sovetskij Soyuz.
It existed between 1922 and 1991 and it’s a union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized in Moscow.

Former northern Eurasian empire stretching from the Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean and, in its final years, consisting of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (S.S.R.’s)–Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The capital was Moscow, then and now the capital of Russia.

Russia and the former Soviet republics

Russia and the former Soviet republics

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Vintage signs from USSR

Cool vintage signs from USSR.
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vintage signs


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Men’s vintage style

Some cool vintage items for this fall season!
Buy here: http://etsy.me/1qR6AqR
Vintage from Merilin's Retro


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Wild Chantarelles with potatoes

This my wild chantarelles harvest! Fried with onion and zucchini. Served with boiled potatoes and Russian sour cream. Delicious!!
 chantarelles with potatoes

estonian pine forest

Chanterelles favorite place to grow – Estonian pine forest


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Vintage Bicycle Saddle from 1950’s

Pretty cool leather saddle from 1950’s Russia! If you want to add some nice old touch to your bike, this is the right one!
Available here: http://etsy.me/1uKmUt8

Bicycle saddle

Bicycle saddle


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Cool antique wall rack from 1930’s

Wooden wall rack for kitchen towels or clothes from 1930’s Estonia!
See more here: http://etsy.me/1xJcxuZ
antique wall rack


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Celebrating my 500th sale today!

Whohoo! Celebrating my 500th sale today! 🙂
I have been an Etsy shop owner almost 2 years now and it’s my current day job. In fact, I have 2 shops to run daily – my vintage shop Merilin’s Retro – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerilinsRetro and my Digital Papers shop Moving Lines Art Studio – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MovingLines

I constantly search for new items for my vintage shop, I have to decide what to buy, I take photos, I list items and finally pack and post them to my great customers. And I make new designs for my paper shop in my “free time”.

I want to thank Etsy and all my customers for being such a great persons and make this happen! I’m happy to do this every day!

My 500th sale!

My 500th sale!

See my sold items: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerilinsRetro/sold