Vintage reproduction home decor sites make us happy. Even though we do like the "treasure hunt" of finding an intact set of, say, atomic '50s china plates, we don't always have the time to go through the searching process. And there's been too many times where we've found said plates only to find a bunch of cracks in the glaze. So when time (and patience) is in short supply, call upon these fab vintage reproduction home decor sites for your retro fix.
The Site: Bluebird Goods
This store just exudes vintage charm. From aprons to china, expect the very best in 1930s-style home goods.
Reproduction Vintage Jadeite Glass Chicken Dish, $13, from Bluebird Goods
The Site: Jack and Friends
Need a set of laundry detergent boxes that look as if they belonged in your great-grandma's house? Then call on Jack and Friends. This site is filled with antique-inspired conversation pieces that'll add extra character to even the most modern homes.
The Site: Schoolhouse Electric
We seriously became envious looking through the vintage-inspired offerings at Schoolhouse Electric. Old-fashioned lighting fixtures are the specialty at this shop, which is a favorite among interior designers looking to add a "lived-in look" to their projects. Now if only we were a little handier with installing electrical elements...
Lowell fixture, $119; CL-1031-07-2.25 shade, $27; LB-ED1-30W bulb, $15, from Schoolhouse Electric
The Site: Atomic Swag
1940s table linens are to die for, but we have never found a set that wasn't stained. Or rather, a set that wasn't stained but was also reasonably priced. It's the unicorn of the vintage world, we think. Instead, we're heading to Atomic Swag, which stocks pristine lookalike retro linens that are guaranteed to perk up your table.
Cowboy Ranch Retro Kitchen Tablecloth, $28, from Atomic Swag
The Site: Macy's
Say what, Macy's? Yes, it's true: The traditional department store has plenty of vintage reproduction brands for the home. Our favorite is the Vera Neumann line, which consists of table linens and home decor items inspired by a midcentury design icon.
Vera Table Linens, Chestnut Ridge pattern, $40 for a set of 4 napkins, from Macy's
The Site: Homer Laughlin
Fiesta brand dishware was a mainstay in kitchens between the '30s and '60s. The high-quality plates, cups and platters came in nearly every color of the rainbow. (And the colors, though vibrant, never faded.) Now you can start your own collection thanks to Homer Laughlin, which has reissued the best colors in limited edition through stores like Kohl's and Macy's.
Fiesta Dinnerware in Turquoise, visit Homer Laughlin
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The Site: Torrans Manufacturing Company
Longing for an adorable patio set that looks as if it came from the set of "I Love Lucy"? Then you're in luck: The Torrans Manufacturing Company has been releasing well-crafted versions of classic patio sets to retail stores for years now. The shellback chairs are the best, but definitely check out the picnic and drink coolers, too.
The Site: Rosanna
Girly is golden at Rosanna, which specializes in candy-colored decorative serving pieces. Great for frequent entertainers ... or those of us who would like to give off the impression of domestic goddess-ness.
Decor Bon Bon White Footed Round Cake Stand, $75, from Rosanna
The Site: Crosley
For record collectors (and those who love them), a Crosley player is a must. Why? Because most old record players are just that: Old. And hard to care for. But a Crosley will deliver great sound and design in an easy-to-care-for package. Even better, many models have iPod jacks.
CR249 Keepsake USB Turntable, $150, from Crosley
The Site: Retro Planet
From vintage reproduction diner booths to glassware, Retro Planet is a one-stop-shop for retro entertaining. We like it for vintage-inspired Tiki bar supplies, but it's also a must-see for anyone planning a party. Because honestly, nothing says "party" like Tiki bar stuff.
"Nudey" Cuties Pin-Up Girls Pint Glass Set, $39, from Retro Planet