Retro

Blanche Devereaux’s Bedroom | Shopping

by Jamie Sanford on September 29, 2016

I am a huge fan of The Golden Girls. In the early days of Netflix, I rewatched the entire series on DVD with William, as he had never seen the show. We are now those people who will stop and watch any episode of The Golden Girls that appears when we are scrolling through channels on the television.

I recently caught an episode featuring the interior of the bedroom of Blanche Devereaux, and realized that I had to try and locate similar items to recreate this 1980s masterpiece. All credit to the set designers, this room is amazing. Follow along below as I try and locate items to recreate this amazing space.

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All images are screenshots found in various locations, in varying sizes.

The commitment to the palm leaf is REAL.


1. Palm Leaf Pillow | 2. Palm Leaf Fabric | 3. Palm Leaf Pillow Set | 4. Palm Leaf Bedding | 5. Palm Leaf Pillow | 6. Palm Leaf Shower Curtain | 7. Palm Leaf Pillow Set | 8. Palm Leaf Pillow

Palm leaves for the wall and that pink chair! (Unfortunately, I can’t find anything to even closely replicate the amazing vintage vanity table.)


I think Blanche has a rotary phone, but there’s a similar option here from Amazon. Her lamps are very of their time, but I found some similar options:

Blanche’s vanity changed over the seasons. The mirror obviously isn’t there because it would probably be an issue for the cameras.

Let me know in the comments if you could embrace this level of palm leaves in your own home. Also, which Golden Girl is your favorite?

Additional edit! The Golden Girls result on Etsy is a treasure trove of greatness.

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iRetrofone Classic iPhone Dock

by Jamie Sanford on November 2, 2010

Fabulous iPhone item today, definitely something I will want when Verizon gets the iPhone and then I get one.


Description!

Hand-Sculpted iRetrofone Base By Artist Scott Freeland Fuses Art With Function. The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable. Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin. The iRetrofone base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable, functional work station that routes voice communications through the included handset. Designed to be compatible with all iPhones (3G, 3GS & 4G, it accommodates sync and charge functions via a USB cable (not included). The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.

I love this. The iRetrofone Classic from Etsy seller freelandstudios is available for $195.

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Gorgeous vintage upcycled iPod dock

by Jamie Sanford on October 29, 2010

This is recycling at its best.

A 1958 Arvin Radio recycled as a 2010 iPod dock. Unfortunately GrahamTronic on Etsy doesn’t give more information than that, but I imagine that he would, if you were an interested buyer.  This item is such a good balance of pairing old-school sensibilities with new-school electronic accessories.


This awesome item is listed for $750 on Etsy.

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Recycled Record Earrings

by Jamie Sanford on August 20, 2010

Last day of this week’s theme. What should be the theme for next week? It really helps me to write posts when I have some guidelines and can’t just pick anything available anywhere on the Internet.

These are very cute and 80s retro.

Turn the volume up on your wardrobe with sassy, funky and fun earrings made from recycled records. Whether you grew up on 45s or mix tapes, hanging out at concerts or jamming in your bedroom, music lovers everywhere will agree that these unique earrings hit all the right notes.

These are cute for a night out. I think I might need those cassette tapes.

A single pair of these are available for a little over 50% off, $11.99 from Uncommon Goods.

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Nostalgic Candy Collections

by Jamie Sanford on July 11, 2010

I have seen these before and absolutely love the idea.  Candy collections featuring candy from your era of choice.

Here is the one I’m most likely to buy, the 80s candy collection!


I’m especially excited about the Atomic Fireballs in there.

You can get boxes from the 1940s through the 1990s, and they are available for $32.50 on Amazon.

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