Announcement   Stylish housewares, fashion and collectibles from the Soviet Union. Mid Century Modern, Industrial and Rustic.


Last updated on Dec 17, 2017

Stylish housewares, fashion and collectibles from the Soviet Union. Mid Century Modern, Industrial and Rustic.


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Good old days

Merilin's Retro is an online shop collecting and selling 1950-80's vintage items from Soviet Union time Estonia.
Estonia is located in Northern Europe and was occupied by the Soviet Union (USSR) during 1944-1991. This time period includes many peoples childhood living abroad now and having a lot of memories of those past times.
Merilin's Retro tries to offer a little piece of forgotten yesteryear.

Merilin's Retro is curated by me - Merilin :)
This is my day job and I pick, take photographs and list new items daily.

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About me: the 70's were my childhood years and with all kind of Soviet-era things. Luckily I was able to spend all my summers out of town at my grandparents in the beautiful coastal village.

The lack of goods was usual in the Soviet Union and we all had exactly the same furniture and toys. We thought they were boring and dreamed about foreign things. Now same items seem so cute and are bringing back good memories.

I have collected many different things which relate to my childhood - from bottle labels to Soviet design items. When I discovered Etsy I realized I can share my passion with others and find more interesting items from the past to introduce them to the rest of the world.

I'm a professional designer and have also a Digital Backgrounds shop MovingLines:

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  • Merilin

    Owner, Curator, Picker, Photographer

    I am a professional graphic designer but my passion is vintage.

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2018
Frequently asked questions

I offer combined postage discounts for multiple purchases. Please convo me before purchase.

Items will be carefully packed and shipped within 1-3 working days after payment is received, usually in the next day.

I ship worldwide from Estonia (Europe) using Registered Priority Airmail with the tracking number.


This is a Vintage Green Shop - don't be surprised if you get a second-hand box with your purchase. This is my shop policy, let's reuse things and the world would be greener.
All boxes are clean and neat.

All my items come from smoke and pet free environment.

Reserving items

I don't mind reserving things for you if you are sure that you are going to buy. Please let me know and I'll make a reserved listing. I'll hold it for 7 days max.

Answering your questions

Please notice the time difference between Europe and the rest of the world while waiting for my answers to your questions! :)

All items are authentic - no copies, reprints or fakes!

Thank you! Merilin