RetroBabs

A shop with a Mid-Century Vibe. 1950s to 1970s

Oak Forest, Illinois

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Announcement    Welcome to RetroBabs Vintage. I pride myself with excellent customer service. Check out my reviews!
Please visit our Blog : http://RetroBabs.blogspot.com/ for a preview of our future shop items and a vintage discussion.

I am Babs and my daughter is Bec. My daughter used to be in the shop with me but now she has two kiddos and a full time job. Bec is an accomplished seamstress and makes fabulous quilts. I miss her and her additions to the shop. Life has changes and I continue on, I actually have 9 grandchildren now!

I would like to take a moment to say-
THANK YOU - for stopping by and giving me a - "Look See".

I sell handmade art & vintage goods. I shop for the vintage items and and sometimes I create a REMIX. I also ReMix mid-century modern plates into groovy clocks. ReMix is our word for -recycle - up-cycle - re-purpose. I also use my vintage barkcloth fabric and make wall art in frames and hoops.

I will RESERVE an item just for YOU, for a few days- Just Convo me to set this up.

If you would like to become a fan of my shop please click SUBSCRIBE TO FEED in the lower left corner of this page and you will get updates about newly listed items .

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/retrobabs/

Our mentor and shop partner is RetroChalet

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroChalet
http://vintagechalet.blogspot.com/

Cindy is our best buddy!!

Another of our favorite shops is Gelisocks on Etsy. Check out Angelika she is one of our BFF. Geli knits fabulous socks for every season.

Thanks for visiting my shop,
Babs and Bec

P.S. You can view my own personal art projects at this web site
http://barbsartandpottery.blogspot.com/
Blessings to you -Babs

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 20, 2019

Welcome to RetroBabs Vintage. I pride myself with excellent customer service. Check out my reviews!
Please visit our Blog : http://RetroBabs.blogspot.com/ for a preview of our future shop items and a vintage discussion.

I am Babs and my daughter is Bec. My daughter used to be in the shop with me but now she has two kiddos and a full time job. Bec is an accomplished seamstress and makes fabulous quilts. I miss her and her additions to the shop. Life has changes and I continue on, I actually have 9 grandchildren now!

I would like to take a moment to say-
THANK YOU - for stopping by and giving me a - "Look See".

I sell handmade art & vintage goods. I shop for the vintage items and and sometimes I create a REMIX. I also ReMix mid-century modern plates into groovy clocks. ReMix is our word for -recycle - up-cycle - re-purpose. I also use my vintage barkcloth fabric and make wall art in frames and hoops.

I will RESERVE an item just for YOU, for a few days- Just Convo me to set this up.

If you would like to become a fan of my shop please click SUBSCRIBE TO FEED in the lower left corner of this page and you will get updates about newly listed items .

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/retrobabs/

Our mentor and shop partner is RetroChalet

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroChalet
http://vintagechalet.blogspot.com/

Cindy is our best buddy!!

Another of our favorite shops is Gelisocks on Etsy. Check out Angelika she is one of our BFF. Geli knits fabulous socks for every season.

Thanks for visiting my shop,
Babs and Bec

P.S. You can view my own personal art projects at this web site
http://barbsartandpottery.blogspot.com/
Blessings to you -Babs

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About RetroBabs

Sales 178
On Etsy since 2010

Mother-Daughter duo share their love of vintage with you.

Summer 2010,
Bec's outdoor wedding was in the making. Bec constantly sending me to Etsy for items she wanted for the celebration and ceremony. From pearl earrings to custom made slippers, from mason jars to wedding headpieces- I never realized Etsy had so many fabulous items! Once I found out they had VINTAGE -I was hooked. I had always been a collector and loved mid-century modern so I came up with a plan- Babs and Bec could have a shop and share our passion for vintage with the world!
I scour the flea markets, resale shops and estate sales for my "finds" and take any vintage fabric I find and turn it into new treasures. I use bark cloth, gingham, old table linens, and Bec makes fabulous quilts. I add to our REMIX (which is my word for the recycle-upcycle) by making clocks out of vintage plates. Sometimes I throw a few of my own pieces of art into our shop. I am an artist, I paint in watercolors, throw pottery, and make jewelry.
I have met so many great people and fellow artists on Etsy. The journey has been a blast and FYI: the wedding came off without a hitch and Etsy played a creative roll.
Social media has helped us get the word out on RetroBabs, from Twitter to FaceBook, from Tumbler to Pinterest and our very own blog, we try to connect with others who may share our passion. Our blog features our hobby shop, Bab's garden, PROJECTS (which is up-cycling and recycling items I do for my own home), There is also a link to my personal blog about my art and all of these things blend together to make a pretty eclectic life!

check me out: http://RetroBabs.blogspot.com/

Shop members

  • Barb Heine (Babs)

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    Mom,artist,lover of vintage- I am RetroBabs. I have always been a collector, especially mid-century modern from the 1950s-70s. I began this journey with my daughter to share an experience and further a hobby. It has evolved into more.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hello and welcome to RetroBabs -Vintage & ReMix. I have always had a deep love for items from the past. Here you will find beautiful vintage treasures where I handpicked every individual item with care and love. I am very delighted to share them here on Etsy with you and hope you will love them as much as I do. I believe in recycling and re-purposing items. I think it is true that someones trash can be for someone else a treasure!

When I am out hunting for lost treasures I look mostly for vintage items that were made between the 1950's to the late 70's. If you ever have any questions about an item please feel free to ask. I am not
"all-knowing" when it comes to vintage items but I will certainly do my best to answer your questions! The art and jewelry I make from the vintage items are of my own creation and whimsy. I hope you enjoy them.

Feel free to Convo me for further info.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

I accept Pay Pal and Direct Payment to Etsy. Payment is due within 24 hours after purchase. If item is not paid for and the customer has not contacted me, I will assume you lost interest and cancel the sale.

Please be aware that after you purchase an item within Etsy, you still need to click the payment method or "Pay with Pay Pal" button in order to complete the process.

Method:
You can use a credit card to pay through Pay Pal without having a Pay Pal account (as of this date). Many of our customers will be first time "Pay Palers" and we assure you that the interface is generally self-explanatory. I am happy to answer questions along the way.

Shipping

I try to be as green as I can when it comes to shipping. Whenever possible I will reuse boxes to ship items.
So try not to judge a box by its cover! =)

All items will be packed very carefully and will usually ship 3-5 business days after payment received. Insurance is optional and we can’t be responsible for any damages caused by shipment. Please keep in mind that boxes and packing supplies can add to the shipping cost but we try to recycle shipping supplies whenever possible.

I ONLY ship to the Pay Pal address! Please contact me for International shipping rates.

Additional policies and FAQs

Reserves:
Please be considerate of others, once an item is reserved for you it is not available as inventory, meaning others cannot purchase it. Please follow through with your purchase.
I will reserve an item for 2 days only. If reserved item/s are not paid for after the 2nd day I will remove the reserve. If you are a returning customer and I know your history with my shop - I will hold an item for longer if need.

Please be respectful of reserves. If it is not reserved for YOU, please don't purchase it.

Additional Policies and FAQ’s
***Please remember that these items are vintage. They are sold “AS IS”. The beauty of vintage is that is has history and I believe that is what gives a piece its personality. I personally inspect all items and try my best to be truthful and accurate in my descriptions. I have 100% positive feedback.***