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Retro Chalet : Living A Vintage Life

Vintage, Antiques, Collecting, Hobbies. Etsy, Decorating, Decor. Home, Living, Design, Recycling, and Education on vintage collectibles! Day to day conversations, sometimes with guests about what's hot and trendy to collect in the vintage antiques world. Living a Vintage Life gives ideas on what to collect, where to find it, and how to live a greener life by recycling antiques.

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Dungeons and Dragons with DM Blair of Relief Buddies

I had such a great time visiting DM Blair (Dungeon Master Blair) who taught me a little bit about the very collectible and vintage world of Dungeons and Dragons.  Blair not only has been gaming in D&D since it's inception, but makes his own cast houses and characters.  See Blair making his work on my tik tok links below.  Find all the links to the show below. BLAIR making his stuff:  https://www.tiktok.com/@retrochalet/video/7067999740075527471 Visit Blair at Relief Buddies LLC 3397 N. George Street Unit 2 Emigsville PA Visit Blair online at TheReliefBuddies.com use promo code DMBLAIR to save more!Blair's YouTube Channel:  (375) DMBLAIR - YouTubeGaming Conventions Blair Enjoys:  THE NOVA OPENand SAVE AGAINST FEAR Gaming Convention:  Save Against Fear event Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2022 | StartPlayingConnect with me:   TIkTok EtsyI also talk about my paranormal adventures at Paranormal Chalet!


19 Jun 2022

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Apothecary Medical Collectibles , Dandelion Face Oil Recipe

Episode 25 is here!  I love collecting old medical and apothecary collectibles, so find out my top five picks that maintain their value that you should nab up on when you find them!   Also, as part of this episode, you can get my top secret recipe to make your own Dandelion Face Oil.  This is a great inexpensive way to treat your skin to something natural and good for you.  See it in action:   https://www.tiktok.com/@retrochalet/video/7080559417325833514Connect with meEtsy TikTokI don't really use the rest so much...........TwitterFacebook


12 Jun 2022

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Matchbox Cars Moko Lesney Vintage Collecting Mashup

Today we have a mashup edition on collecting Moko Lesney and Lesney Products famous Matchbox Cars!  Listen to the podcast to find out more about this great collectible we know and love Special guest Ed shares his stories!More reading:   About Moko Toy Company: Moko Lesney Toys History (mokolesneymatchbox.com)More reading : About Lesney Products History and great old pics: Lesney factories (vintagebritishdiecasts.co.uk)Connect with me: On TikTokAt RetroChalet Etsy ShopOn TwitterFacebookInstagram


16 May 2022

Rank #3

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Why Are My Etsy Shop Sales Down (The Answers)

I have been getting a lot of messages about Etsy sales being low, and in response to my previous podcasts I'm explaining the factors as to why.  In the meantime, stay vintage and stay wonderful. For great vintage, Visit my Friend:  MettlesomeMeans | EtsyConnect with me: TikTokTwitterEtsyI also have a Paranormal Podcast!  Check it out. and these I don't use that much: FacebookInstagram


10 May 2022

Rank #4

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European and Cottage Collectibles Mettlesome Means on Etsy

Inspired by podcast sponsor Mettlesome Means Etsy Shop, I talk clean lines and functional European Collectibles - what to collect and what's hot.  What can be used in a cottage as well as a mansion, how to find the look!Visit my friend at MettlesomeMeans on Etsy!  For great art and home decor!Connect with me on TikTok,   Twitter or My Etsy shop!I rarely use my Instagram or FacebookI have another podcast ParanormalChalet!


10 May 2022

Rank #5

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Gettysburg Pennsylvania Antiques Collectibles Civil War History

I took a tour of Gettysburg and share a little history with you; explaining why Gettysburg collectibles are sought after. Anyone who has not visited there, should in my opinion, to get a better understanding of this amazing yet truly shocking part of our country's history (when you think from the point of how many casualties in such a small town) which is quite overwhelming to see.   I am also dropping a 2 part podcast on my paranormal channel, because at night we took the ghost tour and have more to share.  Here are some video links from my travel: A witness tree to the Battle of Gettysburg is here on my tiktok. https://www.tiktok.com/@retrochalet/video/7066029017148804399A tribute from Maryland on loss of her soldies is here: A tribute to New York is here: https://www.tiktok.com/@retrochalet/video/7079385970499456299A view of the Battlefield is here:Part One of the Ghosts we met in Gettysburg here: A video of the Orb from our ghost tour Gettysburg here: https://www.tiktok.com/@retrochalet/video/7079387341202214190My Etsy shop supports my hosting fees:  https://RetroChalet.etsy.comContract Cedric for a tour in Gettysburg by using this Louisiana contact information as he has moved and is now a resident of Gettysburg at the time of this podcast.   New Orleans Paranormal – Sometimes the right answer is…NOPE! (nolaparanormal.com)Connect with me TikTokFacebookTwitterInstagramCheck out Nature Chalet podcastCheck out Paranormal Chalet Podcast


26 Mar 2022

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Etsy Fee Increase Survival Ideas for Etsy Sellers PART TWO Lightbringer Designs

As promised, I am giving you new direction to succeed in your Etsy shop in regards to the most recent hike in Etsy seller fees which takes place April 11, 2022.   In my opinion Etsy is still the best place to sell, unless you have an already established shop with lots of supportive niche customers and decide to take your store elsewhere :  Example   Three Bird Nest  Exclusive: ‘Etsy’s Richest Seller’ Explains Why She’s Suddenly Leaving — ‘We Can’t Trust’ Them (yahoo.com)This is part two  that gives some solutions about staying on Etsy and cutting costs.  In this episode I discuss with Harry at Lightbringer Designs some of the topics here.  I also use GI3D prints as a business model and encourage everyone to shop this adorable shop full of plastic PLA planters. Part one of this series  is here, Support Harry at LightbringerDesigns.Etsy.comThis episode sponsored by GI3DPRINTSConnect with me on @RetroChalet TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy or Twitter.Look at my plastic fantastic website Melmac Central Listen to my lIfe at Paranormal Chalet  Find my Journal of my paranormal life hereout how I'm living greener at NatureChalet podcast. 


18 Mar 2022

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Etsy Fee Increase Leads to Angry Etsy Sellers, Etsy Strike, Lightbringer Designs Wax Seals PART ONE

Part one of two, special Episode on Etsy's latest fee hike which takes place April 11, 2022 from a 5% sales fee to 6.5% sales fee, and how some sellers are organizing an #EtsyStrike, which is now all over Twitter, Discord, and has it's own website EtsyStrike.org.  Seller's anger is making news such as MSN Market News, The Street and The Verge, and more.  I discuss the fees associated with selling on Etsy with special guest Harry Burger from Lightbringer Designs who sells wax seals and stamps. Harry is not a paid sponsor, he is a special guest who ran for Congress in New York in 2020.   SUPPORT HIS SHOP :  LightbringerDesigns | EtsySellers may find these links helpful: 1) FILL OUT THE SURVEY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OFFICIAL FORUM POST ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIKE IN FEES:  A Message from Etsy’s CEO Josh Silverman on our Co... - Welcome to the Etsy Community2)  EtsyStrike.org   Find out more about the Etsy StrikeSources: MSN:   Sellers on This Site Are Livid After Another Rate Hike THE STREET: Etsy Sellers Are Livid After Another Rate Hike - TheStreetVERGE:  Etsy hits sellers with 30 percent transaction fee increase - The VergeLISTEN TO PART TWO FOR SOLUTIONS HOW TO OFFSET THE FEESPlease SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS, the struggle is real. Connect with me on all social media @retrochalet^TIkTok^Instagram^Facebook^Twitter-->Listen to my ghostly life at ParanormalChalet-->I have a melmac dinnerware site for the vintage lover check it out.  RetroChalet's Melmac Central-->I have begun hosting naturechalet for the green healthy junkie in you


15 Mar 2022

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Five and Dime Stores Woolworths 1950s

CoHost Pat takes us into a walk back in time in a vintage 1950s five and dime. You may be suprised what they sold in the dime store!  Oh what fun it must have been to be able to spend your allowance in the five and dime!  This episode sponsored by Pat's both PP in Serendipity Antiques, Find them:  Serendipity Antiques, Shrewsbury click here-->  2 N Main St, Shrewsbury, PA 17361 ·   Call for hours (717) 235-5422Also check out my new podcasts, Nature Chalet and Paranormal Chalet.Connect with me at @RetroChalet on all major platformsOn EtsyOn TikTokOn InstagramOn FacebookI am editor of Melmac Central, join the other million visitors and learn about vintage plastics fantastic.


9 Mar 2022

Rank #9

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Vintage Books: Save them from Extinction

For the love of old books, I love them and am giving you some ideas on what books to look for, which to covet and how to use them. Connect with On my other podcasts:  Paranormal Chalet and Nature ChaletShop RetroChalet for the coolest vintage finds.  I also run the Melmac Central website where you can learn about cool vintage plastics.  Follow me on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter


9 Mar 2022

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