Monday, August 11, 2014

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Old School

August in Texas signals the slow end to summer- that gleeful time of year where parents celebrate the return of the kiddos to the classroom. As store shelves fill with fresh school supplies parents and grandparents can be overheard reminiscing about their own school days.  Fond memories of beloved teachers, playground rituals and of course- treasured supplies!
These Etsy sellers are ready to greet the nostalgic and keep the flames of yesteryear burning bright.

Nothing screams "back to school" more than vibrant black and yellow! Pick up an iconic school sign for home d├ęcor at VintageRoundUp. Looks great over the fish tank.

Who doesn't have a favorite school lunchbox in the memory bank? This space themed box can be scored at becaruns where youthful vintage fills the shop!

 Perfect up-cycle idea from 30one!  Vintage student chalkboards used as modern props for photo shoots or everyday "old school" text messages. Favorite this shop for back to school cool ideas for all ages.
The clock!  Perhaps the most stared-at object in all of school lore! Grab this vintage classroom gem
from LookatthisHoney

Vintage text books are perfect for up-cycled mixed media projects or nostalgic reading.  These Modern Illustrating books, available at bestellevintage, contain helpful  instruction and kitschy images.
Head over to thriftypyg for educational paper chasing.  From  gummed labels to vintage flash cards, this store has it all!
For more retro school finds search vintage school on Etsy.

Jacquie Wheeler
Hand of Bela Peck