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Five for Friday: Fun, Vintageous Finds for Your Registry

Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! For this week’s Five for Friday, we’re partnering with Blueprint Registry, a free registry site that helps you set up your wishlist based on the layout of your home. Since Blueprint partners with a huge number of retailers, you can build the registry more with your home in mind and less by the restrictions of one specific store. Which is pretty cool. As usually happens when my love affair with Don Draper returns to the airwaves, I’ve gotten on a vintage-y kick lately, so Blueprint Registry helped me find some awesome gems that lend a retro air to any abode. Bonus: All the goodies are under $100. Ya dig?


Seattle Map Poster

Map Poster – Birdseye View of Seattle, 24″x14″, $15.99

This map is a great reminder of what a now-bustling city once looked like.

 SIDE-MOUNTED STATION CLOCK

Side-mounted station clock, $99

All aboard! I love that this clock instantly reminds me of the days of smoking cars and when single-serving friends were those dapper fellas drinking highballs and ladies with hat boxes.

Encyclopedia of Forgotten Yet Delightful Things

Let’s Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By, $9.99-$28.46

I want this book. Plain and simple.

Crosley CR6019A-BK Executive Portable USB-Enabled 3-Speed Turntable (Black & White)

Crosley CR6019A-BK Executive Portable USB-Enabled 3-Speed Turntable (Black & White), $99.95

Psshhh! Beck has nothing on this turntable. “Moonrise Kingdom” is one of my favorite movies, and just having this in my vicinity would make me feel like I belong in that mod, mod world.

5-Pc Linus Whiskey Set
5-piece Linus Whiskey Set, $49

Real talk: Absolutely nothing says classy retro like a sleek decanter filled with a good brown liquor.

I’ll take mine on the rocks, please.

What retro, vintage-y pieces would you love for your home? Head on over to Blueprint Registry to see how it would fit in your casa!

{Partner Love} SimpleRegistry Keeps Your Wedding Registry Easy & Personal

Oh, the registry. Whether you’re picking out the perfect crystal serveware or raising funds to take skydiving lessons, nowadays the options are endless – and so are the ways to add them to your wedding registry. So much so that it can get uber overwhelming, uber fast.

SimpleRegistry keeps it just, that … simple. Rather than juggle a traditional registry from a department store with your rockin’ registry at a less generic store you really love, drop them all in one basket and step in the cash-out line. With SimpleRegistry’s barcode-scanning mobile app, you still get to scan all the cool stuff you see out shopping without having to take notes. In fact, the plethora of rad-tastic tools SimpleRegistry offers for organization will have you feeling like a kid in a candy store as you load up on those purple appliances and huge wine glasses.

Because they get broke-asses, SimpleRegistry can break up the portions of those big-ticket items, like the flat-screen TV or tix to Opening Day, so all your friends can chip in and get you something you’ll be sure to never stop thanking them for.

Oh, but wait. Did a better model of that TV just come out? No worries. SimpleRegistry

redeems all gifts into cash, so you can go ahead and splurge on a slightly fancier television. (“Downton Abbey” looks so much better in 3-D.)

And when all’s said and done, you’ve said your “I do’s” and are checking out spa amenities for the couples’ massage you registered for, you’ll remember to send Cousin Lily a huge thank you … because SimpleRegistry helps keep track. They keep all the info about who gave what and their contact info super organized, so you won’t forget to send out the love.

But act fast, BABs! Between now and April 30, SimpleRegistry is gonna hit one lucky couple with a $5,000 credit toward their wedding registry! Get on it!