Well, here's a new one. It never occurred to me that I'd want to go vintage shopping in the former Soviet Union, but after taking a peek at the Cute Old Things shop on Etsy, I'm ready to buy a ticket to Kiev and load up my suitcases! Get a load of these cutie-patootie knicknacks like clocks and rotary dial phones, and ready-made collections of old spools of thread.
Fortunately for us all, shop owners Alex and Lena actually ship this stuff from the Ukraine themselves, so we can shop from the comfort of our own homes. I want to buy something just because I'm dying to know: do second-hand things from behind the Iron Curtain have the same musty smell as our adorable old junk does here in the US?
Images: Cute Old Things on Etsy