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My name is Shane and I am a mid-century restorer, collector, and dealer.

My wife Mel and I spend all our free time surfing the internet and going to antique fairs, etc. looking for retro, vintage, atomic items that we want to incorporate into our decor or flip. We’ve also been known to pull over while driving around to check something out. So, if we’re ever in your area and find something cool hanging out in your yard, don’t be surprised if we come knocking on your door.

Our home is overflowing with all kinds of treasures that we are so proud of. It is our mission to share our collection with you and document its existence. I’ll also cover nostalgia and my restoration projects. I look forward to sharing the experience with you and welcome any advice and knowledge on “do it yourself” techniques you’ve used.

Those of us in the community that think the things from yesteryear are better than anything made today have to stick together!

Cheers!

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  1. This site is so awesome! I am totally going to follow you on your blog. I am learning about vintage jewelry and handbags and hats. I am more of a fashion blogger. When I finally get a “stick house” vs our rock star RV, I am going to do the entire thing retro. Cheers!

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  2. Omigod! Rolling all over the place laughing at the cartoon. And while he might be the “true” Hepcat, YOU are the REAL one! Is that how the adorable Mz. Kitty received you the first time you courted her?! ;- ) And the pic of you up there! Oh my – which one’s the big ol teddy bear? That pic should be on the front page! I LOVE IT!! Hepcat you have absolutely outdone yourself today. You’re just simply the greatest all around kid I’ve ever known. The complete package for sure. And following your blog has been an absolute joy. Your research & sharing your knowledge and talents just makes this THE best blog I’ve EVER seen. Just keep on keepin on!

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    • I am glad you like the photo and changes to the site. The photo was taken when we went to Disney World. Winnie the Pooh approached our table and challenged me to an arm wrestle. Being one that has never turned away from a fight, I threw down right there. He is tougher than he looks. I guess he’s hyped up from all that honey.

      I’ll keep the blog going. Thanks for all your support!

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  3. Hi, my little retro blogger,
    I didn’t know your mom and I had twins. I can’t believe how much
    you guys look-a-like. Are you sure the ‘Poo’ isn’t one of your siblings.
    Great job you’re doing.
    Pops

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  4. Just stumbled across your site. You do great work! I have too many things to fix up and seeing your restorations have inspired me.

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  5. hi there. i’m moving from boston to sacramento in a few weeks. am selling off a lot of my prized collection out here and will be looking to replenish when i get there. i’ll definitely keep an eye on your site!

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    • Hello! Sacramento is nice in that it is located just a few hours each direction from the mountains (Tahoe/Reno) and the ocean (Bay Area). That’s a bummer that you had to sell off a lot of your collection. Definitely keep a tab on my site. I try to keep the content and items available fresh.

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  6. OMG!!! I love the picture Shane…You have an amazing talent and I look forward to following your blog…

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  7. Awesome bar table, they are a great conversation piece. I have the same one with a wood grain, I got it locally on e-bay about 10 years ago.

    That TV and BBQ grill are fantastic what a great find?

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  8. Little Guy,
    My wife became 70 years old yesterday. Can you restore her back to 35 years old with a more possitive attitude ?? Pops

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  9. Eric Radecki

    Met you guys at the open house the other day at Midway. Great “pad” I love that room. I was the one who showed Mel the pics of the Royal Haeger green and yellow lamps. Love the web site. great job. I am a collector and dealer as well.

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    • Hi Eric! Thank you so much for coming out and bringing your son. It was awesome to meet you both. It’s always great to hear that another dealer/collector appreciates what we do. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

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  10. Elizabeth Almanza

    I am wondering how much a General Electric black and white television, Model # 21C2465, is worth. It is still in good condition.

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