Guest Book

Kelly F.

Wednesday September 6, 2023

Sparks, Nevada

All hail to the Queen of Halloween, Kristin from Retro Cafe Art Gallery Shop! What an amazing shop that offers so many one of a kind Halloween items, especially Vintage! Every time I need something extra special I come to this shop! Not only are the prices reasonable, so is the shipping! The customer service is above and beyond! Whenever I put an order in I do a little happy dance each time!

Cheryl L Morton

Monday May 9, 2022


I received my moulds today. Order was accurate, well-packaged. Lightning fast shipping. Friendly notes and little gift/treat included. This was my first time buying from Retro Art Cafe. Excellent customer service! I could not be happier with my purchase. I will definitely be back. Thank you so much!

Kandy Wulf

Wednesday May 4, 2022


I received my order today and am very happy. The merchandise you carry is top quality and your service is outstanding: quick response, fast dispatch of order, great packaging and even a free treat and little gift. Thanks so much. I'll be back!

Kim Bathon

Thursday April 21, 2022


Just wanted to let you know that you have the coolest things ever! I was just googling for one thing, and decided to check you out! But I didn't realize how much of a selection you have! If you don't going to share you with thousands of others! Glad to know that Amazon doesn't have it all! Blessings! Kim

Laurie G.

Saturday April 2, 2022


Great product, great communication, fast delivery! Very pleased!!!


Wednesday February 2, 2022

Missoula, Montana

I have never left a testimonial before, but as soon as I opened my package today I knew I had to. My box was filled with joyful tiny shrines and other treasures, plus a few surprises, all thoughtfully packed with an invoice with real writing by real humans! My friend was on the phone as I went through everything and she was laughing at how happy I sounded. I will be sure to spread the word about your wonderfulness! You made my day- thank you!

Debbi Decker

Thursday November 11, 2021


Retro Cafe Art Gallery has the best finds! Lots of really different items you won't find anywhere else!

Beth Davis

Saturday October 9, 2021


I can ALWAYS find marvelous items here with which to create arts and crafts! LOVE it!


Saturday June 5, 2021


You guys rule so hard, I love my stuff! Thank you so much!!

Candy Parent

Tuesday March 9, 2021

Buffalo NY

Received my Prima mould the other day and am thrilled by the speedy delivery and the quality mould! Also the two little gifts shows you care about your customers! Customer service at its best!! Will be ordering from your shop again!

David Smith

Tuesday November 3, 2020

Coningsby, Lincolnshire, UK

We have placed two orders with Retro Cafe Art for stuff that we can't get in the UK and are well pleased with the service we've received. Both taking about a week to get here (usually quicker that suppliers in the UK! Thank you.

Lisa Whitley

Saturday August 29, 2020


I found what I was looking for which was out of stock everywhere else. Cheaper than a the other places too. Plus the shipping is reasonable, and they included a couple of freebees. I'm very impressed. :) Thanks for such great service.


Friday February 7, 2020

South Miami Florida

You guys are the best! The prices are amazing and the products are top notch. Not to mention the excellent customer service and attention to details. I love coming here for my art supplies. I HIGHLY recommend Retro Cafe Art!

Ray Mayers

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Liverpool, England.

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for my items which arrived safely and incredibly quickly! And thank you for the two suprise items! What a brilliant shop, I cannot recommend them enough! Brilliant!

Carolyn Kinney

Monday August 26, 2019

Aurora, IL

I have been ordering from your shop since 2014. I love your store. I tell everyone about your exciting collection of wonderful creative things and the fast excellent service you provide. You are the best.

Sarah Dott

Saturday March 2, 2019


How did I not know about this amazing shop! I recently discovered you guys on Instagram and quickly placed an order. I received my order and all I can say is Wow! I was so highly impressed by the amazing quality of the pieces ...that I placed another order. Thank you for providing high quality products for artists that specialize in assemblage boxes. I am now a loyal customer.

Leslie R Marini

Saturday February 2, 2019

Las Vegas New Mexico

Not to be confused with the other Vegas, although Las Vegas, NM has quite a reputation as movie and TV locations....but enough about me. When I discovered Retro Cafe Art, my headache cleared up,the sun came out, my phone immediately recharged, and all the laundry, garbage, and cat litter cleaned up. The coffee tastes better and the air is cleaner. I have found my Happy Place.


Sunday January 27, 2019


So cool! Even better than expected! I am an assemblage artist and I can't wait to work with these forms. I would love to send a photo to you of the pieces when they are finished. Thanks again for the craftsmanship of each article, really great!


Monday May 15, 2017


I love the variety and quality of your products, especially Halloween! If I ever win the lottery, you will have to re-stock your store. I recommend you to everyone I know who enjoys making art.

Becky Lemieux

Saturday August 6, 2016


I feel like I've come home finding this site. Can't wait to place an order!


Saturday June 18, 2016

Spain. ( Spain )

I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your store. It's awesome !! You do have a fantastic selection of gorgeous products. I also enjoy your newsletters so much. They are so full of inspirational projects. Also wanted to tell you that I like other guests here in your guest book enjoy your low shipping costs. Thank you for offering all that. You are just amazing. And I wish I could afford shopping with you each month. Big gratefull hugs to you.... Monica.. Spain

Lisa Sherman

Thursday February 25, 2016

Western MA

Artist Extraordinaire Mary Jane Chadwick was kind enough to share your site with me and I am so grateful. You have incredible, wonderful items. I am totally in thrall! Look forward to buying lots of supplies. Sincerely, Lisa Sherman


Wednesday August 26, 2015

Puerto Rico

I love love your site. I've been looking for shrines for ages and other web sites charge way to much to ship to P.R., so it was a pleasant surprise to see your shipping rates are more than reasonable. And your products are AMAZING! I got my goodies faster than I expected. I will be recommending your site to my students and of course you can expect me to be shopping again.

Kim Collister

Sunday May 24, 2015

Conway, Arkansas

Kristin, thank you for never failing to inspire with your consistent quality products, your full range of supplies for one stop shopping and always adding new inspiring items! Love the new sea shells and boats! I always appreciate the on time shipping... Everytime!

Kim M.

Monday April 20, 2015

Orlando, FL

I recently placed my first order and was pleasantly surprised when I received it so quickly! The item was nicely packaged and included a few free gifts. Thank you so much for wonderful customer service and I will definitely shop here again!

Robyn Wenrich

Sunday March 15, 2015


I was amazed to receive my order so quickly, thank you! I appreciated your inclusion of the collage sheet that I was looking for. I love it.

christina webber

Wednesday February 11, 2015

van buren, AR

I just found your store/site today! I'm in heaven!! This is totally me and just can't believe I found you! Thank you

Mary Wallace

Saturday December 27, 2014

United States

Just found out about you through my friend Tristian. Am swamped with stuff at the moment but have already started a quilt design pattern idea. Will need to place an order VERY SOON! Lol. Humm wondering if I can give you and idea of what I am needing made up and have you do the pieces. I do both jewelry and quilting and sometimes they kind of merge! Will spend time running through your shop to see what you have! Love paypal!!!! Hugs!

Carolyn Kinney

Saturday December 27, 2014

Aurora, Il

I absolutely love all of your exciting and different projects, items and supplies. Every order I have placed was shipped quickly and always included an extra cute little item and a personal comment. What a difference a little extra effort makes in a shopping experience. I love this company. I wish you success and wide recognition. I found you thru a project in the Pixelated Palette.

Tracy Sloan

Tuesday November 11, 2014


Love this site. Checked out all the tutorials and I am excited to get together with my daughters for a craft day! Thank you for The UTEE heart one especially as the 16 year old can be hard to please. Will post pics of finished projects.

Olga Holiman

Wednesday September 24, 2014

California , USA

I want to thank you for your professionalism , orders come fast and complete and I love the personal touch with the hand written "Thank you" note, I feel like a little kid inside of a candy store !

Heather C

Friday September 5, 2014


Just got my order, you guys are like toy-r-us for grownups. Second time to order and you are fast and goods are as promised.


Thursday August 21, 2014

United States

I want to thank yall for your super quick shipping....I dont have access to alot of stores, so most of,my shopping is online....hate to wait when I am in the middle od something and need a special "touch"....thanks


Monday July 28, 2014


I have been working with found and recycled materials for 25 years I've was wanting to expand when I found Retro Cafe Art it's like finding heaven for someone like myself.


Sunday July 13, 2014


Congratulations on your new home and studio! Looks like the perfect workspace and I hope you'll be very happy and creative there!

Jackie PN

Saturday February 22, 2014

Wolcott,New York

Kristin- I adore your shop and the treasures you sell- but come-on! Do you have to have EVERYTHING I want to buy?! Geesh-I'm gonna have to go back to work!!Seriously, your shop and customer care from you and Chris is astounding!Other online and brick and mortars would do well to follow your lead! I Love Retro Art Cafe' Gallery! Hugs and thank you! Jackie


Friday January 24, 2014


Thanks for the lovely goodies! Love your site and what you offer.

Elaine Gill

Saturday December 28, 2013


I won a gift certificate on Facebook, ordered some collage sheets and got them right away....and they are awesome! Can't wait to use them! Thank you Retro Cafe!

Kim Rayko

Friday October 25, 2013


Got my order today! OMG! I will have a perfect weekend making Altered Steampunk Shrines! Thanks so much! Awesome as usual! :)

Jackie Davidson

Wednesday September 18, 2013

Mobile, AL

I received my package today...that was fast! I can't wait to get started on my new projects. Thank you for the little gift, also. That was a sweet touch!


Friday November 23, 2012


Just received the Chapel Hill and Pine Lake Village Kits. BEAUTIFUL! Great details. Great quality. I will be ordering more items in the near future. Thank you for having great, unique items that are not found in stores. Yippee!

Suz H

Monday September 17, 2012

USA hot south east

Love your site!!! Looking forward to getting in on some of the contests. You'll be seeing my entry soon.


Monday September 17, 2012

My order arrived on Friday and I have already used one of the stencils several times for my Halloween tags. I love your products and I intend to buy more. I have a renewed sense of art now and want to thank you for bringing it out in me. Can't wait to play with the collage sheets!


Thursday September 13, 2012


Hi Kristin, I just received my package and am just thrilled with everything, especially my little doll heads! I just can't wait to see what new little people grow in my craft room! And thank you for the little charms...what a treat and a lovely surprise! Will be back in the cafe' soon, as I'm sure I will be hungry for more goodies!

Christina Colon

Wednesday August 29, 2012

Temecula, CA

Awesome site, blog, and store!

Rise St Arno

Wednesday June 27, 2012

Bartow, FL

Thanks to Barbie St John for recommending your sites


Friday March 16, 2012

portland, oregon

I just love all your items!

Linelle Bird

Thursday March 15, 2012


Thank you so much for my parcel! Everything I ordered was even more special on inspection!


Saturday January 21, 2012

Montebello Ca

I love your vintage finds! I will definitely send my followers your way! Will visit regularly!

Charles E. Struble

Tuesday January 17, 2012

United States

Rec'd exactly what I wanted in a very short time. Happy customer!


Thursday December 8, 2011

SE Michigan

I get so giddy when I see you've made NEW thing, and especially new stencils!! I really like your new series of hearts. And the NEW Stand-up Evergreen Trees, with holes! What fun! I am seeing these "holey" trees, single or a few lined up on a mantle, with tiny candles behind them and the flickering lights shining through the tiny holes! oooh. aaah. Keep up the good-- and very original--work!

Robin Knutson

Friday September 2, 2011

Murrieta, CA

This site will surely be enjoyed everyday by all who treasure Altered Art!


Friday April 29, 2011

the Nederlands

It's already arrived....and the keys are so cute...Thanks Jolande


Sunday March 13, 2011


I received my order and couldn't be more pleased, fast shipping & so nicely packaged. Items were just adorable, can't wait to create! So glad I found your website! Thank you, Penny

Dahiana Herrera

Wednesday March 2, 2011


I just got my package today, I'm so happy with the quality and details of all my items. Excellent customer service and communication, like a told you before, your website is a dream!


Thursday February 3, 2011

St. Louis, Mo.

I bought a "P" necklace while visiting friends in Indiana last September, and people love it! I met you at the fall festival in Fishers and Im so glad I grabbed a card. So many people have ask me about that necklace! I'm happily referring them to your site!


Wednesday February 24, 2010

Sioux Falls, SD

I ordered 2 porcelain doll heads for a jewelry project and I couldn't be happier with the product. They arrived quickly, and were cut as I had requested. Love all the beautiful finds on your website Kristin. I will be watching for more!! Thanks so much. Pam


Friday October 16, 2009

Visually Beautiful site and full of Heart throb items! I am glad to have found you!

gale sumner

Friday August 21, 2009

Monticello, IN

I just love reading all the positive comments from all your must make you feel very appreciated!!! Love you!!!


Wednesday June 17, 2009

Union, New Jersey

Awesome website and excellent customer service! This is my new favorite place to shop. I just love the unique selection of items you offer. The thank yous and free gift with my purchases are much appreciated--it seems to be a lost "art" these days, to just say thank you. I hope you continue to prosper & will recommend to other artists and crafters.

Christina Jackson

Wednesday May 20, 2009

Atchison, Kansas

What a fantastic place to visit! Thank you!


Friday May 15, 2009

Cleveland, OH

Your artwork is beautiful and inspiring, Kristin. I ordered some of the antique China doll heads from you and they arrived today very promptly. They are beautiful! Even better than shown and I am very, very pleased. It was definitely worth getting your preparation service added. The necks are nicely cut and smooth, ready for work. If I ever use them for anything, that is. They're so beautiful and I'm just enjoying looking at them for now. Thanks so much!


Saturday March 14, 2009


Bless your artsy little heart! Your merch mix is awesome! So many unique items that I cannot find in ordinary craft stores! Thanks for making the good stuff available & affordable! I am swooning & shopping & then swooning some more! XOL~

Nichole Hall

Wednesday February 4, 2009

Indianapolis, IN.

You're site is beautifully constructed, and your art is eye candy!

Hope Ellington

Thursday January 8, 2009

Bloomington, IN USA

Love your site. Beautiful and interesting supplies. Especially love the Charolette heads. Have been collecting them for about 10 years!!!

Jan DeBellis

Thursday December 25, 2008


Great shop and nice website. I'll come back and shop, too!

peggy dailey gatto

Wednesday December 24, 2008

alamo, ca

I enjoyed looking around...will be back to shop!!

Teri French

Friday December 19, 2008

Belleview, FL

I found you by chance please do not let me lose you the same way add me to your list as I know I will order soon....

Philly Rains

Friday December 19, 2008

Ozark Mountains, USA

This is a beautifully designed website. Easy to navigate, and lovely to look at. GREAT art, too. You are exceptionally creative, and talented, and I'm delighted to have some of your wonderful art in my collection!


Monday October 13, 2008

Somerville MA

Hey Kris! Havent been in touch with you for a long time! Im so proud of you and your website and business! Wow! Matthew in Boston

Sunshine Tindall

Sunday September 28, 2008

West Jordan, Utah

I stumbled across your sight and am amazed I love and have searched for many of your products. You have great products and amazing designs. I am going to tell every artist at my work, and there are ton's!


Tuesday September 23, 2008


Hi Kristin, just thought i'd stop by and say how wonderful your products are to use, i love all of the collage sheets and altered art supplies, can't wait for my latest order to arrive.:


Thursday July 31, 2008

United Kingdom

I received my order this morning and I am really pleased with it! The shrines are lovely and so are the ATC boxes. Can't wait to make the Primitive Heart Trinkets into necklaces. Thanks for the freebie images also! Brilliant company, will buy again.


Tuesday July 29, 2008

New Zealand

Hi! I stumbled across your site while looking for inspiration thanks, Google!. What an amazing website! I'll definately be back! Best wishes, Amanda at

Shirley Q

Monday July 28, 2008

Bermuda, atlantic ocean

what a lovely site. i enjoyed seeing all the creativity here and wish you all the best. hope you will visit my pages at flickr and if suitable, i'd love to post here and join all the other artists. my link is

Nancy Bemis

Tuesday July 22, 2008

Houston Texas

Hi Kris - as usual, whenever I check your new items you always have something I jut gotta have. The jewelry collage is the bomb as is the new Sew Lovely Collage sheets. You seem to read my mind when I'm looking for something-so I always check you first. And the fact your going digital makes it that much easier. Thanks Kris!!


Sunday July 20, 2008

Gilroy, California

I just bought my first two Digi Collage sheets from Retro Cafe Art. I love them! They are so cute, I adore fairies! Check-out was really easy, and what great customer service. Super fast response. I Received My collage sheets in a Flash, via e-mail. I will be back for more!! Thank You Kristin!


Saturday July 12, 2008

Toronto, Canada

Kris, I love the items that you offer and have not been disappointed in anything I've purchased. I always enjoying coming here to see what's new, what I haven't already noticed and suddenly realize I 'need' and I love to see what your team has created, as well as the guest work and things people have shared with you.

Dawn Gold

Thursday July 10, 2008

Kent, England

I cannot believe I have found this wonderful site Thanks to Scrappy doo Gillian...the only problem is I will have to dream about what I want as I am off to Spain for 6 weeks, expect an order as soon as I get back!!!! Wonderful selection of goodies,fantastic, Good Luck you deserve to succeed xxxx

sheila Sabatino-- sam

Saturday June 28, 2008

san jose, ca

Kristin--congratulations--love your site--maybe a little too much !!! i can tell i'll be checking it out a lot--fun-fun-fun -- Sam

Lorri Lennox

Sunday June 1, 2008


Hi Kristin, Gorgeous web site - I love the way you have captured a combination of shabby chic, retro, vintage and Bling!! Lovely stuff... do you wholesale?

peggy dailey gatto

Sunday June 1, 2008

alamo, ca

Just found this wonderful place thru zne!


Tuesday April 1, 2008


I didn't realize you had your own website. I absolutely love it! OMG-so much eye candy!!


Monday March 31, 2008

Las Vegas

oh how lovely is your new site!! xo!! ~Bella

Bernice Wagnitz

Tuesday March 18, 2008

Clawson, Michigan

Hi Kristin, you seemed surprised to see me on blog radio and I thought you were a member of ZNE but couldn't find you. You should join us. And your new website is beautiful I left a comment about it. I hope everything is going good for you. Hugs Bernice


Sunday January 27, 2008


I love your new site! It is shabby chic, vintage, and cottage with a touch of magic!


Saturday January 19, 2008

Bromsgrove, UK

Hi Kris The new site Looks amazing!! I'll Be back. Good Luck