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Vintage House Beautiful – Photographer Maynard Parker’s Collection Available Online

Vintage House Beautiful – Photographer Maynard Parker’s Collection Available Online

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I got a great email yesterday from Tom’s mom.  It seems her Aunt Pat had forwarded some information for me about Maynard Parker’s photography collection of mid-century and post-war houses being available online through the Huntington Library.  There is even a video and everything. Holy Cow, let me tell you that…

Thrifting Find of the Week – Vintage Blown Glass Italian Cockatoos

Thrifting Find of the Week – Vintage Blown Glass Italian Cockatoos

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Here is my most recent thrifting find.  Two fabulous vintage hand-blown glass birds from Murano, Italy.  They are about a foot tall, and are matching but not identical. I picked these up while I was at Goodwill, for a surprising $6 for the pair.  Amazing.  Unfortunatly, this is another thing…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – A Mid-Century Floral Arrangement for Your Table

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – A Mid-Century Floral Arrangement for Your Table

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Hello all,  and welcome to Vintage Crafty Saturdays!  I hope everyone liked the embroidery patterns last week.  I have decided to do something a little more practical for this week, instead of a sewing project.  I figured you all could use some mid-century knowledge that you could use every day. Or…

Emergency! Save the Mid-Century Contents of an Apartment Building in San Franciso! They’re Free!

Emergency!  Save the Mid-Century Contents of an Apartment Building in San Franciso! They’re Free!

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I got an amazing email from Tom, an architect in San Francisco yesterday.  He writes: I’m an architect in San Francisco whose client just purchased a 1959 4-unit apartment building.  It’s a time capsule that’s been closed since 1974, oddly.   The kitchens each have robin’s egg / turquoise refrigerators, sinks…

Vintage Kitchen Display at Penzy’s Spices in West Allis

Vintage Kitchen Display at Penzy’s Spices in West Allis

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When Tom and I were visiting our friends recently, we decided to stop by one of our favorite stores, Penzy’s Spices, to stock up on some spices that we needed.  While we were there we did a ton of browsing and, as always, I ended up in the adorable 1940’s…

Mid-Century Menu – Welch’s Grapelade Cake

Mid-Century Menu – Welch’s Grapelade Cake

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  I have to confess to a bit of poor planning on my part.  I didn’t put two and two together on this one, and I planned Menu night for the same night that we were suppose to go to a ballgame and eat hot…

Andrea’s Fun Find – Vintage Stereo Cabinet

Andrea’s Fun Find – Vintage Stereo Cabinet

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I got an email from Andrea S. the other day with these great pictures of her vintage stereo cabinet. Andrea says: I got this for a whopping $15 at a garage sale last summer – it is in beautiful condition, whoever owned it cared for it well.  The colour of…

Turquoise Geneva Cabinets on Denver Craigslist

Turquoise Geneva Cabinets on Denver Craigslist

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I put this link up in Twitter yesterday, but it is so cool that it deserves another mention. Sable sent me this great ad from Craigslist in Denver for an entire turquoise Geneva kitchen WITH built-in appliances. Ack. Look at this kitchen-aid dishwasher!  The thing is, I have a Kichen-Aid…

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to catch a presentation on aprons at the Midland Historical Society.  It was called Aprons Then & Now, and was put on by Katee Heath, the “Apron Lady” of Midland. Katee was a very sweet lady, and was giving the talk to benefit the…

Pictures From Recent Thrifting Trip – Mid-Century Goodies

Pictures From Recent Thrifting Trip – Mid-Century Goodies

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Here are some pics of some great thrift and antique shops Tom and I saw this weekend when we were out on our little trip. There was just so much stuff that I couldn’t handle it.  Super cute mid-century telephone table we saw at an antique store.  It looked to…

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