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Mid-Century Menu – Jellied Stuffed Eggs

Mid-Century Menu – Jellied Stuffed Eggs

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Well, we’ve finally done it.  I didn’t think the Mid-Century Menu could sink any lower, but it has.  This is it people, the final 1950’s culinary atrocity. Gelatin. You heard me.  I am breaking into the 1950’s gelatin salad craze, quite possibly one of the scariest ages in culinary history.  When Tom called me…

Sara’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Stocking and Plastic Fantastic Snowmen

Sara’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Stocking and Plastic Fantastic Snowmen

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Here is another great entry for the Christmas contest, from Sara.  Man, these entries just keep getting cuter! First up are some old plastic candy containers. Well, the large snowman is not a candy container, he actually lights up, but you can tell he matches the other snowman. The smaller…

Alex’s Amazing Vintage Cornice Boxes

Alex’s Amazing Vintage Cornice Boxes

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Happy Saturday, everyone! My post for Vintage Crafty Saturdays fell through today, so we are going to have to make do with a picture of Alex’s super cool vintage cornice boxes instead of a craft. That is find with me, because these are cuter than anything I have ever made!…

Paulette’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Child’s Pink Stove and Fridge!

Paulette’s Christmas Contest Entry – Vintage Child’s Pink Stove and Fridge!

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Adorable picture alert! Paulette’s entry is pretty much cuteness overload.  She writes: Christmas Eve 1961:  My sister and I are plopped in front of the presents under the Scotch pine decked out with tinsel, Shiny-Brites, and other baubles.   There were even a few clip-on candles on it somewhere, just for…

Laura’s Christmas Contest Entry – Elves! Elves! Elves!

Laura’s Christmas Contest Entry – Elves! Elves! Elves!

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Muahahaha!  Have I scared you?  Or should I say, has Laura’s Mid-Century Christmas entry scared you?  Here is part of Laura’s great Mid-Century Christmas collection, a bunch of cute (and not so cute, and some downright scary) little elves! Laura writes: Hi, I am new with the group. And I…

Mid-Century Menu – Squirt Chicken Barbecue

Mid-Century Menu – Squirt Chicken Barbecue

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu! For those of you who don’t know, this is my favorite feature on the blog, the one where I get to cook weird things out of vintage cookbooks and feed them to my husband for dinner. Delicious. In any case, this week’s recipe comes…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Marcia From Swizzlestix.net!

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Marcia From Swizzlestix.net!

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Hello, all!  Welcome to Tuesday’s Retro Guest. This week, I am happy to welcome Marcia from Swizzlestix!  What is Swizzlestix? Well, it is a really sweet line of household textiles (placemats, towels, aprons & more!) designed with a very cool retro feel to them.  So when Marcia was interested in doing…

Alex’s Christmas Contest Entry – A Tree Covered With Elf Heads & An Awesome Pink Tree

Alex’s Christmas Contest Entry – A Tree Covered With Elf Heads & An Awesome Pink Tree

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Hi Everyone! I am really excited about this post because, besides the fact that it has some super cool pics, it is the first entry in my Mid-Century Christmas in September contest!  For a detailed explanation of the contest, go here, but the gist of it is that you submit…

Ebay Round-up – My Ideal Vintage Christmas Tree

Ebay Round-up – My Ideal Vintage Christmas Tree

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Here is my ideal vintage Christmas tree, picked out from the great offerings right now on Ebay. Lots of pink, of course! Have a great Sunday!…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Christmas Deer Centerpiece

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Christmas Deer Centerpiece

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Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Christmas in September edition of Vintage Crafty Saturdays!  This week’s project comes from a really cute book, Christmas Styrofoam Projects, published by Kap-Pak products in 1960. It is basically just a bunch of Styrofoam projects, but they are all obviously mid-century and I think a lot of…

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