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Vintage Crafty Saturdays – My Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – My Scarecrow Halloween Costume

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Happy Halloween!  In honor of this holiday, I decided to post pictures from the making of my halloween costume this year.  I only took sporadic pictures, unfortunately, but you will get the idea.  So, this year we decided to dress up as characters from the Wizard of Oz.  One of my…

Vintage Wrapping Paper Showcase

Vintage Wrapping Paper Showcase

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Hello, everyone!  Today I am going to treat you to some scans of vintage wrapping paper  from my collection of ephemera. Some of it I have found here and there while thrifting, and some of it is from my dad’s baby shower, preserved all these years by my grandmother.  I…

Mid-Century Menu – Stuffed Eggs on Rice

Mid-Century Menu – Stuffed Eggs on Rice

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Rice, rice, rice, rice! This week on the Mid-Century Menu, we dive into the field of rice recipes and rice preparation. The book on the left is 75 Glamorous Rice Dishes Economical, Too published by the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Inc., makers of Water-Maid and Mahatma Rice.  I am not…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – A Real Mod Squad, Vintage State Police Buildings

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – A Real Mod Squad, Vintage State Police Buildings

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Thanks to Jan for this well-researched trip into government architecture!  Love it! Okay, so the thought of admiring the modern digs of a police department may not turn you on, however, what I’m about to present to you is a small sampling of pre-modern and mid-century modern structures of the…

Taco The Cat Has Found A Home!

Taco The Cat Has Found A Home!

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A cat is eating Tom’s face!!!! Oh-no! Seriously, though, here is Tom playing with Taco during some the last hours when he was our cat.  That might sound like something horrible has happened, but actually something wonderful happened.  Taco has found a forever home with friends of ours who have…

The Glorious Mid-Century Test Kitchens at Betty Crocker

The Glorious Mid-Century Test Kitchens at Betty Crocker

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I stumbled on the most amazing cookbook the other day at an Estate Sale.  Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, published in 1950, is a fantastic book for anyone who has a passion for mid-century cooking.  Not that anyone in our house does.  Nope, not even close. Ahem. Anyway, besides being able…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Singer’s Zigzag Sewing Ideas

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Singer’s Zigzag Sewing Ideas

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I adore the ideas in this Singer sewing book I picked up recently.  Published in 1963, this book is full of great color pictures that even the sewing-challenged like me can enjoy them! The sewing machines are great eye candy, too. The Slant-o-matic is very MCM, it almost reminds me of…

Etsy Round-Up – Lovely Vintage Dresses

Etsy Round-Up – Lovely Vintage Dresses

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I ADORE vintage clothing. I have been snapping up vintage dresses left and right while I am out thrifting lately, but that doesn’t stop me from trolling Etsy for great examples of vintage fashion. This milk chocolate brown dress from Rerun’s shop is just too pretty, and it is made from two layers of sheer…

Slideshow of Recent Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

Slideshow of Recent Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

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Hey, all! Here is a picture slideshow from an estate sale that Tom and I went to last weekend.  Many of you may remember this house from this post where it was featured as a house for sale. The unique thing about this house was that the classic MCM furnishings inside were…

Mid-Century Menu – Meat-Crusted Corn Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Meat-Crusted Corn Pie

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You know, even though the Mid-Century Menu is sometimes freaky, sometimes creepy, and sometimes downright disgusting, there are a lot of redeeming qualities to it as well.  Hmmm…this description kinda reminds me of an ex-boyfriend.  And like that ex-boyfriend, the Mid-Century Menu can be fun, exciting, adventurous and enjoyable in a…

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