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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – 1938 English Country Style Home

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – 1938 English Country Style Home

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So, this is a little different than what I usually post, but I decided to take a break from mid-century modern and mid-century traditional and do a really cute 1930’s  English Country style house. This beautiful 3,360 square foot house is a little more grand that I usually post, but…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Learn To Crochet and Free Coin Purse Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Learn To Crochet and Free Coin Purse Pattern

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Hello, everyone!  I came across a great stack of knitting and crochet books from the 1950’s and 1960’s at my local Salvation Army recently, and I was so excited.  Stay tuned for some great sweater and accessory patterns!  Until then…well…I have to learn how to knit.  And crochet. Luckily, I found…

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – How To Tolerate Your Brothers and Sisters

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – How To Tolerate Your Brothers and Sisters

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Hi there, Kids! Today for the Mid-Century Lesson we have another important set of tips from Science Health Safety, the great 1957 children’s textbook that brought us Get Ready For School By Eating Your Prunes.  Today we have another good lesson from them.  Just as you have to force down…

New Vintage Patterns Listed In Mid-Century Mine!

New Vintage Patterns Listed In Mid-Century Mine!

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I don’t know what it is about vintage patterns, but I just can’t stop myself from buying them.  I swear, every time I go out thrifting I find a bag or a box or some other large container filled with super cute patterns that I just can’t seem to stop…

Pictures From Recent Estate Sale – Embroidery And Fun Furniture!

Pictures From Recent Estate Sale – Embroidery And Fun Furniture!

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I hit a gem of an estate sale the other day, and it was so fun!  The lady who lived in the house did a lot of crewel embroidery and paint-by-numbers, and they were all over the walls of the house.  She did excellent work, too, and I was really…

Mid-Century Menu – Cocktail Prunes, Backwoods Sandwich and Cottage Cheese Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Cocktail Prunes, Backwoods Sandwich and Cottage Cheese Pie

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu! This week are cooking out of a crazy cookbook called Ten P.M. Cookbook, published by Good Housekeeping in 1958. Now, I wasn’t aware of this, but Good Housekeeping Magazine actually started out as a “lab” of sorts, called the “Experiment Station” which  opened in…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara’s Vintage Lights – Part 2!

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara’s Vintage Lights – Part 2!

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That horse light is crazy, Sara!  I love it!! Sooooo, as promised here is part 2 of the vintage lights! First up is a light I found at a local Estate Sale. I am guessing it is probably from the late 60s, possibly very early 70s. I just thought it…

The Happy Housewife – Feed Your Family With Tony Bommarito’s Marinara

The Happy Housewife – Feed Your Family With Tony Bommarito’s Marinara

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No, you haven’t gone crazy!!! I am actually going to post some good recipes here, instead of mid-century horrors.  Quite the change, huh? These are at the request of a few readers, who all informed me that the American Beauty cookbook I cooked the MCM Macaroni Loaf and Mexican Macaroni…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Red Brick Time Capsule And A Few Mistakes

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Red Brick Time Capsule And A Few Mistakes

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So, this house in Auburn is very cute, it has about 1300 square feet and is on about 9.5 acres.  Not bad for $139,000. Cute.  I like the tile! This seriously looks like a picture out of a 1950’s magazine! I wish we could get a closer look at that…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Vintage Scottie Dogs Embroidery Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Vintage Scottie Dogs Embroidery Pattern

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Or should I say, cross-stitch AND embroidery pattern, since there is a lot of cross-stitching in it! Either way, these two puppies came from the bag of mystery embroidery I received from my Aunt in the mail a few months ago.  It looks like she bought it from an estate…

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