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Mid-Century Menu – 20th Century Wieners

Mid-Century Menu – 20th Century Wieners

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Welcome to the Mid-Century Menu, everyone!  First, I must say that I did not make up the title of the recipe we picked for this week’s menu.  It is an actual name of an actual dish in the Cutco Cookbook, which was published in 1961.  Actually, Cutco is still around…

Thrifting Gems from Goodwill In Wisconsin!

Thrifting Gems from Goodwill In Wisconsin!

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Hi All!  No guest blogger today, you guys just get little ole me.  I decided to give Jan the day off since she did such a great job filling in for me while Tom and I were in Wisconsin this last weekend. What were we doing in Wisconsin?  Well, Tom…

Happy Housewife – The Perfect Vintage Easter Outfit

Happy Housewife – The Perfect Vintage Easter Outfit

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Who else is looking for the perfect Easter Dress right now?  I found a couple of great outfits in my closet, but I am always on the lookout for more. Check out this outfit picked entirely from Etsy…. This little number from AdelaideHomesewn may be a little risque for church, but…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Time Capsules From Jan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Time Capsules From Jan

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Thanks for the great houses, Jan! Finding time capsule homes around here is difficult.  Most of the homes built during the MCM period all have makeovers (Waaaaaaah!), but what did I find on Keller Williams website?  Follow up the lane! Here we are at 343 Orlando Court in Benton Harbor,…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Fitting Vintage Tile

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Fitting Vintage Tile

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Thanks for the great post, Jan!  I always wondered about how to cut vintage tile! Since I’m not very crafty and I always need help figuring out something, I thought I’d share this tidbit about cutting ceramic tile. I’m about to convince my husband, Bob, to re-tile our pink bathroom…

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

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Thanks for the great post, Jan!  Hope everyone learns how to shop properly! 🙂 Let’s pretend that it’s 1959 and I’m a young (and blushing) bride, heading out the door to do my weekly grocery shopping.  What would I buy? Definitely salt.  It makes the BP soar but food sure…

Rampant Door Lust – Crestview Doors Interview on Make Online

Rampant Door Lust – Crestview Doors Interview on Make Online

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I have been taking a lot of pictures of mid-century front doors lately and doing some research on the subject.  While trolling for new Mid-Century door options, I have been eyeballing the doors at Crestview Doors repeatedly. So I was pleased when I was emailed this interview with the husband and wife team of…

Mid-Century Menu – Porcupine Balls and Cranberry Mayonnaise Cake

Mid-Century Menu – Porcupine Balls and Cranberry Mayonnaise Cake

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Welcome to another Mid-Century Menu, everyone!  This week we have a cute cookbook called “reMARKable Recipes”, which, in case you haven’t guessed, was named for the author’s husband, former Governor of Oregon Mark O. Hatfield.  After doing some research, I found out that Mark had a huge political career and is…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara Says “Help?”

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara Says “Help?”

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Interesting art, Sara!  Very cool find.  And is your picture “before” you fixed the frame or “after”?  I need to know! 🙂 I bought this picture a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $6. I don’t normally go for images like this, I am usually more into to the kitschy weird 50s…

The Happy Housewife – All About Potatoes

The Happy Housewife – All About Potatoes

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It’s Monday again, folks, and time for some tips for the cookers and the cleaners in the group.  This week’s tip comes from a 1962 calendar I found among my grandpa’s papers.  It is a promotional calendar from a credit union, and each month features a set of handy tips…

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