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MCM Home Improvement-Copper

MCM Home Improvement-Copper

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By Sablemable aka Jan I love the look of copper and I love the look of brass, but that’s for another story. I’ve always expected copper accents to be used exclusively in Early American decor, but after finding these examples of how to decorate a modern kitchen with copper, I…

Sara’s Dream TV – The Kuba Komet!

Sara’s Dream TV – The Kuba Komet!

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By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________________ Wow! What can I say about this TV, but Wow! Is this not the most retro, kitschy, crazy TV you have ever seen? This is the Kuba Komet from Germany, and I am totally in love. The KUBA Corporation manufactured the Komet from 1957 to…

Mid-Century Menu – A Heinz Feast With Toledo Ham, Spicy Vegetable Casserole and Pink Peach Sundae

Mid-Century Menu – A Heinz Feast With Toledo Ham, Spicy Vegetable Casserole and Pink Peach Sundae

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Holy Cow!!! We have a ketchup-covered whopper of a Mid-Century Menu for you guys today. Gah. This weekend during our thrifting trip, we stumbled on what just might be one of the craziest mid-century cookbooks ever: 57 Prize-Winning Recipes From H.J. Heinz Co. I just…wow…I don’t even have words for…

Trains and Boats and Planes-Traveling The Mid-Century Modern Way

Trains and Boats and Planes-Traveling The Mid-Century Modern Way

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By Sablemable aka Jan What fun it must have been to travel across the nation and the world in trains, boats and planes during the Fifties!  Take a look at the advertisements of that time and see if you don’t agree with me. I had fun.  Did you?…

Pictures From Birthday Thrifting – Part 1

Pictures From Birthday Thrifting – Part 1

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By RetroRuth Hey guys!  Happy Monday….or something.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  I had a busy and fun weekend, even though my birthday was on Sunday and I turned the big 3-0.  Boo-urns.  So, to counteract my mild age-related depression (my hands look like my mom’s hands! Help!),…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

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By Sablemable aka Jan Yippee-skippee!  Here’s a time-capsule home in my neighborhood!!!!!  A limestone dandy at 400 Chippewa in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Here’s the living room and oh, my!  Is that the original front door? The other end of the living room.  Love the fireplace and the arched entrances! Oh,…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Vintage Patterns: The Pig And The Poodle

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Vintage Patterns: The Pig And The Poodle

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Hey guys! Two super cute vintage patterns this week.  I love these!  The pig pattern was printed here in Michigan, and the poodle is awesome.  I can’t wait to stitch that baby up.  Have a great day!…

Mid-Century Modern Home Improvement

Mid-Century Modern Home Improvement

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By Sablemable aka Jan A Mrs. Home Improvement I’m not, so I try and find the easiest and best looking way to add that professional touch to my MCM home. Enter The Smart Tiles, a 3-D, gel-like material that resembles ceramic tile and installs effortlessly with a self-adhesive back.  The…

Sara Grants You Three Wishes!

Sara Grants You Three Wishes!

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  By Sara In AZ ____________________________________________________________ He He, I wish! Hmmmmm, what would I wish for – how about a cool 50s time capsule house (just like yours Ruth). Anyway, Three Wishes is one of my very favorite movies (besides It’s A Wonderful Life) because it is a total kitschfest!…

Mid-Century Menu – Oscar Mayer Sausage and Vegetable Ranch Logs

Mid-Century Menu – Oscar Mayer Sausage and Vegetable Ranch Logs

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It’s Wednesday again, and time for this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  This week Tom and I decided to have  a little fun and dive back into a cookbook that we found absolutely hilarious.  A victim of the “Western” phase, 101 Ideas for a Quick and Easy Lunch printed by Oscar Mayer…

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