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Vintage Sightseeing – Mary Ellen’s Place In Harbor Springs, MI

Vintage Sightseeing – Mary Ellen’s Place In Harbor Springs, MI

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By RetroRuth Happy Memorial Day, everyone!!  And a big “Thank You” to all American troops and veterans for dedicating their lives to preserving our freedom. Everyone here at our humble blog salutes you!  But, it would be remiss of me not to mention another great Memorial Day tradition.  Travel!!!  Yup.  This one is for all the…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By sablemable aka Jan This weeks featured home comes from one of our readers, Denise, who asked Ruth if we could post her grandmother’s home that is for sale.  Naturally, you know what Ruth’s answer was and now I am honored to present it to you. The house is a…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Seahorse & Goldfish Knitted Softies Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Seahorse & Goldfish Knitted Softies Pattern

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By RetroRuth Hooray for the weekend!  Finally. Whew.  Anyway, this week’s free pattern comes from the McCall’s Annual of Creative Handicrafts from 1960-something. Not quite sure of the exact date.  However, I am pretty darn sure that these knitted sea creatures are awesome.…

MCM Home Improvement-Tiled Floors

MCM Home Improvement-Tiled Floors

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By Sablemable aka Jan One of the things I seek when searching for time-capsule homes is interesting tile floor patterns.  All of the floors that I’ll share with you today are in the basement, but if you’re looking to re-tile another room and want something unique, then look no further…

This One Is For You, Kelly (but I hope everyone else likes it too)!!!

This One Is For You, Kelly (but I hope everyone else likes it too)!!!

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By Sara In AZ ________________________________________________________________ I could not resist doing this post for Kelly, who probably had the best Flickr page – EVER.  Her Flickr page is gone now (wahhhhhh!!!) but I had to do this tribute to Jack (her vintage mannequin). Oh my gosh y’all Mike and I were out…

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hi, Everyone!! Welcome to another great Mid-Century Menu.  This week Tom and I decided to go back to one of the basics of mid-century cooking.  But not gelatin.  We aren’t feeling crazy enough this week to go that far.  We decided to pick a tamer basic.  Spam. *Muted cheering* I…

On The Road To Toledo

On The Road To Toledo

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By Sablemable aka Jan Previously, I had shared with you that my relatives lived in Toledo, Ohio and every summer we would motor east for a visit.  We traveled on the turnpikes back in the late Fifties through the Sixties when it was jam-packed with travelers. At the crack of…

Our New Sputnik Light and Kitchen Table Possibilities

Our New Sputnik Light and Kitchen Table Possibilities

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By RetroRuth Well, I am excited!  We have started our summer renovating on the house.  Maybe renovating is too strong of a word.  We have started our “refreshing” of the house and Tom and I did a ton of stuff this weekend and had a lot of fun.  Mostly we…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By Sablemable aka Jan Welcome to Merrillville, Indiana!  Merrillville is located in the northwest, just south of Gary, Indiana off of the Interstate 94 westbound to Chicago. Our featured home is located at 231 79th Avenue, was built in1964, has 2,033 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2.5…

Vote For The Best 1950’s Inspired Fabric On Spoonflower!

Vote For The Best 1950’s Inspired Fabric On Spoonflower!

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By RetroRuth What the??  What do you mean you have never heard of Spoonflower?   Spoonflower is a great site where, if you have a scanner and even a little bit of design experience, you can re-create vintage fabric.  Provided is wasn’t copyrighted, of course.  Or you could use your mad…

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