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Mid-Century Menu Recipe Contest – Send Us The Worst Mid-Century Recipe!

Mid-Century Menu Recipe Contest – Send Us The Worst Mid-Century Recipe!

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By RetroRuth Well, I think this contest has been inevitable, don’t you?  Only a matter of time until we sent out this request: Tom and I want to hear from you guys, and we want the most creative, bizzare, weird, nasty, ugly, retch-inducing recipe you have. In short, we are looking…

A Far Out, Cool, MCM Manufactured Home!

A Far Out, Cool, MCM Manufactured Home!

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By Sara In AZ _______________________________________________________ Mike and I were driving down Main Street in Mesa when I spotted the most MCM manufactured house ever! Main Street, in Mesa,  has tons of dealers selling trailers, RVs, and manufactured homes. Well, this house stood out to me right away. I had to…

Trim, Trim, Trim – Choosing Paint For Our House

Trim, Trim, Trim – Choosing Paint For Our House

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By RetroRuth Tom and I were ridiculously busy this weekend, as always.  Truthfully, it is kind of a relief when Monday comes and I can scuttle back to the safety of my computer and my writing deadlines.  I love Tom dearly, but sometimes he is exhausting! 🙂 One of the…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By Sablemable aka Jan Today’s home is at 251 Cherokee Trail in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2,133 square feet, a 2 car attached garage and is listed at $124,900.00.  The house is located in St. Joseph Charter Township and is about one-half mile from…

Vintage Crafty – Make A Kerchief For Morning, Noon and Night!

Vintage Crafty – Make A Kerchief For Morning, Noon and Night!

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We are off to buy some paint today for the trim on our ranch (us too, Sable!), but before we go out, I just thought I would share these super-cute kerchief ideas from a 1940’s book called The Home Handicraft Book.  I picked up this book at a recent sale,…

MCM Home Improvement: Awnings

MCM Home Improvement:  Awnings

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By Sablemable aka Jan One of the virtues of Mid-Century Modern homes is their versatility.  You can do almost anything to these homes; make them country, traditional, classic and they still look great! Case in point:  awnings.   Take a look at the images I found of MCM homes with aluminum…

Refinishing A Heywood Wakefield Corner Table!

Refinishing A Heywood Wakefield Corner Table!

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By Sara In AZ __________________________________________________ I really, really love Heywood Wakefield furniture. If I can find the stuff at a reasonable price, I will always pick it up. It seems like most of the Heywood I find are pieces that need total refinishing because I am cheap and don’t want to pay hundreds/thousands…

Mid-Century Menu – Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

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Oh God.  You know we are going to make something truly terrible when we recieve a mid-century recipe from reader that has fascinated and horrified them for months, but also freaks them out too much for them to make it!  Thanks to reader Miss Marwood, who sent us this amazing submission…

Mid-Century Modern Motels: It’s All In The Name

Mid-Century Modern Motels:  It’s All In The Name

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By Sablemable aka Jan I could not resist these MCM motels with the unique names, and  I apologize in advance for ruining your own hilarious thoughts with my comments.  He-he. THE 40 WINKS MOTEL IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Just the name itself makes me want to curl up and take a…

“New” Thrifted Vintage Vinyl Sofa and Swivel Chairs

“New” Thrifted Vintage Vinyl Sofa and Swivel Chairs

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By RetroRuth Welllll….it’s Monday again.  What the heck happened to the weekend??  I feel like Tom and I worked and worked and didn’t get a single thing done.  But I won’t prattle on about house repairs. Instead, I’ll give you guys some eye candy. Behold!  Our “new” vintage vinyl sofa that…

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