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1952 Crane Bathroom Fixtures

1952 Crane Bathroom Fixtures

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By Sablemable aka Jan Who can say anything bad about MCM bathroom fixtures?  All those brightly colored fixtures with matching or coordinating ceramic tiled walls that makes our MCM  homes so special. Crane has been around for about 160 years and has acquired American Standard and Eljer.   Here are some…

The Mid-Century Movie – “The Right Stuff” is Retro-Awesome

The Mid-Century Movie – “The Right Stuff” is Retro-Awesome

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By RetroRuth Okay, so Tom and I have a deal when it comes to movie rentals.  We see something he likes, and then we see something I like.  It works out pretty well this way, both for seeing good movies and for the good of our marriage.  We both tend…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By Sablemable aka Jan Nothing new in MCM homes for sale here in my area of Michigan, soooo, I paddled my canoe (the poor man’s yacht) across Lake Michigan to the Chicagoland area for a look-see. At 108 Howe Terrace in Barrington, Illinois, is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom MCM…

Vintage Crafty – World’s Scariest Clown Doll Pattern

Vintage Crafty – World’s Scariest Clown Doll Pattern

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By RetroRuth Good Lord!!!!  I found the World’s Scariest Clown Doll in the whole world!  Don’t believe me, huh??  Well check this out! Reeeee! Reeeeeeee!! Reeeeeee! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Check out the extra-long neck, perfect for wrapping around your poor child’s neck to choke them while they are sleeping.  And if that isn’t…

Decorative Concrete Screen Block – Part 2

Decorative Concrete Screen Block – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ ______________________________________________________ OK, are y’all ready for Part 2 in the block series? Here goes! Here are 2 different variations on a ‘Diamond’ type block pattern. Here is a fancy “H” type design. These are actually at my In-Laws house! When I first saw this one I…

Mid-Century Menu – And The Worst Mid-Century Recipe Winner Is…

Mid-Century Menu – And The Worst Mid-Century Recipe Winner Is…

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JELLIED TONGUES!! Congrats on great win, Kelly!  It was a tough road picking the winner.  Even tougher than the slices of jellied tongue. Uhhh…that picture still makes me a little queasy. Now, once again for your viewing pleasure, here is Tom tasting the winning dish! Contemplating. Bravely trying. Chewing. Approving?…

Decorative Concrete Screen Block and Sorry Y’all………………

Decorative Concrete Screen Block and Sorry Y’all………………

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  By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________________ OK, let’s get the bad part out of the way first. I hate to tell y’all about misfortune in the MCM world, and I know there might be a few tears shed by what I am about to tell ya – esp. by Annie…

Mid-Century Modern Starburst Escutcheon

Mid-Century Modern Starburst Escutcheon

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday!  I thought I would cheer everyone up on this most-dreaded day with a cheerful picture of a fun door escutcheon that I lust after to an insane degree. Tom and I saw this home the other weekend while we were trying to find a garage sale.  From…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By Sablemable aka Jan Wow!  I must be having the luck o’ the Irish to find another home here in Southwest Michigan!  This multi-level home is also close to my house  and was built in 1957.  658 Lynwood Drive in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 2,924 square…

Vintage Crafty – Comfy Bed Slippers Free Pattern

Vintage Crafty – Comfy Bed Slippers Free Pattern

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By RetroRuth I was completely charmed by this cute pattern for knitted bed slippers from an vintage Workbasket that I picked up the other day at the Salvation Army.  I think it was the blissfully sleeping woman.  And maybe that sweet chair as well. Cute!!…

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