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One More Vintage Crane Catalog!

One More Vintage Crane Catalog!

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By Sara In AZ ______________________________________________________ OK, one more vintage Crane catalog and then I will stop. Promise! 🙂 Click on any picture for a larger version! Eeeeeee! Yellow Criterion sinks! And, it looks like they have some swing-a-way toothbrush holders in the middle of the mirrors. Yippee!!! That ‘Sky Blue’…

Mid-Century Menu Re-Run – Salmon Egg Casserole

Mid-Century Menu Re-Run – Salmon Egg Casserole

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By RetroRuth This fantastic Mid-Century Menu was original posted in October of 2009, and contains TWO traumatic moments: a disgusting can of salmon, and chirping hard-boiled eggs. Awesome. This is why I need to have a cooking show! Twenty minutes of me screaming over hard-boiled eggs would have been classic……

Antique Homes

Antique Homes

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By Sablemable aka Jan I found this web site a few years ago while searching for mid-century modern and bookmarked it immediately. At www.antiquehome.org, one can go literally crazy with joy over all of the house plans they offer for your viewing pleasure. Antiquehome.org has collections of house plans dating back…

Glenda’s Turquoise Sofa, Magic Chef and 50’s Firehouse

Glenda’s Turquoise Sofa, Magic Chef and 50’s Firehouse

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By RetroRuth I got this FANTASTIC email with pictures from Glenda in Kansas while I was on vacation.  Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Glenda!!! Glenda writes: Dear Ruth, I was perusing your No Pattern Required past archives for June 2010.  After reading about your sofa and rocking chairs purchase,…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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By Sablemable aka Jan There are some beautiful MCM homes for sale in the Detroit area and it is shameful that this area, once the car capital of the world, is an economic disaster.  As a result, the beautiful homes once built for executives and workers are being sold for…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Apron Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Apron Pattern

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By RetroRuth I am actually working on a vintage crafty project.  I know!  I am shocked too! Anyway, my friend Kathryn and I have started working on an apron from this fun, drool-worthy pattern. This pattern envelope has seen better days, but the pieces inside still work juuuuuuust fine. We are…

MCM Home Improvement: Should I Paint This Bookcase?

MCM Home Improvement:  Should I Paint This Bookcase?

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By Sablemable aka Jan I have this built-in bookcase in my living room and I’m wondering if I should paint the inside walls of it, i.e., yellow walls/sides, white shelves. I plan on keeping the living room walls white; my carpeting is a mocha brown shade.  When I find my…

Vintage Crane Catalog Part 2

Vintage Crane Catalog Part 2

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By Sara In AZ ___________________________________________________________ As promised, the last 8 pages of the vintage Crane catalog! Click on any picture to enlarge it. Here are some more lovely counter-top sinks. Here we see other options for the sinks, such as the wall mount or the wall mount with chrome legs.…

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

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By RetroRuth Wow!  We have a pretty funny recipe this week, and it includes Tom’s most hated of all ingredients: American Cheese.  That’s right. The Man With The Iron Stomach can’t stand American Cheese! He is human after all, Folks. So this great recipe comes from Melanie, and she submitted…

Vintage Crane Catalog Part 1

Vintage Crane Catalog Part 1

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By Sara In AZ __________________________________________________________ I picked up some vintage catalogs at an Estate Sale a while back and among them were some Crane catalogs. I don’t know about y’all, but Crane is one of my very favorites, especially the Criterion collection. I scanned in all the pages of the…

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