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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Albuquerque, New Mexico

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Albuquerque, New Mexico

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By Sablemable aka Jan You guys are going to die over this home!  At 1751 Escalante Avenue is a brick ranch built in 1950.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,  2,652 square feet and is going for $359,000.00.   Coldwell Banker Legacy is the broker, but they didn’t leave a contact…

Jason’s MCM Photos from Albuquerque,NM

Jason’s MCM Photos from Albuquerque,NM

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By RetroRuth I am interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you: Houses!!! Lots of houses!  Lots and lots of houses! These house pictures were sent in by Jason from Albequerque, NM.  Jason writes: Hi Ruth, Love the blog. My wife and I moved to Albuquerque, NM about a year…

MCM Home Improvement: Snips And Snails And A Few Things From Etsy and Ebay

MCM Home Improvement:  Snips And Snails And A Few Things From Etsy and Ebay

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By Sablemable aka Jan Finally, I’m beginning to move into my 1955 brick ranch and I’ve been digging through all the boxes of my stuff in the basement.  When I looked some of them over, I decided to share some photos of them with you. The snips and snails are…

Mid Century House For Sale

Mid Century House For Sale

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By Sara In AZ __________________________________________________________ Soooo, Mike and I have been on the Mid-Century house hunt for a while now. During that time we have gone through a ton of houses. Most are remodeled to within an inch of their Mid-Century lives, and a very few are left alone. I came…

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Shrimp Salad

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Shrimp Salad

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By RetroRuth Okay, this is finally it.  I FINALLY made the last entry for the Worst Recipe Contest. Finally!  This entry is from ModernSuzie, who I hope is still reading this blog after it took me so long to post her entry.  But the long wait is over! We finally…

Reupholstery 101: Tutorial By Retro Guest Andrea

Reupholstery 101: Tutorial By Retro Guest Andrea

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Hello All!  I am very pleased to bring you this great reupholstery tutorial that was written by the lovely and talented Andrea, who is the owner of Sew What? a fun retro fabric shop. She also has recently become a new mommy!  Congrats, Andrea! Enjoy her fun tutorial and watch her reupholster a vintage…

Dorothy Needs Our Help – Her Pink 1955 Geneva Kitchen and Her Tragedy

Dorothy Needs Our Help – Her Pink 1955 Geneva Kitchen and Her Tragedy

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By RetroRuth Oh my gosh, people.  We are dealing with a true vintage emergency here!   Dorothy writes: I have a 1955 pink Geneva kitchen with the original thermador oven and range. We are renovating the counters and the floor, but a contractor threw out one of the 12X 24 drawers for…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Albany, New York

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?   Albany, New York

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By Sablemable aka Jan Welcome to Albany, NY for this week’s MCM home tour!  It was built in 1955, has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom.  There is 2,632 square feet and the cost is $489,000.00.  Not much information was given, not even the address, but the…

Apron Inspiration – Vintage Apron Patterns

Apron Inspiration – Vintage Apron Patterns

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by RetroRuth So!  I love vintage apron patterns.  I am pretty sure everyone who loves vintage does.  I mean, what could be more wholesome than Mom in an apron, right?  So, when I am feeling uninspired, I flip through some of my pattern collection and just enjoy the prettiness. I…

MCM Home Improvement: Gee, It’s Cold In Here!

MCM Home Improvement:  Gee, It’s Cold In Here!

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By Sablemable aka Jan If you’re living in an area where soon the winter winds and snow will blow, then you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say it’s cold inside my house!  Well, Jan, you reply, turn on the heat!  Easier said than done, gang.  Oh, yeah, the…

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