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Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

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By RetroRuth I got a great article emailed to me from Tom’s Aunt Pat the other day.  Aunt Pat lives in California, and occasionally sends me links or photos that have to do with mid-century, even though I think my obsession with mid-century is a bit ridiculous to her.  🙂 …

And The Christmas Card Contest Winner Is….

And The Christmas Card Contest Winner Is….

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By RetroRuth Oh my gosh!  So much excitement, drama and so many innovations in our Christmas Card Contest.  You guys sent in so many awesome entries and pictures. But enough yak-yak! The winner is…. Sharon (aka Charm and Poise) for her entry of the 1961 line of Frigidaire’s kitchen appliances!…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Benton Harbor, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?   Benton Harbor, Michigan

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By Sablemable aka Jan The house up for sale at 621 W. Napier Avenue is a downright steal at $59,000.00.  The home was built in 1960, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2,330 square feet.  There is a basement, sunroom and 2 car attached garage.  The only downside to this…

Help Toni Find This Vintage Elf!

Help Toni Find This Vintage Elf!

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By RetroRuth Hello Readers!  I hope all of you had a fine Thanksgiving.  Dinner with all the parents went very well this year, and the only thing I forgot to make was the turkey gravy! Everything else went just perfect.  Thanks to my parents for coming early and helping me…

The NPR Archive – Jan’s Neighborhood In 1950 & Now!

The NPR Archive – Jan’s Neighborhood In 1950 & Now!

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Late Happy Thanksgiving, everyone-who-celebrated it!  I’m doing a bit of throwback today since it is a holiday weekend.  This post is from September 29, 2009.  Enjoy!  Sablemable aka Jan I live in a subdivision called Fair Plain, which was developed beginning circa 1949.  I chose a few structures that were…

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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By Sara In AZ ______________________________________________________________ I want to wish all of our fantastic readers a lovely Thanksgiving. Whether you are spending it with friends or family, or both – we wish each and every one of you a most special day! Here are some vintage images to kick your Thanksgiving day…

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hello, all!!! Happy Thanksgiving a day early!  And to get us all in the holiday spirit (or something) I decided to resurrected this horror of a holiday meal out of the Mid-Century Menu archive.  It’s festive.  It’s cheezy. It tastes like cigarette butts. Sounds like a winning combo…

Things I Miss From My Childhood

Things I Miss From My Childhood

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By Sablemable aka Jan The other day my brother and I were reminiscing of our childhoods and we found ourselves bringing up some of our favorite MCM things, stuff that we’ll probably never see again in our lifetimes, like….. Hires Root Beer-in glass bottles, of course.   Vitalis.  Grandpa used…

Voting Begins For Retro Christmas Card Contest

Voting Begins For Retro Christmas Card Contest

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By RetroRuth Wow!  I don’t envy you guys!  Making a decision on who gets your vote is going to be a tough one! We have some fantastic entries for this year’s card contest, and I honestly couldn’t pick one if you asked me to.  Luckily, the choice is up to…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Ann Arbor, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Ann Arbor, Michigan

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By Sablemable aka Jan Today’s home is a Lustron house that is for sale in Ann Arbor, Michigan (M Go Blue!).  A reader and friend of Ruth’s found the listing and sent it to Ruth, who sent it to me and now I’m sending it to you!  Thanks, Pat!  Great…

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