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Postcards From WWII Soldiers

Postcards From WWII Soldiers

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, this time it is for real.  I am really going through my Grandpa’s stuff, and I am going to cut it down. I am going to sell stuff, throw stuff away and organize what is left. For real this time. So I grabbed a box at…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Pikesville, Maryland

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?   Pikesville, Maryland

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By Sablemable aka Jan Welcome to Pikesville!  Pikesville is located northwest of the Baltimore city limits, in Baltimore County.  Our featured home was built in 1961 and is at 6 Branchwood Court.  The home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, although I suspect two of the bathrooms are a half-bath…

The Sexy Secretary Suit & Red Vintage Earrings

The Sexy Secretary Suit & Red Vintage Earrings

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By RetroRuth Oh. My. Goodness. Have I been having the retro-fun lately! My friend Kathryn (from Studio Grandbois) and I  had a great time dressing up and taking pictures the other day. Do you guys want to see some of the fun? No? Too bad!!! Ta-Da!!! How is that for…

MCM Home Improvement – Interior Shutters

MCM Home Improvement  –  Interior Shutters

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By Sablemable aka Jan A lot of people may think of interior shutters as more Early American or Colonial decor, but I have always liked the looks of them; my parents’ home had them in every room and they seemed to go well with whatever decorating style you wanted.  Yes,…

The Wilson House – Formal Living Room

The Wilson House – Formal Living Room

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By Sara In AZ ___________________________________________________________ OK y’all, we are picking up the Wilson House tour in the Formal Living Room this week. All I can say is get some Kleenex ready because drool will be on your keyboards! This is a view looking toward the kitchen. You can see that…

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

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By RetroRuth I hope I am not coming on too strong when I say there is nothing like a vintage Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook. Nothing. They are pretty much great from cover to cover.  The awkward pictures. The hilarious food combinations. The desperate need to have “Mrs.” in front of every…

Are We Heading For A Hat Trend?

Are We Heading For A Hat Trend?

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By Sablemable aka Jan Pun intended, Kate Middleton, fiance of Prince William has been sporting hats and the fashion press has noticed.   Just in case, we MCM women better stock up on hats. The pillbox hat was an important accessory to the MCM woman during the Fifties and First Ladies…

Vintage Security Envelope Patterns

Vintage Security Envelope Patterns

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By RetroRuth Okay, so this is a little bizarre, but I am going to show you guys some scans of vintage security envelope patterns. Yep, you read that right!  All these fun patterns are from vintage security envelopes. Where did I get them all, you ask?  Well, remember that post…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Fresno, California

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?    Fresno, California

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By Sablemable aka Jan When I found this home, I was singing California Here I Come in my mind because this house is fantastic!  This four bedroom, three bathroom home is located at 750 East Santa Ana Avenue and is classified as  California Modernist.  There is 3,080 square feet and…

Star-Studded MCM Home, Futura Random Harvest Teapot & The Powder Room

Star-Studded MCM Home, Futura Random Harvest Teapot & The Powder Room

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By RetroRuth Fun stuff this week on Twitter and our Facebook page. First up, as always, a fantastic MCM house. Star-Studded MCM Home For Sale This pretty baby is truly a gem. Located on an acre (!) of land in Palm Springs, all this house needs is some MCM furniture…

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