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January 8, 2011

MCM Weekly News & Two-Day Giveaway

By RetroRuth

So, I know a lot of you guys follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.  And if you don’t, you really should.  Besides getting updates on the blog and getting to hear some of the less boring stuff that goes on in my life, there is actually a whole other level of MCM News and fun stuff that we post every day. To prove it to you doubters out there, here are some of the highlights from last week.  And for those of you who have already seen these goodies; you know you want to see them again. They are just that good.

Antiques Roadshow Blows Us All Out of The Water

Come on, how good was this Miami episode? 

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A vintage Marlon Brando movie poster?

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A Calder mobile worth $1 million?  I thought that lady was going to have a heart attack!

Turquoise Kitchen on eBay Still Needs A Buyer

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From seller’s description.

This should be in the smithsonian! However, its been featured in several magazines, and books, such as Old house Interiors, and the Benjamin Moore Color book. this is an original ca. 1950 Kithen, complete with the original lacqer turquoise cabinets by Whitehall. The countertops are purple formica with the stainless steel trim. The stove is to die for, original turquoise  Caloric 36″ four burner, oven and warmer, working!!

Sometimes…I just don’t understand people. If you have a kitchen that is so fabulous it belongs in a museum, WHY ARE YOU GETTING RID OF IT?

Gah.

Thanks to Melanie at The Tiny Tudor for the heads up on this one!

The Ruins of Detroit Photography Book

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From Guardian UK:

In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city’s painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America

Uh.  This horrible and gorgeous book shows the ruined decadence and decline of downtown Detroit.  If you want to see more, check out The Detroit Theater, which is now a parking garage. Seriously. (Thanks to JennaSnacks and noirdame for the links!)

Last Minute Loopholes Fail To Save 1958 MCM Home

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Sadly, this 1958 historical MCM home is now scheduled for the wrecking ball despite preservationists attempts.  And while I believe that when a person buys a piece of property that isn’t protected they have the right to do whatever they want to it (it is their property!), we should still all have a moment of silence for this gorgeous house that is going to be leveled for another stupid McMansion.

Fun Photo of the Week:

Vicki Barr001

“Charming, bright and hardworking, her career as an air stewardess brings her glamorous friends, exciting adventures!”

Two-Day Giveaway:

To prove how much we love our FB and Twitter fans, we are giving away this fun vintage pattern on FB! Go over, friend us and leave a comment to be entered for the giveaway (you have to belong to FB to leave a comment).

Jan 8 Giveaway 

Winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday morning (1/10).

Good luck!

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One Response to MCM Weekly News & Two-Day Giveaway

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    January 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    What is up with tearing out that awesome turquoise kitchen???? It’s perfect for the space! ARGGHHHH!!!!

    The Ruins of Detroit – this is so very sad. Some of those buildings are insanely beautiful and now they are just falling apart. 🙁

    The Denver 1958 house being torn down is REALLY depressing. I think the one guy qouted in the article said it about right “They are removing homes of substance and replacing them with no substance.” 🙁

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