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Life’s Little Thrifting Extras

Life’s Little Thrifting Extras

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By RetroRuth I love unexpected windfalls.  An extra cookie at the bottom of a box you thought was empty. A $20 bill pulled from the pocket of dirty jeans on washday. When you wake up in the middle of the night and realize you can still sleep three hours before…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Charlotte, North Carolina

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Charlotte, North Carolina

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By Sablemable aka Jan SPECIAL ALERT!  The home featured today is headed for demolition unless a buyer can be found by June 2011!!!!!!!!SPECIAL ALERT!   Ruth passed this home on to me and I am in tears over the possible destruction of this home!  The property is located at 726…

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

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By RetroRuth Today, we are going to learn how to choose a wardrobe from the amazing assortment of ready-made clothes available to young teens today.  Well, Your Home And You is going to teach us. This home economics textbook was printed 1961, and is pretty much awesome. It tries, in…

MCM Home Improvement: How Does Your MCM Garden Grow, Part 2

MCM Home Improvement: How Does Your MCM Garden Grow, Part 2

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By Sablemable aka Jan This week’s garden topic is about annuals.  The Home Garden February 1952 magazine offered a list of annuals to begin inside your home.  Can you believe it?  Twenty-five cents for this magazine!  Nice greenhouse, too!   On page 13, The Home Garden lists annuals that one…

The Wilson House – Turquoise Bathroom

The Wilson House – Turquoise Bathroom

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By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________ My friends, we now enter the land of the Turquoise Bathroom at The Wilson House. It is completely swoon-worthy so everyone should have their smelling salts ready and waiting! The Turquoise Bathroom is the bathroom in the Master Bedroom.  It is a really beautiful turquoise blue color.…

The New Mid-Century Menu Blog!

The New Mid-Century Menu Blog!

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By RetroRuth I am super, super excited to announce that the Mid-Century Menu now has its very own blog!  Hooray! Check it out here, at www.midcenturymenu.com.  The new blog is hopefully an exciting new start for the Menu.  I am still going to post a new recipe every Weds, but…

Mod Sixties Fashions

Mod Sixties Fashions

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By Sablemable aka Jan All this talk about the color orange lately here on the blog made me think about the Sixties; mod, Carnaby Street, psychodelic, flower-power clothing and accessories.  If you missed living during that time (1966-1969), or you don’t want to remember those years, let me show you…

Kathryn With A Blue Dress On

Kathryn With A Blue Dress On

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By RetroRuth Kathryn of Studio Grandbois and I have way, way too much fun.  Recently we have decided to get together frequently and just take fun, retro pictures because…well, we can. Besides being disgustingly talented, Kathryn is also disgustingly gorgeous. And small enough to fit into some really, really fun…

New Vintage Finds I Love With My Whole Heart

New Vintage Finds I Love With My Whole Heart

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By RetroRuth So, I go thrifting now and again.  Crickets. Okay, more than now and again.  Louder crickets. Okay, okay, more like every week. Silence. Sigh.  Fine, you’ve got me, you’ve got me.  It’s even more than that.  I suppose I deserve to do some kind of penance then, to…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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By Sablemable aka Jan Oh, deary me!  Whatever you do when looking at  MCM time-capsule homes, do NOT eat or drink while looking at one of these babies.  I almost chocked to death when I saw this home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, it was so fab! A suburb of Detroit,…

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