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Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

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It’s a good question, isn’t it??? It will give you something to think about next time you contemplate doing something reckless! Check out this vintage film for a little bit of crazy driving, some snakebites, ax accidents, stove flare-ups, people falling out of canoes and little kids sticking their fingers…

The Royal MCM Wedding

The Royal MCM Wedding

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By Sablemable aka Jan I feel that the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge holds precedence over MCM Home Improvement and to celebrate their marriage, here are some photos from the past of royal brides on their wedding days. 1956 Princess Grace of Monaco (formerly Grace Kelly). (photo…

Bonanza Ponderosa Ranch House For Sale!

Bonanza Ponderosa Ranch House For Sale!

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By Sara In AZ ___________________________________________________________ Y’all have got to check out this house that came up in one of my recent house searches. Since my real estate agent has me set up on a computerized home search I get notifications every time a house that meets my criteria comes up.…

Easter Lamb Cake on The Mid-Century Menu

Easter Lamb Cake on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth I know, I know, I shouldn’t try to show off a cake here after the perfection of Eartha’s Easter Bunny Jelly cake from Sunday, but…well…the lambie.  He couldn’t be denied. Come and read all about his creation today on the Mid-Century Menu. Oh, and I also make Tom…

A Birthday With A Kit-Cat Clock

A Birthday With A Kit-Cat Clock

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter, ‘cause I know I did! My parents came for a nice long visit this weekend, which was tons of fun.  On Easter we ate an overly sweet ham and an insane amount of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (recipes coming…

Eartha’s Amazing Easter Bunny Cake

Eartha’s Amazing Easter Bunny Cake

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Good morning Bunnies and Chicks!!! Happy Easter to you! We have a special guest post this morning from the fabulous and talented Eartha Kitsch from Ranch Dressing With Eartha Kitsch. Today Eartha has whipped up a gorgeous pink cake featuring a delicious and adorable set of bunnies. Enjoy! Hey everyone!…

Planning A “Modern” 1940’s Kitchen

Planning A “Modern” 1940’s Kitchen

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By RetroRuth Are you working on planning your “modern” retro kitchen? Here are some kitchen planning tips from the Culinary Arts Institute, from the 1941 book 2,000 Useful Facts About Food. Plan your kitchen to save steps and to avoid congestion at any point. The modern refrigerators are a joy…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Oakland, California

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Oakland, California

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By Sablemable aka Jan I know, it’s not Sunday, but Ruth has a very special post for Sunday and so I’m doing WYBMN today. I found this website of a real estate broker, Andrew Devries, who specializes in probate/estate real estate sales in the San Francisco area.  All images are…

Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds!

Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds!

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By Sara In AZ _______________________________________________ I have definitely been hitting up the thrift stores and flea markets lately — here is what I’ve managed to find! I could not resist all these Time Life records about Swing music. There are 3 records in each box, along with a book too.…

Banana Doughnuts on the Mid-Century Menu

Banana Doughnuts on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week we have a fun surprise on the Mid-Century Menu, something that actually looks AND tastes good! And that something would be: Banana Doughnuts. Come on over and take a look!…

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