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The Motel Safari on Route 66

The Motel Safari on Route 66

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By Sara In AZ ___________________________________ A few years ago I had the pleasure of staying at the Motel Safari In Tucumcari New Mexico.   It was one of those nights when you pull off the road, dead tired, after driving all day and you are not sure where to stay.  Motel Safari was one of the…

The Smell Of Canned Tuna – The Mid-Century Menu

The Smell Of Canned Tuna – The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Well, my kitchen pretty much reeks like canned tuna. Tom and I have been cooking up tuna recipes like crazy. In fact, it’s gotten so crazy that every single time I start cooking in the kitchen the cats come running, expecting some kind of fishy handout. I’m getting…

Mid-Century Modern Hospitals

Mid-Century Modern Hospitals

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By Sablemable aka Jan   I know!  I know!  Who in their right mind would get overly excited over hospital buildings!  Well, think of it this way; we’re not patients and we’re only going to look at the outside, not inside. Images are courtesy of CardCow (www.cardcow.com).   CHARLESTON MEMORIAL…

The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

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By RetroRuth Oklahoma, O-K! I think this post proves that mid-century Americana is EVERYWHERE. When Tom and I decided that we were going to stop at the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Oklahoma during our road trip this past March, we did it out of just plain geekiness. I…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Armonk, New York

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Armonk, New York

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By Sablemable aka Jan I love this house!  Nestled within the hills and valleys, the contemporary home at 9 Fox Run is hidden from prying eyes.  Built in 1955, there is 3,567 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a deck and well preserved MCM features.  There is a basement (no…

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

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By RetroRuth Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides…

MCM Home Improvement: My July To-Do List

MCM Home Improvement:  My July To-Do List

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By Sablemable aka Jan This is it, gang, the final draft of my to-do list for July!  I had to pick what I considered to be the most important tasks to do; I mean the important tasks that my Bob will do!  Thank you, my Turtledove for being such a…

1959 Fall and Winter Sears Catalog Part 2

1959 Fall and Winter Sears Catalog Part 2

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By Sara In AZ _________________________________ Ok y’all here is the finale to our Sears shopping experience. Well, you never know, I may just take some more pictures and post them down the road. There is only like 700 more pages or something. 🙂 *click on any picture to enlarge it*…

The Tuna Recipe Testing Has Begun On The Mid-Century Menu!

The Tuna Recipe Testing Has Begun On The Mid-Century Menu!

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By RetroRuth Well, Tom and I are knee-deep in tuna recipes and even deeper in actual cans of tuna fish! (Head over to The Mid-Century Menu to see this post with bigger pictures!) It is pretty exciting, we’ve had more entries for this contest than we ever have before.  And…

Lily Speed-O-Weave

Lily Speed-O-Weave

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Or Adventures in Vintage Crafting, Vol. 1 By Andrea I am a total collector when it comes to anything crafting related that’s vintage. So, when I happened upon this strange looking box at a garage sale last summer, I had to snap it up: It definitely intrigued me, as I’d…

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