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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Dallas, Texas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Dallas, Texas

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By Sablemable aka Jan Kudos to Retro Ruth for finding this week’s MCM house for sale!!!!!!! At 2816 Llahe Drive in Dallas, this ultra modern home was built in 1963.  There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2012 square feet and lots of windows to bring in the natural light.  There…

Mid-Century Modern for Every Man – The Homes of Gordon Drake

Mid-Century Modern for Every Man – The Homes of Gordon Drake

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By Retro Ruth In a few of my recent posts, I have mentioned how awesome our local library’s book sales are, and how I almost always manage to find something really cool every time we go. This last trip was no exception. Besides a couple of really good mid-century decorating…

MCM Home Improvement: Pole Lights

MCM Home Improvement: Pole Lights

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By Sablemable aka Jan   By request from reader Kirk W, here are a few retro pole lights that are for sale on Ebay and Etsy.   From Etsy seller UncommonEye, this orange/brown fabric pole light goes for $210.00.     Seller acidstamp has this brown shaded pole light up…

Retro Ranch House

Retro Ranch House

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By Sara In AZ _________________________________ Well, Mike and I are still on the house hunt here in AZ. The following house is one we went through awhile back. This was not the house for us, but it did have some really great, original features. This house was built in 1956 and…

Tuna Upside Down Bake – Contest Finalist #4 On The Mid-Century Menu

Tuna Upside Down Bake – Contest Finalist #4 On The Mid-Century Menu

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By Retro Ruth Well, it’s been a long and fishy road (literally) for our “Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna” contest. We have tried every recipe, eaten some with gusto, choked down some others and decided which was the best and which was the worst.  But with this last finalist…

This IS your Granny’s crafting! with Betty Crafter – Scary Clown Edition

This IS your Granny’s crafting!  with Betty Crafter  – Scary Clown Edition

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By Betty Crafter I’m so excited to be here at No Pattern Required!  I love crafting, especially vintage crafts, so I jumped at the opportunity to unleash my vintage crafting enthusiasm on all the lovely readers here at No Pattern Required.  There’s just something about vintage crafts.  So sweet and…

Vintage Dresses And The Pink Palace In Memphis

Vintage Dresses And The Pink Palace In Memphis

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By RetroRuth I still have a TON of pictures to show you from the road trip that we took to Texas this spring!  I was sorting through them recently, trying to organize them into posts, when I stumbled across the photos from the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. As soon…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Ann Arbor, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Ann Arbor, Michigan

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By Sablemable aka Jan   Another small MCM home today, located at 1717 Barrington in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Built in 1959, the home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,156 square feet.  The price is $179,900.00 and for more information and a tour, you may contact Keller Williams Farmington Hills…

Beat The Heat With Some Vintage Refrigerators

Beat The Heat With Some Vintage Refrigerators

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Or Our New Image Gallery of Vintage Refrigerators And Freezers By RetroRuth Wow, has it been a hot summer! I can barely remember another summer where I have actually had the air conditioning running so much.  So, in the interest of escapism and bringing down the temperature, here is a fun new image…

MCM Home Improvement: Room Dividers

MCM Home Improvement: Room Dividers

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By Sablemable aka Jan   Remember these room dividers from past Won’t You Be My Neighbor posts?   Well, I want one!  I already have the built-in base, just not the top section.   I checked online for some ideas for the top and whatever else was out there that…

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