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Tuna Checkerboard Casserole – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

Tuna Checkerboard Casserole – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

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By RetroRuth Well, well, well! We are back to tuna already on the Mid-Century Menu. And can you blame us? We totally love the stuff!* *not completely a lie Mmmm…mmm…yes! Canned tuna. Again. Oh the excitement! Oh the thrill! Oh, the smell of tuna. Oh god. We have to do…

Vintage Attachments – For Vintage & Non-Vintage Sewing Alike! Part 1

Vintage Attachments – For Vintage & Non-Vintage Sewing Alike!  Part 1

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By Andrea Many vintage sewing machines had a wide assortment of attachments available for them, designed to make the home seamstress’ life easier.  Some of these are easily identifiable, as many of today’s machines still come with them, but others can be a bit of a mystery.  I am going…

What My Studio Looks Like: Then And Now

What My Studio Looks Like: Then And Now

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By RetroRuth I got an note through our contact page the other day where a reader said they liked the blog very much, but would I PLEASE show some more pictures of my own house?  So, I decided to quiet the clamor and show some pictures from the “raw” room…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania

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By Sablemable aka Jan Nestled among a throng of trees is our MCM home of the week.  At 6 Fieldvue Lane in Fox Chapel, a suburb of Pittsburgh, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom (all full baths) was built in 1964.  The square footage was not listed, but appears to be…

Julia Child’s Kitchen And Atomic Obsessions From The Smithsonian

Julia Child’s Kitchen And Atomic Obsessions From The Smithsonian

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By RetroRuth We were lucky enough to be able to pop in to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History while visiting some relatives in Washington D.C. recently. And man, were we glad we stopped! The museum is just PACKED full of fun stuff to see, and a lot of…

MCM Home Improvement: Exterior Door Hardware

MCM Home Improvement:  Exterior Door Hardware

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By Sablemable aka Jan I know that I was supposed to do Part 2 of my MCM home front post, but my camera went kaput and I couldn’t get my photos.  Fudge. So, instead I decided to do a post on the new MCM door hardware from www.rejuvenation.com. Now, I…

Craigslist SCORE!!! Pink American Standard Bathroom Sink and Toilet

Craigslist SCORE!!! Pink American Standard Bathroom Sink and Toilet

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By Sara In AZ So, as you know from last week, I was checking out what Craigslist had to offer. I am pretty lazy about checking Craigslist really, maybe I will check it every week or so. Maybe longer. I’m sure I miss a lot of cool stuff because I…

Plastic Reindeer + Painted Wooden Mushrooms = Happiness

Plastic Reindeer + Painted Wooden Mushrooms = Happiness

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By RetroRuth It’s amazing what ridiculous stuff makes me happy. I was recently moving things around in my craft room after some major alterations and reorganizing (pics coming soon!)  when I stumbled upon a little plastic bag filled with mini-plastic Christmas wonders. It’s kinda silly how happy these little things…

Deviled String Beans And Tuna – Tom’s Tuna Favorite On The Mid-Century Menu

Deviled String Beans And Tuna – Tom’s Tuna Favorite On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This is the reason that Tom and I make crazy vintage recipes. Because everyone once in a while, a horrible, disgusting-looking recipe will be made. And it will turn out well. Like this one: Deviled String Beans and Tuna, which was submitted by Amy. Congratulations, Amy on sending…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! 1940’s Day Dress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  1940’s Day Dress Edition

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By Betty Crafter Disclaimer:  I am by no means a skilled dressmaker.  I have managed to construct a few garments that are reasonably acceptable to wear in public.  I WANT to be a skilled dressmaker though, and I have a huge pile of gorgeous vintage patterns just waiting for my…

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