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Halloween Party Food From Betty Crocker on the Mid-Century Menu

Halloween Party Food From Betty Crocker on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Are you guys ready for your party treats? Head on over to the Mid-Century Menu for an early retro recipe test this week. It’s a mid-century Halloween with Goblin Franks, Halloween Punch and Cocoa Marshmallow Bars (which sound really fancy, but aren’t). And to you get to see…

Your Vintage Halloween Party With Decorations, Games and Fun Food

Your Vintage Halloween Party With Decorations, Games and Fun Food

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By RetroRuth Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope everyone has something fun planned for today. If you don’t, guess what?? I have some great news for you: It isn’t too late to plan your perfect mid-century Halloween Party! I know! Exciting, isn’t it? I know you just… What was that? You…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Owings Mills, Maryland

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Owings Mills, Maryland

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By Sablemable aka Jan   Gee, I need to visit the State of Maryland more often!  They have some wonderful MCM homes there, one in particular located at 11011 Baronet Road.    Built in 1951, the home boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a full walk-out basement and lots of trees. …

Twelve Fun Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas From Adorable To Hilarious

Twelve Fun Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas From Adorable To Hilarious

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By RetroRuth Have you decided on a Halloween costume yet?  I would like to say that Tom and I have absolutely perfect vintage Mad Men costumes that we are going to prance around and hand out candy to bewildered children in but, when you dress like it’s the 1960’s normally,…

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 Boy oh boy oh boy, is all I can say about today’s MCM featured home for sale! Although the price is a bit steep ($745,000.00), I think I could manage to scrape together the cash to buy this contemporary beauty located at 3850 Sedgewood Circle.  Designed…

Vintage AZ House That WAS For Sale with Original 1960s Bathrooms, a Retro Kitchen, and a Terrazzo Floor!

Vintage AZ House That WAS For Sale with Original 1960s Bathrooms, a Retro Kitchen, and a Terrazzo Floor!

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By Sara In AZ Ugh y’all, just ugh. You all know that Mike and I have been on the retro house hunt for awhile now. I watch new MLS listings pop up everyday, and then scan them thoroughly to see if any of them even come close to our dream…

A Fun Kitchen With A Sunbeam Mixmaster And An Aqua Plas-Tex Ice Bucket

A Fun Kitchen With A Sunbeam Mixmaster And An Aqua Plas-Tex Ice Bucket

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By RetroRuth Today we have some fun pictures submissions from reader Toni, who submitted the “Best” Tuna Recipe in our recent contest. Toni writes: I went to my mom’s house and took some snaps of her kitchen stuff. She has a sunbeam mixmaster that my grandmother used way back when…

Sweet-Sour Tuna On The Mid-Century Menu

Sweet-Sour Tuna On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth We have another crazy tuna recipe for you this week on the Mid-Century Menu! Here is Sweet-Sour Tuna from Eartha Kitsch’s mom, Opal, submitted to us during our last contest. Tom liked it. Really! He did! Come and check it out!…

Mid-Century Menswear – Simplicity 5047

Mid-Century Menswear – Simplicity 5047

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By Andrea Today we’re taking a trip to the latter part of the mid-century period – 1972 to be exact.  The 70’s are back this fall season, and vests are everywhere in menswear.  My hubby was eying the vests that are out now, but I thought I could do better,…

The Space Age Look of Forbidden Planet

The Space Age Look of Forbidden Planet

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By RetroRuth So, I discovered a few things while watching the classic movie, Forbidden Planet, the other night: 1) The costumes and sets are deliciously space age/atomic. 2) The young Leslie Nielson was also surprisingly delicious. See? He even makes talking into a ridiculous space-microphone look good.  Or maybe he…

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