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Cranberry Mayonnaise Cake And Porcupine Meatballs on The Mid-Century Menu

Cranberry Mayonnaise Cake And Porcupine Meatballs on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Who is ready for cake??? I don’t know about you guys, but I am beat!  So this week we have  a classic Mid-Century feast from our archives. This post originally ran on March 24, 2010, but features an amazing Cranberry Mayonnaise Cake that Tom and I loved and ate…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Reindeer Wine Bottle Cover Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Reindeer Wine Bottle Cover Edition

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By Betty Crafter If any of you follow me over at Betty Crafter you already know that I attempted that cute elf cardholder I mentioned last time.  It was not my finest moment in crafting.  Consequently I had a bit of the wind taken out of my crafting sails.  But…

And The Christmas Card Contest Winner Is…………………………………….

And The Christmas Card Contest Winner Is…………………………………….

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By Sara In AZ   I’m sure everyone is waiting with baited breath, right at the screen of their computers, to see who the winner of this years whopping set of 52 Christmas cards is going to be! I mean what could be better than sending all of your family…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? St. Joseph, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  St. Joseph, Michigan

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By Sablemable aka Jan   “Appealing and unique” is the comment for this 1950 built home.  With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,667 square feet, the house is located at 2110 Morton Avenue on a cul-de-sac in a very desirable neighborhood.  Close to schools, shopping and the hospital, the asking…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I know everyone is probably just now coming out of their food comas, so why don’t we ease into Saturday and check out the cool kitsch for sale on e-Bay.  Check out these super sweet retro childrens wall…

Colonial Style In MCM Homes

Colonial Style In MCM Homes

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By Sablemable aka Jan   I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, over-ate and groaned afterwards! Since it’s still the holiday weekend, plus, it’s Black Friday, I’m going to show images gathered from Vintage Ad Browser (www.vintageadbrowser.com) and Mid Century Home Style (www.midcenturyhomestyle.com) highlighting Colonial or Early American…

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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By Sara In AZ I am taking this Thursday off from the retro condo renovation series to wish everyone a very happy and a very lovely Thanksgiving day! Now go eat all the stuffing and pumpkin pie you can stand!                          Image from Fashion Me Fabulous…

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

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By RetroRuth Feel like having turkey this year or do you want to try something different? Only having a few for Thanksgiving, and don’t know what to serve? If you still need ideas, the November 1953 issue of Woman’s Home Companion has the answers for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.…

A Tuesday Tutorial – Very Vintage-Inspired Christmas Stocking – Part 1

A Tuesday Tutorial – Very Vintage-Inspired Christmas Stocking – Part 1

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By Andrea The sudden dump of snow that we had here reminded me that  I need to get cracking on a Christmas stocking for my younger daughter.   I was browsing vintage patterns to find something that I liked, and I realized that I could make a very mid-century Christmas stocking…

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

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By RetroRuth Wow! We got some awesome entries for our “Odds ‘N Ends” contest!  It was really, really hard to pick the three finalists, but after lots of thinking, discussing, thinking, arguing and then more thinking, we have it narrowed down to these three (which are in no particular order!):…

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