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Five Tips For Working With Vintage Fabrics, Trims and Notions – Mad Men Sew-Along Fever!

Five Tips For Working With Vintage Fabrics, Trims and Notions – Mad Men Sew-Along Fever!

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By Andrea While you’re all thinking about your fabric choices for the upcoming Mad Men sewalong, I am sure the thought of using some vintage fabrics has crossed your minds!  I have a few tips and recommendations for anyone who’s thinking about doing any projects with vintage fabrics or other notions.…

And The Gross-out Winner And Recipient of Kooky Cookery Is…

And The Gross-out Winner And Recipient of Kooky Cookery Is…

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By RetroRuth Yeah. No. Not yet. I am going to keep you in suspense just a bit longer! First I want to give a HUGE thanks with many hugs to Bryan Ballinger, who has a great website, a great cookbook AND came up with a very fun contest idea. Thanks…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Glendale, Wisconsin

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Glendale, Wisconsin

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By Sablemable aka Jan   Oh, my!  Retro Ruth sent this on to me and I am just speechless! At 2217 W. Acacia Road in Glendale (Milwaukee County) is this absolutely beautiful MCM gem!  The year built is unknown, but I think we can safely say that it was built…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

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Hey y’all! I found some super suh-weet stuff on e-Bay for my Saturday round-up, maybe you will see the perfect retro goody for your house. First up this FAB Burwood Bull Fighter wall plaque from seller antiques14710. The plaque even still has the original tags on it! WOW! Here is…

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

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By Sablemable aka Jan   “Sable! You spelled neighbor wrong!” say the readers.  “ Oh, no I didn’t!”  says Sable.   ‘Cos that’s the way it’s spelled in Oz!  Crokey. Yep, we’re here in Australia/Down Under/Oz for today’s very special WYBMN. Deborah Wall sent in the photos from her Pinterest site…

Living With The Renovation Mess In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Living With The Renovation Mess In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ I have to warn y’all……………the following pictures are not pretty! Rather, they show the complete disaster that we had the condo in during the renovation. I think there were times Mom was really worried we would not be able to put it all back together again…

MCM Inspiration – We Are In The Pink!

MCM Inspiration – We Are In The Pink!

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By RetroRuth I love pink and I know you guys love pink, especially when we are talking about vintage stuff. Kitchens, cars, clocks, seahorses: All better in pink! This week I’ve got some great “pink-spiration” for you from Pinterest. Enjoy! Source: etsy.com via No Pattern Required on Pinterest Source: fotosdecarros.com…

Quick Brownies This Week On The Mid-Century Menu

Quick Brownies This Week On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Good news, everyone! This week on the Mid-Century Menu we have chocolate! Brownies!  See, I told you! It’s a nice break from soup, even if these aren’t the usual brownies. “Wait. What’s in these?” Come on over and check it out!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Owl Puppet Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Owl Puppet Edition

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By Betty Crafter I finally finished my cowichan (blogged here if you want to see) so at last I have some time freed up to work on other projects!  And it was no problem deciding what to do next.  You may remember me talking about this adorable pamphlet Retro Ruth…

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

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By RetroRuth I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I glimpsed the barkcloth prints over at Melinamade, I have just been dying to get my hands on them. I mean, come on! Look at some of those prints! Abstract shapes, starbursts, slubs, leaves, amoebas, boomerangs, atoms – they…

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