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Spiced Lemonade On The Mid-Century Menu

Spiced Lemonade On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Sara in AZ recently sent me a huge box of gargantuan lemons from the tree in her backyard.  Of course, I decided that they needed to be used immediately for the Mid-Century Menu. And Tom decided he needed to get out his Earl of Lemongrab shirt. Mission accomplished,…

A Mad Men Sewalong! Peggy’s Perfect Skirt – Part 2 – Skirt Front

A Mad Men Sewalong!  Peggy’s Perfect Skirt – Part 2 – Skirt Front

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By Andrea Hello Everyone!  I am back again with the next installment of our Mad Men sewalong! Is everyone ready to start sewing??  Last time I left you with a bunch of pieces cut out and ready to go: If you’re using the same pattern as me, and taken a peek at…

The Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal And Extra Pictures That Didn’t Make The Cut

The Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal And Extra Pictures That Didn’t Make The Cut

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By RetroRuth So, as you may (or may not) know, I was in The Wall Street Journal last Thursday with a mention of The Mid-Century Menu and some pictures of my annual Easter Lamb Cake! I am at the end of the awesome article Playing Kitchen Detective: Home Cooks Try…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Ross Township, Pennsylvania

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Ross Township, Pennsylvania

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By Sablemable aka Jan Born in 1951 at 118 Siebert Road is this multi-level brick home.   It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and lots of neat-o authentic details.   Prudential Preferred Realty, (412) 788-0888, has the listing and it is priced at a beautiful $169,900.00!   Photos are courtesy of Keller Williams…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

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By Sara In AZ Check out the cool retro kitsch that is for sale this week on e-Bay y’all, I know I’d LOVE to have that Poodle Purse!!! First up, this FAB Ballerina Paint By Number from seller vivalouise. This is only one, of a set of 2 PBN’s, that…

Decorating Problems? No Problem!

Decorating Problems?  No Problem!

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By Sablemable aka Jan   I recently purchased some vintage copies of Better Homes and Gardens and found lots of decorating information that can be utilized today.  In other words, decorating on the cheap! The cover of the March 1950 BH&G   Armstrong Floors had a solution when one runs…

Bathroom Craziness In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Bathroom Craziness In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ Yeah, I’ll admit it – the tub is a disaster y’all. This is exactly what it looked like the day Mom bought the place. Today we are going to focus on the tub spout and the overflow cover area (which is the big hole under the…

Gorgeous Mid-Century Furniture – Pinterest Pinspiration

Gorgeous Mid-Century Furniture – Pinterest Pinspiration

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By RetroRuth Here are some gorgeous mid-century furniture pieces that just made my jaw drop this week on Pinterest! Witco tiki bench From Tip-Top Atomic Shop Source: Uploaded by user via Dorothea’s Closet on Pinterest Mid Century American Of Martinsville Credenza Buffett Dresser Danish Mod – $800 on Lushpad Source:…

Liver Pate En Masque – A Retro Gelatin Dare Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Liver Pate En Masque – A Retro Gelatin Dare Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Come and check out the Mid-Century Menu today to see what happens when I am stupid enough to take a gelatin dare from Mimi (from 1972: The Retro WW Experiment), Yinzerella (From Dinner Is Served 1972) and Lexi (from After Apple Picking). Tom and I get stuck with…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing For Girls Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing For Girls Edition

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By Betty Crafter One of the great things about having a little girl and being a crafty lady is the opportunity to put my collection of adorable little girl patterns to use!  And I have been getting the sewing itch so I went through my collection of fabric and patterns…

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