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A New Retro Sink and Dishmaster Faucet Are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

A New Retro Sink and Dishmaster Faucet Are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ It was one of those dilemmas, do we or don’t we???? Replace the kitchen sink and faucet that is. Neither the kitchen sink, nor the faucet were original. They were just readily available items from the local big box store and hastily installed by the last…

Flowers, Flamingos and a Pinterest-Inspired Vertical Pallet Garden

Flowers, Flamingos and a Pinterest-Inspired Vertical Pallet Garden

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By RetroRuth Whoa. Put your hand up if you gardened this weekend! Tom and I were busy in our enormous, enormous yard. Seriously, it’s huge. This is only a small part of it. Thankfully, the bed in the far, far back on the left belongs to our neighbors. Otherwise, I…

Spaghetti Subs Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Spaghetti Subs Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Well, I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that I am behind on the gelatin testing, and I don’t have a finalist for today. The good news is that in the interest of appeasing you and buying myself some more time, I…

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 7276

Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 7276

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By Andrea We’re taking a trip back to 1975 today – I recently made up Simplicity 7276 for my younger daughter. I picked up this pattern at a thrift store recently, which can be a bit of a crap shoot as to what condition the pattern’s going to be in.…

The Brave Never Die – A Memorial Day Tribute

The Brave Never Die – A Memorial Day Tribute

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By RetroRuth Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.                                                                                             ~ General John A. Logan They hover as a cloud of witnesses…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Lake Forest, Illinois

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Lake Forest, Illinois

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By Sablemable   Oh, Boy! Today’s home was designed by architect Jack Viks who studied under Mies van der Rohe, so you know this is one special place! Built in 1960, this modern house resides at 300 Saunders Road.  There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,962 square feet.  The…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ   Hey y’all check out the cool stuff up for sale on eBay this week! First up, check out this Vintage Lipton Soup Premium Pink Turkey Baster and Thermometer , from seller  reedtoys. Here is a super cute Bradley Fish Wall Pocket  from seller gsweetstripe3rzo. This Mid…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition! Battle Creek, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition!  Battle Creek, Michigan

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By Sablemable   This lake front home at 8 Hiawatha Drive is just what the MCM doctors ordered!  Built in 1956, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is right on Goguac Lake in a subdivision called Hiawatha Bluff.  There is a boat dock, a very nice limestone cooking grill and…

A Vintage Air King Vent Fan Gets A Special ‘Spa Day’ at Mom’s 50s Time Capsule Condo

A Vintage Air King Vent Fan Gets A Special ‘Spa Day’ at Mom’s 50s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ A lot of you who have older homes might have something similar to what Mom has in her condo in the kitchen – a vent fan in the ceiling. Or, maybe your vent is in the wall by the oven. Many kitchen vents were done differently…

More Treasures Salvaged From The Flood – My Grandmother’s Collection of Vintage Gloves

More Treasures Salvaged From The Flood – My Grandmother’s Collection of Vintage Gloves

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By RetroRuth This week I bring you more treasures that lived through the flood at my parents house. Unlike the press badges I showed you last week (more of those coming next Weds!), these treasures weren’t injured by the water in any way. Why? Because someone thought ahead and stored them…

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