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This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Chair Sets Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Chair Sets Edition

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By Betty Crafter Today’s craft is DEFINITELY a granny craft. Chair sets from a 1945 crochet pamphlet. These seem to have been left firmly in the true granny craft category. I have never seen a chair set on the furniture of any of my friends, even the most die hard…

The Midland Antiques Festival and A Meet-Up With Betty Crafter

The Midland Antiques Festival and A Meet-Up With Betty Crafter

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By RetroRuth So, if you haven’t already seen me in the post on Betty Crafter’s blog, Betty and I had a fantastic meet-up a few weekends ago at the Midland Antiques Festival in Michigan. We had an excellent time, except for the horrible, horrible heat (it was so hot!!!) I…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Midland, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Midland, Michigan

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By Sablemable Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!!!  This 1955 built ranch is located at 1423 Clover Court and is listed with Ayre Rhinehart Realtors, 800-362-9890, for $255,000.00.  There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and one half bath. Photos and description are via RE/MAX.     Welcome to the neighborhood.…

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 for sale on eBay this week! OMG! Adorable!!! That tongue sticking out  just kills me! Check out this Vintage Handmade Poodle Baby Blanket from seller jannylind6. I totally love this Vintage Mid Century Linen ‘Bar Scene’ Towel from seller primitivesquirrel. Check…

Unique Retro Finds On The Cheap From Craigslist

Unique Retro Finds On The Cheap From Craigslist

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By Sablemable Lots of great retro finds in the Great State of Michigan!     Vintage Brunswick Pool Table – $300 (Howard City, MI) Date: 2012-07-23, 4:00PM EDT Reply to: c7k3d-3158198288@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] This is a vintage brunswick celebrity pool table from the 1960’s it is in…

Vintage(?) Flamingo Chenille Bedspread….Sara Needs Your Help!

Vintage(?) Flamingo Chenille Bedspread….Sara Needs Your Help!

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By Sara In AZ Soooooo, I recently found this Chenille Flamingo Blanket at a Flea Market. It’s draped over the clothes line in this picture, so you cannot see the top half. Anyway, I have NEVER seen a Chenille Flamingo Blanket in all my years of looking so I was…

New Sponsor Shout-Out – Let’s All Welcome Madge’s Hatbox!

New Sponsor Shout-Out  – Let’s All Welcome Madge’s Hatbox!

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Hey there Everyone, it’s RetroRuth!  I am very please to introduce Pamela of the fab Etsy store, Madge’s Hatbox. Pamela is No Pattern Required’s newest sponsor and an all-around great lady. She has a fantastic Etsy store filled with vintage hats and jewelry, and a great blog filled with lots…

Colorful Cookies–The Third Place Best Winner In the Glistening And Jiggly Contest on The Mid-Century Menu

Colorful Cookies–The Third Place Best Winner In the Glistening And Jiggly Contest on The Mid-Century Menu

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This week on The Mid-Century Menu, we are making cookies!! Out of a box of Jell-O, if you can believe that. Although, with those Technicolor cookies, you probably can believe it. And everyone is happy, especially Tom. Even though he is still a little suspicious. Come on over to The…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

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By Andrea We’ve gone full steam ahead, and work has definitely begun on our Westfalia!  I’ve got an update on what I’ve been doing to the interior, and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. These are the fabrics I am going to be working with for the interior.  From…

Interior and Exterior Vintage Pictures of The Spillman House Designed By Gordon Drake

Interior and Exterior Vintage Pictures of The Spillman House Designed By Gordon Drake

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  By RetroRuth Here is some mid-century inspiration to perk up your Monday!  This is the Spillman house built in Los Angeles by architect Gordon Drake. This house was designed by Drake for the needs of a young couple rather than a large family, and was a money-saving design (the…

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