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A 1971 Guide To College Dorm Cooking

A 1971 Guide To College Dorm Cooking

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By Sablemable As you settle into your dorm room, what can you do to survive late-night hunger?  If you prepared ahead, then you brought along your toaster oven, electric skillet, blender and iron.   Yes. An iron.  Here are some ideas and recipes from the October 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine.…

Sara’s Pink Atomic Shadowbox Goes From a Little Drab To Super Fab!

Sara’s Pink Atomic Shadowbox Goes From a Little Drab To Super Fab!

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By Sara In AZ I’m sure y’all remember my pink atomic shadowbox from my ‘Kitschy Vintage Finds’ post last week. I super LOVE my new shadowbox, but I could tell one thing was missing. I could tell there used to be some kind of backer on there. I had no…

Where to Find Patterns For Vintage Gloves – Wondering Wednesdays

Where to Find Patterns For Vintage Gloves – Wondering Wednesdays

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By RetroRuth We have a really fun question from Sierra submitted via our Facebook page! Sierra writes: I’ve recently been trying to hunt down information and patterns for ladies gloves… for something so ubiquitous, I’m having a hard time finding anything! I never fit into vintage ones -my hands are…

Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

Herb Glazed Sandwiches Today on The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Today we have something a little strange on The Mid-Century Menu. In fact, we have Tom’s choice for the Glistening and Jiggly Contest, which just happens to be these: Herb-Glazed Sandwiches, sent in by reader Sara. Yep, that’s right, an open-faced sandwich covered with lemon gelatin. It doesn’t…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing Caddy Craft-along Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Sewing Caddy Craft-along Edition

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By Betty Crafter I think this little sewing caddy is darn cute. So darn cute, in fact, that I am going to make it, right here with all my friends at No Pattern Required, bit by bit so you can follow along and make one too if you so desire!…

Vladimir Tretchikoff And Other Kitsch Available As Canvas Prints, Wall Murals, Formica and More From Surface View!

Vladimir Tretchikoff And Other Kitsch Available As Canvas Prints, Wall Murals, Formica and More From Surface View!

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By RetroRuth For those of you who have been looking forever for a Tretchikoff print to add to your mid-century home, I have good news! Surface View in the UK has our favorite Tretchikoff prints available as canvases, wall-hangings, wall murals, a ceramic tile frieze for your bathroom (what what?)…

Gaslight Square Antiques in Minocqua, WI and Some Vintage Chemex Coffeemaker Instructions

Gaslight Square Antiques in Minocqua, WI and Some Vintage Chemex Coffeemaker Instructions

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By RetroRuth As you might have already guessed, Tom and I did a little antiquing on our recent trip to Wisconsin. I mean, come on. Of course we did! One of our stops was Gaslight Antiques when were visiting my parents in their 1970’s time capsule cabin in Minocqua. Gaslight…

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

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

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By Sablemable Today’s home is located at 811 Oakridge Drive in the city across the river from me. Built in 1970, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom; 1,940 square feet and the price is $179,500.00. RE/Max Sunset Coast has the listing and they may be…

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 right now! First up, these super sweet Vintage 1940s/1950s Poodle Hair Ornaments by Venus from seller galincal. O.M.G. I die! I just LOVE this Vintage Hedi Schoop Comedy Tragedy TV Lamp from seller cjcallie.…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor-Royal Oak, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor-Royal Oak, Michigan

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By Sablemable One of our readers and a new friend, George, has his home up for sale.  George wrote Retro Ruth explaining he had to relocate from the suburbs to the big city of Detroit.  His home is a real MCM gem, gang and we have the photos to prove…

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