January 21, 2013The Top 15 No Pattern Required Posts For 2012 – Renovation Posts, Time Capsule Homes and More!
I have to admit, 2012 was a great year for No Pattern Required! Thanks to our team of mid-century loving writers, the blog was flooded with great posts related to everyone’s favorite time period. And thanks to all the great readers like you, we got lots of fun submissions, feedback and comments! It was great. But if you’ve been wondering what the Top Posts were for 2012, wonder no more! Here they are, in no particular order:
1. Renovation and Restoration Posts
Some of the most popular posts this year had to do with Sara in AZ’s restoration of her mom’s awesome time capsule condo. It was a crazy, fun, hectic ride for Sara and her husband Mike, and her posts about the renovation made sure we all lived through every moment with them AND we got to learn a bunch of restoration stuff on the side.
Later in the year, Sara in AZ was up to her handy shenanigans again, this time with an ultra fab and detailed refinishing post featuring some awesome Heywood Wakefield nightstands:
A surprise hit with readers was this post featuring some ideas for authentic 1940’s window treatments, from yours truly:
And from Eartha Kitsch and reader Jason, we learned how to reproduce our favorite etched glass shower doors:
2. Time Capsule Homes
Every Sunday, and sometimes on Fridays, Sablemable (aka Jan) treats us to some of the most choice time capsule homes for sale in the country in Won’t You Be My Neighbor. This year she featured TONS of great houses, but two homes really blew readers away:
We also got a look inside of the amazing The Citation Home thanks to intrepid reader Ron! Thanks so much, Ron!
Reader Lydia made all of us swoon with envy when she sent in pictures of her amazing cape cod home. These pictures still kill me!
And Tom and I stumbled on a time capsule in our backyard when we went to a local estate sale:
3. Vintage and Retro Sewing and Crafts
Our resident Seamstress Andrea made sure that we all got our sewing butts in gear this year with an awesome Mad Men sew-along featuring part of Peggy’s wardrobe. In addition, she drew our attention to some great reproduction patterns to make everyone’s sewing life a little easier:
Our wonderfully crafty Betty Crafter did a ton of posts this year, but everyone apparently loved her little owl puppet:
4. Some Vintage and Retro Food
And, finally some vintage and retro eats were posted! You know I couldn’t resist this, especially with all the craziness we get up to on Mid-Century Menu. But this year, the craziest thing we did that spanned BOTH blogs was our gelatin contest. It took us a LONG time to test out all those recipes, but in the end it was totally worth it.
Anyway, I hope that you guys enjoyed reading the blog this year as much as we enjoyed writing it. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in 2013, please leave them in the comments below!