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The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

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By Sara In AZ I recently stumbled upon this great website the Carter Sparks Archive which is attempting to document the prolific works of architect Carter Sparks. If you are not familiar with Sparks here is a bit of background information on him: from Gretchen Steinberg of SacMod and Eichlerific…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The World I Want To Live In!

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The World I Want To Live In!

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By Sara In AZ It really does look like heaven on earth doesn’t it?!   1955 Caddy Lincoln & Packard Photograph from seller ihaveitall2…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barbie Edition

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By Andrea One of my favourite vintage sewing projects is Barbie clothes.  They are a fun retro project which is usually much quicker to do since it’s on a smaller scale.  Here’s some of my current favourites from Etsy.     McCall’s “Official” Barbie Wardrobe Pattern 7137 So many cute…

Recent Antiquing Find : Ulster Weavers Retro Linen Owl Kitchen Towel

Recent Antiquing Find : Ulster Weavers Retro Linen Owl Kitchen Towel

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By Sara In AZ Oh gosh, am I ever sucker for vintage kitchen linens! I confess, I just love them to bits….much to Mike’s chagrin! Mike and I took some time over the holidays and hit up a few antique stores, we looked and looked but I really wasn’t finding…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

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by Andrea   Did you enjoy the 50’s kitchen eye candy last Wednesday?  I’ve got some more fantastic kitchen inspiration from the same spread, let’s take a look! (Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)   I don’t normally think of a more country-style kitchen as a…

The Iconic 1950s Woodard Sculptura Patio Collection is Available Once Again!!!

The Iconic 1950s Woodard Sculptura Patio Collection is Available Once Again!!!

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By Sara In AZ Is it just me, or is really cool patio furniture HARD to find?! I’ve been hunting around Craigslist, and the web in general,  looking for a patio set that would look right at home here at the retro ranch to no avail! I’ve been looking for…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Betty Just Needs a Minute to Herself!

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Betty Just Needs a Minute to Herself!

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By Sara In AZ Retreating to the kitchen to read her beloved cookbooks, Betty was sure she’d never be spotted amongst the pots and pans!   Funny vintage photograph of 1950s housewife in kitchen from seller dougwalker203  …

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Kitschy Mugs Edition

Kool Kitsch(enware) For Sale On Etsy–Kitschy Mugs Edition

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by Andrea   I absolutely love kistchy coffee mugs – I am not a morning person at all but somehow drinking out of a mug I love brightens my morning a bit!  Here’s some fantastic mugs from Etsy.   Fire King Arizona souvenir Mug I absolutely love this souvenir mug…

Vintage 1950s/1960s Formica Laminate Catalog : Part 4

Vintage 1950s/1960s Formica Laminate Catalog : Part 4

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By Sara In AZ   We are continuing on today with the fourth, and final part,  in my series of posts from the vintage Formica catalog I received from my friend Redwin at Sweet Lorain. *Click on any picture to enlarge it* Oh my…these rooms……love them to bits and pieces…and a…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens, February 1955 (Part 1)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens, February 1955 (Part 1)

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by Andrea   The idea of ripping everything out of your kitchen and renoing it is definitely not a new one.  This spread from the February 1955 issue of Better Homes and Gardens has tons of ideas for kitchen renos – 1955 style.  I thought this could be great inspiration…

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