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Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

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By Andrea The late 60’s were definitely a time for innovation in consumer products and usage of new materials – such as plastic.  Let’s take a look and see what all they were making out of plastic back then! (Click on any of the images for a larger view)  …

I’m In The Current Flea Market Style Magazine!

I’m In The Current Flea Market Style Magazine!

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By RetroRuth Exciting news!!! I was interviewed for a little blurb in the current Flea Market Style magazine! It is just a little one-page story in the front where I talk about the hows and heck-whys of collecting vintage cookbooks, but it turned out so incredibly cute. And if you…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Curley’s Motel

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Curley’s Motel

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By RetroRuth Curley’s Motel, taken during our last trip to the UP in Michigan. This hotel was actually very cute!…

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

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by Andrea   Wow, I sure wish the furniture stores of today had furniture news like this!  Let’s take a look at what was news in furniture in October 1948.   The description for this one reads: “Occasional tables and sectional chairs in natural-colored maple with textured cotton upholstery are…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960s Portable Stereo Ad

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960s Portable Stereo Ad

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By Sara In AZ iPods of the past………..   1964 Stereo Ad Kitchen Portable Cart from seller ihaveitall2…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

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by Andrea To read the rest of the posts in my “My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia” series, click here. Those of you who were following along with my series may have been wondering what happened with my beloved Westi.  Most of the word that was being done on it between my…

Vintage 1950s Skylark Originals Catalog Part 5

Vintage 1950s Skylark Originals Catalog Part 5

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By Sara In AZ   Mike and I are in the last stages of our final move into our retro ranch over the next few weeks, so you will have to bear with me if my commenting seems erratic or if I’m not around very much. I promise to have…

My 5 Most Memorable Mid-Century Books

My 5 Most Memorable Mid-Century Books

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By RetroRuth Hope everyone is having a relaxing Labor Day! To celebrate, I am bringing you some book suggestions for you to read while you are lounging around relaxing on this fine holiday. Not too long ago, I was tagged on my personal Facebook account to list ten books that…

Vintage 1950s Skylark Originals Catalog Part 4

Vintage 1950s Skylark Originals Catalog Part 4

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I are in the last stages of our final move into our retro ranch over the next few weeks, so you will have to bear with me if my commenting seems erratic or if I’m not around very much. I promise to have new…

Exciting New Ways To Build With Aluminum – Better Homes and Gardens October 1957

Exciting New Ways To Build With Aluminum – Better Homes and Gardens October 1957

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by Andrea Today, we’re taking a look at the October 1957 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine for some exciting new ways to build with aluminum – let’s take a peek!   Gotta say, I find the colour palate chosen here very interesting.  Largely because there is a house…

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