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Adverts For The Home – 1950 Style

Adverts For The Home – 1950 Style

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By Andrea I originally had a totally different plan for what I was going to share with you NPR readers this week.  However, when I was looking through the March 1950 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, I was totally blown away by the awesome ads – I ust had…

1964 World’s Fair – The Houses of Good Taste

1964 World’s Fair – The Houses of Good Taste

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by Andrea Today, we’re taking a look at the September 1964 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, which feature a spread on the “Houses of Good Taste” from the 1964 New York World’s Fair.   The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Guide Book: Three fully furnished houses —…

Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

Nine Small Summer Projects That Any Man (or One!) Can Build – Better Homes And Gardens June 1965

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by Andrea It’s finally starting to warm up here, and what better time to start thinking about outdoor projects?   (Forgive my post title – as you can see it was pretty much direct from the magazine cover.  I am sure we have ladies who are excellent with tools reading…

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

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By Andrea Between having a home based business, a three year old and an 18 year old, my 1096 sq ft house could probably be described as over stuffed! However, Better Homes and Gardens is here with some awesome mid-century storage ideas! Oooh, this is storage I would definitely like…

Thinking Hawaii – 1979 Style

Thinking Hawaii – 1979 Style

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by Andrea This has been a brutal winter for most of North America – cold, tonnes of snow and general awful weather.  I am ready to escape it, at least in my mind, with a little help from the June 5, 1979 edition of Family Circle.   *sigh* Just looking…

Five Fantastic 1950’s Kitchens from Vintage Advertisements

Five Fantastic 1950’s Kitchens from Vintage Advertisements

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone is having a great Monday! And just in case your Monday stinks, here are five gorgeous kitchens from 1950’s advertisements to make your day that much better. This pretty kitchen is from an American Standard ad in the June, 1955 issue of Better Homes &…

Hot Gifts From 1964!

Hot Gifts From 1964!

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by Andrea Let’s do some gift shopping by mail, courtesey of Better Homes and Gardens, December 1964.   I would like the “Cat on a Mat” and the New Decorating Ideas From Formica, please!       The “Mountie” snowshoes intrigue me – I suppose they were thought to be what…

Christmas Ideas From Better Homes and Gardens December 1964

Christmas Ideas From Better Homes and Gardens December 1964

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by Andrea Today we’re taking a look at some of the Christmas ideas from 1964 – and there’s definitely some interesting ones! Let’s have a look! This nativity scene definitely gets points for creativity with house plants! I like how tropical it makes the whole scene look. I always kinda…

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch I don’t know if you’re like me but when I go out shopping for holiday gifts and ensembles, I am often left feeling kind of well, “Meh”.  I have a hard time finding much razzle-dazzle and excitement in many of the newer goods of today. Call me…

Fall Fashions From Paris – Life Magazine, September 2, 1966

Fall Fashions From Paris – Life Magazine, September 2, 1966

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by Andrea I’ve got another great pictorial spread from Life Magazine for you this week. What I really like about this one is that the designers they are featuring here are some very big names in fashion. Let’s take a look, shall we?     These pop-art dresses were designed…

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