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7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

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by Andrea   I hope you enjoyed the first part of this house series that I posted last Wednesday.  Now, I’ve got the remainder of the seven smart houses – let’s take a look!     Talk about different!  I love the varying roof lines on this one.  And the…

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

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`by Andrea   I absolutely love browsing the building plans in vintage Better Homes and Gardens magazines – and the Feb 1969 edition has some fab homes!  This week, I’ve got the first four of the seven for you, and next week I’ll have the other three.  Let’s take a…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (Part 3)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (Part 3)

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by Andrea   I hope you’ve enjoyed the 1950’s style kitchen reno ideas I have been featuring the past two Wednesdays.  Here’s the final instalment, and it’s got some more great ideas – let’s take a peek!   Accessories really do make all the difference!  This kitchen would be very…

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…

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…

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

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by Andrea   There’s nothing that makes me wish I could time travel more than when I see the fantastic ads in old magazines – all of the ads here are from the March 1956 issue of American Home.   I would gladly settle for either one of these bathrooms…

The Hottest Christmas Gifts! 1974 Edition

The Hottest Christmas Gifts!  1974 Edition

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by Andrea Today, we’re taking a peek inside the December 1974 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.  However, today we’re taking a look at the ads to see what the hot gifts of 1974 were – let’s have a look! (Click on any of the images for a larger…

How To Make Your House Say Christmas–1967 Style

How To Make Your House Say Christmas–1967 Style

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by Andrea   Do all of you have your holiday decorations up yet?  I am still working on getting mine set up.  If you’re looking for some 60’s inspiration for your holiday decor, I’ve got some ideas (both good and possibly a little questionable?) from December 1967 Family Circle.  …

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

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by Andrea I know when most people think of retro beauty, they think of the looks of the 40’s and 50’s.  However, I must admit that I really like some of the looks from the 70’s, especially the 70’s does 20’s and 70’s does 30’s looks.  Let’s take a look…

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