Home » Archives by category » Culture & Media » Magazines

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

Share This Post

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!

Share This Post

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…

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

Share This Post

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…

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

Share This Post

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…

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

Share This Post

by Andrea I think part of the charm for most mid-century homes for me is that, for the most part, they are not giant behemoths, and have a small, cute charm about them.  However, sometimes I am sure we’ve all found that we could use a little extra space.  BH&G…

Shopping in 1959

Shopping in 1959

Share This Post

by Andrea I think one of my favourite things about browsing old magazines is the ads.  Here’s some of my faves from the March 1959 edition of Better Homes and Gardens   Yes, I am guessing I might just live better in an awesome house made of West Coast lumber!…

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

Share This Post

by Andrea When we bought our house in 2007, we did most of the interior painting before we moved in.  However, due to my indecisiveness, the entryways were left unpainted as I couldn’t decide on the right colour.  Left unpainted for nearly 7 years.  (Did I mention I am horribly…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Backyard Grilling

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Backyard Grilling

Share This Post

By RetroRuth Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day Weekend! From The Electric Farmer, July 1968…

Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

Share This Post

by Andrea Today’s home decor trends often seem to be about everything looking the same, which isn’t my personal cup of tea.  So, I really liked this spread from the July 1962 edition of Better Homes and Gardens about encouraging individuality in your decorating.  Let’s have a look. (Click on…

Build Your Way To A Better Garden – Better Homes and Gardens June 1956

Build Your Way To A Better Garden – Better Homes and Gardens June 1956

Share This Post

by Andrea Now that the outdoor season is finally upon us, maybe you’ve noticed your yard is a little lacking.  Better Homes and Gardens to the rescue to help you “Build Your Way to a Better Garden”.  From the article: “First make a check list.  Writ down the accessories you…

Page 1 of 512345