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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…

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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…

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