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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…

New Colour Schemes–Part 2–Better Homes & Gardens August 1960

New Colour Schemes–Part 2–Better Homes & Gardens August 1960

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by Andrea   Last week, we took a look at what was the news for colour schemes on the inside of your home from August 1960 – now this week, let’s check out the outside.  There’s some great ideas here! (Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)…

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

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by Andrea   One of the things that I love most about mid-century decor is that they were definitely not afraid of colour.  Here’s what was new in colour schemes for August 1960.   Here, the suggestion is to “Start with green , add blue or gold for an accent”…

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…

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…

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…

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