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DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

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by Andrea   Let’s take a peek at some of the DIY home decor trends from 1974.       My post could almost be subtitled “Or, What’s Old Is New Again”, as these designs are currently experiencing a revival in some capacity!         Although in many…

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   We’re taking one more peek at the March 1959 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this week to check out some mid-century ideas for your windows.  Let’s have a look!                   What do you think, readers?  I must admit…

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Although gardening season is still a little ways off for some of us (me included), it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoors.  I find mid-century outdoors ideas can be harder to come by, but Better Homes and Gardens here has a…

An Outstanding House–Four Ways–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

An Outstanding House–Four Ways–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Oh, do I ever like this house I am showing you readers this week!  It’s fantastic, and the photos of the different variations of thr front give some great ideas for colour schemes and landscaping – let’s take a look!   The upper house version is intended…

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…

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