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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…

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

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By Andrea Between having a home based business, a three year old and an 18 year old, my 1096 sq ft house could probably be described as over stuffed! However, Better Homes and Gardens is here with some awesome mid-century storage ideas! Oooh, this is storage I would definitely like…

Thinking Hawaii – 1979 Style

Thinking Hawaii – 1979 Style

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by Andrea This has been a brutal winter for most of North America – cold, tonnes of snow and general awful weather.  I am ready to escape it, at least in my mind, with a little help from the June 5, 1979 edition of Family Circle.   *sigh* Just looking…

Five Fantastic 1950’s Kitchens from Vintage Advertisements

Five Fantastic 1950’s Kitchens from Vintage Advertisements

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone is having a great Monday! And just in case your Monday stinks, here are five gorgeous kitchens from 1950’s advertisements to make your day that much better. This pretty kitchen is from an American Standard ad in the June, 1955 issue of Better Homes &…

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