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Vintage Demonstration of Hamilton Beach’s Deep-Clean Cleaner!

Vintage Demonstration of Hamilton Beach’s Deep-Clean Cleaner!

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday!  Since we are all back to the grind today, I thought I would show this great pamphlet glamorizing vacuuming and cleaning your floor that I found recently. I never feel or look this great when I clean and my house never looks this great before OR…

Mary Alden Test Kitchen At The Quaker Oats Company, 1952 – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

Mary Alden Test Kitchen At The Quaker Oats Company, 1952 – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

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Welcome to the Mary Alden Test Kitchen at The Quaker Oats Company. The goal of all the work done by the Mary Alden Staff is to be of service to homemakers. The Home Economists develop and test recipes for all the Quaker family of food products. From Quaker Surprise Recipes,…

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

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By RetroRuth Here is some more mid-century eye candy for you this fine Monday morning! This week we have some great mid-century home plans from the book “Let’s Plan A Home”, which was published in 1946 by Surface Combustion Corporation.   The “Valley View” by Henry Otis Chapman and Randolph…

Shopping For A Mid-Century Gas Appliance At The 1957 “Cooks’ Carnival” At People’s Gas In Chicago

Shopping For A Mid-Century Gas Appliance At The 1957 “Cooks’ Carnival” At People’s Gas In Chicago

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday! To take some of the sting out of the first day of the work week, I am going to take you all on a trip back to 1957, where we are going to go to the Cooks’ Carnival put on by Peoples Gas to help us…

Rubbermaid Housewares, 1954 – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

Rubbermaid Housewares, 1954 – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

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By RetroRuth Anyone interested in some colorful, cushiony Rubbermaid? I am sort of in love with that floor mat…and the floor!…

50 Fun Mid-Century Pastel Paint Colors from Jewel Paint & Varnish Company

50 Fun Mid-Century Pastel Paint Colors from Jewel Paint & Varnish Company

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By RetroRuth Welcome to yet another Monday morning! This week I have some sweet paint treats to drive away those Monday blues. I found this little lovely stashed inside of a cookbook recently, and I was very happy. I was never a big green fan, but this picture is changing…

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 &…

Amazing Mid Century Modern Architectural Home Ephemera For Sale on eBay

Amazing Mid Century Modern Architectural Home Ephemera For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ Soooooo, I was scanning eBay for cool stuff to post about on Saturday when I came across this amazeballs auction for some MCM home ephemera….and I just knew I had to do a whole post on this one auction because it is just *that* cool! I mean…

Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

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By RetroRuth I love it when I find little bonus items in with my vintage finds! I recently scored a great vintage recipe collection from eBay and when I was paging through one of the cooking pamphlets and this fantastic ad for Cathrineholm fluttered out. Score! Check out the gray*!…

Florida’s Weeki Wachee Spring Of Live Mermaids – Road Trip To The Past

Florida’s Weeki Wachee Spring Of Live Mermaids – Road Trip To The Past

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By RetroRuth Arthur Godfrey says: Weeki Wachee is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World!     The lively, lovely mermaids perform against an awesome backdrop of underwater caverns and mountains while you sit 16 feet below the surface of this crystal clear spring! Bob Hope says: The…

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