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Bathroom Inspiration – Vintage Bathroom Ads From The 1950’s

Bathroom Inspiration – Vintage Bathroom Ads From The 1950’s

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By RetroRuth The love that I have for vintage bathrooms is really endless. I even love vintage public bathrooms, you know the ones with the missing tile on the floor and the gunk on the mirrors? Still love them. In my opinion, colored bathrooms and kitchens is the greatest thing…

Drexel Perspective Furniture, 1952

Drexel Perspective Furniture, 1952

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By RetroRuth Oh man, I loooove me some Drexel furniture! Recently I bought a bunch of vintage House & Garden magazines, which included some tremendously gorgeous ads and spreads. Case and point:  This HUGE ad I found for the Drexel Perspective line in the March 1952 issue. It even included…

Vintage Snappy Saturdays – Russel Wright American Modern

Vintage Snappy Saturdays – Russel Wright American Modern

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By RetroRuth From Home & Garden Magazine, March 1952…

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 &…

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