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The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

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By Sara In AZ Just a warning everyone – prepare the smelling salts now because you are sure to need them after viewing all of the epic photography you are about to see! I accidentally stumbled across the Brady Stewart Collection months ago and I was going to do a…

1930’s Through the 1950’s At the Circus!

1930’s Through the 1950’s At the Circus!

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, you are probably getting sick of vintage circus fun from our trip to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. BUT I made sure to snap some pictures of the ephemera (posters, cloth hangings, programs, etc) dealing with mid-century to give you guys a look at the…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Curley’s Motel

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Curley’s Motel

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By RetroRuth Curley’s Motel, taken during our last trip to the UP in Michigan. This hotel was actually very cute!…

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…

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