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Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

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By Sara In AZ Wait, what? Did y’all think you made it to the wrong blog and accidentally went on over to the Mid Century Menu by mistake? No, I can assure you that you are, in fact, reading No Pattern Required! Some of you may remember a post I…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Princess Hotel ‘Girls Residence’ in Canada

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Princess Hotel ‘Girls Residence’ in Canada

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By Sara In AZ Canada certainly had some of the most fabulous vintage hotels!   2 POSTCARDS – PRINCESS HOTEL from seller garyspaper  …

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Doorknob Weirdness

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Doorknob Weirdness

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By Sara In AZ So I guess this post is not so much a ‘rehab’ post……more of a ‘what do you make of this’ type post. We knew when we bought our ranch pretty much everything was original right on down to the door hardware. We hadn’t given the knobs…

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

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by Andrea While shopping online for yarn the other day, I made a fantastic discovery – did you know that Mary Maxim sells downloadable versions of nearly every pattern they’ve produced, going right back to the 50’s?   If you’re not particularly concerned about owning the actual original paper pattern,…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Ceiling Light Shades

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Ceiling Light Shades

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By Sara In AZ Y’all might remember I did a post a while back on some of my recent ‘thrift finds’. This ceiling shade had been one of my recent finds and I stated how excited I was to use it at the ranch. This glass shade was also another…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Beacon Motor Hotel Ontario, Canada

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Beacon Motor Hotel Ontario, Canada

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By Sara In AZ Oh my gosh! How I’d love to be able to travel back in time and stay just one night at this amazing hotel……the chairs….that lamp…..squee!!!!   Postcard of Beacon Motor Hotel in Ontario, Canada from seller thepapergallery2  …

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

More Vintage (looking) Polaroid Land Camera Pictures

More Vintage (looking) Polaroid Land Camera Pictures

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By Sara In AZ I promised a while back that I would show more Polaroid Land Camera Pictures from our trips out and about. We took all the pictures with the Land Camera that was gifted to us from Ruth and Tom. This camera takes such interesting shots – though…

My Collection Obsession–Vintage Pyrex–The Non-Green Edition

My Collection Obsession–Vintage Pyrex–The Non-Green Edition

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by Andrea   Although I primarily collect vintage Pyrex in the green patterns (especially Spring Blossom), I’ve been expanding my colour palate a bit, and made some colourful (and clear!) additions to my collection.   I do love a pretty carafe.  The gold floral design on this one is gorgeous…

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