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New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

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by Andrea   One of the things that I love most about mid-century decor is that they were definitely not afraid of colour.  Here’s what was new in colour schemes for August 1960.   Here, the suggestion is to “Start with green , add blue or gold for an accent”…

Holy Bananas – My MOST Epic Thrift Store Find EVER……..A Mid Century Brown – Saltman Slat Bench With Drawer!!!

Holy Bananas – My MOST Epic Thrift Store Find EVER……..A Mid Century Brown – Saltman Slat Bench With Drawer!!!

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By Sara In AZ It was one of those days….a day at the thrift store I will never forget! I never really *expect* to find anything in the furniture aisles at the thrift stores – though I’ve been lucky and found a few pieces of Heywood Wakefield in the past.…

The Great Ringling Bros. Circus Train From 1933 At Circus World Museum In Baraboo, WI

The Great Ringling Bros. Circus Train From 1933 At Circus World Museum In Baraboo, WI

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday, everyone! This week we are going back to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin  Our last post was an overview of the retro-coolness of this place, but I thought I would bring you a few more in-depth posts on some of the exhibits. And the first…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Des Moines, WA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Des Moines, WA

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  By Eartha Kitsch This week’s home is so cute! You can tell that it’s been very well kept because it shines like a new penny. So inviting! I love it from start to finish.   This home is located at 1503 S. 222nd Street in Des Moines, Washington. It…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay – Decorating Your Walls Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay – Decorating Your Walls Edition

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by Andrea All about the walls this week!  Decorate that empty spot with some awesome wall decor from eBay.  Let’s take a look!   Great 60s Mid Century Mod Embroidered Crewel Owl Picture Retro VTG Oh my goodness, I love this owl!  So adorable, and I love handmade stuff –…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Soooooooo, continuing on from Tuesday’s post…we’ve had these fabulous pendants in storage for the past few years and now we’d like to see them shine once again. But something was always bothering me about the lights – you can see below what it was. I was…

My Collection Obsession – Vintage Glassware

My Collection Obsession – Vintage Glassware

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by Andrea Ruth’s post on Monday highlighting her and Tom’s collections reminded me that I’ve acquired some more great glassware pieces this summer that I wanted to share.  Let’s take a look!   I think this piece has become the pride and joy of my Pyrex collection.  Not only is…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ Hmmmmmm, ok – where do I even begin with this post……I guess I will start way, WAY back at the beginning. A few years ago, December 2011, to be exact, I happened to be hunting for metal cabinets on Craigslist. I was looking for St. Charles,…

Displays Around My Vintage Kitchen – Frosted Glasses, Harlequin Dishes and Ice Cream Madness!

Displays Around My Vintage Kitchen – Frosted Glasses, Harlequin Dishes and Ice Cream Madness!

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By RetroRuth I recently rearranged some display areas in our kitchen! A few weeks ago Tom commented, quite accurately, that there were things in bags laying around our kitchen that we had bought months ago. So, to make it seem less like we are hoarding and more like we are…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hagerstown, MD

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hagerstown, MD

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a modest little beauty that offers a whole lot of period sweetness. Most of the home’s fifties style is still intact! From the listing: All brick ranch style home with unique features. Offers wood floors, sunken living room with fireplace, garage…

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