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A Mid-Century Modern Life – A Tribute To Jan, Aka Sablemable

A Mid-Century Modern Life – A Tribute To Jan, Aka Sablemable

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Everyone here at No Pattern Required is shocked and greatly saddened by the recent passing of our fellow blogger and friend, Jan, also know on NPR as Sablemable. The readers of this blog knew Jan as a lover of everything mid-century, from mid-century modern to colonial revival and everything in…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Midland, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Midland, Michigan

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By Sablemable Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!!!  This 1955 built ranch is located at 1423 Clover Court and is listed with Ayre Rhinehart Realtors, 800-362-9890, for $255,000.00.  There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and one half bath. Photos and description are via RE/MAX.     Welcome to the neighborhood.…

Unique Retro Finds On The Cheap From Craigslist

Unique Retro Finds On The Cheap From Craigslist

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By Sablemable Lots of great retro finds in the Great State of Michigan!     Vintage Brunswick Pool Table – $300 (Howard City, MI) Date: 2012-07-23, 4:00PM EDT Reply to: c7k3d-3158198288@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] This is a vintage brunswick celebrity pool table from the 1960’s it is in…

Vintage Appliances From Craigslist

Vintage Appliances From Craigslist

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By Sablemable Nice colorful appliances from Craigslist.org.   FROM THE ATLANTA, GEORGIA AREA Vintage brown stove, wall oven and range hood – $300 (Covington) Date: 2012-07-19, 11:56AM EDT Reply to: kjrz6-3149488054@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] All in working condition. Clean. Just removed for kitchen remodel. Brown. PostingID: 3149488054  …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Milford, Pennsylvania

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Milford, Pennsylvania

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By Sablemable   Today’s home was sent to us by reader Diane.  This is a beautiful example of mid-century modern!  There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,  and it was built in 1966.  Located on 2.58 acres, the home has 4,169 square feet of living space. Photos are courtesy of Trulia…

Color My Vintage Kitchen – Cabinet Stain and Retro Rubber Floor Tiles

Color My Vintage Kitchen – Cabinet Stain and Retro Rubber Floor Tiles

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By Sablemable Finally!  The time has come to get started on my kitchen and the cabinets are first on the list. Now, I desperately need your advice on colors I should use.  Let’s start with the basics, ok? My cabinets are birch and varnished in a warm honey tone, the…

Mid Century Modern Duplexes

Mid Century Modern Duplexes

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By Sablemable   I got another home plan magazine, this time with multi-family/duplex designs or “mini-ranches” as I like to call them.  There is no publication year listed in the Garlinghouse Income Property & Retirement Homes issue, but it appears to be from the Sixties.   The first duplex is…

Let’s Have A Vintage Picnic!

Let’s Have A Vintage Picnic!

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By Sablemable   It’s 98 degrees Fahrenheit here in southwestern lower Michigan and I don’t know if I’d want to eat outdoors, but, just in case I change my mind, I’ll need a few vintage items to carry along.   Check out my finds from Etsy.com. I need a picnic basket and…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Los Angeles, California

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  Los Angeles, California

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By Sablemable   Located in the Cheviot Hills area is this 1948 built Spanish style home.  Yes, I know it’s not modern, but the details of this house are nothing less than spectacular. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,927 square feet.  Prudential California Beverly Hills has the listing…

Vintage Garlinghouse New Home Plans

Vintage Garlinghouse New Home Plans

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By Sablemable   I recently acquired a vintage Garlinghouse  home plans magazine from the late Sixties and thought I’d share a few of the plans with you.        …

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