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Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

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Happy Monday to everyone! RetroRuth here. To help you through the first day of the week we have a guest post from Tara Gould from VWHeritage. Tara is here to show off a fantastic restoration of a 1957 VW campervan. I took one look at the photos she sent and…

Oodles of Pictures of “The Citation” Home Taken By Reader Ron During Modern Tulsa’s Open House!

Oodles of Pictures of “The Citation” Home Taken By Reader Ron During Modern Tulsa’s Open House!

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By Ron & RetroRuth I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to our fantastic reader, Ron, who sent me all of these wonderful pictures of “The Citation” that he took during Modern Tulsa’s recent open house. They are absolutely phenomenal,  so I am going to stick a sock in…

Dining Mad Men Style – A Guest Post On Mad Men Dinnerware

Dining Mad Men Style – A Guest Post On Mad Men Dinnerware

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Everyone give a nice warm welcome to Deva Mirel, who was nice enough to write a guest post for us today about one of her favorite topics: Vintage Dinnerware. When Deva told me that she would love to talk about the dishware from Mad Men with all of us, I…

The Good Wife’s Guide And Our New Sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com

The Good Wife’s Guide And Our New Sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com

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By RetroRuth I’d like to give a warm welcome to our new sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com! You might recognize Diane’s awesome designs from our annual Christmas Card giveaways, which we adore to pieces. Well, Diane has branched out into some awesome fun retro gifts and some gorgeous wedding invitations (on…

John’s Vintage Kitchen And Hall Pottery Collection

John’s Vintage Kitchen And Hall Pottery Collection

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By RetroRuth Talk about adorable!  These pictures are from an amazing email I recently got from reader John. As soon as I opened the email I started squealing. This is John’s amazing kitchen! And these are part of some of John’s kick-butt collections! John writes: Hi Ruth, Just want to…

Frosty Melon – A Guest Mid-Century Recipe Test

Frosty Melon – A Guest Mid-Century Recipe Test

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RetroRuth says: This week we have a fun post from Yinzerella over at Dinner is Served! She made the freaky and amazing Frosty Melon that was featured here just a little while ago. I have to admit, I am jealous. It isn’t every day that one gets to eat Jell-O…

Hamburger and Wheat Germ Peppers – A Guest Mid-Century Recipe Test

Hamburger and Wheat Germ Peppers – A Guest Mid-Century Recipe Test

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Ruth writes: Wow! Thanks to Erica from Retro Recipe Attempts for this fun post.  Erica recently placed in our “Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna” contest, and received a copy of 365 Ways To Cook Hamburger, which I know is an awesome vintage cookbook. My sister got me a copy…

Sewing In The Swinging 60’s

Sewing In The Swinging 60’s

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From the Eaton’s Spring/Summer 1965 Catalogue By Andrea (Sew What Fabrics) Eaton’s was a Canadian department store in operation from 1869 until 1999, who’s catalogues were found in the homes of most Canadians. Eaton’s prided itself on having quality, up-to-date products, and the offerings for the home seamstress were no…

Lily Speed-O-Weave

Lily Speed-O-Weave

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Or Adventures in Vintage Crafting, Vol. 1 By Andrea I am a total collector when it comes to anything crafting related that’s vintage. So, when I happened upon this strange looking box at a garage sale last summer, I had to snap it up: It definitely intrigued me, as I’d…

You Bought It! – Tips for purchasing at antique auctions

You Bought It! – Tips for purchasing at antique auctions

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By Andrea We’ve all been to garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores in the hunt for the perfect mid-century pieces for our homes. Another great source of mid-century pieces can be antique auctions. Just like antique stores and shows, not everything at these auctions is a true antique, there…

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