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Foiled Again! – New Year’s Eve Decor by Alcoa

Foiled Again! – New Year’s Eve Decor by Alcoa

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By Eartha Kitsch   I love interesting old craft books and some of my favorites are those put out by Alcoa, one of the world’s largest producers of Aluminum. During the decades, they’ve published quite a few holiday decoration books that are well, quite obviously meant to hawk aluminum foil.…

More Wild and Wacky Real Estate Listings From Sara’s Never Ending House Search!

More Wild and Wacky Real Estate Listings From Sara’s Never Ending House Search!

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By Sara In AZ Ok, so y’all said you wanted to see more homes from the crazy side of our retro house hunt! Well, I found a few more houses that I thought you all might like to see. Check it out! The first house, listed from Statewide Realty, looks…

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…

This IS your granny’s crafting! Embroidered Squirrels Edition

This IS your granny’s crafting!  Embroidered Squirrels Edition

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By Betty Crafter  I was not kidding, y’all, when I said I needed to cleanse my craft palette after the creepy clown production of last time.  I wanted something cute that I’d enjoy making and actually WANT in my house.  And friends, there are no two words sweeter to this…

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

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Boo! Are you terrified yet??? This post originally ran in August of 2010, but it is just too horrifying not to run it again. By RetroRuth Good Lord!!!! I found the World’s Scariest Clown Doll in the whole world! Don’t believe me, huh?? Well check this out! Reeeee! Reeeeeeee!! Reeeeeee!…

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

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By RetroRuth Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides…

Vintage Video: Rural Civil Defense Spots From 1965

Vintage Video: Rural Civil Defense Spots From 1965

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Or How Marionettes Can Teach Us About Atomic Safety By RetroRuth While watching hilarious vintage commercials on the Internet Archive, I came across this great set of Civil Defense spots from the 1960’s that were made for rural areas and used creepy puppets to get the point across. They were…

Why Not Live? A 1930′s Safety Film From The Red Cross

Why Not Live? A 1930′s Safety Film From The Red Cross

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It’s a good question, isn’t it??? It will give you something to think about next time you contemplate doing something reckless! Check out this vintage film for a little bit of crazy driving, some snakebites, ax accidents, stove flare-ups, people falling out of canoes and little kids sticking their fingers…

1963 Modern Chess By Mad

1963 Modern Chess By Mad

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By RetroRuth Just a fun comic today from a 1963 issue of Mad Magazine that Tom’s Mom and Dad brought with them last time they visited. Enjoy!…

Vintage Bathroom-Wrecker Rant

Vintage Bathroom-Wrecker Rant

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay.  So I know that everyone has the right to their opinion. And everyone has a different idea about what looks good and what doesn’t. But when I see something like this: Entered in a contest for the “Ugliest Bathroom”,  I don’t see reason. I just see…

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