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The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

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By Sara In AZ I recently stumbled upon this great website the Carter Sparks Archive which is attempting to document the prolific works of architect Carter Sparks. If you are not familiar with Sparks here is a bit of background information on him: from Gretchen Steinberg of SacMod and Eichlerific…

The Iconic 1950s Woodard Sculptura Patio Collection is Available Once Again!!!

The Iconic 1950s Woodard Sculptura Patio Collection is Available Once Again!!!

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By Sara In AZ Is it just me, or is really cool patio furniture HARD to find?! I’ve been hunting around Craigslist, and the web in general,  looking for a patio set that would look right at home here at the retro ranch to no avail! I’ve been looking for…

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I swung into our local Cracker Barrel for dinner recently and, of course, before we left we just had to check out all the new Christmas stuff that was available for sale. Imagine my surprise when I saw they actually had some cute retro-ish…

The St Louis Kitchen by Marchi Group : Where Mid Century Kitsch Meets Streamline Modern and Turns Out One Gorgeous Kitchen!

The St Louis Kitchen by Marchi Group : Where Mid Century Kitsch Meets Streamline Modern and Turns Out One Gorgeous Kitchen!

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By Sara In AZ Don’t y’all just LOVE vintage kitchens? I know I sure do! I’ve hauled around my pastel pink and blue metal St. Charles cabinets for a few years now thinking we’d eventually install them one day…..but the ranch we bought already had an amazing kitchen so ‘thems’…

I’m In The Current Flea Market Style Magazine!

I’m In The Current Flea Market Style Magazine!

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By RetroRuth Exciting news!!! I was interviewed for a little blurb in the current Flea Market Style magazine! It is just a little one-page story in the front where I talk about the hows and heck-whys of collecting vintage cookbooks, but it turned out so incredibly cute. And if you…

What’s New In Repro Patterns

What’s New In Repro Patterns

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by Andrea As I continue to try really hard to think about spring (as it’s still so cold here!), I am thinking about new pieces for my spring wardrobe.  I was browsing the big-name pattern collections to see what’s new, and they’ve all got some great new vintage reproduction patterns…

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

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By RetroRuth So, it turns out that I am not just a sucker for full-sized retro wares, but pint-sized ones as well! A few months ago I received an American Girl catalog in the mail and screaming across the front cover was the news that one of the original American…

Alert! Alert! Alert! New Steel Kitchen Cabinets Available!!!

Alert! Alert! Alert! New Steel Kitchen Cabinets Available!!!

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By Sara In AZ You know how it is, you are cruising around the web and then all of a sudden *whammo* you come across something really, really cool and your heart kinda skips a beat. Well, that’s what happened when I came across the Steel Kitchen Corporation website. NEW…

The Top 15 No Pattern Required Posts For 2012 – Renovation Posts, Time Capsule Homes and More!

The Top 15 No Pattern Required Posts For 2012 – Renovation Posts, Time Capsule Homes and More!

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By RetroRuth I have to admit, 2012 was a great year for No Pattern Required! Thanks to our team of mid-century loving writers, the blog was flooded with great posts related to everyone’s favorite time period. And thanks to all the great readers like you, we got lots of fun…

This Week In The News – The Best of Mid-Century On Pinterest and Instagram Photo of The Week

This Week In The News – The Best of Mid-Century On Pinterest and Instagram Photo of The Week

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By RetroRuth It was a rockin’ week on Pinterest! Here is just a small sample of alllllll the pins we pinned this last week: Pierre Cardin 1967 Source: that60sgirl.tumblr.com via No Pattern Required on Pinterest 1957, James Galanos. Source: metmuseum.org via No Pattern Required on Pinterest PAIR of Mid Century…

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