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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…

This Week In The News – Froggy Embroidery and Your Excellent Advice For Lydia’s Living Room

This Week In The News – Froggy Embroidery and Your Excellent Advice For Lydia’s Living Room

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By RetroRuth It’s been a slow week here, but that just means there is more time for projects! What We’ve Been Doing Besides Writing This Blog I’ve been a bit under the weather this week, so I’ve been laying around the old bed.  Luckily, I dug up an old embroidery…

This Week In The News – A Bunch Of Pictures Of Pets, We Are On Instagram and Advice Needed For Painting A Living Room

This Week In The News – A Bunch Of Pictures Of Pets, We Are On Instagram and Advice Needed For Painting A Living Room

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By RetroRuth It has been an eventful week here. First up, we have some news about a cat and some dogs! What We’ve Been Doing Besides Writing This Blog   Can you believe it? Betty Crafter and I both found stray dogs in the same month. Crazy, huh? Well, the cute…

Miniature MCM Bathroom, Seattle Ranch Rambler and Child’s Formica Table

Miniature MCM Bathroom, Seattle Ranch Rambler and Child’s Formica Table

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By RetroRuth A fun week this week in Twitter and Facebook news.  Starting with: Mid-Century Tiled Bathroom in Miniature I was completely charmed this week by this miniature MCM bathroom over at My Realitty. It even has a pink toilet and pink sinks. Super, super cute. Ranch Rambler in Seattle…

Star-Studded MCM Home, Futura Random Harvest Teapot & The Powder Room

Star-Studded MCM Home, Futura Random Harvest Teapot & The Powder Room

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By RetroRuth Fun stuff this week on Twitter and our Facebook page. First up, as always, a fantastic MCM house. Star-Studded MCM Home For Sale This pretty baby is truly a gem. Located on an acre (!) of land in Palm Springs, all this house needs is some MCM furniture…

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