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ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! Vintage Beauty Queen Bathroom Lavanettes For Sale in California!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!!

ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! Vintage Beauty Queen Bathroom Lavanettes For Sale in California!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!! ALERT!!!

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By Sara In AZ Oh my gosh y’all, check this out……I was recently contacted by Laurie who has no less than 5, yes FIVE, vintage Beauty Queen Lavanettes up for sale right now! Whoa, consider my mind officially blown! Seriously, it’s super hard to even find one of these Lavanettes…

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’…

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

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by Andrea I think part of the charm for most mid-century homes for me is that, for the most part, they are not giant behemoths, and have a small, cute charm about them.  However, sometimes I am sure we’ve all found that we could use a little extra space.  BH&G…

Vintage Tips for Ironing Clothing from GE

Vintage Tips for Ironing Clothing from GE

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday! This week we are going to be looking at a manual that came with the GE Steam and Dry Iron. I found this some time ago, and I have been utilizing the tips in this manual to iron our clothing and table linens, both vintage and…

A Cool Vintage Touch For Your Lighting!

A Cool Vintage Touch For Your Lighting!

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by Andrea I recently came across these cool reproduction vintage style lightbulbs made by Globe Electric. I found them at my local Canadian Tire. Not sure how readily available Globe Electric is in the US, but I did find these bulbs for sale on Amazon.com. I have a couple of…

Lookin’ Sharp! Some Retro and Repro Menswear Sources

Lookin’ Sharp!  Some Retro and Repro Menswear Sources

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by Andrea A lot of attention is given to the ladies when it comes to vintage and vintage reproduction clothing, but what about the gents? I’ve got a few online resources to share for the dapper mid-century fella! First up, Dress That Man.com   Dress That Man.com does vintage menswear,…

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…

Removing The Musty Smell From Vintage Magazines – An Experiment

Removing The Musty Smell From Vintage Magazines – An Experiment

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By RetroRuth Recently I bought a bunch of vintage magazines off of eBay. Cheap. I am sure you already know where this story is going, right?  Gullible girl sees cheap mags, buys cheap mags, then sadly finds out why mags were so cheap. But I didn’t let my previous life…

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

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By RetroRuth I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I glimpsed the barkcloth prints over at Melinamade, I have just been dying to get my hands on them. I mean, come on! Look at some of those prints! Abstract shapes, starbursts, slubs, leaves, amoebas, boomerangs, atoms – they…

Sneak-Peek of My Mid-Century Modern Folded Paper Wreath

Sneak-Peek of My Mid-Century Modern Folded Paper Wreath

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By RetroRuth I am hard at work on my latest Christmas craft project; a fun Mid-Century Modern folded-paper Christmas wreath. I found the idea in a 1958 Better Homes & Gardens magazine, but I changed around the directions a bit and came up with a slightly easier method. But the…

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