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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : I Think the Dining Room is Finally Finished!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : I Think the Dining Room is Finally Finished!

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By Sara In AZ I think I can say we *possibly* have the very first “completed” room here at the ranch – the dining room! I decided to go with a Asian-ish theme in the dining room. I’ve had that shadowbox with the Asian flair for ages now and I…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch: A Tale of Two Sputnik Lights – Part Two

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch: A Tale of Two Sputnik Lights – Part Two

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By Sara In AZ OK, so, like the title says – this is a ‘tale of two sputniks’ and this is the reason why……… We stumbled upon this vintage Sputnik in a local thrift/antique store by pure accident. Actually, it was Mike who spotted it as I had completely missed…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

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By Sara In AZ Here is the dining room window……I know…..it’s a theme right…..PVC for window coverings! Uggghhhh! I seriously could not get them down fast enough! The drapery rod had more brackets and more figuring out in terms of ‘where do we want things’. We put a million pieces…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – An Update On One Of Our Favorites!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – An Update On One Of Our Favorites!

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  By Eartha Kitsch   A recurring pattern on our “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” posts  is that before it’s done, someone will say, “I hope that the new owners treasure this house!” Unfortunately, we very seldom ever know what happens to these time capsule homes once our virtual tours…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dallas, TX

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dallas, TX

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  By Eartha Kitsch This week’s time capsule home is a fun one. It has gone pending since I wrote this post but I really wanted you all to see it anyway! I’m really quite fond of the Asian influences and since the home was built in the sixties, it…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Madison, TN

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Madison, TN

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home has everything. Well, at least MY everything: knotty pine, fun wallpaper, beautiful colors and decor touches. It’s a lot of vintage traditional but it has a wild side too. When I first saw this house, I put the photos on slideshow in…

We’re Going on A Field Trip : A Tour of Jacki and Dave’s Fabulous Mid Century Ranch – Part 1

We’re Going on A Field Trip : A Tour of Jacki and Dave’s Fabulous Mid Century Ranch – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ NPR reader Jacki and her husband Dave moved back to the Phoenix area a few years ago and found a fantastic mid century ranch house to call their very own. Of course it needed some restoration and rehabbing – what old house doesn’t?! But Jacki and Dave stayed…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hamilton, Ohio

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hamilton, Ohio

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week we have an absolute beauty of a house straight out of 1959! It’s in wonderful condition on a lovely lot and has so many incredible, original touches.   This home is located at 35 Mayflower Terrace in Hamilton, Ohio. It has 4 bedrooms,…

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

Furniture News – Better Homes and Gardens October 1948

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by Andrea   Wow, I sure wish the furniture stores of today had furniture news like this!  Let’s take a look at what was news in furniture in October 1948.   The description for this one reads: “Occasional tables and sectional chairs in natural-colored maple with textured cotton upholstery are…

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