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Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Beacon Motor Hotel Ontario, Canada

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The Beacon Motor Hotel Ontario, Canada

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By Sara In AZ Oh my gosh! How I’d love to be able to travel back in time and stay just one night at this amazing hotel……the chairs….that lamp…..squee!!!!   Postcard of Beacon Motor Hotel in Ontario, Canada from seller thepapergallery2  …

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

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by Andrea   One of the things that I love most about mid-century decor is that they were definitely not afraid of colour.  Here’s what was new in colour schemes for August 1960.   Here, the suggestion is to “Start with green , add blue or gold for an accent”…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Lakeville, Minnesota

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Lakeville, Minnesota

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a fabulous one with so many fun original interior details!  The exterior won’t be outdone though. It’s smashing too! Oh, and it’s got a lake view. Hmm…what’s not to love here?   This home is located at 16000 County Road 5…

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

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by Andrea When we bought our house in 2007, we did most of the interior painting before we moved in.  However, due to my indecisiveness, the entryways were left unpainted as I couldn’t decide on the right colour.  Left unpainted for nearly 7 years.  (Did I mention I am horribly…

Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

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by Andrea Today’s home decor trends often seem to be about everything looking the same, which isn’t my personal cup of tea.  So, I really liked this spread from the July 1962 edition of Better Homes and Gardens about encouraging individuality in your decorating.  Let’s have a look. (Click on…

Eternawall by Bestwall – The Vintage Way to Decorate Your Walls

Eternawall by Bestwall  – The Vintage Way to Decorate Your Walls

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How have I never heard of ‘Eternawall’ before?! This stuff looks FAB and I wish I could get my hands on some right about now to install at the retro ranch! Apparently it’s vinyl coated wallboard (that takes the place of regular basic drywall) and you could get it in…

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

Storage Solutions For The Overstuffed Home – Better Homes and Gardens March 1973

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By Andrea Between having a home based business, a three year old and an 18 year old, my 1096 sq ft house could probably be described as over stuffed! However, Better Homes and Gardens is here with some awesome mid-century storage ideas! Oooh, this is storage I would definitely like…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy

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By Sara In AZ Hey everyone, we are checking out the FAB offerings from our sponsors over on Etsy this week! Up first, these 1970s Retro Pyrex Spring Blossom Lidded Casseroles from Atomic Vault! Love, love, love the Pyrex y’all!!! Next up…..this looks SO awesome! Check out this Vintage 1970s…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Pillow Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Pillow Edition

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by Andrea My new couch has got me thinking time for new pillows as well.  Here’s some great vintage pillow patterns I came across on eBay. First up, these Vintage Simplicity 5328 Pattern 6 Geometric Plush Pillows   These geometric shape pillows are quite interesting.  They could also work great…

Finds Wednesday!

Finds Wednesday!

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By Andrea My finds this week are not quite as exciting as my new kitchen table, but I’ve still got some pretty sweet finds to share with you this week! This score excited me a lot – this box is completely filled with Better Homes and Gardens magazines from the…

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