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7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

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by Andrea   I hope you enjoyed the first part of this house series that I posted last Wednesday.  Now, I’ve got the remainder of the seven smart houses – let’s take a look!     Talk about different!  I love the varying roof lines on this one.  And the…

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Book Review–Style Your Modern Vintage Home

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by Andrea   I recently came across an excellent book recently – Style Your Modern Vintage Home by Kate Beavis.  As you can see, I’ve got a library copy here, but I enjoyed this book so much, I plan to purchase it and add it to my home library (It’s…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

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by Andrea   Did you enjoy the 50’s kitchen eye candy last Wednesday?  I’ve got some more fantastic kitchen inspiration from the same spread, let’s take a look! (Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)   I don’t normally think of a more country-style kitchen as a…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens, February 1955 (Part 1)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens, February 1955 (Part 1)

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by Andrea   The idea of ripping everything out of your kitchen and renoing it is definitely not a new one.  This spread from the February 1955 issue of Better Homes and Gardens has tons of ideas for kitchen renos – 1955 style.  I thought this could be great inspiration…

Vintage 1950s/1960s Formica Laminate Catalog : Part 1

Vintage 1950s/1960s Formica Laminate Catalog : Part 1

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By Sara In AZ I am super-duper excited to share this fabulous vintage Formica catalog I bought from my friend Redwin at Sweet Lorain – The Vintage Department Store.  Redwin always has the most interesting items up for sale….and he knows how much I love old catalogs…..when he landed this old…

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…

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