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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…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Seattle, WA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Seattle, WA

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  By Eartha Kitsch   I’ve got a gorgeous property for you this week. If you’re like me and love houses that seem to blend harmoniously with the nature around them, then this house will be tops on your list.  It has so much beautiful woodwork and huge windows with…

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,…

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”…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay – Decorating Your Walls Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay – Decorating Your Walls Edition

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by Andrea All about the walls this week!  Decorate that empty spot with some awesome wall decor from eBay.  Let’s take a look!   Great 60s Mid Century Mod Embroidered Crewel Owl Picture Retro VTG Oh my goodness, I love this owl!  So adorable, and I love handmade stuff –…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Long Journey with a Set of Vintage EJS Pendant Lights – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Soooooooo, continuing on from Tuesday’s post…we’ve had these fabulous pendants in storage for the past few years and now we’d like to see them shine once again. But something was always bothering me about the lights – you can see below what it was. I was…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hagerstown, MD

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Hagerstown, MD

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a modest little beauty that offers a whole lot of period sweetness. Most of the home’s fifties style is still intact! From the listing: All brick ranch style home with unique features. Offers wood floors, sunken living room with fireplace, garage…

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

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By Andrea The late 60’s were definitely a time for innovation in consumer products and usage of new materials – such as plastic.  Let’s take a look and see what all they were making out of plastic back then! (Click on any of the images for a larger view)  …

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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