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Plastic Reindeer + Painted Wooden Mushrooms = Happiness

Plastic Reindeer + Painted Wooden Mushrooms = Happiness

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By RetroRuth It’s amazing what ridiculous stuff makes me happy. I was recently moving things around in my craft room after some major alterations and reorganizing (pics coming soon!)  when I stumbled upon a little plastic bag filled with mini-plastic Christmas wonders. It’s kinda silly how happy these little things…

Kathryn With A Blue Dress On

Kathryn With A Blue Dress On

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By RetroRuth Kathryn of Studio Grandbois and I have way, way too much fun.  Recently we have decided to get together frequently and just take fun, retro pictures because…well, we can. Besides being disgustingly talented, Kathryn is also disgustingly gorgeous. And small enough to fit into some really, really fun…

A Pulp Fiction Valentine’s Day

A Pulp Fiction Valentine’s Day

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By RetroRuth Okay, we are up to our eyeballs in love-stuff today. Which is great for everyone who wants to snuggle up and give their cuddle-bug eskimo kisses, but a person can only take so much.  I decided to cut through the sticky treacle in the blogosphere with some great…

Planning for the Mid-Century Menu Is Exhausting!

Planning for the Mid-Century Menu Is Exhausting!

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By RetroRuth Just thought I would post some more awesome retro photos taken by the Wonderful Kathryn of Studio Grandbois. Planning the Mid-Century Menu. Dress – Tiki pattern in green and brown, 1950’s. Vintage, from my collection Apron – Yellow swiss dot with fun pocket. Vintage, from my collection. “Sour…

The Sexy Secretary Suit & Red Vintage Earrings

The Sexy Secretary Suit & Red Vintage Earrings

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By RetroRuth Oh. My. Goodness. Have I been having the retro-fun lately! My friend Kathryn (from Studio Grandbois) and I  had a great time dressing up and taking pictures the other day. Do you guys want to see some of the fun? No? Too bad!!! Ta-Da!!! How is that for…

The All New Mid-Century Mine and Some Sneek Peeks

The All New Mid-Century Mine and Some Sneek Peeks

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By RetroRuth Happy Saturday!  Whew, I don’t know about you guys, but I am sure glad this week is over! The Christmas crazies have begun in earnest here at our house. (How DID Christmas come so fast this year? Can someone explain that to me?)  We have been scrambling around trying…

A Charming Devil, A Screaming Imp and A Pretty Kitty

A Charming Devil, A Screaming Imp and A Pretty Kitty

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By RetroRuth Hooray!  I am pleased to announce that the “new” retro Halloween tags and toppers have been met with lots of “oooo-ing” and some “aaahhh-ing”. In fact we were just featured in this fun Etsy Treasury, Zombies n’ Cupcakes.  Awesome! There are some hilarious and creepy little things in that…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

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By RetroRuth Oooooooo…scary!  My crafty friend Kathryn and I have been busy making all kinds of creepy and fun things for Halloween.  I thought you would all like a little peek of the behind the scenes at the photo shoot that took place in the backyard.  Good times! Here is Kathryn…

Vintage Crafty – More Housewife Cupcake Toppers!

Vintage Crafty – More Housewife Cupcake Toppers!

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By RetroRuth Wow, I am actually kind of proud of myself!  I have something to show off this week for Vintage Crafty. Woo! A finished set of Housewife Cupcake Toppers!  I think this set is the prettiest one yet. I especially like that I got to use some of my…

New Items For Sale In Mid-Century Mine

New Items For Sale In Mid-Century Mine

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Only a few new things added to the pile this week in Mid-Century Mine, mostly because I am trying to keep up with my writing schedule! Anyone else out there a writer??  How on earth do you keep motivated?!? Anyway, check out these goodies ASAP!  And when I was digging…

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