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Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

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By RetroRuth We recently found and put in one of the last pieces of our living room. Lighting! This story starts very similarly to many of our stories (other lights, shadowbox) with an email from Sara In AZ, the undisputed queen of eBay. Somehow, miraculously and after over three years…

Retro Pink Pastel Summer Party And Some Summer Dreaming

Retro Pink Pastel Summer Party And Some Summer Dreaming

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By RetroRuth Well, it’s here. The horrible time in Michigan between the fun winter holidays and the time when the snow finally melts. Notice that I didn’t say when spring is here, because in Michigan sometimes spring still means snow. So, to cheer myself up I am posting these pictures…

Vintage And Retro Christmas Decorations Around Our House for 2013!

Vintage And Retro Christmas Decorations Around Our House for 2013!

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By RetroRuth Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Sara in AZ’s Sputnik light at Lowe’s post has thrown things a little off this week, but the awesomeness it contained was totally worth it. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. Anyway, so today instead…

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

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By RetroRuth So, it turns out that I am not just a sucker for full-sized retro wares, but pint-sized ones as well! A few months ago I received an American Girl catalog in the mail and screaming across the front cover was the news that one of the original American…

Fun “New” Vintage Towels For Our Kitchen

Fun “New” Vintage Towels For Our Kitchen

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! I spent some of the nice, long weekend organizing my laundry room/overflow pantry which includes my vintage linen collection. I was running out of room in my linen storage, so I had to make a decision. I don’t know…

Our Vintage Illinois Moulding Company Mirrored Shadowbox Is Finally On The Wall!

Our Vintage Illinois Moulding Company Mirrored Shadowbox Is Finally On The Wall!

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By RetroRuth Last week I showed you guys the new retro chair we bought for our living room, but this week we focus on a vintage piece that we are pretty proud of! Behold! Our almost pristine gold mirrored shadowbox made by the Illinois Moulding Company. I seriously love this…

New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

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By RetroRuth So, I am happy to introduce a new member of our “living room” family! This cute little chair may not look like much, but it is a critical part of the living room for me. When we found out that we were expecting, I immediately starting looking for…

Spring Has Sprung In Michigan – Our Tulips, Daffodils and a New Baby!

Spring Has Sprung In Michigan – Our Tulips, Daffodils and a New Baby!

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By RetroRuth Whew! It has been a crazy couple of weeks around the ranch here in Michigan. But I am happy to say that things are finally settling down.  Well…maybe not settling down just yet. But spring is officially here and we have flowers everywhere, so that totally makes things…

Painting The Trim Of Our Mid-Century Ranch House

Painting The Trim Of Our Mid-Century Ranch House

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By RetroRuth I can’t believe that I haven’t posted these pictures yet. I am sort of ashamed because these pictures are actually from 2011.  I was transferring some folders of pictures over to our external hard drive when I stumbled on these pictures in a folder named “Painting The Trim…

Our “New” Vintage Piano Has Arrived!

Our “New” Vintage Piano Has Arrived!

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By RetroRuth We have a new addition in our house. A piano! We recently received this piano from some friends who upgraded their music situation to a baby grand.  I had really never considered having a piano in the house, mostly because I have no musical talent beyond my ability…

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