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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Black Mountain, North Carolina

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Black Mountain, North Carolina

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By RetroRuth This week we have a little home that is way more kitsch than mod. This house is located at 12 Greenbriar Road in Black Mountain, North Carolina. It is about 1400 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was built in 1930, and the asking price…

The Happy Housewife – How To Set A Formal Dinner and Informal Luncheon Table

The Happy Housewife – How To Set A Formal Dinner and Informal Luncheon Table

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Happy Monday!  I just have two quick tips for all you housewives and anyone else who yearned to know how to set a proper 1930’s table.  How is it done? Well, we asked and Mueller’s answered.  When I was getting ready for the Macaroni Mid-Century Menu last week, I noticed these great…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – 1938 English Country Style Home

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – 1938 English Country Style Home

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So, this is a little different than what I usually post, but I decided to take a break from mid-century modern and mid-century traditional and do a really cute 1930’s  English Country style house. This beautiful 3,360 square foot house is a little more grand that I usually post, but…

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

Apron Talk At The Midland Historical Society

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to catch a presentation on aprons at the Midland Historical Society.  It was called Aprons Then & Now, and was put on by Katee Heath, the “Apron Lady” of Midland. Katee was a very sweet lady, and was giving the talk to benefit the…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – A Scalloped Valance

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – A Scalloped Valance

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Hello everyone!  Welcome again to vintage craft ideas and fun, fun illustrations on Saturday morning.  Hopefully Tom and I are gallivanting across the countryside right now on a crazy adventure to find the best smoked fish, or something like that.  I always have the most fun with him doing that…