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Toy Story : The Later Years

Toy Story : The Later Years

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By Sara In AZ I recently came across this funny little online  article poking fun at how our toys from the past have “aged” just like us – and what they are all up to these days! I got a chuckle out of it and thought y’all would too, so…

Mid Century Sad : A 1970s Modern House Moaning It’s Last Dying Gasp

Mid Century Sad : A 1970s Modern House Moaning It’s Last Dying Gasp

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By Sara In AZ Sometimes you wonder what goes wrong with a house. It falls into SUCH serious disrepair that you wonder if it’s even possible to fix it all and not go broke.  Such is the case with a house that just popped up for sale here in Arizona.…

Painting With Light : The Amazing Images of Noel Kerns

Painting With Light : The Amazing Images of Noel Kerns

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By Sara In AZ I can’t remember when I first stumbled onto the epic photography of Noel Kerns, I think it was in someone’s Flickr stream a few years back. As soon as I saw his images I was completely blown away…..I felt like I had been transported to a…

Let’s Check Out The Sights at the Local Thrift Stores – Part Two

Let’s Check Out The Sights at the Local Thrift Stores – Part Two

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By Sara In AZ As promised, here is part two of my “Sights at the Thrifts” series! What a sweet little Dumbo figurine, unfortunately he had a large chip on his ear, he was 69 cents. Another thrift store had this Lady figurine from Lady and the Tramp, I thought…

Let’s Check Out The Sights at the Local Thrift Stores – Part One

Let’s Check Out The Sights at the Local Thrift Stores – Part One

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By Sara In AZ I am sure that by now you all know  I LOVE to shop the thrifts! But sadly, I can’t bring everything home…..so I wanted to snap some pics of my recent sightings of ‘kool kitsch’ at the local thrift stores so y’all could have a peek…

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

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By Sara In AZ Wait, what? Did y’all think you made it to the wrong blog and accidentally went on over to the Mid Century Menu by mistake? No, I can assure you that you are, in fact, reading No Pattern Required! Some of you may remember a post I…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Here a House, There a House

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Here a House, There a House

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  By Eartha Kitsch   Not all houses can be complete time capsules but sometimes, I see rooms that I think should be put out there for the world to see. In this week’s post, we’re going to be looking at some awesome rooms that I’ve set aside from houses…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Wichita, Kansas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Wichita, Kansas

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a serious time capsule. You’re going to be saying, “Well, Hello 1971!” When I was looking at this listing, Mr. Kitsch came into the room and said, “Whoa. There’s my childhood!” Ha! He liked this home just as much as I…

Jacquies’s Retro 1970s Time Capsule House

Jacquies’s Retro 1970s Time Capsule House

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By Sara In AZ As promised last Thursday……… here are the pictures of No Pattern Required reader Jacquie’s 1970s time capsule house! Great house Jacquie! Love the slump block accents and that old-timey screen door! Check out her cool furniture and accessories……. Jacquie reports that the sofa is a Kroehler Avant.…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Barbie Dream Houses Edition

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Barbie Dream Houses Edition

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  By Eartha Kitsch   When it comes to vintage houses, I like all kinds. I like the contemporary, minimalist ones and I like the kitschy, colorful ones. I DO have to admit though that the latter of the two really make my day. If a house has tons of…

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