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Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

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By RetroRuth I love it when I find little bonus items in with my vintage finds! I recently scored a great vintage recipe collection from eBay and when I was paging through one of the cooking pamphlets and this fantastic ad for Cathrineholm fluttered out. Score! Check out the gray*!…

Gorgeous Illustrated Advertisements From The 1940’s

Gorgeous Illustrated Advertisements From The 1940’s

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By RetroRuth I have to admit that I have some great cookbooks in my collection, but one of my all-time favorites is a community/church cookbook called “From Ridgewood Kitchens”, which is from Ridgewood, New Jersey and was published in 1945. Not only does this cookbook have some great recipes in…

Kool Easter Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Easter Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ Oh my gosh y’all, can you believe Easter is tomorrow!?! I am super excited because Easter is one of my very favorite holidays……..and because it involves bunnies!!! Bunnies are my favorite! Yay!!! So, to get everyone in the Easter spirit here are some real sweet finds…

The 1955 “Motoramic” Chevrolet, Your Prescription for Travel

The 1955 “Motoramic” Chevrolet, Your Prescription for Travel

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Or How Many Times Can You Say “New” In 50 Seconds? By RetroRuth These 1955 Chevy’s are beauts, too good not to share with all of you AND they’re NEW! Check out these great commercials to see the new “Motoramic” goodness.   What to watch for: 1. A yellow stop…

Vintage Commercials At Their Best

Vintage Commercials At Their Best

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By RetroRuth Presented for your consideration, some vintage commercials that were way ahead of their time and contributed to the creation of the television commercial as we know it. What to watch for: 1. A  sink full of Homer Laughlin Harlequin dishes. 2. A heart-shaped Band-aid! 3. “A boy has…

Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

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It’s a good question, isn’t it??? It will give you something to think about next time you contemplate doing something reckless! Check out this vintage film for a little bit of crazy driving, some snakebites, ax accidents, stove flare-ups, people falling out of canoes and little kids sticking their fingers…

He Wears The Cleanest Shirts In Town – A 1951 Tide Ad

He Wears The Cleanest Shirts In Town – A 1951 Tide Ad

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Vintage-Inspired Advertising from Electrolux and Moma

Vintage-Inspired Advertising from Electrolux and Moma

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By RetroRuth I love the effect “Mad Men” is having on current trends. More and more I have noticed ads and commercials that play up retro themes, or have a vintage piece central to their theme.  Most just have obvious mid-century modern overtones in the furniture or clothing, but some…

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

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Thanks for the great post, Jan!  Hope everyone learns how to shop properly! 🙂 Let’s pretend that it’s 1959 and I’m a young (and blushing) bride, heading out the door to do my weekly grocery shopping.  What would I buy? Definitely salt.  It makes the BP soar but food sure…