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Antiquing At Americana and Bay City Antique Center

Antiquing At Americana and Bay City Antique Center

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By RetroRuth Here are some more photos from our recent trip to Bay City!  Not only did I get to see the awesome vintage wedding dress display, but I was also able to stop in at one of my favorite places, Americana. I love Americana, and not just because the…

Merry Retro Christmas!

Merry Retro Christmas!

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By RetroRuth Merry Christmas, everyone!  I hope you are all having a fantastic holiday and are all surrounded by friends, family, mountains of presents, spiked eggnog, enormous jello molds and sparkly tinsel!  Or, if that isn’t your thing, then just the spiked eggnog. I have an excellent present for all…

Pictures From Thrifting – Lamps, Chairs and TVs!

Pictures From Thrifting – Lamps, Chairs and TVs!

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Oh my god, I am so tired! Feeding kittens is so hard. Thankfully when I talked to the vet today she said that I can stop getting up in the middle of the night to feed them. When she said that I seriously started bawling from relief. I got about 3…

Vintage Houses and Buildings From Recent Roadtrip

Vintage Houses and Buildings From Recent Roadtrip

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Tom and I saw so many cool houses while we were driving out to the Thumb this weekend. (For you non-Michiganders out there, the Thumb is the little part of the Michigan “mitten” that sticks out into Lake Huron. Cute, huh?) But the problem with seeing cute houses when you are…

Gallery of Vintage Window Awnings

Gallery of Vintage Window Awnings

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I discovered an entire treasure trove of post-war metal awnings this weekend in Bay City.  Tom and I were driving through unfamiliar territory looking for an estate auction when we came upon a couple blocks of some of the cutest, most colorful metal awnings I have ever seen.  And what…

Stealing a Retro Renovation Post – Aladdin Home Catalogs Online!

Stealing a Retro Renovation Post – Aladdin Home Catalogs Online!

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Check out this amazing post on Retro Renovation!  Pam is always first to break the big stories, and I totally missed out on this one. It seems that 46 years of catalogs for the Aladdin Company, a Manufactured Homes firm based in Bay City, have been scanned by the Clarke Historical…

An Amazing Discovery – Vintage Lighting Store

An Amazing Discovery – Vintage Lighting Store

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We stumbled across the most amazing thing this past weekend: Bryden’s Electric & Supply in Bay City, Michigan.  It is a vintage lighting store!  I kid you not. Their entire display floor had vintage lighting in it.  We only saw a couple new lamps, everything else was vintage. It was…