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Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   We’re taking one more peek at the March 1959 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this week to check out some mid-century ideas for your windows.  Let’s have a look!                   What do you think, readers?  I must admit…

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Although gardening season is still a little ways off for some of us (me included), it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoors.  I find mid-century outdoors ideas can be harder to come by, but Better Homes and Gardens here has a…

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

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by Andrea   I hope you enjoyed the first part of this house series that I posted last Wednesday.  Now, I’ve got the remainder of the seven smart houses – let’s take a look!     Talk about different!  I love the varying roof lines on this one.  And the…

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

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`by Andrea   I absolutely love browsing the building plans in vintage Better Homes and Gardens magazines – and the Feb 1969 edition has some fab homes!  This week, I’ve got the first four of the seven for you, and next week I’ll have the other three.  Let’s take a…

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

New Color Schemes – Better Homes & Gardens – August 1960

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by Andrea   One of the things that I love most about mid-century decor is that they were definitely not afraid of colour.  Here’s what was new in colour schemes for August 1960.   Here, the suggestion is to “Start with green , add blue or gold for an accent”…

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

Plastics Revolution – Better Homes and Gardens April 1969

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By Andrea The late 60’s were definitely a time for innovation in consumer products and usage of new materials – such as plastic.  Let’s take a look and see what all they were making out of plastic back then! (Click on any of the images for a larger view)  …

Exciting New Ways To Build With Aluminum – Better Homes and Gardens October 1957

Exciting New Ways To Build With Aluminum – Better Homes and Gardens October 1957

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by Andrea Today, we’re taking a look at the October 1957 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine for some exciting new ways to build with aluminum – let’s take a peek!   Gotta say, I find the colour palate chosen here very interesting.  Largely because there is a house…

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

There’s An Extra Room In Your House – Better Homes and Gardens – August 1950

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by Andrea I think part of the charm for most mid-century homes for me is that, for the most part, they are not giant behemoths, and have a small, cute charm about them.  However, sometimes I am sure we’ve all found that we could use a little extra space.  BH&G…

Better Homes and Gardens – November ’68 – Outstanding Kitchen Remodellings

Better Homes and Gardens – November ’68 – Outstanding Kitchen Remodellings

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by Andrea Today’s post should probably be subtitled Gutting a perfectly good kitchen to put in something trendy is not a new idea … Although there are some elements of late ’60s/early 70s decor I can appreciate, this is around the time that decor trends started getting a little bit out…

Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes for 1952

Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes for 1952

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by Andrea   You may recall my post last week, where I mentioned a big box of Better Homes and Gardens magazines that I scored.  I thought I missed out on the 50s box, but in the box with my 60s mags, I found this awesome house brochure.  Let’s take…

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