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Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

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by Andrea Now that it is December, I am thinking Christmas – and thinking Christmas usually gets me thinking crafts.  Need some vintage crafting inspiration?  Here’s some great items from Etsy!   Vintage 1960s McCalls 8401 Vintage Christmas Crafts and Trims Pattern UNCUT** This pattern is perfect for those mid-century…

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…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on e-Bay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I know everyone is probably just now coming out of their food comas, so why don’t we ease into Saturday and check out the cool kitsch for sale on e-Bay.  Check out these super sweet retro childrens wall…

Mosette Gravel Art Pamphlet In An Online Flip Book

Mosette Gravel Art Pamphlet In An Online Flip Book

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By RetroRuth I know, I know, I’ve posted this pamphlet before, but this time I am going to give this Mosette pamphlet a fun twist.  I recently found a fun plugin that allows me to turn pamphlets into short books that you can actually flip through here on the site!…

The Habits Of Highly Effective 1960’s Teens

The Habits Of Highly Effective 1960’s Teens

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By RetroRuth Do you ever feel like you are wasting your spare time? That you aren’t living up to your potential? Do you have a few extra hours in the day you are dying to use up? Well, we can help you with that! Your Home and You, a home…

How To Look Pretty At Your 1940’s Party

How To Look Pretty At Your 1940’s Party

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By RetroRuth I thought we could start this Monday off right with some condescending and belittling party advice from a 1940’s cookbook that we can never live up to. Remember your roles, people! No one wants to be welcomed into a party by a hag! Whew. It’s a good thing…

Be Careful In Florida

Be Careful In Florida

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By RetroRuth You know, I am really getting sick of all this winter.  Really, really sick of it.  I mean, come on, it is time for it to stop snowing in Michigan.  It has stopped snowing in other places. Like Florida.  In fact, a friend of mine went to Miami…

Pretty 1960’s Picture Book Illustrations

Pretty 1960’s Picture Book Illustrations

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By RetroRuth Here are some fun mid-century illustrations from a religious children’s book that reader Toni recently sent me.  I must say, I LOVE this little girl’s hair! Thanks, Toni! Here is the cover of a used book we just bought. It was publishes in 1969 and it’s a story…

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

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By RetroRuth Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I am super excited this morning, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the Mid-Century Menu!!!  This week I have a fun cookbook that I picked up in Rockford, Michigan when I met up with Jan and Sara at Rosie’s Diner. …

Mid-Century Menu – Alabama Eggs

Mid-Century Menu – Alabama Eggs

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Happy Wednesday, All!  I have a short and simple post today, because I am a totally idiot and volunteered to feed kittens for the local rescue society.  You are going to have to forgive the shortness of this post because 8 kittens are in the other room waiting to be…

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