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Vintage Snappy Saturdays – Russel Wright American Modern

Vintage Snappy Saturdays – Russel Wright American Modern

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By RetroRuth From Home & Garden Magazine, March 1952…

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Plans of Vivid Vivian Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup  – The Plans of Vivid Vivian Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch Welcome back to the exciting (or if not, at least colorful) conclusion to last week’s story about the the formally “Vanilla” Vivian.  Poor Vivian had lived her entire life of forty years without a smidge of color. She was known as a bit of a plain Jane.…

Mid-Century Libbey Continental Mugs, Turi-Design Scandinavian Dishware and a Buffalo Glass

Mid-Century Libbey Continental Mugs, Turi-Design Scandinavian Dishware and a Buffalo Glass

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By RetroRuth So, I’ve been trying to take it easy on the thrifting lately because I really, really don’t want  Tom to leave me. But I kind of failed a little these last two weeks. And by failed, I mean I got some really fun stuff. But not too much…

Salem North Star Score

Salem North Star Score

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By RetroRuth I can’t believe I have forgotten to post pictures of this up until now!  Behold! My fantabulous North Star score! A complete set for 8 plus a serving plate and some other fun extras.  I got this set by a complete stroke of dumb luck earlier this spring.…

Setting A Mid-Century Table

Setting A Mid-Century Table

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By RetroRuth Do you ever wonder what tablecloth would look the best with your dishes? Or how to set a table harmoniously with your mid-century room decorations? Well, wonder no more, because Better Homes and Gardens is coming to your rescue with Table Settings! I am sure that most of…

New Mid-Century Dishes – Mikasa Elite Calibou

New Mid-Century Dishes – Mikasa Elite Calibou

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Check out the fabulous new dishes!!  Tom and I got these from my parents for our anniversary which is coming up on Thanksgiving Day. They say on the bottom: Mikasa Elite Narumi Calibou. From what I can find out, this is from the time when Mikasa was primarily an importer.  This pattern was produced…

Etsy Round-up – KAPOW! Atomic Etsy!

Etsy Round-up – KAPOW! Atomic Etsy!

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Here are some super cute atomic offerings right now on Etsy!  I adore that razor! Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmadenopatternrequired.etsy.com…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Adorable Dishes Embroidery Patterns

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Adorable Dishes Embroidery Patterns

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I just adore vintage embroidery patterns, so I decided to put more up for this week’s Vintage Crafty Saturday.  This is also from the great stash that my mom got for me for my birthday.  Thanks, Meem! I didn’t have time to get out the smudges caused from creases in…

The Best Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale – Going On This Weekend!

The Best Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale – Going On This Weekend!

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This is the ad for the greatest MCM Estate Sale in Michigan. Just trust me when I say there is an ENTIRE HOUSE filled with mid-century modern pickings, and every single one of them is fabulous.  Russel Wright bedroom set, Dunbar sectional, Herman Miller clocks. Gah! Go to the ad, check…

Set Your Table The Vintage Way

Set Your Table The Vintage Way

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Time to learn about some table settings!  I recently picked up this great book on table settings published by Better Homes and Gardens in 1968.  Tom and I found it in a box that had some vintage cookbooks in it and I had to pick it up. Since I am…

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