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Retro Planner Series – Butter!

Retro Planner Series – Butter!

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Time for more planning. This week I added something fun: A decoupaged journaling card for my planner! Since Alex has started pre-school (Hooray!), I’ve wanted to add in some more pictures every week, and I need room for ticket stubs and little memory things like that, so this fun card…

Life’s Little Thrifting Extras

Life’s Little Thrifting Extras

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By RetroRuth I love unexpected windfalls.  An extra cookie at the bottom of a box you thought was empty. A $20 bill pulled from the pocket of dirty jeans on washday. When you wake up in the middle of the night and realize you can still sleep three hours before…

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe

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By RetroRuth Today, we are going to learn how to choose a wardrobe from the amazing assortment of ready-made clothes available to young teens today.  Well, Your Home And You is going to teach us. This home economics textbook was printed 1961, and is pretty much awesome. It tries, in…

Johnson’s Wax Decorating Ideas for A Weepy Girl

Johnson’s Wax Decorating Ideas for A Weepy Girl

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Err…I mean…for the Romantic type. Which, according to Johnson Wax is the type of girl to weep at the end of stories or movies with sad endings.  You poor, poor girl. In any case, today is another excerpt from the great book, “How To Have A Prettier Room” by Johnson’s…

Johnson Wax Shows Us The Oldest Feminine Habit

Johnson Wax Shows Us The Oldest Feminine Habit

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Here is the decorating pamphlet I picked up at an estate sale recently.  I love it, except for one thing. I batted around a different title for this post.  For a couple days the draft of this post was known as “Types of Girls According to Johnson Wax” because, well,…

Vintage Birthday Card – Big Top

Vintage Birthday Card – Big Top

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Here is another fun vintage birthday card from my dad’s collection. Another adorable 5th birthday card.  This one is actually “mechanical” in that if you move a little paper handle on the side of the card, the boy, girl and elephant’s head go up and down. So cute!…