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An Easy Vintage Centerpiece for Your St. Patrick’s Day Party!

An Easy Vintage Centerpiece for Your St. Patrick’s Day Party!

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By RetroRuth Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  To inject a little green fun into your day, check out this easy  centerpiece from the Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Cook Book from 1959. This seems like it would be really easy to throw one of these together at the last minute for…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Vintage Mobile Home in Scotts Valley, CA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Vintage Mobile Home in Scotts Valley, CA

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By RetroRuth This week we have something a bit different for you guys: A vintage mobile home! This home is located in Scotts Valley, CA and is listed by Unique Homes and Land (and found through Trulia). The home was manufactured in 1970, is a little over 1,000 square feet…

The Green Bomber

The Green Bomber

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or Pictures Of A Broken-Down Vintage Model Car By RetroRuth Whew, what a weekend.  I don’t think there is a muscle in my back, legs and butt that doesn’t hurt. Now that it is warm, Tom and I have been packing activity (mostly cleaning activity) into every second of our…

Options For Authentic Crinolines

Options For Authentic Crinolines

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By RetroRuth So, it is literally pelting snow outside today, which is weird because 10 minutes ago it was raining.  But indecisive Michigan weather aside, I have been sitting here, looking out the window at the soft, puffy snow mounding up and thinking one thing. I really, really need to…

A Mid-Century Modern Rooster

A Mid-Century Modern Rooster

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By RetroRuth Nope.  I am not crazy. I really do have a Mid-Century Modern rooster. Okay, maybe not completely MCM, but he is mid-century. And he looks modern. So, there you go. I came across this little guy while in Bay City over the weekend. Yes, he was at an…

Metal Kitchen Cabinet Mania – It’s A Sickness

Metal Kitchen Cabinet Mania – It’s A Sickness

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I know.  Because I’ve got it. So, I found myself excited for spring the other day.  Not because I am sick of snow and not because I am looking forward to gardening. I was thinking I was looking forward to spring because then I could start running outside again.  And…

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Dream Dresses

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Dream Dresses

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Hello, all!  I know I promised that I would post pictures of some thrifted dresses this week, but I had to let my mom borrow them for a presentation she is making about vintage sewing, so I am sans dresses this week. To make up for it, here are some…

In Their Natural Environment – Jems Recently Spotted While Thrifting

In Their Natural Environment – Jems Recently Spotted While Thrifting

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Hello, all! So, what do you think of the progress on the new theme?  Do you love it? Hate it? Think I should go back to the old theme?  The only thing I am really struggling with now is that the width of the center column in this theme isn’t…

Etsy Round-up – Let’s Have a Vintage Picnic

Etsy Round-up – Let’s Have a Vintage Picnic

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I’ve got some great finds from Etsy this time!! This is an AMAZING picnic basket…picnic pod…whatever! All I know is that it is green, it is fab, and it is from aimeesamoire. Have a problem keeping your buns warm?  This great vintage bun warmer from RedEyeVintage will do the trick!…

Etsy Round-Up – Refurbished Furniture

Etsy Round-Up – Refurbished Furniture

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Normally, I don’t think it is a good idea to refurbish vintage furniture.  Oh sure, I am all for restoration, for matching up a piece with fabric from the correct era, but I have seen some hideous Victorian couches redone with 80’s fabric that have put me off of refurbishing.…

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