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Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Pauline’s Patio Party Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Pauline’s Patio Party Edition

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by Eartha Kitsch Hey everyone! It’s Eartha Kitsch here and I was super excited when the lovely ladies at “No Pattern Required” asked me to be their Etsy scout on duty. Admittedly, I spend a lot of time on Etsy just window shopping and dreaming. And okay, sometimes buying too.…

The Good Wife’s Guide And Our New Sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com

The Good Wife’s Guide And Our New Sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com

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By RetroRuth I’d like to give a warm welcome to our new sponsor, Diane from RetroGiftIdeas.com! You might recognize Diane’s awesome designs from our annual Christmas Card giveaways, which we adore to pieces. Well, Diane has branched out into some awesome fun retro gifts and some gorgeous wedding invitations (on…

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…

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

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By RetroRuth So, I might not have had the best time watching the Super Bowl, but I had a great time cooking for it. After I finished the fun stuff for our two person Super Bowl Party (Artichoke dip, taco dip and buffalo chicken meatballs), I broke out the mid-century…

Planning for the Mid-Century Menu Is Exhausting!

Planning for the Mid-Century Menu Is Exhausting!

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By RetroRuth Just thought I would post some more awesome retro photos taken by the Wonderful Kathryn of Studio Grandbois. Planning the Mid-Century Menu. Dress – Tiki pattern in green and brown, 1950’s. Vintage, from my collection Apron – Yellow swiss dot with fun pocket. Vintage, from my collection. “Sour…

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

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By RetroRuth I hope I am not coming on too strong when I say there is nothing like a vintage Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook. Nothing. They are pretty much great from cover to cover.  The awkward pictures. The hilarious food combinations. The desperate need to have “Mrs.” in front of every…

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

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By RetroRuth What can I say?  Sometimes the Mid-Century Menu is just good, clean fun. Well, most of the time it’s not good or clean (teats!). But heck, it’s always fun. This week we get to have good AND clean fun, because nothing in this week’s Menu even remotely looks…

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

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By RetroRuth I know, I know. I have done the “big Mid-Century Sandwich” a few times now.  The Backwoods Sandwich. (? Has anyone figured out where that name came from yet?) The Frosted Sandwich.  Yeah, we’ve been there. Yeah, we’ve eaten that. But when you get an impassioned plea from…

Mid-Century Menu–Linda’s Tomato Aspic

Mid-Century Menu–Linda’s Tomato Aspic

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By RetroRuth Hooray!!!! This week’s installment of the Mid-Century Menu may be the easiest MCMenu ever. I am not kidding. My fabulous friend, Deb, didn’t just submit a fun recipe this week. Oh no. She MADE it for me and then the food was actually delivered to my house!  How…

The Mid-Century Menu–The Best of Tom 2009

The Mid-Century Menu–The Best of Tom 2009

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By RetroRuth This post originally ran last year before Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the best (and worst) pictures of Tom from 2009.  Enjoy, and come back next week to see The Best of Tom from 2010! Merry Christmas early, everyone!!!  We are…

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