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Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

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by Andrea One of my favourite things about the mid-century time period is the popularity of the DIY ethic, and all of the great books that were produced reflecting this.  Now that summer’s here, I am sure a lot of us are starting to think barbecue – this sunset book…

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Although gardening season is still a little ways off for some of us (me included), it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoors.  I find mid-century outdoors ideas can be harder to come by, but Better Homes and Gardens here has a…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Seattle, WA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Seattle, WA

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  By Eartha Kitsch   I’ve got a gorgeous property for you this week. If you’re like me and love houses that seem to blend harmoniously with the nature around them, then this house will be tops on your list.  It has so much beautiful woodwork and huge windows with…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dream Rambler in Fairfax, VA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dream Rambler in Fairfax, VA

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a special treat!  I know one of the family members who owns this beautiful home and I can tell you that it has been lovingly cared for throughout the years. Not only is the inside fantastic but the outside has tons of…

Inappropriate Updating Isn’t A New Thing–1950’s Homes Given The 1970’s Treatment

Inappropriate Updating Isn’t A New Thing–1950’s Homes Given The 1970’s Treatment

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By RetroRuth So, I know on this blog we post a lot of horrible “flips” and demos of MCM houses, and then all huddle together and cry about it. *Sniff* And it truly is a sad, sad thing. But in no way is the “updating and demo” attitude of current…

Vintage Houses and Buildings From Recent Roadtrip

Vintage Houses and Buildings From Recent Roadtrip

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Tom and I saw so many cool houses while we were driving out to the Thumb this weekend. (For you non-Michiganders out there, the Thumb is the little part of the Michigan “mitten” that sticks out into Lake Huron. Cute, huh?) But the problem with seeing cute houses when you are…

Houses in My Mid-Century Neighborhood – Part 2

Houses in My Mid-Century Neighborhood – Part 2

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Ok, so I took my camera with me when I went for a run a few days ago, and I got some more house pictures for all of you!  These aren’t technically in my neighborhood – they are a few streets over, but I love them and thought I would…

My Mid-Century Modern Neighborhood

My Mid-Century Modern Neighborhood

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am busy working on spring cleaning here at our house, so I thought I would give you your mid-century modern fix by taking pictures of some of the fantastic ranch homes in our neighborhood. So, no more yack-yack. Let’s get straight to the houses! This house…

Progression of Our Yard

Progression of Our Yard

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 Here is an updated picture of our front yard.  There are so many tulips in the front, I love it. Hubs and I are taking a road trip today, so this is a short post.  Hope you are all having a good weekend!…

The Perennial Explosion – Our Inherited Garden

The Perennial Explosion – Our Inherited Garden

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Hoooleeeeeeeeeee Cow. We bought the perennial jackpot with this house.  I can’t believe it. Look at these jonquils!  These are only a couple bushes of the massive jonquil explosion that has taken over our yard.  This is the front garden right in front of the built in brick flower box…

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