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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Last week we were left with this as the final picture in Part 1 of the curtain making extravaganza….. …..two big heaps of barkcloth fabric. I bought the fabric on close-out from Full Swing Textiles. This is a fabulous barkcloth fabric…..very heavy and thick…how I wish…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ OK, so…sheets in the front window. I know, I know – it’s really not the statement I wanted to make to the neighborhood but what’s a girl to do when atomic barkcloth is SO hard to find in mass quantity?! So the window has been like…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : My Kitchen Curtain Dilemma!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : My Kitchen Curtain Dilemma!

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By Sara In AZ   The kitchen curtains…..uggghhhhh……this was a thorn in my side for a good long while. We have 2 windows in the kitchen area – one over the sink and one in the breakfast nook. The breakfast nook is partially open to the family room area so…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, check out the cool stuff for sale on eBay this week! OMG! Adorable!!! That tongue sticking out  just kills me! Check out this Vintage Handmade Poodle Baby Blanket from seller jannylind6. I totally love this Vintage Mid Century Linen ‘Bar Scene’ Towel from seller primitivesquirrel. Check…

Decorating During World War II – A 1943 Sears Pamphlet

Decorating During World War II – A 1943 Sears Pamphlet

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By RetroRuth I was lucky enough recently to stumble across a great upholstery book from 1955 in my local Salvation army. But that isn’t what this post is about. What this post is about was tucked snuggly inside the front cover of said upholstery book, sitting patiently and waiting for…

Diamondhead Fabrics! Soooo Retro!

Diamondhead Fabrics! Soooo Retro!

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By Sara In AZ ___________________________________________________________ I don’t know about y’all, but I am crazy about fabric! Especially Bark Cloth fabric! I recently came across Diamondhead Fabrics,  a company that carries a lot of the fabric designs made by Big Kahuna– and it also seems to carry some other manufacturers as well.  Big Kahuna has some…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Pinch-Pleat Curtains In The Craft Room

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Pinch-Pleat Curtains In The Craft Room

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I should extend that title to “Make Me Realize I Have Yet Another Project To Finish”. So, the new craft room has been coming along pretty well.  I am mostly just arranging furniture now and starting to move some of the big tables and things into place.  I have to…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

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Thank goodness it is Saturday!  I thought that week would never end. Jeez.  So, as a reward to everyone for making it to the week, here is a great pamphlet that I recently found that gives detailed instructions on how to make pinch-pleat drapes.  I know!  It is really exciting,…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Pinch-Pleat Curtains

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Pinch-Pleat Curtains

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Welcome to Vintage Crafty Saturdays here on the blog!  Tom and I are running around like crazy right now, packing like idiots for our trip to Aruba in a few days, but hopefuly you guys have enough time to relax and be a little crafty today.  Or at least time…