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Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

Installing Our “New” MIB Vintage Lights Over the Fireplace in the Living Room

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By RetroRuth We recently found and put in one of the last pieces of our living room. Lighting! This story starts very similarly to many of our stories (other lights, shadowbox) with an email from Sara In AZ, the undisputed queen of eBay. Somehow, miraculously and after over three years…

Our Vintage Illinois Moulding Company Mirrored Shadowbox Is Finally On The Wall!

Our Vintage Illinois Moulding Company Mirrored Shadowbox Is Finally On The Wall!

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By RetroRuth Last week I showed you guys the new retro chair we bought for our living room, but this week we focus on a vintage piece that we are pretty proud of! Behold! Our almost pristine gold mirrored shadowbox made by the Illinois Moulding Company. I seriously love this…

More Treasures Salvaged From The Flood – My Grandmother’s Collection of Vintage Gloves

More Treasures Salvaged From The Flood – My Grandmother’s Collection of Vintage Gloves

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By RetroRuth This week I bring you more treasures that lived through the flood at my parents house. Unlike the press badges I showed you last week (more of those coming next Weds!), these treasures weren’t injured by the water in any way. Why? Because someone thought ahead and stored them…

New Retro Bullet Lights Installed Over Our Fireplace

New Retro Bullet Lights Installed Over Our Fireplace

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone had a nice, productive weekend. I know we did. Besides being elbow-deep in spring cleaning, we managed to find a few minutes to put up some new retro bullet lights over the planters in our fireplace. This is part of our almost continuous rehab of…

My Upcoming Radio Interviews and A Vintage Television Studio Camera

My Upcoming Radio Interviews and A Vintage Television Studio Camera

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By RetroRuth Exciting news, guys!  I am going to be on the radio! Tomorrow morning, (April 5th) I am going to be on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio starting at 8:00 am Central Time for an hour chatting about vintage recipes, lamb cake and The Mid-Century Menu.…

Spring Has Sprung Here In Michigan!

Spring Has Sprung Here In Michigan!

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By RetroRuth Okay, it’s not technically spring yet, but I am happy to report that it is 66 degrees here today, and that we have flowers!! And some very happy honeybees! Oh, and here is just a sneak peek photo from our recent trip to Vegas: Tom and a vintage…

What My Studio Looks Like: Then And Now

What My Studio Looks Like: Then And Now

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By RetroRuth I got an note through our contact page the other day where a reader said they liked the blog very much, but would I PLEASE show some more pictures of my own house?  So, I decided to quiet the clamor and show some pictures from the “raw” room…

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…

Retro Road Trip!

Retro Road Trip!

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By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________________ So y’all Mike and I decided to take a crazy cross-country road trip! We have been debating for awhile about taking a big road trip, but Mike and I thought it felt like the right time and we went for it! We saw and did all…