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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Kalamazoo, Michigan

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By RetroRuth This week we have a home that is already sold, but I thought you would all appreciate it anyway! Cute! This home is located at 3108 Konkle Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is approximately 1,100 square feet with three bedrooms and one bathroom.  It was built in 1954…

Jacki and Dave are Selling Some FAB Vintage Appliances – a Revco Refrigerator/Freezer and a GE Liberator Stove!

Jacki and Dave are Selling Some FAB Vintage Appliances – a Revco Refrigerator/Freezer and a GE Liberator Stove!

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By Sara In AZ Since Jacki and Dave are moving cross county they need to sell off a few of their prize vintage appliances before the moving truck arrives. I promised Jacki I’d get the word out for her here on NPR – so if you are interested in either…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1950s O’Keefe & Merritt Contempo Stove

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1950s O’Keefe & Merritt Contempo Stove

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By Sara In AZ Seriously, nobody made appliances like the 1950s!!!     O’keefe & Merritt Contempo Stove 1950s from seller cybergrrl.917…

Fabulous 1960s Scottsdale Time Capsule House

Fabulous 1960s Scottsdale Time Capsule House

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By Sara In AZ This was a really sweet house that Mike and I toured a while back, way before we bought the ranch. I’ve been meaning to post the pictures I took and then time kept getting away from me! This was one of those ‘really cool houses, but…

New Appliances In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

New Appliances In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ The condo came with a refrigerator and a stove, but you could tell they had been through the ringer. They were pretty beat up and the refrigerator smelled, so we thought it was best to get some decent appliances in here for Mom. You can see…

Planning A “Modern” 1940’s Kitchen

Planning A “Modern” 1940’s Kitchen

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By RetroRuth Are you working on planning your “modern” retro kitchen? Here are some kitchen planning tips from the Culinary Arts Institute, from the 1941 book 2,000 Useful Facts About Food. Plan your kitchen to save steps and to avoid congestion at any point. The modern refrigerators are a joy…

Are They Really Dream Stoves? Yes!

Are They Really Dream Stoves? Yes!

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By RetroRuth Prodded on by the recent post about vintage stove restoration by Aikens Furniture in California, I started doing a little poking around to find some other vintage stove restorers.  And I found some awesome ones!  *Warning: The following sites contain amazing images of breathtaking vintage stoves.  Please view…

Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

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By RetroRuth I got a great article emailed to me from Tom’s Aunt Pat the other day.  Aunt Pat lives in California, and occasionally sends me links or photos that have to do with mid-century, even though I think my obsession with mid-century is a bit ridiculous to her.  🙂 …

Glenda’s Turquoise Sofa, Magic Chef and 50’s Firehouse

Glenda’s Turquoise Sofa, Magic Chef and 50’s Firehouse

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By RetroRuth I got this FANTASTIC email with pictures from Glenda in Kansas while I was on vacation.  Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Glenda!!! Glenda writes: Dear Ruth, I was perusing your No Pattern Required past archives for June 2010.  After reading about your sofa and rocking chairs purchase,…

The Laurium Manor Inn And a 1960’s Kitchen

The Laurium Manor Inn And a 1960’s Kitchen

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So, it is time that I start posting about some of the stuff Tom and I have been doing this fall!  During our trip to the UP,  Tom and I went to the Keweenaw Peninsula and stayed at the Laurium Manor Inn.   Well, actually we stayed at the Victorian Hall…

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