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Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Mellow Yellow Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Mellow Yellow Edition

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by Andrea   Continuing with the colourful picks, this week it’s all about yellow!  Let’s take a look at some bright and cheerful yellow finds from Etsy.   Truly Beautiful Vintage mid-centrury Homecrest Patio set I am totally in love with this patio set – with the bright and sunshiny…

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

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by Andrea   There’s nothing that makes me wish I could time travel more than when I see the fantastic ads in old magazines – all of the ads here are from the March 1956 issue of American Home.   I would gladly settle for either one of these bathrooms…

Vintage Colored Bathroom Fixtures On Craigslist – Pink, Blue and Peach Wonderful!

Vintage Colored Bathroom Fixtures On Craigslist – Pink, Blue and Peach Wonderful!

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By RetroRuth Today we are turning to Craigslist for our vintage inspiration: Colored bathroom fixtures!  You all know how difficult it is to find a vintage bathroom in good condition, so I know a lot of people who have just decided to skip the search and recreate their own vintage…

Hello, Sunshine! – A Little Yellow Mid-Century Bathroom

Hello, Sunshine! – A Little Yellow Mid-Century Bathroom

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By RetroRuth My whole family (and Tom’s) pretty much know I am crazy about mid-century stuff. So, when Tom’s sister Maggie said to me, “I’ve got some pictures of a bathroom for you!”, I immediately got all excited. This is the bathroom in one of Maggie’s friend’s rental. Completely yellow,…

The Step-Saving Kitchen: A Vintage Video

The Step-Saving Kitchen: A Vintage Video

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I totally adore this video. It is produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Motion Picture Service, Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics to show farm wives how to modernize their kitchens. If you want to know how to lay out a completely efficient, self-sufficient kitchen, this will show…

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…

Reupholstery 101: Tutorial By Retro Guest Andrea

Reupholstery 101: Tutorial By Retro Guest Andrea

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Hello All!  I am very pleased to bring you this great reupholstery tutorial that was written by the lovely and talented Andrea, who is the owner of Sew What? a fun retro fabric shop. She also has recently become a new mommy!  Congrats, Andrea! Enjoy her fun tutorial and watch her reupholster a vintage…

My Parent’s “New” 1970’s Time Capsule Vacation Home

My Parent’s “New” 1970’s Time Capsule Vacation Home

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As I mentioned in my previous post about the Woods Cafe, my parents recently bought a little house on a lake in Woodruff, Wisconsin in a retirement community.  I was really excited for them because they have been wanting to move up there for years, but also because the place…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Jan’s Ranch Painting Ideas – Spring Is Right Around The Corner!

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Jan’s Ranch Painting Ideas – Spring Is Right Around The Corner!

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It’s time for another Tuesday’s Retro Guest Post!  I love this, and this one is no exception.  Our retro guest poster this week is Jan, and she has some great painting ideas for your brick ranch! Okay, so we’re barely into Fall, but, it’s never too early to make a…

Bake My Holiday – Mid-Century Stove Eye-Candy Including Yellow Western Holly “Kook Center”

Bake My Holiday – Mid-Century Stove Eye-Candy Including Yellow Western Holly “Kook Center”

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I was inspired to put together this great collection of stove eye candy by one of everyone’s favorite Holiday treats, Christmas cookies! I would be a happy little housewife baking away all day on one of these, let me tell you! A very pretty 1940’s Magic Chef Stove . A sweet 1955 turquoise…

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