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Going Antiquing

Going Antiquing

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By Julia Today’s adventure is a little closer to home than the SAGA we found last week. We found an evening estate sale in our area and popped in to look around. The house was unremarkable, but there were a wide variety of items at this one. A couple of…

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

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By Julia On one of our antiquing adventures, my husband and I happened upon a full room of old vinyl records and magazines. Normally, I don’t take the time to peruse these displays as I would rather check out furniture and other décor. But this particular visit was shortly after…

Magnificent Magazine Racks

Magnificent Magazine Racks

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By Julia When scouring Craigslist for furniture, I occasionally stumble upon other fantastic finds. Once such find was a trio of magazine racks located right here in my town. The seller had used them to display some art at an outdoor market and no longer needed them. I don’t read…

Retro Planner Series – Vintage Campers!

Retro Planner Series – Vintage Campers!

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By RetroRuth Welcome back to another retro planner week! This week my highlighted vintage theme is vintage campers and a good, old-fashioned road trip. This looks so clean compared to what these pages look like now, at the end of the week! I filled this one up completely. I’d have to…

DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

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by Andrea   Let’s take a peek at some of the DIY home decor trends from 1974.       My post could almost be subtitled “Or, What’s Old Is New Again”, as these designs are currently experiencing a revival in some capacity!         Although in many…

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   We’re taking one more peek at the March 1959 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this week to check out some mid-century ideas for your windows.  Let’s have a look!                   What do you think, readers?  I must admit…

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…

An Outstanding House–Four Ways–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

An Outstanding House–Four Ways–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Oh, do I ever like this house I am showing you readers this week!  It’s fantastic, and the photos of the different variations of thr front give some great ideas for colour schemes and landscaping – let’s take a look!   The upper house version is intended…

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 2)

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by Andrea   I hope you enjoyed the first part of this house series that I posted last Wednesday.  Now, I’ve got the remainder of the seven smart houses – let’s take a look!     Talk about different!  I love the varying roof lines on this one.  And the…

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

7 Smart, Affordable Houses–Better Homes and Gardens Feb 1969 (Part 1)

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`by Andrea   I absolutely love browsing the building plans in vintage Better Homes and Gardens magazines – and the Feb 1969 edition has some fab homes!  This week, I’ve got the first four of the seven for you, and next week I’ll have the other three.  Let’s take a…

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