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The Merry Mailbox

The Merry Mailbox

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By Julia When we first moved into our house, we had a plain black mailbox that looked as though it had been there for quite some time. We speculated that maybe it was the original mailbox, but the photos we found from the home’s construction showed that the black mailbox…

The Happy House

The Happy House

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By Julia After moving into our home, my husband and I got curious about what was original and what had been updated. We speculated on several questionable things on the interior of the home (why is that light switch on the bottom of the wall by the floor?) and were…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 1

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ Susan (or ‘Susan From Boston’ as she is known on the blog….some of you might have seen her comments here and there) has been a faithful reader of “No Pattern Required” for quite some time now. Susan and I became friends a while back when she…

Amazing Phoenix Arizona 1950s Time Capsule Ranch -Thursday Retro Rewind

Amazing Phoenix Arizona 1950s Time Capsule Ranch -Thursday Retro Rewind

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This amazing million dollar Phoenix, AZ house is just WAY to amazeballs not to re-post!*sigh* the is one of the dreamiest houses I’ve ever seen in these parts…..I just hope that eight years after my original post, this house has survived intact!   By Sara In AZ I have to say…

Meet the Marvelous Susan Halla – Maven of ‘Make It Mid*Century’

Meet the Marvelous Susan Halla – Maven of ‘Make It Mid*Century’

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By Sara In AZ Make It Mid*Century….have y’all heard of this fabulous new company yet?! If you haven’t, well then grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a spell…we have a fun interview with Susan Halla, the Owner/Founder of Make It Mid*Century, but first let’s check out some…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Norman, Oklahoma

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Norman, Oklahoma

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By Eartha Kitsch   I was looking through real estate listings from all over the country and this lovely traditional home caught my eye. The curb appeal reminds me of a Better Homes And Gardens cover story home from the sixties. This house was screaming out to me to get…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Fort Worth, Texas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Fort Worth, Texas

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By Eartha Kitsch   Hey y’all! I’m going to be filling in for a couple of weeks and am looking forward to showcasing some fun vintage listings for you. This week’s offering is a beautiful Eastern-inspired, modern home that I find super interesting. After a little research, I found that…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

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By Sara In AZ   So, we have this front door. A solid wood front door. It’s a secret I’ve been hiding….but we’ll just bust that little secret wide open right here and now! It is the original front door from the 1960s…the decorative flower like designs match the built-in…

Shopping for Antiques in Tucson!

Shopping for Antiques in Tucson!

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By Sara In AZ   Mike and I decided to make a quick day trip to Tucson recently and, of course, we had to stop in at a few antique shops along the way. Let me tell you – the vintage/mid century stuff is getting harder and harder to find!…

A Vintage ‘New Old Stock’ Nulco Light Is Installed At Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

A Vintage ‘New Old Stock’ Nulco Light Is Installed At Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-three in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are tackling an easy project this week….changing out the outdoor light! All I had to do was shop on eBay, buy, and install……whew, I think I needed a break from all the “intense” projects so I was thrilled we could have…

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