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Starburst Silverware

Starburst Silverware

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By Julia If I haven’t mentioned this already, I poke around on Craigslist a lot. I think it’s neat to see the mid-century treasures that are available, and sometimes they fit with our vision for our home. Better yet, some of those items are even in our budget! One such…

Favorite Recipes

Favorite Recipes

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By Julia On a recent trip to visit family, I found the stash of old cookbooks. These retro books are well-loved and well-used throughout several generations. Today’s featured cookbook was assembled by a church women’s group in 1967. When I picked up this cookbook, I could feel how much use…

Dad’s Old Tray

Dad’s Old Tray

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By Julia Growing up, my parents had a large collection for books, tchotchkes, and other ephemera on a shelving unit in our family room. I was fascinated by all of it: the sheer quantity of items, the retro fonts, the bright colors, the variety of different things. Most of the…

‘Tis the Season- for Canning

‘Tis the Season- for Canning

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By Julia This past weekend, my husband and I made our first batch of jam for the season. Strawberries are “comin’ in hot” here in Michigan and we are making the most of their abundance. We tested some for quality assurance…so tasty! But our canning experience reminded me of a…

Glamorous Glasses

Glamorous Glasses

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By Julia My husband and I have been obsessed with Mad Men. The artful story-telling and mid-mod sets work well to transport us back to the 60s. We were mid-century fans before we discovered the show, but it served as the inspiration for a couple of design choices at our…

Savory SAGA

Savory SAGA

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By Julia When we last left off with the SAGA saga, my husband and I had just returned from St. Louis with a lovely rolling bar cart. Our next adventure was much closer to home. Using the wonders of modern technology, we were able to locate a SAGA dining room…

Betty Crocker 2.0

Betty Crocker 2.0

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By Julia I love to cook. I’m always on the hunt for new cookbooks and recipes. So when I found a reproduction of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook at my local bookstore, I was immediately enamored. Originally published in 1950, this cookbook has received several face lifts over the years (I…

Cool Candle Holders

Cool Candle Holders

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By Julia When visiting an estate sale recently, I had to take a moment to appreciate the home. The owner was an architect and had not only designed the original structure, but all of the additions as their family grew. There was a separate full kitchen hiding in the basement…

SAGA To Go

SAGA To Go

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By Julia When we last left the SAGA saga, my husband and I found a creative way to locate additional pieces outside of our normal radius. After finding some more SAGA featured on a blog I was reading, we set off to St. Louis to fetch a rare piece we…

Meet Me in St. Louie

Meet Me in St. Louie

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By Julia A few years ago, my husband and I went to St. Louis, MO for our anniversary. I found some SAGA pieces on a blog I was reading and we set off in hot pursuit. We weren’t even sure those items would still be available when we arrived, but…

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