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A Pair of Chairs

A Pair of Chairs

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By Julia When my husband and I first moved into our house, it was a blank canvas. We did not have much furniture and the task of finding seating for our living room seemed rather daunting. Since we were looking for items with a retro vibe, I scoured our local…

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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By Julia When my husband and I were on our recon mission to fetch my favorite de-light-ful lamp from the cottage my dad shared with his buddies, we were also on the lookout for other retro treasures that had been left behind. Since the house and its furnishings had been…

Furniture as Art

Furniture as Art

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By Julia A while ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI called Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America. Several famous furniture designers from the 50s and 60s, including George Nelson and Eero Saarinen, worked for…

The New Couch

The New Couch

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By Julia A few weeks ago, I shared that my husband and I visited an antiques warehouse to look at a sofa. We got distracted by all the other neat items and couldn’t decide on a sofa we wanted to bring home. Well, after some chatting we made a decision!…

Going Antiquing

Going Antiquing

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By Julia I found a sofa on Craigslist that looked mid-century fabulous. My husband and I went to go see it, and it turns out the sellers actually had a whole warehouse full of goodies! Quality Vintage Collectibles is located in Grandville, MI. Their hours are mostly by appointment only,…

Reflections

Reflections

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By Julia Before I dive into today’s post, I want to take a moment to reflect upon “the one that got away.” This aluminum beauty was at an estate sale I visited a year or two ago in a room of other decorations, color wheel included. But alas, it was…

Christmas Kitsch

Christmas Kitsch

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By Julia Well, dear readers, after a warm fall and some weird December weather, winter has finally arrived. Carols are becoming a mainstay and I am in a festive mood. I finally feel okay dragging out the Christmas decorations.  Of course, those decorations include some fabulous mid-century hand-me-downs! Without further delay,…

A De-light-ful Lamp

A De-light-ful Lamp

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By Julia When I was growing up, my family shared a cottage that we used to visit on weekends in the summer. My dad was able to realize his dream of a second summer home by sharing ownership with eight of his buddies. The men would also stay there during…

Del Webb Sun Cities Museum House Tour in Sun City, Arizona Part 1

Del Webb Sun Cities Museum House Tour in Sun City, Arizona Part 1

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By Sara In AZ   Pack your lunches and fasten your seat belts kids…..we are going on a field trip to Sun City Arizona! I had been wanting to visit the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum House for quite some time, but due to its location on the other side…

The 1955 All-Electric House In The Johnson County Museum In Shawnee, Kansas – Part II

The 1955 All-Electric House In The Johnson County Museum In Shawnee, Kansas – Part II

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By RetroRuth Welcome back to Part II of our photo tour of the All-Electric House in Kansas. Thank you so, so, much to reader Heather, who took all these pictures to share with you guys. It was above and beyond, and we truly appreciate it! From the Johnson County Museum…

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