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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…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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            By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, check out the cool stuff that is up for sale on eBay right now!     First up, from seller 3louika  two different auctions with  FAB vintage sword BBQ skewers! 7 Vintage Stainless Steel Skewers JAPAN SWORD 8.75″…

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…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 3 The Big Reveal!

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 3 The Big Reveal!

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By Sara In AZ     OK y’all, today is the big day….the final reveal of Susan’s amazing retro kitchen renovation!!! Susan did a fabulous job picking out materials and coordinating everything, it certainly is a midcentury kitchen dream kitchen to be sure! But first, I asked Susan for a…

Betty Crocker for Kids

Betty Crocker for Kids

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By Julia While visiting family this past week, I stumbled upon my mother-in-law’s cookbook collection. My favorite was her first cookbook, Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cook Book. Many beloved recipes were made from this kid-friendly edition with it’s bright, full-color illustrations and simple instructions. These kids are in…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 2

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Today we continue on with Susan………toward having the mid century kitchen of her dreams. Today we will see what flooring she chose and also see how she deals with the trials and tribulations of a retro kitchen remodel! Just to refresh everyone’s memory…this is the flooring…

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

Amazing Phoenix Arizona 1950s Time Capsule Ranch

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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…

‘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…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Won’t You Buy My House, Part II

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Won’t You Buy My House, Part II

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By RetroRuth Well, I know I already posted about my house, but I couldn’t resist doing the official Won’t You Be My Neighbor post on my house. Plus, I really like the pictures. Our house is located at 906 Holyrood Street in Midland, Michigan. It is three bedrooms and three…

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