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My Parent’s Vintage Trailer

My Parent’s Vintage Trailer

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So, my parents haven’t lived in their house for almost a year since they were flooded out.  They didn’t want to live in a hotel or apartment, so they are temporarily living in a trailer.  It is really cute and vintage!  It is from 1973, and is in good shape. …

Mid-Century House For Sale-Right Down The Street!

Mid-Century House For Sale-Right Down The Street!

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 Oh my goodness. This fantastic house right down the street from me is for sale right now. Hubs and I keep an eye on the houses that come up for sale, even though we are totally happy with our place.  But every once in a while, we turn a little…

Style Trends Book – Western House

Style Trends Book – Western House

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Another awesome design from the 1940’s Style Trends book, this beauty is called the Western House. There is so much to like about this house.  I love the wide front window.  We have a wall of windows in our ranch, and it really is fantastic for light.  I also love…

Style Trends Book – Wide-Lot Ranch

Style Trends Book – Wide-Lot Ranch

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Another great 1940’s  houseplan from the Style Trends Book. The element that really sets this ranch apart are the large windows on both sides of the living room. I love our “wall of glass” windows in our living room, but I can’t imagine having them on both sides. How would that…

True Ranch House – Style Trends Houseplan

True Ranch House – Style Trends Houseplan

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The third house in the Style Plans book, the True Ranch House.  This house was designed to be low and open with lots and lots of light. As you can see from the plans, there is an amazing stone hearth in the living room, which they call a “studio” living…

1956 Formica Ad – Popular Science Magazine

1956 Formica Ad – Popular Science Magazine

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This is a great vintage Formica Ad that I found in the issue of Popular Science that has been giving the instructions for the Mid-Century Showplace Home.  The smeared quality of the picture isn’t my fault, I swear!  It is printed like that in the magazine, which is too bad. …

Popular Science Show Place Home – Entryway Divider

Popular Science Show Place Home – Entryway Divider

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Welcome guests into your home the 1950’s way with this great entryway divider! Another great idea from the Make Your Home a Show Place issue of Popular Science!  Stay tuned for more great ideas, such the best garden shed EVER, telephone corners and even furniture!…

The Romantic Ranch House – 1940’s Common Sense

The Romantic Ranch House – 1940’s Common Sense

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There is no reason that a small house, the Style Trends book states, architecturally and otherwise, should not be as attractive, as livable, and as interesting as one costing far more. I can’t agree with this sentiment more, which was just as true in their frugal and uncertain time as it…

Vintage Photo – Some Fabulous Curtains

Vintage Photo – Some Fabulous Curtains

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My grandfather was a photographer for the Associated Press, and he was good at his job. Consequently, because he was good at it and he loved it, he was called upon to photograph tons of occasions other than newspaper news. Much of the time he would photograph weddings, birthdays and church…

Popular Science’s DIY 1950s Home

Popular Science’s DIY 1950s Home

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On Valentine’s Day, Hubby and I drove 2 hours up North to go to a restaurant we discovered while we were first dating.  Most people would think that was too far for dinner, but I always look forward to long drives with my husband. We spend those trips talking, and…