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It’s Moving Day for Mr. Roger!

Mr. Roger’s Neighborhoods Blog has a new home! You can now find all your retro, mid-century appreciation, home news, and information at Mr. Roger’s Neighborhoods. Click on the link and sign up to follow. Won’t you be my neighbor?

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Happy Retro Valentine’s Day!

Pull out the red and pink crepe paper streamers, it’s Valentine’s Day. Do you remember the giant paper cupid cutout and honeycomb paper hearts hanging in your 2nd grade classroom on Valentine’s Day? What about those quirky valentines that you … Continue reading

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A Mid-Century Marvel: 50 Years of the Seattle Center

Where were you in ’62? 1962…Cuban Missile Crisis, John Glenn orbited Earth, Marilyn Monroe died, West Side Story won Best Picture, and Seattle hosted the World’s Fair. The Seattle World’s Fair birthed the Space Needle, monorail, U.S. Science Pavilion (now … Continue reading

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Won’t you be my neighbor and donate? If you live in the Seattle metro area, please donate new and gently worn sweaters, coats, and other cold-weather gear to help keep kids and families warm during the winter months. Drop-off locations … Continue reading

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Forever Mod: Mid-Century Gifts for the Home

For the mid-century lover in your life, what better way to honor their obsession than bestowing them with vintage wares for the holidays (hint, hint)! Buying vintage items has many benefits besides warming the hearts of collectors: it’s eco-friendly! Here’s … Continue reading

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George Nelson: King of Mid-Century Mod

                    Ball clocks and bubble lampshades…these items truly define mid-century mod living, and were designed by the “original mad man”, George Nelson (1908-1986), in the 1950s. Nelson’s specialty was creating functional … Continue reading

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Hidden Outdoor Stairways of Seattle

When you think of stairways in Seattle, you might immediately go to the more “famous” ones…Harbor Steps, Pike Place Market Hillclimb. With all the hills around Seattle, it’s inevitable that stairs were built, but with plant growth along the stairways, … Continue reading

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