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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 Christmas: How to Celebrate Retro-Style

The aluminum Christmas tree adorned with glass ball ornaments… The artificial tree with removable branches decorated with bubble lights and styrofoam balls bedazzled with sequins, rhinestones, and ribbons… The pink “sno-flocked” live tree with color-coordinating pink orbs… The mid-century housewife … Continue reading

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A Mid-Century Thanksgiving: How to Be a Host/ess With the Most/ess

Pull out the marshmallows, it’s Thanksgiving! With classics like sweet potato casserole and cranberry marshmallow salad, the mid-century years brought out the best in marshmallows. The mid-century hostess always prepared a dish or two with those white puffy lovelies when … Continue reading

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