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Mid-century Every Day. Retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit the 50's. Writer and blogger at and

Vintage Snappy Saturday : New Year’s Eve 1950s Style

By Sara In AZ Let’s party like it’s 1953! ...more

Merry Christmas Everyone!

By Sara In AZ I hope all of our wonderful readers are having a lovely Christmas Day! ...more

The Mass Quantity of Blow-Mold – A Vintage Plastic Christmas Story

RetroRuth’s Note: Merry Christmas, Everyone! You know how much we love Christmas Decorations AND vintage blow molds, so when Nancy approached us about featuring Michael’s collection, we were all for it! Enjoy! ...more

Vintage 1958 Reineman Hardware Christmas Catalog

By Sara In AZ Affiliate Links I came across this sweet vintage Christmas catalog on eBay a month or so ago and just could not resist sharing it with all of you. Vintage 1958 Reineman Hardware Burlington WI Christmas Book Catalog...more

Reproduction Vintage Toys For Your Christmas List!

By RetroRuth Affiliate Links So, did you think you were done with your Christmas shopping?...more

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Mid-Century Gorgeous In Amberley, OH

By RetroRuth This week we have another great house to bring cheer to your holiday season. And, just like last week’s gorgeous house, this one is already sold! A big shout-out to the Mid-Century Modern Real Estate Worldwide group on Facebook, who alerted me to this beauty ....more

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Spreading Vintage Christmas Cheer All Over the World!

By Sara In AZ May the warmth and kindness of family and friends surround you during this holiday season. ...more

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Barware Edition

by Andrea ...more

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Intricacies of Hanging a Large Atomic Shadowbox

By Sara In AZ We’ve been slow to hang stuff up on the walls over here at the ranch – that is a fact! I guess we just want to make “for sure” for sure where we want everything placed so we don’t have a zillion nail holes to fill – esp. after we JUST got done paining the entire place! ...more

The Hottest Christmas Gifts! 1974 Edition

by Andrea Today, we’re taking a peek inside the December 1974 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine....more