Kitchen of Elizabeth in 1965 Before and After Gloomy

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Yesterday Elizabeth invited us to weigh the choice of floor tiles for her retro renovation of the sapphire bathroom. While preparing the story, I came across an earlier email that I dropped through the cracks. She had sent me a picture of her ongoing pink kitchen refresher. Good news about the time frame: Your job […]


Background Art and Mary of Santa and Reindeer

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Gerry wrote to me: Hello Pam, this is Gerry again. Sorry to say that my gnarled pine project is still in progress, but there are plans to finish it soon. In the meantime, I think I have something else that might interest you. I am the proud keeper of a 50+ year old wooden Santa […]


84 Unique Retro Midcentury House Plans Purchase

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Do you want to build a mid-century modern house or a modest mid-century house according to original plans? It is indeed possible: via the library with 84 original house plans from the 1960s and 1970s, which are available at FamilyHomePlans.com also known as the Garlinghouse company. All 84 plans are here in your library of […]


Armstrong Flooring Brought Pattern Heritage Brick

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The most popular elastic floor model of the 20th century – now returns as a player of the 21st century! Yes, in what is certainly the biggest novelty of the year, Armstrong Flooring is reintroducing its famous pattern #5352 – now called “Heritage Brick” – in four color. Armstrong Flooring is in the process of […]