Red, White & Blue All Over

Red, White & Blue All Over

I created one of these a few years ago for the holiday but I thought I’d share another July 4th inspired Etsy Treasury List filled with vintage home decor & kitchen items. Enjoy the eye-candy & I hope everyone has a fantastic 4th!

Doorbell Discovery

Doorbell Discovery

  There was an exciting discovery at Rancho Del Lindbergs over the weekend! While trying to fix our doorbell we discovered that the original fittings were stamped with the date Oct. 1954. We’ve had a helluva time trying to date our house thanks to sloppy & conflicting paperwork. We knew it was built between 1954-1956 … Continue reading

It’s Alive! IT’S ALIVE!!

It’s Alive! IT’S ALIVE!!

After a 19 month absence (yikes!) Mid-Century Living has returned. Various factors contributed to the silence here including general blogging burn out. Here are some of the various highlights (or lowlights) that have occurred since things went dark. 1. Restoring (and renovating) an old house with lots of serious problems (Reminder #1: We bought a … Continue reading

Monday Link Roundup

Monday Link Roundup

There’s were lots of good updates posted at Retro Renovation this week but my favorite post was a detailed look at this mid-century bathroom installation: – Nanette and Jim’s vintage blue bathroom An interesting overview of James RW Cornetet new book Facadomy: A Critique on Capitalism and its Assault on Mid-Century Modern Architecture can be … Continue reading

Cost Plus World Market Goes Retro

Cost Plus World Market Goes Retro

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and I recently needed some emergency kitchen supplies so I visited a few stores looking for the best deals. One of the stores I visited was the local Cost Plus World Market. I’ve been a Cost Plus costumer for  decades because they have reasonable prices and they … Continue reading

Monday Link Roundup

Monday Link Roundup

Herman Miller’s new video series “Why Design” aims to “explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.” – Why Design – Herman Miller An interview with Heywood-Wakefield furniture manufacturer, Leonard Riforgiato, who is reviving this stylish Mid-Century brand for a new generation. – … Continue reading