Friday Finds

Pam Kueber, in Lenox, Mass., runs a Web site that is a go-to forum for fans of midcentury style; Image by Nancy Palmieri for The New York Times

Dear Friends, Because I’ve been taking care of some family business, I haven’t had as much time to go exploring for interesting things lately.  But, here are three items that I wanted to share with you. Even though I’m not renovating a house, I’ve been following Retro Renovation for some time.  I get to drool [Continue Reading]

Carmageddon…1960s Style

Los Angeles, Life Magazine, June 20, 1960

Indescribable! Nothing Can Stop It! It Will Destroy Life As We Know It!     It is CARMAGEDDON!!!!   Tonight, all traffic on Interstate 405 between the US101 and I10 interchanges  on The Westside of Los Angeles will come to a screeching halt as that stretch of the highway is shut down for 53 hours [Continue Reading]

Friday Finds: Vintage July 4th Crafts


Dear Friends, Somehow, the Crafts Gene wasn’t turned on when I was born. Whenever The Mister and I are in an antique mall, I always go scouting for vintage patterns and cookbooks.  Occasionally, craft magazines will be nearby.  I fondle them but I haven’t gotten up the nerve to buy them…yet.  I recognize many of [Continue Reading]

I Remember Retro Dad {Blog Hop}


Dear Friends, Fathers really do know best.  Even when we think they are being unreasonable.   Which happens often when we are teenagers. I wanted a Triumph TR-6 when I was sixteen.  There was just something about that little roadster that set my imagination afire.  My father forbade me from buying one.  Not that I had [Continue Reading]

Introducing Old Friends to New Friends

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” ~Bernard Meltzer Dear Friends, Yesterday, I introduced a few new friends and encouraged everyone to check out their blogs.  At the end of my letter, I pointed out that there are a lot [Continue Reading]

Live Better Electrically Scale


Thanks to Jessica over at Chronically Vintage Blog for sharing this wonderful quiz on her blog last weekend! Considering modern technology, we will all probably score in the Leisurely Lottie range…including the shopping while cooking (although I’m not sure they meant shopping online)! (Click here to see other sizes)

Old Favorites Reborn?


Dear Friends, Our desktop PC quit working yesterday.  After futzing with it for several hours after I got home from teaching, I declared it out of my realm of ability to make it work again.  Fortunately, the boyfriend of one of my former students is a computer technician and he just left with it with [Continue Reading]

Kitchen Linens Book


Dear Friends, I’ve been reading a book that my mother gave to me for Christmas and love it so much that I have to tell you about it.  The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives is like a wonderful visit with author EllynAnne Geisel as she shares the [Continue Reading]