Yeehaw, mid-century *modern* and *modest*


The retro decorating gods -- and I -- thank you. Photo by Erica Berger, thanks, E.

Wednesday night update:
Retro Renovation was one of 6 finalists in Apartment Therapy’s contest to choose the favorite home-design blog of 2009. Voting is now closed, and it looks like Remodelista is the winner, followed by Young House Love, and Decor8. Retro Renovation finished 4th — a fantastic outcome, in my mind, considering the nature of the blog, which is outside the mainstream, mass-market. I’ll do a follow up post after AT makes it all final, which they say is tomorrow night. So look for my official thank-you Friday morning. Meanwhile, my very sincere thanks to everyone who #1, voted us into the finals, and #2 then helped us make this great showing for mid-century *modern* and *modest* alike. xoxo pam
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  1. genjenn says

    I voted. Then, I took a little salt from my original Bing & Grondahl Seagull pattern shaker, threw it over my shoulder and wished you much luck.

    I am grateful for your hard work, Pam. Thank you.

  2. Cindy says

    No question about it! retrorenovation is the best. Your passion comes through in every single post, Pam. I’m sure you’ll have lots of good things up your sleeve for us in 2010.
    In the meantime I’m voting in the poll…but gee, it takes them a long time to register me and send me the link………grrrrrrr.

  3. Caryn says

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Pam and everyone here! It was a pleasure to vote for you. Thank you for all your work!

  4. says

    Can’t imagine voting for anyone else! So, I did :)
    I had to register as “AtomicTikimama” because someone had the gall to use my name! *humph*
    Merry Christmas to you Pam, and all the RetroRenovation Readers!

  5. Annie B. says

    Vote early and vote often! (just kidding!)

    Thanks to Pam for another great year of RR. No one deserves the award more than she does!

  6. sumac sue says

    Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me a T! Give me an R! Give me an O! Whaddya got — Retro!

    It’s Number One! It’s Number One!

    Yea Pam! Go Pam Go!

    (Sorry. Been watching too many bowl games.)

  7. nina462 says

    It was a hassle to try to figure out that website…but well worth it so I could cast my vote for my fav website.
    You are a God-send! Hope you (we) win!

  8. RetroSandie says

    I voted, Pam!! I hope this site wins. Since I discovered you it’s now my daily window on all things retro. My favorite era…the era I grew up in!!! Even though I’m not actually renovating, I hope to begin acquiring some mid century furniture, etc. My BIG treat this year was my Little Beauty-a 4 ft. Evergleam aluminum tree with a color wheel of course! It brings me so much joy (as one did when I was a kid) that I may just leave it up to gaze at every night!! LOL

  9. handyandy says

    This competition brought me out of the ‘lurker shadows’ to register and vote. I have enjoyed your site for months and now it’s time to acknowledge your great work. Thanks, Pam!

  10. MrsErinD says

    Ooo just saw this, I just voted, and I think you should win, this is the best blog out there! :O) If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have my corona sofa, and I have learned so much here!

    Good Luck Pam!!!

    • pam kueber says

      Woah, Jeanne, I just went and looked and I think you are right. I think they must have adjusted the standings. I think this means we’re in the finals. I’ll be curious, to say the least, to see how this all settles out!

  11. says

    Good luck in the race!

    Would you believe I have that same exact vintage dress, but in navy taffeta?! It’s got the same neckline, piping detail on the’s really an exact match. I’ll wear mine, you wear yours, and we’ll storm the set of HGTV together and liberate all those perfect period kitchen and baths. What do you say? 😉

  12. sumac sue says

    Pam, you in that fabulous black dress brings to mind Emma Peel from the Avengers. Or maybe Julie Newmar as Catwoman! Pow! Zap! Zowie!

  13. Tera says

    You soooooooooooooooo have my vote. Maybe it’s because I have a house built in 1949 and your blog resonates so well with me that I had no idea there were these other blogs out there. I only click in to retrorenovation!

  14. says

    My only regret is that I can only vote once for Retro Renovation! I tried to re-log in with the intention of voting every day – heck every hour! – but it’s a one time deal. I love every thing about this site! Best of luck Pam!

  15. Cindy says

    Awesome, Pam! Congratulations on #4…but you’ll always be #1 to us!
    Let me know when you want to go to Osgoods………. I’m always up for looking at fabric.

    • pam kueber says

      Thank you, Cindy and Gretchen! I will do a formal note when results are final (late tomorrow, AT says). You know I am so grateful. But I’m also happy to say — back to regular blogging!

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