It looks like all the vintage bargello needlepoint pillows are getting bid on these days, I trust I have created a run on them. In this little carousel, I’m also quite thrilled about the latch hook rug kit to make a Christmas reindeer toilet seat cover and toilet rug. I had to think hard about listing that one, I really want it for myself, but life is too nuts right now, I’ll let one of you all have it. Disclosure: Retro Renovation is a member of the ebay partner network and receives a small commission on any item you bid on and buy when you click into ebay from here (a great way to support the blog. Many thanks.)
The Norwegian Olympic Curling Team seems to have made Loudmouth golfwear a super phenom fashion trend. Yet another arena (haha) where we are seeing retro power its way to the top of our collective consciousness. This particular Loudmouth Golf pant style — named “hot dog”, at left — absolutely positively reminds me of hip hugger bell bottoms I wore circa 1971. They were excellent. Loudmouth Golf has lots of great styles, it’s really a hoot, but I chose this particular design because it matches my new blog look. Hot diggety dog! Welcome to v.3. of RetroRenovation.com. Buy Loud Mouth pants and other gear for men and women both here. And thanks to On Larch Lane for the tip.
Hi Pam,I’ve been lurking on your website for several months now, re-awakening my fondness for the things I remember from growing up in the 60′s. I recently started a Facebook page for the subdivision I grew up in, located in South St. Louis County, Missouri… the houses were actually pretty architecturally boring, 864 sq. foot ranch boxes, but all had the typical 50′s fixtures since they were built in the mid-50′s. Heck yeah there is more →
Do any longtime readers remember the time I featured 70 pink kitchens during a weeklong spree? There is getting to be so much on the blog… in my upcoming update you’ll get improved navigation to make it easier to get at all the juicy retro bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, exteriors… all of it.
Nathan recently purchased a 1962 time capsule home. He truly appreciates the beauty and history in this blonde wood kitchen full of pristine, museum-quality appliances not to mention a fabulous pink porcelain drainboard sink. But, he is himself a craftsman and furniture maker, and has his own creative vision for a mid-century inspired kitchen of his dreams. So, now he is trying to find the right buyer for this mint, unused 1962 kitchen including a pink General Electric combination wall mount refrigerator, a pink GE automatic electric built-In oven, a pink GE cooktop, a pink GE dishwasher, and a pink cast iron double bowl sink. Heck yeah there is more →
A recent surge of animosity on some other blogs aimed at knotty pine kitchens has been upsetting my karmic balance. However, the retro decorating gods have made it all better (for now) by delivering flickr friend Eartha Kitsch, who just last week finished freshening up the knotty pine kitchen in her 1956 new-old house. Today, she shares her secret to reviving the cabinets, tells about her stove quest, and shares lots of photos. That’s her with DH (dear husband).
Thanks for asking about the fancying up of the knotty pine kitchen in our 1956 ranch. : ) Heck yeah there is more →