2015 was a very good year

Pam and Kate need a serious break. So now through the end of the year, we are not looking at the blog. You can still comment — but all comments will go into moderation. We will be back online with stories and free up comments on Monday, January 4. Meanwhile, some highlights from 2015 — including several of our epic (borderline mania) series’ — for you to auld lang syne on:

beauti-vue-leadOur #1 product find for the year: Beauti-Vue retro woven wood shades that can be made from New Old Stock.
peeking-in-dollhouse-kitchenKate built a DIY Betsy McCall dollhouse. And now, we also have “The Adventures of Mini Kate, Mini Jim and Little Leo” to entertain us.
pink bathroomKate mocked up 99 ways to decorate a pink bathroom — these same decor ideas apply to any color bathroom. bathroom-decorating-graphicWe distilled our tips into a handy infographic, A Foolproof Guide to Choosing Bathroom Colors — Five Steps to Success.
midcentury-eclectic-decor-living-roomWe added seven new amazing time capsule houses to our archive (which is now over 100!) 1940s-kitchenReaders love the 1940s, so we explored the basics to create a 1940s kitchen — so far, we have four archetypes.
louisa-cowanWe love discovering designers who are at risk of being forgotten. We heart Louisa Kostich Cowan vintage-kitchen-cabinets-Youngstown-500x389Our #1 new story of the year was this New Old Stock Youngstown Kitchen, found boxed up after 67 years
tiki-diablo Danny Gallardo — aka Tiki Diablo — got his tiki designs into Home Depot! Woot! Now, we need ’em east of the Mississippi!  Party-with-PamPam and her pots are now immortalized at the Carnegie Museum of Art. (Report on the Nov. 19 opening coming soon, bad Pam.)

Have a wonderful holiday season, dear readers.
Thank you all, so very much, for another great year — our 8th!


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  1. Holland VanDieren says

    Thank you, Pam and Kate, for countless hours of fun and inspiration you’ve provided almost daily for SEVEN YEARS (can it be — ??!??!)

    All the best to you and yours in 2016.

  2. Mary Elizabeth says

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, Pam and Kate. And may your “little helpers,” the dollhouse people, have a wonderful one, too.

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