What has our Retro Tribe been up to this week, and recently? I cruised around all the midcentury house blogs listed on my blogroll, and found some inspiring stories — readers completing projects, getting crafty and generally loving the house they’re in. Above: Kate gets supa props for doing regular postings on her blog Retro Ranch Revamp. This past week: great job on (1) watching and then pouncing for GE electric cooktop on sale and then (2) installing it to replace the worn glass-top model remuddled into the space years prior. Yup: Great retro style, and impressive DIY skills including a spotlight on safety.
- At Our Arts and Crafts Home, Mark and Cara are enjoying a warmer interior after Dad made them custom storm windows. It is my understanding that adding storm windows is much more cost- and environmentally-effective than replacement windows. (See our big discussion about whether to install replacement windows – including 132 comments.)
- Eartha Kitsch is always a hoot and a half. I love her recent estate sale finds, which include “We Missed You at Church” cards … a granny shirt “I fell in love with its classic old lady styling,” Eartha says… and a pregnant granny figurine “You and your once more for old time’s sake,” it says. Grannies are the new hotties.
- More on church: Even the churches are MCM masterpieces in that epicenter of all MCM greatness, St. Louis. The ever-prolific Mr. Modtomic ogles the Catholic Education Center.