laminateRetro Renovation® by Wilsonart — our new laminate collection! youngstownWe made this one happen: 1948 Youngstowns go home
doreens-mom58 years in the same 1958 kitchen: Judy’s mom Doreen. bettyMeet the “Betty” of one of  Wilsonart’s Betty laminate.
youngstown-mountainAn old hardware store full to the brim with NOS lighting, cabinets and more  starlightStarlight Village — a brand new, midcentury modern styled neighborhood 
medallioan-home-living-better-electrically-1Medallion Homes — Live Better Electrically wpa-poster-fruit-store-500x638907 free downloadable WPA posters from 1936 – 1943
70s-living-room-500x334Groovy Getaway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee retro-las-vegas-shop-1-4-500x334Shopping the fun and fabulous Retro Vegas vintage store
100-time-capsules-in-the-archive100+ amazing Time Capsule houses — now in our archive d-500x750Gina scores at the Rochester estate sale of 4,000+ dresses
I count 226 stories in 2016. There are two more round-ups (at least) to come — including one about reader bathroom remodels and one about reader kitchen remodels as we work together to choose our “The Hard Way Award” winners for the year — but to start with a look back, here are 12 stories I kinda loved. Were there others you loved even more?

  1. Carolyn says:

    Bittersweet – Kate’s new “project”. Uploaders – always a blast. Partio and woddities.
    I’ve never been one for “favorites” (unless we’re talking Tom Selleck or chocolate!) since I’ve enjoyed something from nearly every one (not that keen on stuff like the shower pans but it’s still good to know there are sources), most especially the comments section. I’m not a whackadoo for being drawn to this era since the world seems pretty well represented. It took a couple of stories to get me on-board the ’70’s (the disco house tipped me, then that crazy wall-papered blue & green house).
    “Supervisors” – cats and dogs in the photos.
    So, it isn’t so much A favorite story so much as THE story and what we’re either educated or entertained by.

  2. dkzody says:

    That 58 years in one kitchen is still my absolute favorite. I’ve been 36 years in our kitchen and would love to remain here for another 20 years. We’ll see.

  3. ICU says:

    Thanks for sharing Kate and for everything you do to make this such a great site. I’m curious about the two houses in Gatlingburg. Have you heard if they survived?

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