Where to locate table leg glides for classic kitchen dinettes — including NOS

Business president Tim Kasper informs me they’ve been producing glides for classic dinette seats, tables and other furniture internally since […]

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5 more tips from readers: How to find vintage lighting at affordable prices

Stop at every garage sale. Ask new neighbors if they want their home’s old fixtures. Don’t forget the town dump. These were just a few of the crazy-in-a-good-way suggestions from our resourceful readers left on our recent story six tips to find affordable vintage lighting in a midcentury modern market gone mad, which bemoaned rising prices. These new […]

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Victor of our Anne Taintor caption competition

And the winner of our particular Anne Taintor+Retro Renovation caption competition is… Jennifer Terman, on her sassy reminder to “the others” that classic background is, golly, almost holy here. Congratulations, Jennifer, you win an Anne Taintor prize bundle and after I speak to you personally and evaluate your “wants,” a nifty gifty from the website, also. But wait […]

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Vintage 1966-design Winnebago ‘Brave’ motorhome — creation starts this week

Plus: 11 vintage photographs of traditional 1960s and 1970s “eye brow” Winnebagos Retro resurrection temperature continues to perform high in every corner of the U.S. customer market. Now: Winnebago is introducing a brand new RV styled as a result of its traditional 1966 “eye brow” Winnebago. The Winnebago Courageous and Itasca Tribute — sister versions (like a Ford and a Mercury) — come in hippie shade […]

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11 retro layout archetypes — which type are you?

A while again, Pam and I produced 11 retro decorating “archetypes” — and “retroscopes” to go with. We produced these as a “freemium” for the signing up for our e-newsletter… and now, we decided to only place all this evaluation out there. This archetyping was mainly in the heart of enjoyment, but studying the retro-vintage layout […]

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The Hukilau 2014 — amazing! — 55 photographs

Oh my term. I ‘d no notion. The Hukilau. The most awesome event I ‘ve attended. It was interesting. Kate and I arrived back on Monday — and we’re still processing — therefore now an easy-ish-peasy-ish we-can’t-even-start-to-catch-it-extremely photo essay: Scenes In The Hukilau 2014. To start — Kate and I […]

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Classic New Old-Stock vinyl by the yard — yummy retro shades, styles and embossing

After I studied sources for mid century furniture leg ferrules, I detected IFSCO Industries, Inc. — a real-deal ‘retro’ firm that’s been in enterprise since 1946. Turns out, the firm’s roots are in “cushioning goods” – and it’s sitting on a big a backlog of classic phonograph record patterns in the 1950s, 1960s, 70s and 80s — ideal to […]

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Make a tiki mask set with vintage kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls

Pam arrived at The Hukilau yesterday — and I’m on a plane today, woot!  In preparation for our panel on how to design and create a home tiki bar, we  have been immersing ourselves in everything tiki. Pam now owns $240 of Sven Kirsten books – Tiki Modern and The Book of Tiki (affiliate links)… but my expenditure was only […]

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Mid century design doors and ornamental panels In The Millwork Industry

Breaking information now: There’s a brand new player in the increasingly aggressive marketplace for mid century contemporary design doors and ornamental screens: The Millwork Industry, centered in Austin, Tx, has experienced soft start for weeks, now the business is formally throwing its doorways (play on words!) Open to discuss all the information about their new enterprise. […]

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Vote for the winner of our Anne Taintor caption competition

We want your help to pick your favourite Retro Renovation themed remark from among our finalists. Mega thanks to everyone else who submitted a caption — now cast your vote […]

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