Monday, June 28, 2010

Retro Music Monday

This week in 1974 Gordon Lightfoot topped the charts with Sundown.



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Friday, June 25, 2010

Mid Century Home Decor - Bathrooms

This is the fifth installment in a series of home decor photos from the 1951 Sherman-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide. This week...bathrooms...












Those are some colorful bathrooms! I like all the built in details...like the cupboards and shelves...and the glass block windows too.

Next Friday we'll check out the kitchens.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Retro Music Monday

This week in 1966 the Beatles rocked the charts with Paperback Writer.

Do you have a favorite Beatle?



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mid Century Home Decor - Bedrooms

This is the fourth installment in a series of home decor photos from the 1951 Sherman-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide. This week...bedrooms...
















I'd be happy to be a guest in any of those rooms...except maybe the first one. All that pattern on the ceiling with the scalloped edges...I think it's a bit much. Kind of freaks me out.

Next Friday we'll check out the bathrooms.

**PS. I've been publishing some snippets of my junking road trip on my facebook page...you can find it here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Retro Music Monday

This week in 1965 the Four Tops were at the top of the Billboard charts with I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

This is a cool video...I love their dancing!



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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mid Century Home Decor - Dining Rooms

This is the third installment in a series of home decor photos from the 1951 Sherman-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide. This week...dining rooms...
















I wonder how many people use their formal dining rooms these days. We have one...but it's rarely used more than once or twice a year.

Next Friday we'll check out the Bedrooms.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Retro Music Monday

This week in 1968, Simon and Garfunkel with Mrs. Robinson were in the middle of a 3 week run at the top of the Billboard charts.


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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ If you want something done right, do it yourself...

Spending the weekend doing what the neighbor "kids" couldn't or wouldn't...



What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
~ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mid Century Home Decor - Living Rooms

This is the second installment in a series of home decor photos from the 1951 Sherman-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide. This week...living rooms...

















It's interesting to note how most of the rooms feature traditional and what I think of as "country" style furnishings. Only the last two rooms feature the more iconic, contemporary/modern style that have come to define the era.

I'm partial to those last two myself...especially the very last one! Any of the rooms strike your fancy?

Next Friday we'll check out the dining rooms.

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