If you love the mid-century style, or want to re-create that beautiful vintage backyard feel, get 47 of the best old-fashioned patio, deck & porch ideas here for a little retro inspo.
For years, curious kids have loved experimenting with vintage chemistry sets and science kits like these with countless things to explore!
Built in a style that was super popular at the time, the midcentury stone fireplace didn’t appear overpowering, thanks to the lofty ceiling and extensive glass areas above it and on the sides.
The old Carnation Breakfast Bars were an offshoot of the popular Instant Breakfast powdered drink mix. Here’s a look back at both of these popular products!
During the height of milk glass popularity (it was a must-have in American homes from the 1920s through the 50s), 90 percent of Westmoreland’s production was the famous white glassware – and they made a lot of it.
From meat glazes to unique salads and totally vintage-style jello molds, the most iconic tropical fruit can make itself useful in so many ways. Here are some weird – and some good – retro ways to serve pineapple.
Take a look back at actress Elizabeth Montgomery — from the early days of her career in 1955 up until her 1972 heyday!
Here, take a look back at some of the game pieces, cards, and several game boards for the vintage Candy Land game. Which ones do you remember most?
Can you imagine life before bubble gum? Here’s a brief history of vintage gum brands in the US!
Liddle Kiddles were tiny vinyl dolls with rooted, brushable hair, and were adorable and fun in a pocket size. No surprise they are considered collectible these days!
Here’s a look back at some sweet vintage Mother’s Day cards from the 20th century, including a few of the 240 million greeting cards for mom that were sold in just one year, back in 1959.
See more than 60 vintage Libbey glasses from the ’60s that you might remember – and probably miss having in your home!
With clean lines and gentle curves, the minimalistic mid-century modern chair will never go out of style. Make a decor statement with one of these mid-century modern armchair styles you can buy now!
Chocolate milk has been loved by kids – and, yes, adults! – since at least the 1920s. Here’s a look back at some vintage chocolate milk brands that have hit supermarkets over the years – some of which you know, but many more than have been lost to time.
These fab retro 60s ice cream flavors may surprise you! You’re about to see a lot of vintage ice cream flavor (and color!) combinations you used to be able to get at the store, but don’t see much today. Take a look!
The Picturephone, an electronic moving picture device that debuted in the late 60s, let you video chat long before the internet, and way before Zoom, Google Meet, Facetime et al.
When this Northern California home was renovated and redecorated back in the mid-1960s, the owners added a charming circular stone fire pit right in the middle of the room.
As you prepare for your Easter celebration, check out these vintage Easter egg decorating ideas! There are probably a few you remember… and maybe one or two you haven’t seen!
Stylized blossoms centered in twined hearts – in fabric form – swept over walls, bedspreads, curtains, and window shades in this pretty 1960s dormer bedroom.
Near the very contemporary and quite airy white fireplace, there were charming bursts of bright color from the pair of yellow modern chairs and the royal blue stool.
This vintage 1960s entrance hall was a setting for strong-minded vintage treasures, and was home to an unusual carpeted spiral staircase.
Brach’s Easter candy from the ’60s included chocolate malt & chocolate creme eggs, marshmallow-filled chicks and rabbits, and tiny jelly bird eggs.
In this vintage 1960s living room, a mirrored fireplace wall beautifully reflected a bright sunshine yellow color scheme.
The new comedy series is a story of a mountain family who suddenly finds itself with $25 million after oil is found on its property, and then moves to Beverly Hills, California. See the opening credits, hear the theme song, and get the lyrics here!
Chewy, moist pudding brownies. If you loved them as a kid, try this recipe. It’ll bring back the good old days. Two recipes from the ’60s for you to try!
For decades after their introduction in 1963, Easy-Bake Ovens showed up on wish lists for Santa and for birthdays, and millions of them were sold. Take a look back!
50 years ago, the coolest vintage banana seat bikes for kids also had bright colors, high handlebars and slick rear tires. Check ’em out here!
Starting around the end of the 19th century, there was a war fought not with guns and sharp knives, but with food coloring and butter knives. It was the great battle of Butter vs Margarine: Yellow vs White.
With just a travertine-topped table, four chairs, a four-door cabinet, and two daybeds, the designer of this vintage 1960s beachside living room achieved a look of remarkable opulence.
Every vertical surface in this uniquely artistic living room was painted blue – moldings, mantel, window frames, shutters and all. The horizontal surfaces were painted white – even the parquet floor.
Drapes, sheers and aluminum window blinds were the window treatment trends of the 60s and 70s, but some people got way more creative. Get some inspiration from this unique mid-century window decor.
One of the most beautiful features of this classic midcentury modern home was the tall brick fireplace that sat beneath the living room’s high cathedral ceilings.
Although this red & black living room decor was from the mid-60s, the feel of the entire space really conveyed an old-world elegance.
This retro 60s country-style sitting room welcomed guests with green pastel walls and cabinetry that instantly gave the space a lively personality.
Do you recall playing with vintage clicker and Clacker toys trend of the early 60s and 70s. Inexpensive and fun hard plastic balls on strings, their popularity spread like wildfire over the course of just a few years.
This cheerful bedroom decor from the 60s was warm and sunny – aglow with yellow, the go-with-anything color.
While the structure of the room remained the same, right down to the black ceiling beams and trim. The furniture placement also didn’t change for this retro living room’s decorative mood switch.
This Early American-themed powder room, seen here as it was back in 1966, showed how wallpaper could be used in truly creative ways that went far beyond the usual.
With space-age design elements like starbursts and swooshes, and the large backplates, some of the most popular mid-century modern door knobs were absolutely iconic, and easy to recognize.
Because of its dramatic expanse of glass, this 1960s living room’s tall window walls demanded a fabric showy enough to make a decorating impact, yet sturdy enough to stand the sun.
Even the simplest kind of molding can contribute a lot more to a room than you might imagine – as proven by this retro 1960s DIY living room wall decor.
Several shades of green were in play on this 1960s kitchen island cooking center, in shades so vibrant, it couldn’t help but be the room’s focal point.
A fresh pattern on the wall – like this black & white wallpaper – works bigger decorating wonders than almost anything else you can do.
The basis of this retro paisley kitchen from 1966 was simple: white appliances and countertops, with teak-fronted cabinet doors. But then it got interesting.
This dusky blue mid century kitchen didn’t just look pretty. When it was built in the mid-1960s, it offered the most modern home conveniences available at the time.
Sambo’s Restaurants were popular in the ’60s and ’70s. But as much as people loved the diners, the company name was always a problem. Here’s why.
If you’re looking to make a bedroom look a little retro, take a look at these DIY headboards with a vintage look! They may be just the inspiration you need for some old-fashioned home decor.
Get seven sassy snack mix how-tos from yesteryear, including the granddaddy of them all: the original Chex mix recipe!
Want to know how to make an old rotary phone work? Here’s your handy guide, straight from the 50s!
Starting when vintage portable radios were finally small enough to be carried in the 1950s, through when they got almost too big to carry in the ’80s, here’s a little sound history of AM & FM radios from the days of transistors onward.
What’s the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring? Although we often use these terms interchangeably, linoleum and vinyl are actually two distinctly different flooring products.
The square pieces of smooth, orange, slightly rubbery American cheese used to be the quintessential lunch food, showing up on everything from gooey grilled cheeses to baloney sandwiches. Here’s a look at how they came to be!