Take these vintage centerpiece ideas from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s, and put your own spin on them for a modern-day retro-inspired holiday or party table!
Vintage dinettes – matching table and chair sets – were popular in the ’60s and ’70s because they were affordable and came in a wide variety of styles. Take a look!
By design, this spacious one-level family-friendly ’70s model home opens graciously from a center linking two living areas. See inside this 1975 house here!
Here’s a look at our collection of vintage ’50s table setting ideas – direct from magazines that came out between 1950 and 1959.
This 1973 House of the Year showcase had a variety of furnishings and fixtures that would be on the market the following year. Take a look inside!
What did the future look like from the ’60s? See some modernist-style retro futuristic home concepts that captured the midcentury era’s sleek style and space-age optimism.
A festive carousel kitchen island makes this home party-perfect all the time. A lazy Susan in the center holds serving dishes, and adds to the design, too.
Looking back at these antique kitchens from the 1900s, you may be surprised at how far we have come, and grateful for things like countertops!
In the ’70s & ’80s, vintage vinyl floors like these were the must-have design touch in kitchens, family rooms, and beyond Take a look back – or look down – here!
See 40 beautiful images from the 1910s, and get inspired by the color schemes and vintage home wall decor from more than 100 years ago!
What was Victorian etiquette was like for men? There were rules for everything – so take a trip back to the 1880s and see what was what way back when.
The secret to party-giving is good food plus good company in a beautiful setting. When it comes to perfect party tablesettings, here are ways to showcase your decorating and culinary skills!
Here, see our collection of vintage mid-century 1960s wallpaper, and get insight from that decade about traditional and ‘modern’ home decor and color schemes.
Our practical dream house: Practical in the sense of low maintenance. Dreamy in the way it realizes the family’s hopes. What a house costs to
The A-frame house design is a tried and true style, and was especially popular for second homes and vacation cabins in the ’60s. See several retro A-frames here!
To make any kitchen cozier and more welcoming! start by rethinking it as a room, not just a place to cook. Here are some ideas for how to make your kitchen work both ways.
Get some retro decorating advice and see floors from 1950s homes featuring creatively striped and checkerboard flooring patterns with two or more colors.
Christmas centerpieces At Christmas time, you want to set a bountiful, beautiful table, with your very best china, a cherished old lace or damask cloth
What can you eat with your fingers? What needs a fork? Get the answers to these and other questions with etiquette tips from the ’20s!
Fold-away dining corner A family-centered dining nook tucks away into warm wood paneling Here is an idea that will provide additional living space in your
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
Make a ‘Finger-tip’ buffet server Display, serve, store, “roll away” with this serving center of fine wood This built-in buffet will save you steps, help
In this new era of proper lighting fixtures, a soft but adequate glow, rose-colored or golden, permeates to the farthest corner; one is seen, and sees others, under the most flattering conditions
How to set a formal dinner table: Formal dinner cover in detail How to set a formal dinner table: Diagram of table laid for home
Invented in 1860, linoleum flooring was already very popular by the early 1920s, when these full-color (thus, very expensive) advertisements ran in four different magazines for
Decorating the Thanksgiving table? Never before In the history of Thanksgiving dinners have the color schemes for trimming up the dining-room been so delightful as this year.