Category Archives: Retro Household

For the Plumber or Handy-Person in Your Life – Or Just Because They’re Very Cool!

My late husband could do anything – well, at least, I thought so.  By day, he installed survival systems on billion-dollar Naval destroyers all over the world, and then (eventually) came home and fixed the plumbing and electricity in the … Continue reading

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GONE! Partial Rolls of Retro Wallpaper

  So here’s a bunch of vintage wallpaper.  We have no idea what you can do with it (crafts?, inside a closet?), but man, some of these patterns are very cool.  And very outdated.  Take a look!  (Yellow does appear … Continue reading

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SOLD! Repurpose or Upcycle This Maple Bar Into Something Contemporary!

This maple bar was found at an auction in Mechanic Falls recently, and we were happy to scoop it up!   Recycle it, repurpose it, upcycle it… your imagination is your own limitation! Here are a couple of ideas I … Continue reading

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A Cowhide Bathtub? 50 Bathroom Updates, including Some Cool Retro Ideas

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Old Fashioned Ice Cube Trays

There’s nothing like the old fashioned metal ice cube trays. The new, cheap plastic ones are awful.  The ice cubes don’t pop out easily, and the plastic breaks.  I haven’t found any of the plastic ones that are worth the … Continue reading

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