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Hundreds of Unique, Vintage Table Lamps

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If you’re appreciative of vintage lighting, especially from the atomic era, you’re going to love walking through 350+ lamps posted at Retro Renovation. A few months ago the site asked readers to upload their table lamps, garnering hundreds of shaped, logo and character lamps. There’s plenty to drool over, including this one sporting a patterned,

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Formica Forever: 12 New Retro Patterns

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In celebration of its 100th birthday, Formica has introduced a new collection featuring retro designs and colors. Revealed today at the International Builder’s Show today the collection was designed by renowned firm Pentagram, and will be available beginning January 31, 2013. According to Formica Group, this 2013 Anniversary Collection reflects on the Formica® brand and

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1950s Colors: Cannon Towels & Toilet Paper

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In the 1950s bathroom, color was everything. Often the powder room used one primary color from the pastel palette, and one or two accent colors. It didn’t stop with the walls, fixtures and decor items, either. Manufacturers of all kinds of products recognized the ’50s color palette and used it to offer a plethora of

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Design Inspiration at our Pinterest Boards

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If you’re looking for retro design inspirations, be sure to visit our Pinterest board: Unique Retro Decor & Design Ideas. There you’ll find more than 200 images of kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms. Some have retro touches and others are all out vintage. Have you stumbled across a great retro board on Pinterest? We’d

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1950s Exterior Paint Colors

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In the 1950s, Americans were ready to enjoy prosperity in simple forms. The war was over, and people set out to build smaller homes and adorn them with brighter colors. At the least, many homeowners updated the exterior of their houses with new paint colors that reflected the country’s newfound optimism. In later years, we

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1953 Formica Sunrise Collection Brochure

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From the Vintage Vending archives comes this 1953 brochure featuring Formica’s Sunrise Collection. The catalog features 14 new color blended patterns for the Sunrise line, including linens, skylarks, pearls, walnuts and milanos. The colors and patterns were used throughout the ’50s. From what we can tell the line wasn’t altered much again until 1960. >

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Contemporary Harley-Davidson Decorating

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Harley fans will love this retro-modern look created with old and new items. Additional contrast is created by using both vibrant and muted color tones. For this project we integrated Harley-Davidson metal signs, collectible tin motorcycles, a bowling trophy clock and drinking glasses. Room elements: Sofa Table: IKEA, IKEA Stockholm Wall Paint: California Paints; Hyper Faux Brick

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