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DIY Decorating Project: Mom’s Fabulous 50’s Kitchen

Jun 21, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  We recently came across a blog that features a gorgeous 1950’s kitchen decorating project that we just had to share! The author of the blog, Kim Baer Cowden, describes how her mother and stepdad took the kitchen in their newly purchased home from rundown 1970’s grungy to 1950’s fabulous.     The photos in

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Retro Designs: Contact Paper

Jan 26, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Looking for an inexpensive and not-so-permanent way to spruce up the kitchen? We found these retro-themed contact sheets that fit the bill. Contact paper is a thick paper with an adhesive that will stick to almost any surface. Since its coated, it’s quite durable and wipes clean easily. I actually used Contact Paper on a

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Vintage Style Aprons

Dec 15, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Once a necessity for any homemaker, the vintage apron has become a fashion statement. In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, aprons were commonplace. In fact, many women owned both “working” and “presenting” aprons. The working apron was worn during the actual cooking process, while a nicer, clean apron was worn while serving dinner. These pretty

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Retro Planet Exclusive Designs: Clocks for Any Budget

Jun 21, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In April 2012, Retro Planet launched an exclusive line of illuminated clocks. Sporting original, retro-style artwork, the timepieces were designed for the kitchen, garage, movie room and rec room. Encased in Lexan, they’re built to last a lifetime. For those on smaller budgets, the designs are now available with Acrylic lenses. Featuring a durable aluminum

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Retro Planet Exclusive Illuminated Clocks

Apr 07, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Another line of Retro Planet exclusives, these all-new illuminated clocks are built to resist wear and tear and will look great in the kitchen, garage, movie room and rec room. Each uniquely retro design is protected by a Lexan outer lens that won’t scratch or yellow over time, and the UV dried printing process means

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EAT Signs and the American Diner

Oct 20, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“EAT” signs were used in diners in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Signs like these were also sprinkled along the length of Route 66 and all over the rest of the country in the heyday of the American diner. The popularity of diners and lunch counters peaked in the post-WWII era of the 1950s and

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