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Vintage and Reproduction Franciscan Starburst Mug and Drinking Glass Designs

Feb 19, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

The Franciscan Pottery line was launched in 1934 by the Glendale, California pottery company known as Gladding-McBean. The name was changed to Franciscan Ware and in 1954 they released the popular pattern known as Starburst, one of three Modern Americana patterns that were printed on the Eclipse line of china dinnerware. This pattern, created in

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A New Take on Ice Cream Parlor Style: Colorful Cup Holders

Sep 23, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

    Ice cream parlors of the 50s and 60s typically served ice cream and soft drinks in metal or heavy plastic cups with disposable paper liners. We have a new take on the traditional metal version—colorful plastic cup holders. They’re lightweight and less expensive than the metal ones. And they come in a variety

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Weekend DIY: Scribbled Glassware

Sep 13, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

From My So Called Crafty Life comes another “so simple, it’s brilliant” retro DIY that’s quick, easy and inexpensive. Ashlee shares the details for this project, inspired by some Hazel Atlas pink spaghetti glasses she’d found at a thrift store. Using little more than rubbing alcohol and paint, you can transform dollar store or thrift

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Russel Wright’s Great Contribution to Modern Living

Apr 13, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

When we sit down at the dinner table, we don’t really think about who designed the tableware – the plates, bowls and serving pieces. Chances are you purchased the table settings you use today based primarily on size, color and pattern. But as with every piece of decor in the home, a designer or group

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