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Retro Roadtrip: The Blue Swallow, Tucumcari, NM

We have had the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, NM in our Motel Directory for a long time.It’s as much of an icon along Route 66 as the WigWam Motels. Owner Lillian Redman, a legend along Route 66 ran the motel from 1958 to 1997.  By a stroke of luck, owners over the years after she sold the motel managed to restore instead of modifying (and thus destroying the charm) the old motel.  The rooms

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Remodeling? I found a few cool resources.

We haven’t been doing much remodeling lately, and I’ve been neglecting this catagory. However, I recently ran across these fabulous tiles from Clayhaus Ceramics. I wish I’d known abou them when we picked out bathroom tile for our remodel. I’m sure most of you know Pam, Retro Renovation – she’s a fanatstic resource for Mid-Century remodeling manufacturers. And our friends at Crestview doors just got a wonderful write up in Eichler Network.

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Something I think most folks forget about the 50’s are the garish and horrible colors! Some might like them, but eek! The “toned down” versions of 50’s bathrooms you see now are not what most were pushing in those days and these pictures prove it – I like the duckie design on the wallpaper on this one! This room is almost like something out of Hollywood…good heavens, the colors tho! For folks who really really

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50’s Houseblogging makes the big time on BoingBoing

Well a huge thanks to Laurie (1951 Ranch Redo)for bringing our bathroom conversations to the attention of BoingBoing! Wow, I feel so famous! I have some more pictures, but they are black and white…are folks interested? Oddly, there is also a guy on Housebloggers who is trying to get rid of authentic 1950’s plastic tile! If anyone is interested…his post is here! I’m already getting totally cool emails with more bathroom pictures, I’ll try to

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