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Doors Open Denver

Doors Open Denver this year is highlighting Modern and Mid-Century Architecture with: MODERN ARCHITECTURE: 50’s & Beyond FREE EVENT  April 16-17, 2011 Event Headquarters Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop (located inside) Open 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Be sure to click through the link to get not only a self-guided walking tour or to sign up for the guided tours!

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Halloween in the 50’s

We’ve collected a few pictures and links for our mid-century fans of Halloween! Need to get your hair done up 50’s style? Tutorial here! A video on Halloween preparation – A family prepares for Halloween together, making the Jack-o Lantern together, preparing the son’s Halloween scarecrow costume for a competition at school. Good family fun. Thanks to Retro Housewife for this awesome game! How To Play: This apple seed fortune telling has been done for

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Yard work and houseblogger hold

I’ve put more work on the new site ( on hold, so if you’ve sent me cool photos, I haven’t forgotten you, we just finally have had time to work on the landscape: We’re going to fill in the tiers with mulch and herbs….probably some things growing up onto the fence. A lot of this is to control run off in big rain storms (which we only have ocassionally). About 1/2 of these rocks were

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The Mid-Century Floor plan

I love this because about 15 years ago I heard one designer refer to this as “spin art” decorating (all the furniture goes along the walls). In a 50’s house tho, I’ve found this to be a much better way of decorating. From the 1950’s Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Binder.

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