Mid-Century Style Magazine Ning Group closed

Unfortunately due to lack of traffic and time for us to maintain it, we have decided to take down our Ning group – hopefully anyone who was enjoying the social aspect there will find us on Facebook!

Please click the link here to “like” our “Mid-Century Style” Page on Facebook and we also have  “Mid-Century Motels” page on Facebook as well!

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