Tag Archives: retro

The Decorologist Throws a Retro Prom Party

Today I am very excited to introduce a VERY SPECIAL guest writer!!! Her name is Audrey, and she’s my brilliant and beautiful 16-year-old daughter. She helped me plan a retro prom themed party last week that she’s going to share with you in just a minute. Years ago, Audrey wrote her own blog called Audrey’s […]

What I Gave Up for the Perfect Appliances (and Why It Was Worth It)

The perfect appliances . . . don’t you have that ideal set of appliances that you dream about at night? Well, neither do I. But Mr. Man and I have been trying to decide on the perfect appliances for our period kitchen for years now – we’ve made do with frequent repairs as our old […]

When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s. when life gives you lemons . . .

Palm Springs Dinner Party

I recently hosted Cooking Club at my home.  I’m a lousy cook, but I set a really cute table.  So it really is all about the theme for me – I chose a retro Palm Springs theme for this one. Palm Springs, baby!

Where Mad Men Really Vacationed – Hotel Valley Ho

The new season of Mad Men FINALLY aired while I vacationed with my family in Arizona a few weeks ago.   We got to stay in the delightful Hotel Valley Ho for a couple of nights, which is exactly the kind of place Don Draper would have chosen if he were on vacation!  Betty and […]

Oh Christmas Theme, Oh Christmas Theme . . .

Do you have a theme for your Christmas tree?  Since many people have more than one tree for Christmas, I think more and more are choosing to “theme up” at least one of their trees.   What’s more natural than a bird-themed tree?   source