7.08.2009

Mid-Century Home Brochures

Forgive my infrequent posting these days my lovelies. I'm like a madwoman trying to get things done before leaving for the wedding trip in a week. A little mid-century goodness to break up your "hump day":
















Found via Live Modern, a fantastic flickr photostream of mid-century home brochures and ephemera.

15 comments:

lolly-jolly said...

what a nice surprise finding your blog! you put my mood in high level at this lazy afternoon! i study architecture and this here is quite interesting :) have a great day :)

MoonDoggie said...

I like the title of the 2nd last one - National Homes of a moderate cost.
Thanks for posting these - they're gorgeous.

Hello Lindello said...

These are awesome. I'm pretty sure today I'll spot a few just like these. Have a good hump day!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Oh -- I would love to have one of these houses. I'd take any one of them. I can't recall ever having been inside one of these at any time. Every now and then we drive by one of these here in the city, but I am surprised I do not see more of them.

I apologize that I have not been around more, but a lot going on. I see you have been busy too.:) I hope you're not working too hard.

xoxoxo

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

So cool -remind me of the cool 1950's home I grew up in that my Mom helped design. thanks....

Atomic Livin said...

WONDERFUL!! I've been transported back to my childhood with many of these fabulous pics! I grew up in a neighborhood that had many incredible modern homes and never appreciated them until I moved away. Thanks so much for posting them for our viewing PLEASURE! I'll be back! :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I remember my parents pouring over mags like this when they were thinking of building a house. They wanted a good ol' 50's style ranch that would house tons of kids and be functional..love it!

Pretty Little World said...

The imagery on these vintage publications is so much fun!!

Now only if you could buy one of these houses at 1960s prices :)

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

These are very cool. I wish we were back in those times.
:D

Piper Jacquelyn said...

My sister has a gorgeous mid-century house & would love to see this post - I will have to send it to her! Great pics.

cassaundra said...

vintage ads are the best!
i am so excited for your wedding!
have a spectacular week!

Emily said...

This are so incredible! The ink is fabulous, the colors, the write-ups- all of it! What a neat post! -e

drollgirl said...

you are almost MARRIED!!! this is exciting!!! MRS. COTTAGE CHEESE!!! :)

Carol said...

Ohhh almost wedding time!! SO excited for you!

Design Girl said...

This just makes me dream of the day when I can buy/build my own mid-century style home.

We pass one every Sunday that's to DIE for. They even have the Range Rover I want! We're thinking of trying the "can we use your bathroom" trick so we can go inside and see how gorgeous it is! For some reason, I don't think it would work!