Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have an obsession with all things vintage!  There I said it!!!!

Something about the things from the 1940's - 1960's makes me smile and feel very nostalgic for the bygone eras that were technically not a part of me.  I suppose it has a lot to do with my love of my father and how I loved to listen to the stories of his childhood which I guess in turn makes me think of my own childhood.  I love that my father memorized every advertising jingle of his youth, the products my grandparents used in their home and that despite economic struggles and war times - everything seemed so promising and happy "back in the day".

My family has always been "keen" on vintage...my Christmas tree growing up was lit with cloth wired c7 bulbs with tin reflectors and covered in Shiny Brite ornaments and always had a Lionel train board under it.   Looking back, not only were the wires cloth, they even had tape on them with the names of my grandparents because when WWII ended their whole town had a party and lit up the streets and they wanted to make sure they got their lights back after  the festivities were over.  They are the decorations that my father grew up with and in turn so did I, they make me smile!

I welcome you to my new blog...I will be  taking a historical tour through vintage magazine articles and advertisements as well as yummy (and sometimes scary) recipes of the time as well as include some of my re -purposed crafts.

Hope you enjoy!

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