1950s Housewife Life

1950s Chocolate-Covered Cherries: Very Vintage December Day 2

Making a 1950s holiday candy from scratch in a modern kitchen. I don’t really like convenience foods. I like cooking from scratch. I also like reverse-engineering foods. I mean, I started reading Cook’s Illustrated magazine 20 years ago! I’m sure you see where this is going. I LIKE reverse-engineering vintage convenience foods, and making my …

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How to plan for Christmas: Very Vintage December Day 1

Planning for a Busy Vintage December Once again, it is time for the famous (infamous? no, no, definitely not!) Very Vintage December Challenge! Time to Jingle Bell Rock! As an overview, each day, I will be doing a vintage homemaking activity from the Betty Crocker Country Kitchen Almanac from 1958. I love doing this, and …

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The Top 7 Retro Decorations for Your 1950s Thanksgiving

Create A Nostalgic 1950s Thanksgiving for Your Family Another month, another vintage holiday! I LOVE doing a 1950s Thanksgiving! It is almost more nostalgic for me than Christmas since it was my mom’s favorite holiday. And all that nostalgia fits perfectly because I LOVE using my 1950s cookbooks and magazines to make the whole celebration …

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The Top 7 Retro Halloween Decorations For A ’50s Housewife Party

I honestly love Amazon! One of my favorite things is the reproduction vintage decorations they offer. I just could not get those if it wasn’t for Amazon. And since my vintage heart loves decorating for the holidays, I am sharing my top 7 retro Halloween decorations. 1. Beistle Paper Decorations Basically, anything by Beistle, guys. …

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1940s Cleaning Routine: How to Clean a Living Room

I never knew how to make my living room look clean. Of course, mostly that’s because a cluttered room NEVER looks clean. A room doesn’t look clean unless it is spacious and uncluttered. But even an uncluttered room looks dirty with dusty shelves and filth in the corners. And I just couldn’t keep anything clean. …

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