1950s Housewife Life

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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Title image of a 1940s living room for 1940s Cleaning Routine for the Living Room by Mid-Century Modern Mommy

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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How to Be Ill (gracefully!) When You’re a Vintage Housewife

This seems like a problem that comes up regularly during the flu season! How did the vintage housewife handle getting sick? Did she try to stay pretty? Did she keep the house clean? And how did she treat herself at home? So, to answer some of these questions, here’s how the 1950s housewife was told …

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