Mail Your Holiday Gifts Early: Very Vintage December Day 3

Mail Your Holiday Gifts Early in December! Day 3 from the Betty Crocker 1959 Holiday Almanac is all about mailing gifts early! Honestly, this is probably too late for overseas gifts. The gracious living recommendation is to send out gifts in November. But this is an excellent time to mail your gifts of food. So …

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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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