How to Have the Ultimate Vintage Americana Summer

It’s just not a real summer without backyard dinners, swimming, and bonfires on the lakeshore. Have you ever wanted to bring back a nostalgic, All-American summer from your childhood, or just me? When you think about everything that encapsulates the most nostalgic summers of your childhood, you realize it doesn’t get much better than the […]

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How to Celebrate A Real Vintage Americana 4th of July

It’s not a real summer without backyard barbecues, s’mores, and fireworks, and nothing kindles your childhood nostalgia quite like a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. Heck, July 4th is a vintage American summer’s main event. Grilling outside, decorating in red-white-and-blue, watching fireworks, and spending quality time with friends and family. Hosting (or attending) a

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Mid-Century Menu Monday! Your 1950s Meal-Plan Monday for weekly vintage dinner menus.

Vintage Meal Plan for Early Spring| Midcentury Menus for Meal Plan Monday

March is a super changeable month, and this week, as opposed to last week, we have some very spring-like weather! So, this week, I’ve handpicked a springlike, Lenten 7-day meal plan directly from my 1950s menus, taking the guesswork out of your weekly dining. So rediscover the joy of cooking from scratch with these comforting

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Mid-Century Menu Monday! Your 1950s Meal-Plan Monday for weekly vintage dinner menus.

Vintage Meal Plan for Early March | Midcentury Menus for Meal Plan Monday

Ah, March has arrived with a wintry chill, making it the perfect time for hearty, comforting meals straight from the oven. As we transition into this early March weather, I’ve curated a vintage meal plan to warm both body and soul. Let’s face it, planning meals can often feel overwhelming, even with a plethora of

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The Essential Guide to Look Like a 1950s Housewife: Summer Edition | Vintage Capsule Wardrobe

Some days it feels like capsule wardrobes are everywhere, but they’re truly nothing new. Nearly every midcentury fashion guidebook boasts a selection of essential pieces. Yet, at times, having these items laid out in a simple list can be a great help, especially if you’re looking to craft a timeless summer capsule wardrobe. So, here’s

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Vintage Meal Plan for the End of Winter | Midcentury Menus for Meal Plan Monday

Let’s face it, even with ALL the recipes, planning meals can still be a daunting task. That’s why I’ve curated a 7-day vintage meal plan that takes the guesswork out of your weekly menu. This meal plan is taken directly from my 1950s menus for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. So try them and rediscover the

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The Ultimate Guide to a Smoothly-Run Home | Secrets of the 1950s Housewife

Is there just one thing you can do to make your home clean, comfortable, and company-ready all the time? I’ve been there. I’ve been the mom who talked to her sister on the porch because she was too ashamed to let her in. I’ve been the mom blearily washing out a milk cup at 5

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A Week of 1950s Menus for Late February | Midcentury Meal Plan Monday

Who knew that the hardest part of being a housewife is figuring out dinner every. single. day.? Apparently, vintage home ec did, because I have SO MANY cook-from-scratch dinner ideas from before 1950. WHOLE BOOKS of a dinner (and breakfast. and lunch.) for every DAY of the year. It makes planning dinner so much easier

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