Tag Archive: vintage

Cream-colored Scarf

KerryCan at Love Those Hands At Home was curious about the textile that I had beneath the hats in yesterday’s post, so here it is in more detail. (Incidentally, KerryCan is doing a… Continue reading

Hats for the Four Seasons

National Hat Day is coming up on January 15th, so I thought I’d inspire you to participate by showing some vintage hats.  I picked them up at different antique shops back in the… Continue reading

A Great Coat for Great Weather

This coat belonged to my husband’s grandfather!  Gary Cooper wore one like it in The Fountainhead, which was made in 1949, so I would guess this is from the 1950s. It is only… Continue reading

Vintage Silk Production Postcards

A few times a year, around either my birthday or Christmas (or when there’s been enough of a time lapse for him to forget the last trip), my husband bravely accompanies me into… Continue reading

Flurry of Fabulous Finds

My focus for February was supposed to be Finish It Up, but instead it has morphed into Find Fantastic Objects. I just had a lovely visit from my mom, sister, and 4-year-old great-nephew. … Continue reading

Vintage Needle Books

These are all needle books that belonged to my great-grandmother and grandmother.  I have always loved the cover illustrations, and the foil paper on the inside reminds me of Christmas wrap from the… Continue reading

Textile Toys

I like to use old toys for Christmas decorations. The red horse was handed down to me when I was a baby, from a neighbor of my grandmother’s.  My mother restuffed it and… Continue reading

Late Summer Picnic

As you might have figured out by now, I collect all kinds of old household management books – books on cooking, sewing, cleaning, entertaining, and etiquette.  One of my favorite finds (for which… Continue reading

Woolen Baby Belly Bands

My title today (say it three times fast!) is  from the lovely 1914 book,  Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook. Published by the Success Company, this 1205-page compendium of housekeeping advice is printed… Continue reading

1940s Child’s Summer Dress

This is one of my mom’s childhood dresses. She remembers that the first summer she got it, it was too big.  She wore it the next summer and it fit just right.  Then… Continue reading