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Betty Crocker Again

Betty Crocker Again

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By Julia Most of the homes of friends and loved ones that I’ve visited have one thing in common: they all have a similar edition of an orange Betty Crocker cookbook. My mom had one, my friends’ moms all had one. The one featured here today is my mother-in-law’s 1976…

Vintage Beistle Style Reproduction Halloween Decorations For Sale……CHEAP!!!!

Vintage Beistle Style Reproduction Halloween Decorations For Sale……CHEAP!!!!

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By Sara In AZ   Soooooo, it’s almost October and you know what that means…….Halloween decorating!!!! YAY! Unfortunately, I do not have as many vintage-y Halloween decorations as I’d like, so my displays sometimes seemed a bit paltry to me. But I think this year is gonna be a GREAT…

Bodacious Barbies

Bodacious Barbies

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By Julia I was cleaning up around the house this week when I came upon my mom’s Barbies from the 60s. I remember playing with them as a child myself- my vintage Barbie was always the grandma because she didn’t look like the other Barbies in the group. But I…

Pleasant Post Cards

Pleasant Post Cards

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By Julia As a child, I always grabbed some postcards from every road trip on which we went. They were relatively inexpensive and the photography was often much better than I could manage with my “entry level” Kodak camera, including angles I could never reach on my own. Recently, a…

Favorite Recipes

Favorite Recipes

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By Julia On a recent trip to visit family, I found the stash of old cookbooks. These retro books are well-loved and well-used throughout several generations. Today’s featured cookbook was assembled by a church women’s group in 1967. When I picked up this cookbook, I could feel how much use…

The Happy House

The Happy House

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By Julia After moving into our home, my husband and I got curious about what was original and what had been updated. We speculated on several questionable things on the interior of the home (why is that light switch on the bottom of the wall by the floor?) and were…

Betty Crocker for Kids

Betty Crocker for Kids

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By Julia While visiting family this past week, I stumbled upon my mother-in-law’s cookbook collection. My favorite was her first cookbook, Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cook Book. Many beloved recipes were made from this kid-friendly edition with it’s bright, full-color illustrations and simple instructions. These kids are in…

Independence Day Fun

Independence Day Fun

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By Julia Happy Independence Day Dear Readers! I am out of town with my family this week, but I’ll be back next week with some more vintage and retro goodies. For this week, we happened upon this cool classic Chevrolet on our way out of town: I love the bright…

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

Antique Store Score: Life Magazine

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By Julia On one of our antiquing adventures, my husband and I happened upon a full room of old vinyl records and magazines. Normally, I don’t take the time to peruse these displays as I would rather check out furniture and other décor. But this particular visit was shortly after…

Betty Crocker 2.0

Betty Crocker 2.0

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By Julia I love to cook. I’m always on the hunt for new cookbooks and recipes. So when I found a reproduction of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook at my local bookstore, I was immediately enamored. Originally published in 1950, this cookbook has received several face lifts over the years (I…

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