VINTAGE VALENTINE’S THAT WILL MELT YOUR HEART

With valentine's day less than a month away and the store's filling their shelves with heart shaped chocolates, jewellery, giant teddy bears and other toys, I thought I'd share these amazingly sweet vintage valentine's from the 1950s - a time when valentine's day wasn't so commercialized. These little valentines cards would have been very special to get. The illustrations are so lovely and the

VINTAGE JELLO RECIPES TO DELIGHT…OR DISGUST

I've come across some pretty 'interesting' recipes using gelatin (popularized and most widely known as Jell-O) in my growing collection of vintage cook books. Some of the recipes look okay but some, well, I find it hard to believe that people back in the day actually ate them. Jell-O is still on grocery store shelves today and you can find plenty of colourful dessert recipes using gelatin on

VINTAGE CARDS FOR EVERY OCCASION

I just love vintage cards. The darling illustrations and warm sentiments on vintage cards really makes me wish we still lived in an era where people regularly sent cards in the mail. How lovely would it be to get an actual card in the mail among all of the bills? Next time you need to thank someone, invite people to a party or announce the arrival of your latest bundle of joy, consider sending a

HOW TO BE A MIGHTY SWELL PARTY HOST

You've happily invited all of your friends to your first big dinner party at your place and now with the date fast approaching you're second guessing your party plans. Is your home large enough to fit your guests? What meal are you going to serve? And what about appetizers? Music? Can you really pull off a party your guests will rave about? Of course you can! Just call on your inner 1950s

CUT & PASTE VALENTINE’S CUTIES

Stores are overflowing with Valentine's Day decorations and among all of the red and pink are shelves and shelves of boxed Valentines for your little ones to hand out. There is nothing wrong with buying ready made Valentine's for your kiddos to hand out but if you would like to do something a little different this year and have your little ones make their own cards or need a quick valentines craft