Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mid Century Ash Tray Decor. "Wait, I don't smoke!"

No, I don't smoke. My husband doesn't smoke either. I fell in love with it instantly and now we own an ashtray. Not just any ashtray, a large ashtray.A classic 1950's, amoeba shaped, teal and green, drip glaze beauty that I found today at the thrift store.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Bees Knees of Modern Living.....But like it's 1955.

I Had a busy day filled with my housewife duties and I also made some freezer jam. Here I am still going strong in my 30 day blog post challenge. I've wanted to write about the modern 1950's culture for a while now.

My husband and I find ourselves looking for other couples and guys and gals who live like it's 1955. There is a growing community of us out there and we are looking for our "neighbors". There is a huge Rockabilly culture with guys and gals living like it's the 1950's. We interact with many through instagram. We collect. They collect. We thrift. They thrift. My husband likes to call it "Atomic Rescue".

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Freezer Jam Sunday. Easy recipe any Retro Housewife can make.

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

Freezer Jam became popular in the 1950's when larger freezers became available to housewives. Of course freezer jam became preferred over canning in the hot summer months while fruits were ripe. This was my first attempt at making it and I opted for Strawberry Freezer Jam.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Facebook Page and Cute Kitschy Thrifting Finds

Day two of the 30 day blog post challenge. Still going strong..lol It was a fun Saturday out thrifting and yard sale hunting. It's August so we are getting to the end of yard sale season here. Unfortunately I only found ONE thing at an Estate sale. A little doll chair for my 9 year old daughter. I wasn't vintage but she loves to play dollies.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The "Vintage Purge" is about to begin. Vintage Clothing is NOT aHalloween Costume.

It's coming up on that time of year. The vintage "purge" is to begin. I was taking a small break from my hard, hard life as a housewife this afternoon. (insert sarcasm there)

I was quickly browsing ebay for some vintage frocks and noticed in many of the titles "Halloween Costume". GASP!! Oh how I hate to see a beautiful piece of history to be thrown away after one night of wearing it. These wonderful pieces of vintage clothing have made it over 40 years and in one night are ruined and thrown out the next day. Granted some of the vintage clothing is already damaged and this is a good use for it. Still cringing...lol

Let's get blogging...Shall we? My 30 day vintage blog post challenge.

Oh Summer, what have you done? I love you, but you have taken me away from my blog.  We had a wonderful Summer here in Maine. I feel guilty that I have not updated my blog with all the events our family has experienced in the last few months. It's time to catch up on blogging. So here it is.

I am doing a 30 day blog update challenge. Yes, I know some gal's have done the 365 day challenge and I applaud them. ME...I'm going to start with 30 days. That's 30 or more posts.

After busy day I feel like I can't write anything down or there's not anything worth writing down. I feel vintage post block! Obviously there's always something to share and write about. I need to and will get out of my own way.  I see other vintage bloggers just banging out post after post. I get that "vintage blog envy face" when I am reading them.

"My Vintage Blog Envy Face"

Here I go..Stay tuned..

Happy Housewifing...