My paternal grandmother, from the mountains of Kentucky, loved her some Southern Living cookbooks. No matter that she lived most of her life in northern Wisconsin. She loved cooking (oh Lord. Her blackberry cobbler.) and cookbooks in general, but I'm talking about vintage Southern Living Cookbooks - most of them are from the '70s. … Continue reading Vintage Southern Living Cookbooks
There's not a lot to report from my side of the Mississippi lately. There's, you know, life things. But nothing all that interesting. Therefore. Today seemed like a fine day to share some more old magazines. My last old magazine find was Successful Farming magazine, from 1948. These are much more current; I found a… Continue reading Women’s Circle Magazine, 1963-64
The truth of the matter is that I wear dresses....a lot. Like 5 days out of 7. Maybe 6. If you know me in real, live, actual life then you know this already, but I feel it needs to be mentioned. (Update 2021 - chortling merrily. I live that Wyoming life now and live in… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Wear Dresses all the Time
I attempted to knit this 1930s 3-hour sweater once and never finished it. It was the first thing I ever tried to knit (no scarves for this bitch, I dove right into the deep end) and it ended up being a disaster - mistakes all over the place, and the sleeves were a nightmare. With… Continue reading Knitting: 1930s “3 Hour Sweater” Finished!
When it comes to antiques some of my all-time favorite things are old metal or iron beds. A particular favorite is old hospital beds. And dangerous, infant-head-squishing cribs. And day beds. Really, any sort of bed-like thing that is made from metal. I'm not picky. When we redid the bedroom floor I had one of… Continue reading Get the Look: Antique Iron Beds