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Home Economics — Vintage and Nostalgia Co. Home Economics compiled by Jennifer McKnight Trontz.

Home Economics — Vintage and Nostalgia Co.

Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st Century Household! Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colours scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you'll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household.

Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity: Heath & Hygiene Cookery & Recipes Manners & Etiquette Design & Decoration Cleaning & Safety Gardening & Crafts Rediscover the art and science of keeping house - economically! Hardback 175 pages. Vintage Packaging — Vintage and Nostalgia Co. 1950's Cocktails. 1950s housewife - Fun Facts. 1.

1950s housewife - Fun Facts

Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed. 2. Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. The Little Big Company Australia - Party, Parties, Toys, Gifts and Homewares. Hen's party games — Hens Night & Hens Party - Bridal Shower Game Printable Retro Housewife by MERRILYdesigns. Instant Shower Games : Bridal Shower. Printable 1950's How To Be A Good Wife Retro Shower by duecuori.

A Vintage Affair - Vintage Crockery Hire. I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary Cookies. Did you know that tomorrow, October 15, 2011, is the 60th anniversary of the very first airing of the I Love Lucy show?

I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary Cookies

Well, it is. I LOVE LUCY RETRO red with black polka dot by loverdoversclothing. Fun Retro Housewife-Themed Bridal Shower. How to: have a Mad Men theme party. Bluebirdbaby: How to Have a Mad Men Party. I've been MIA lately and for good reason...our "Mad Men Themed" party was this weekend and I spent most of the week prepping for it.

Bluebirdbaby: How to Have a Mad Men Party

I've been wanting to host monthly theme parties (an excuse to wear fancy dresses, I suppose) for a couple of years now, and we finally pulled one off! It was a lot of work, but it was just so much fun! So if you think you'd like to throw one too, I'll give you the 411 on how to do it... First we started out with decorations...handmade pom poms (this tutorial was good and made us laugh), advertisements from the late 50's/early 60's , streamers, Christmas lights (maybe not so period appropriate, but nice nonetheless!)

, and vintage Life Magazines and books strewn around the coffee table and side tables. Next is one of the most crucial steps to creating an authentic "Mad Men" atmosphere...the booze. Next up...cigarettes! We also wanted to be fabulous hosts, so we spent some time the past week hunting around for quirky books published in the late 50's. A Mad Hen’s Party. I’m a HUGE fan of the TV series MadMen, so when it came to choosing what to do for my hen’s party I knew straight away that it was a perfect opportunity for an excuse to get dolled up … MadMen style!

A Mad Hen’s Party

So I hit the vintage and second hand shops searching for the perfect outfit, I found it a the Bells Belles Vintage shop in Castlemaine, Victoria. Although the skirt of the dress was already rather full, I wanted it fuller – and I was able to get a vintage tulle petty coat at Bells Belles too. I also spent weeks practising how to put on the 1950s style makeup and how to get my hairstyle right. I was REALLY happy with how the whole outfit came together. And it was fantastic to see my friends put in lots of effort in getting their outfits together too. For the actual hen’s party, I invited friends over to my place for a french cooking class organised by Cassis Events with Pierrick Boyer from Le Petit Gateau and afternoon tea. Chloe’s favourite cocktail is a Caipirinha. Shower Invitation Housewife Retro Vintage by EdenWeddingStudio.

Bridal Shower Invitation Perfect Housewife by pinkcreativeinvites. 1950s Invitations, Customizable 1950s Announcements, 1950s Invites. 1950's Bridal Shower. This past weekend I threw my future sister-in-law a 1950's housewife themed bridal shower.

1950's Bridal Shower

I wanted to do something beyond the typical veggie tray/ boring old games so common at showers. The Invite: The Menu: Ramen noodle salad Pasta Salad Jello Molds Meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting. Jackie’s Bridal Shower: 1950s Housewife Theme « The D Spot. I was in the Philly area this weekend for my beautiful cousin’s 1950s inspired bridal shower.

Jackie’s Bridal Shower: 1950s Housewife Theme « The D Spot

The shower was all about the details, and I must give credit to my super creative and thrift-store loving Aunt, and Jackie’s wonderful MOH for really being the brains behind the operation. Without further ado, I give you lots and lots of fun pictures! The Bride Wore Vintage: Actual dress and shoes from 1950. Her mom had the apron made out of Jackie's first holy-communion dress! The Bridesmaids Wore...APRONS! Washboard Welcome. I love this '50s housewife-themed bridal shower.

Susan, of Susan Sabo Photography, explained, "[My daughter's] friend had the most awesome bridal shower last week, it was '50s housewife-themed, decorated to the nines by her friends.

I love this '50s housewife-themed bridal shower

" The moment her daughter told her about it, she volunteered to shoot it. And thank gawd she did because it looked amazing. The centerpieces kill me! Simple flowers next to a framed pinup photo really set up the whole sexy, girly, good-times mood. It looks like they asked everyone to bring a recipe to share with the bride, which is a perfect idea for this shower theme. Speaking of food, I love how they broke out all their mid-century-style home goods; like those old Coco Cola cups, the tiered serving tray, and the vintage Baking Soda boxes. Bliss Magazine's Inspiration Blog: 50's Housewife Bridal Shower Idea. 1950's Housewife Bridal Shower - Pre-wedding Parties.