I love Sundays. Sometimes I sneak in a nap, if my boys will all let me. Sometimes I go a little crazy, getting projects done around the house that I don’t have time to do during the week. On cool Sundays in the fall, I’ll usually make a day of it in the kitchen, and prepare menus out of one of my old cookbooks. Since today was a bajillion degrees too warm for kitchen work and I had my weekend nap on Saturday, it was crazy project time.
It’s mid-morning and you’ve just finished washing, drying and putting away the breakfast dishes. “Whitehall 1212” is playing and you pour another cup of coffee so that you can linger at the kitchen table to hear the thrilling conclusion.
From The Good Housekeeping Housekeeping Book, 1947 Continue reading “Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Bedrooms”
From The Good Housekeeping Housekeeping Book, 1947 Continue reading “Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Kitchen”
I’m trying not to feel guilty about this… but I’ve ordered a wardrobe. An entire, full-on vintage inspired wardrobe, from top to toes. Undergarments, nylons, dresses, shrugs, cardigans, shoes, accessories–10 days’ worth–to rotate through during my work weeks. In my defense, I’m a stalwart thrift-store shopper and have spent far less on clothing in the last two decades than your average American, and though it feels like I’ve dropped a lot of money at once, $488.00 is not unreasonable for a complete spring wardrobe.