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Home designs & decor from the 1950s
Fashion & beauty in the fifties
That characteristic mid-century modern flair — with an abundance of color, clean lines and geometric patterns — translated perfectly in these examples of 1950s Christmas wall decorations
See how to make a vintage charcuterie board made with retro-style cold cuts along with 1950s nibbles, like casseroles, old-school salads and more.
Cranberries have become traditional for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners -- and these 20 homemade cranberry sauce recipes will help you deliciously add the ruby-red jewel to your feasts!
In these recipes from the 1950s, find out how to make classic gingerbread cookies -- pretty decorated cut-out Christmas cookies with that famous spicy flavor.
You might remember some of these popular fudge recipes from your childhood. We encourage you to try at least one this year (or try them all)!
Remember apple head dolls - the early American craft with folk art roots that became popular again in the '60s and '70s? Find out how to make these shrunken apple dolls, and more about the art of dollmaking.
What is a tomato soup cake? Find out with these vintage recipes for what was really a classic spiced cake - although with one unusual addition: a can of regular tomato soup.
Take a look back at these vintage Hide-a-Bed sofa models - fold-out beds tucked into a couch to sleep guests - no spare bedroom needed.
Warm up with a look back at 30 different beautiful vintage fireplaces that were once found in homes across the US.
Whether you're a nostalgia buff or looking for Christmas door decorations for your mid century home (or both!), we have some fun and festive ideas!
If you were a mid-century suburban kid you likely had a tubular metal swing set like one of these! Check out this nostalgia trip back to the backyards of your childhood.
These vintage dining room sets from the 40s & 50s - bright, cheerful & compact dinettes - were the perfect fit for small post-war houses. Take a look!
Thanks to a simple, happy collaboration between a kid and Mother Nature... we have popsicles! Here's a look back at the frozen treats we'e enjoyed over the decades.
More than good, Libby's pumpkin pie is smooth, gently spicy and perfect! Get the classic pie you love - the original vintage recipe is right here.
When you were a kid, there was nothing else like the joy of old-fashioned treehouses or forts: a little getaway that you built (maybe with some help) that could be a clubhouse or castle or spaceship or simply a place for a little peace and quiet.
Though many have tried, no cook has ever been able to improve upon the taste of traditional pumpkin pie. Carnation's famous pumpkin pie recipe is a Thanksgiving classic - and we have the '50s recipe right here.
Dragnet was one of the original police procedurals, which began as a radio show, then as a (now-iconic) TV show from 1951-1959 -- later followed by a faithful reboot from 1967 to 1970. They all starred Jack Webb as police sergeant Joe Friday.
Follow us backward through time, and check out dozens of the old roller skates that were so well-loved in the heyday of roller skating!
It's the sweetest season, and we've collected a mix of vintage homemade candy bar ideas for Halloween — going back as far as 1956!
Some things never go out of style, and retro Halloween treats never should! We have collected a treasure trove of creepy-but-fun Halloween desserts from seasons past.
Ever since the 80s, the iconic conversation pit has seemed hopelessly out-of-date. Could it be poised for a comeback?
If you want to try something new that's actually old for Thanksgiving, try making this homemade pie crust recipe from 1950!
See portraits of vintage Halloween pin-up girls from the 1930s and 1940s - themed photos featuring famous actresses and beautiful models.
This vintage pumpkin chiffon pie features a no-bake filling — and is made completely from scratch. Make it in just 7 easy steps!
See how Vintage Kool-Aid soft drink mixes looked over the years, along with all of the flavors they've made so far. Plus, see the Kool-Aid man break down some walls!
If you love the tangy taste of pineapple, and have been hoping to find some delicious old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake recipes, you just need to look back a few decades!
Try not to be too creeped out by this collection of vintage Halloween party ideas spanning over a century!
Remember retro Halloween costumes like these, from back when all the kids were wearing cheap and ill-fitting Hulk, Wonder Woman, and Bugs Bunny costumes from the drugstore or made their own creations?
Kellogg's Concentrate cereal debuted in 1959. Despite being nutritious and not sugary, commenters here make it clear that people loved the stuff!
With these vintage Disneyland tickets, visitors could enjoy their choice of dozens of Disneyland rides and attractions in Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland and Adventureland.