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The people now best known as the juice and jelly people used to make popular vintage Welch's candies like Junior Mints, Nut Fudge, Cordialed Cherries and Sugar Daddies. See them here!
The Tootsie Roll has a sweet legacy that started way back at the end of the 1800s, and continues to this day. From the early days, the unique chocolaty chewy candy was a huge favorite with kids. Find out more about them here!
Having trouble figuring out the best colors for a dining room? We have some ideas for you, based on some great vintage home decor styles.
Take a look back at some savory jello salad recipes from the 1950s - including jellied potato salad, cabbage relish and peach & cheese salad - and see how the famous gelatin wasn't only something for dessert.
Over the years and across the miles, a tricycle has been a rite of pedaling passage for generations of toddlers and preschoolers. Check out our collection of vintage pictures of old trikes
Did you know that Silly Putty was originally marketed to adults? Read on for more interesting tidbits about this fun and magical stuff!
If you love the mid-century style, or want to re-create that beautiful vintage backyard feel, get 47 of the best old-fashioned patio, deck & porch ideas here for a little retro inspo.
Imagine getting paid to think up the wildest retro-futuristic space-age inventions. Back in the 50s and 60s, that's what commercial artist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
During the height of milk glass popularity (it was a must-have in American homes from the 1920s through the 50s), 90 percent of Westmoreland's production was the famous white glassware - and they made a lot of it.
From meat glazes to unique salads and totally vintage-style jello molds, the most iconic tropical fruit can make itself useful in so many ways. Here are some weird - and some good - retro ways to serve pineapple.
Have you ever wondered where products like Formula 409, 7-Up, WD-40 and Preparation H got those famous vintage brand names? Find out here.
Apparently stuck for a way to make toilet paper - particularly rolls of colored toilet tissue - more attractive to '50s housewives, advertising executives turned to the world of glamour and fashion for an assist.
Here are two different retro recipes for easy peanut butter cookies — in fact, they’re so simple, neither recipe uses butter or eggs! How do
Take a look back at actress Elizabeth Montgomery -- from the early days of her career in 1955 up until her 1972 heyday!
Here, take a look back at some of the game pieces, cards, and several game boards for the vintage Candy Land game. Which ones do you remember most?
Can you imagine life before bubble gum? Here's a brief history of vintage gum brands in the US!
A bouncy new baby is wonderful - but quite a burden, too! In the early 20th century, baby window cages like these were promoted as making babies more fun since they were easier to care for.
We remember getting drinks in glass tumblers that looked a lot more interesting than many of the plain drinking glasses you see today. We found these fantastic vintage-style (but brand-new) glassware sets you can get now! Check them out here.
Here's a look back at some sweet vintage Mother's Day cards from the 20th century, including a few of the 240 million greeting cards for mom that were sold in just one year, back in 1959.
With clean lines and gentle curves, the minimalistic mid-century modern chair will never go out of style. Make a decor statement with one of these mid-century modern armchair styles you can buy now!
Chocolate milk has been loved by kids - and, yes, adults! - since at least the 1920s. Here's a look back at some vintage chocolate milk brands that have hit supermarkets over the years - some of which you know, but many more than have been lost to time.
In this contemporary home from the early 1950s, the beautiful red brick fireplace wall extended all the way beyond the cypress wood paneling on the high vaulted ceiling, and out over the lofty gabled slopes of the roof itself.
This minimalist dining room's furniture was designed by mid-century modern architect T H Robsjohn-Gibbings, one of the major influencers of the contemporary era.
In the living room of this luxurious old New York City apartment, shades of rosy and shell pinks created a cheerful atmosphere for traditional furniture.
The basic simplicity of this refined living room decor, seen here as it was in the 1950s, brought out the elegance of choice European antiques - furniture with graceful lines.
As you prepare for your Easter celebration, check out these vintage Easter egg decorating ideas! There are probably a few you remember... and maybe one or two you haven't seen!
A central feature of this impressive mid-century modern living room was the huge, two-story fireplace that reached right up into the very peak of the vaulted ceiling.
In this room from the mid-1950s, a striking harlequin pattern wallpaper, as dramatic as gift wrapping, lined one side of a small dining room.
Natural materials like wicker and rattan have an almost magical ability to create a tropical feel year-round, indoors and out. That was certainly the case with this lounge setup, seen here back in the mid-1950s.
By treating a master bedroom and its adjoining dressing room and bath as a suite, using simple red lattice doors, this 1950s home achieved a feeling of spaciousness in a somewhat small area.