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Serving canned cranberry sauce this year? Don't be shy about getting out the jellied stuff, because it turns out you can do lots of cute and creative things with it, from making little turkey cutouts to eye-catching Christmas trees.
Along with some great vintage hairstyle photos below, you will also get real-life beauty advice from newspapers published in the 40s and 50s, which offered readers tips on how to get perfect pin curls every time.
Take a look back at 12 monthly Woman's Day magazine covers from 1950, and marvel at how much daily life - not to mention magazine marketing and graphic design - have changed since then!
In the early 1950s, an atomic energy lab kit for kids hit the toy store shelves. The thing was *actually radioactive*. The set had real uranium ore, and children could conduct real scientific experiments. Here's what they were like!
If you want to serve something different this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas, a retro cranberry souffle salad may be just the thing! Bring back some of the flair of the fifties with these unusual little side dishes.
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.
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, with our very own step-by-step photos to guide you.
As you prepare to dive into the busiest cookie-baking season of the year, make sure you’re prepared with the best quality cookie-baking supplies! We’ve gathered
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?
If you think your quest for the best pumpkin pie recipe has only just begun, we have news for you: you've just found the vintage recipe motherlode. Which is the best pie? Try some and decide!
Get ready to remember some of the biggest thrills and chills from yesteryear, through these top vintage horror movies - great for Halloween or any time you want a little scare!
Ever since the 80s, the iconic conversation pit has seemed hopelessly out-of-date. Could it be poised for a comeback?
Whether you need 50s costumes for a themed party, Halloween party, or a cosplay event, here are some ideas that are perfect for the era.
If you wanted to see typical retro family cars, check out some huge classic '50s station wagons that had fins & had rear-facing seats - including cars from Ford, Pontiac, Studebaker and Plymouth.
Check out some of the ways home builders incorporated decorative concrete block designs into the walled terraces and indoor design features of mid-century modern homes.
You couldn't tell a 50s housewife that pastel pink washers and dryers weren't practical, or that they wouldn't still be fashionable in a decade. The appliances were stylish and pretty right then and there, at least to millions of women at the time.
The Life Savers candy brand has been around for more than a century! Here's a look back at how the little sweets with a hole became so popular, and the many flavors they have made over the years.
Just look at the richly-textured patterns in this mid-century modern carpet! And the vintage 3-level pile apparently offered the highlights and shadows in expensive sculptured rugs.
The history of Dr Pepper is surprisingly long - starting back in the 1800s, in fact. Here's how the brand began and grew and grew to become one of the most popular soft drinks in the world.
These old-school Ford Ranchero pickup trucks weren't styled like all the other pickups, because they were meant to combine passenger-car comfort with driving ease.
Look back at these 1950s vintage portable electric hand mixers, with the kind of removable beaters that kids loved to lick to sample delicious cake batter and cookie dough.
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.
When you look back at these classic 50s Buicks, you can't help but appreciate the iconic style - and size! - of these huge old cars that were found on roads all across the US.