These desks from a 1959 vintage office furniture catalog fit the interior decorating needs for businesses of the era: modernist styles, contemporary materials, muted colors, and no-nonsense design.
Take a look around Armsmear, Samuel Colt’s famously over-the-top Victorian mansion built in Hartford, Connecticut
Armsmear, the Connecticut mansion also known as the Samuel Colt House, was built on a huge plot of land owned by the inventor of the famous firearm. See what this grand and spacious Victorian home was like in its heyday!
This delicious vintage Graham streusel cake starts with a boxed mix, the batter divided and adorned with a streusel-type crunch, and after baking, is drizzled with a light powdered sugar glaze.
America gets in the mood: Mood rings seen everywhere as colorful new-age trend of the ’70s captures the minds of millions
Mood rings were incredibly popular pieces of jewelry in the mid-1970s. - call it a colorful fad. So do the rings actually work? What do the mood ring colors mean? Find out here!
Sleeping Beauty is a must for a Disney fan. Most unforgettable character: The witch Maleficent. Compared to her, Dracula’s daughter was a social worker.
Velvet crumb cake has the fluffy, loose texture, the old-time good eating, of Grandmother’s butter cakes. But it's even more tender!
Vintage View-Master reels were a trip into another dimension; 'Stereo color pictures are so real, you'll feel you are actually part of the scene! Over 400 entertaining, educational subjects to delight all the family.'
Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the ’60s, including the Selectric with swappable round print heads
Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the '60s, like the Executive and the Selectric, were marketed to help executives and their secretaries manage an increasing business workload at a time when more and more white collar jobs were being created.
If you need a book, ook for the most important item in the library; the card catalog. It’s that beautiful walnut cabinet with the many drawers. it contains cards on every book that the library system owns.
Looking for some deliciously sweet fall snacks? Try these two classic recipes: some amazing pumpkin spice cookies with lemon icing, and the traditional seasonal favorite, Libby's pumpkin nut bread!
Back in the '60s, they called this recipe Fruits Royal Hawaiian -- a easy-to-carve pineapple basket filled with a luscious fresh fruit salad. Get the how-to here!
Forget kitchen cabinets – install a wall-mounted refrigerator! (Yes – this was really a thing in the ’50s)
This new, revolutionary wall-mounted refrigerator and freezer that hangs from the wall is a completely new and advanced concept of modern living. Truly, it is the most convenient and magnificent refrigerator-freezer ever produced!
Why do so many people still love vintage Peanuts stickers sheets? 'You'd be astounded at the enthusiasm of Peanuts collectors,' said cartoonist Charles Schulz in 1989, who once resembled his round-faced Charlie Brown character.
Pretty, thin, young and single? Check out these sexist stewardess job requirements of the ’50s & ’60s
See what was needed to put you in the running for a coveted stewardess job back in the '50s and '60s! Some requirements were grounded in reason, but many were just plain sexism in action.
When baked, this fudge batter pudding has a chocolate sauce on the bottom and the top of the cake. There are also four variations of this chocolate dessert recipe to try!
Fill your cookie jar today with these really prize-winning peanut brittle cookies made with peanuts, vanilla and fresh-ground cinnamon. They were the Best of Class Winner in Pillsbury's 1958 Bake-Off!
Remember Lucy and the chocolate factory? This classic scene from 'Job Switching,' originally aired on September 15, 1952, and many people consider it one of the series' finest (half-) hours.
Thomas Edison says people work too hard, but that pleasure is as necessary as food. 'This is an electric age. The pressure was never heavier, nor the grind harder.'
Remember that little round toy from the seventies where you pressed on the back with your finger to squish stuff around and it changed colors? They were called Space Fidgits, and you can find out more about 'em here.
'Just add water and you've got instant life!' they said. 'Over 150 amazing Sea-Monkeys born ALIVE before YOUR eyes!' But, oh, the disappointment when the critters didn't look anything like the pictures on the package.
The magic of modern moviemaking at its miracle best breathes life into that beloved classic of childhood. Take a look behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz in this story from the film's debut in 1939!
How much of today's tech did Nikola Tesla predict a century ago? Here's a look back at some spot-on predictions from Nikola Tesla -- along with a few, that, well... we haven't quite seen yet.
"I Love Lucy," a domestic comedy TV series, reduces the role of husband to roughly that of the male spider, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if, at the end of the season, Miss Ball ate him.
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!! It's all in "The Wizard of Oz."
This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
Electricity will cure all the ills of the world, predicts Thomas Edison, whose inventive genius is responsible for the widespread application of electricity.
See some vintage DuPont Flair Squares wall coverings - sticky squares of vinyl wallpaper that used to be super-popular. They were an easy way to DIY some home decor in the '70s and '80s.
Hot buttered Cheerios: How to make this super-easy, surprisingly savory snack from the ’80s – plus some tasty variations
Hot buttered Cheerios - the new quick and easy snack you make with Cheerios cereal. Make a bowl right now, and you've got Hot Buttered Os! Also get recipes for 5 variations to try.
Pumpkin Dream Pie: The ’50s classic no-bake dessert recipe, plus a bonus gingersnap crust to try (1959)
Here's a recipe that will turn pumpkin into a pie faster than Cinderella's fairy godmother turned the fall fruit into a coach: Pumpkin Dream Pie - and all without any cooking or baking.
The band Blondie was discovered one night by some wealthy people out slumming after the theatre, and hired to perform at a party in a posh apartment.
Silent movies were not part of a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling - with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home when you can add color and flair up high? Here are some retro examples and home decor tips on how to wallpaper your ceiling!
Cool and creepy Halloween cupcakes – a spider, monster, witch, pumpkin & others – will charm a crowd this Halloween (1990s)
These festive Halloween cupcakes are decorated in a variety of fun and creative ways -- including a pumpkin, a witch, a mummy, two spiders, a jack-o-lantern and a wolfman.
What will you find at the end of the rainbow? More smiles than ever. Here's an easy recipe for a fun and fruity rainbow poke cake you can make with your favorite Jell-o flavors!
Stripe-it-Rich pudding poke cakes make ordinary cakes extraordinary. It's easy! Use the Jell-O instant pudding mixture to frost, fill and stripe. Here's how.
Take a look back at the latest and greatest toys from 1986 in this vintage Toys R Us catalog they called the '80s Out of this World Toy Book.