Anyone visiting a county fair in the 1890s was likely to bring home a piece of ruby glass as a souvenir. They once sold for a song, and now are finds you’ll treasure.
Vintage Valentine’s Day
These old ‘insert dime’ holiday greeting cards filled with coins were very popular – and a super fun way for friends and family to give a kid a dollar!
If you’re looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out our collection of more than 100 classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
Here’s a sweet selection of vintage Valentine’s Day cards – little love notes people sent to each other by the millions around the early part of the 20th century.
This homemade ‘Love me tender’ vintage Valentine cake with lollipop frosting has fluffy white icing and crushed cherry candy decorations.
Hallmark Valentine cards in the ’70s – at least those geared toward girls – were anything but subtle. Hot pink, pale pink and red were big, as were the doll-like little girls’ eyes and heads.
These beautiful Victorian Valentine’s cards were carefully and creatively handcrafted, and were so much better than what you usually see today.
Valentine’s Day sweets say Hug Me. Love Bug. Doll Face. But where did those candy hearts with sayings on them come from originally? Look back at the conversation hearts, or sweethearts, here!
In this vintage Peanuts TV special from the sixties, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown, only two school days remain before summer vacation starts, and time is running out. See the cartoon here!
Why not give your family a Sunday kind of meal right in the middle of the week? Like, on Wednesday, for instance. Here are four fab retro dinner recipes from the ’60s to try!
Do you remember any of these adorable ’70s & ’80s vintage Valentine’s Day cards, featuring Snoopy & Woodstock of the Peanuts gang?
For Valentine’s Day, Washington’s Birthday or any day, give them something made with love, like these deliciously indulgent rocky road bars and a sweetheart fudge pie!
Two deliciously pink vintage cherry cake recipes here – one version made with boxed mix, and the other made from scratch. Have a look!
For Valentine’s Day or any day, you can re-create these pretty heart cross-stitch patterns with these designs and directions from 1955.
Make this pink heart-shaped cake for Valentine’s Day – or a bridal party or for a birthday, for a wedding anniversary, or just to please someone you love.
Say “I love you” with your heart and hands. You can do it. All it takes are a few odds and ends and some Elmer’s glue.
The season of St Valentine is always full of novel ideas for the hostess, and there will be card parties galore at which hearts will be played in every way that a bright woman can devise.
Take the lover’s Leap on Valentine’s Day! The second annual official Quantum Leap convention Valentine’s Day weekend, Saturday Feb 13 & Sunday Feb 14, 1993
Lacy pink glamour on a thrifty Valentine cake. Snowdrift beauty on a Washington’s Birthday pie. Tempting white fluffiness on a homemade sundae to serve on Lincoln’s Birthday – or any “special” day.
Say it with a Cookiegram Cake Mate gives you all the tips you need to put your thoughts in icing. Campaign cookies, exam cookies, apology cookies,
Non-sweet almond hearts cookie recipe A bland cookie that appeals to those not fond of very sweet things. Ingredients 2-1/2 cups sifted flour 1/2 cup
To top off a meal or serve with late-evening coffee, this festive polka dot pie with toasted marshmallows is as cheerful as sunshine.