Early in the 20th century, people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
Books in a home once signaled that the residents were intelligent, worldly, and could afford to collect their favorite volumes. Look back at some vintage bookshelves from the past!
Long before automatic washing machines, people had to wash their clothes the old-fashioned way – using vintage washboards, tubs, hand scrubbing, and things called manglers. Here’s how they did it.
Are you ready for Halloween? A look back at some old-fashioned Halloween party tips from 1910, in the days when the holiday was more about gatherings than candy collection.
Antique weathervanes were made in almost every design and pattern. Horses, cows, deer, eagles, ships. roosters and even pigs were hammered in metal and used to register the direction of the wind.
Back when cheap Halloween party decor was a distant dream, people had to make their Halloween decorations the old-fashioned way: by getting creative. Ghoul School 1919 is now in session!
Starting in 1914, there was a lot of hype about Old Gilbert, Arizona, a little town near Phoenix: ‘the fastest growing and most prosperous community in the Southwest.” See how it’s grown!
How did people celebrate the spookiest holiday many generations ago? Look here for some very vintage – but hauntingly creative – old-school Halloween party table decor ideas & menus!
Inventor Thomas Edison’s mansion home in New Jersey housed both new inventions and priceless antiques – and was where his children were born, and where he died.
Warm up with a look back at 25 different beautiful old-fashioned fireplaces that were once found in homes across the US.
After years of growth, Detroit became a major transportation hub, and many gorgeous Victorian mansions were built for wealthy residents.
A hundred years ago, needle baths were popular in hotels and luxury homes. They were like a shower, but with a few basic differences. See some here.
What was old bedroom decor like from the early 1900s? Here are some rooms from just after the turn of the century, from the simple to the super-floral.
Here, look back at the rediscovered art of stenciling, plus see dozens of examples of traditional stencil patterns from throughout history!
Here’s a collection of beautiful classic vintage stencil designs from the ’30s and earlier, along with patterns inspired by Greek, Roman, Persian and other classical designs.
The invention of the dishwasher was a kitchen game-changer, and cleanly earned its inventor, Josephine Garis Cochrane, a spot-free finish in history.
Looking back at these antique kitchens from the 1900s, you may be surprised at how far we have come, and grateful for things like countertops!
See 40 beautiful images from the 1910s, and get inspired by the color schemes and vintage home wall decor from more than 100 years ago!
About antique 1847 Rogers Bros silver plate from the early 20th century The ORIGINAL and GENUINE ROGERS’ goods for half a century have maintained the
In this era of push-button cans of room deodorants and fancy smells, there is still the lingering remembrance of grandma’s old-fashioned rose jar with flower petals.
Are you wasting time and energy – and your silver plate – through a vigorous use of polish? Here, get some great old-fashioned tips to clean your silver.
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!
Why take the stairs while you can ride up in comfort inside one of these metalwork ‘cage’ style antique elevators, made with beautiful ornamental iron? Just tell the bellhop what floor you want.
Once electrical power became widely-available in homes, vintage vacuum cleaners debuted, including ones from the famous Hoover brand.
Come take a stroll through these gated gardens, and lose yourself in another era. These photos show how the walled gardens at Gray Gardens in East Hampton, New York looked in the year 1916.
The most important things that make home decorating successful are beauty of color, color in relation to light, color in gradation and masses, appropriateness, and harmony between wall coverings and furnishings.
Our grandmothers used to take care of lace to preserve them, and we, too, can follow in the footsteps of our ancestors to keep our laces in good condition.
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No sooner does the closing up season arrive than the housewife has to begin and wage constantly a battle with house dust and dirt.
The mark of the guest room is its appointments. It should be fitted with all the comforts that art and ingenuity provide in house furnishings. Here are some vintage tips!
There is hardly a village in any English-speaking country which does not have its haunted houses, of which strange sights, sounds and scenes are reported with rumors, and vague enlargements of rumors.
Fast growing Borough of Queens properties for sale or rent Forest Hills – 12 minutes from Pennsylvania Station to Forest Hills 10 complete houses for sale,
To furnish the baby’s room in a charming way is not so much a question of money as of taste, and a very pretty room may be devised with the expenditure of only a few dollars.
A luxury yesterday, a necessity today The generation of people who locked up their silverware in cupboards and cabinets has given way to the generation
Bungalow style home design and floorplan 6 rooms, 2 halls and complete bath Rough siding stained brown, stucco gables and green shingles. Should appeal to
Building modern El Paso Far-sighted El Pasoans selected present Grand View addition as future residential suburb of El Paso, and it is today one of
About the aristocracy of porcelain Marking that will help you detect the gems of your closet The Derby china, or the “Crown Derby,” as it