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Tie dye how-to for satin

Turn on the colors! How to tie-dye clothes (’60s & ’70s)

Tie-dye is an ancient method of fabric design being revived by swinging do it-yourselfers and top designers. The results are vibrant designs that may range from geometric patterns to overall, lush organic effects. Experimenting with various knots, folds and colors will produce unexpectedly delightful designs.
1966 Wonder Horse toys

Wonder horse! Ride-on spring horse toys (1960s)

Get a Wonder Horse, and you've made your cowboy's happiest dreams come true... Wonder Horse makes the world’s most popular toy horses. All 17 models promise instant joy on Christmas morning -- and lasting year-round enjoyment!
Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953

Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

If you're a salad-lover, but you've run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you've read in years! It's a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause -- especially from men -- like no other salad you ever served!
Baked meat loaf dumpling recipe (1950)

Baked meatloaf dumplings recipe (1950)

Eyes sparkle, mouths water -- it's love at first bite for these dumplings! Each savory, spicy meatloaf dumpling has ground beef nestled in pastry that's flaky and tender and light as a cloud.
Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

Pass the confetti! I've got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake -- Super good and a cinch to make! 'Just think -- little inexperienced me -- making a rich, light, yummy cake! And gee, I'll admit I could never have done it if I hadn't made a tremendous discovery.' "I mean -- it was terrific! I used Crisco and a wonderful new Crisco Success Cake recipe. Why, the combination's fabulous!"
How to make easy m&ms jumbles cookies

How to make easy m&ms jumbles cookies (1994)

If you'd like to become a more creative baker, you might consider replacing the ordinary chocolate chips you're using with m&ms mini baking bits. Just use your imagination, or use this jumbles recipe, for starters.

Space age: Amazing retro futuristic homes of the ’60s

What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
Lemonade cake recipe with pudding from 1977

Easy classic lemonade cake recipe (1977)

For one of the most lemony lemon cakes you can make, bake a Jello pudding lemonade cake. It's a deliciously light and moist triple lemon treat, and the recipe is simple!
Winter rum drink recipes from 1971

Warm yourself up with these winter rum drinks (1971)

When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.
Pink raspberry-angel food All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert

Pink raspberry-angel food dessert (1970)

Here's a recipe for a pink raspberry-angel food dessert, otherwise known as the "All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert" from a magazine recipe menu that called 'Midsummer night’s dream: A party plan for Juliets in search of Romeos.'
Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Variations in fashions led to modifications in the length of the waist and the height of the bust, and other aspects of Victorian corsets. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
The Flintstones help debut Fruity Pebbles & Cocoa Pebbles cereals (1970)

The Flintstones help debut Fruity Pebbles & Cocoa Pebbles cereals (1970)

Did you know that Post Cereals, have come out with some new kid stuff? Today, they announce the birth of twin cereals: Post Pebbles. These crisp, pebbly puffs of pre-sweetened rice just arrived in two flavors -- cocoa and fruity -- and were created specifically for brightening breakfasts of children.

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