Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- 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!
These 72 wonderful wallpaper samples come straight from the forties, when wallpaper was all the rage.
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.
Careful selection of wallpaper important By William Pahlmann, Fellow, American Institute of Interior Designers A beautiful design on a fine wall... Click to read more...
Got pants? Here are some styles from early 1973 when bell bottoms and other types of pants for women were really coming into fashion!
Vintage weathervanes were made in almost every conceivable 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.
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly started out as a child model. Here's a look back to those days in the early '80s when she was just getting her career off the ground!
One national fashion magazine boldly proclaims 1968 the year of the shirt and skirt. And fashions for casual wear - including dresses - are designed to enhance it.
Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
Bright colors, sculpted heels, fisherman sandals and platform shoes were trending in the '70s. Here, see lots of women's shoes from the 1979 Sears catalog!
Among this swimwear, sleepwear and lingerie from the 1973 JC Penney catalog, you will spot a couple women who went on to become well-known as actresses -- such as Kim Basinger and Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Silver Spoons).
Look back at '70s clothes for girls from the 1973 JC Penney catalog! You'll find plaids and dots, florals and stripes, denim and corduroy, gingham and seersucker, ice cream colors, country kitchen colors and more.
Here, see vintage '60s lingerie - including girdles, corselets, bras, garters, pantyhose, nylons, bras, slips, panties, pajamas and nightgowns - the underwear, foundation garments and sleepwear from the 1968 Wards catalog.
Casual '80s menswear was something new -- more relaxed than sportswear, but more socially-acceptable than pajamas. The big new star of this era: jogging suits.
Looking for some fancy retro footwear? Women of the '80s could select from spike heels, wedge heels, "flats," pumps, penny loafers, moccasins and boat shoes, just to name a few women's shoes from the 1983 JC Penney catalog.
This catalog of household goods was published to help people 'spend' the gift stamps they had earned at the grocery store -- much like the better-known Green Stamps.
What was big in terms of fashion for girls in the 1983 JC Penney catalog? Some styles featured grown-up fashion translated into youthful looks - oversized shirt-dresses, dirndl skirts and drop-waist minidresses. See inside the catalog here!
These bold and bright '70s bedding ensembles delightfully epitomize the colorful fashions -- both in home decor and clothing -- of the groovy years.
See inside this vintage catalog of gifts for men and boys from M Shwartz & Co. 1968 -- menswear, shirts, ties, jackets, pants, sweaters, shoes, slippers and gloves -- and more.
Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous '60s belts to create a waist, high or low.
To the average American girl, between the ages of, say, 10 and 17, slumber parties are as important as pizza, add-a-beads and Judy Blume.
'80s sleeping bags were super-popular because they were functional often featured favorite cartoon characters, TV shows, and even everyday products. Here, take a trip back a few decades to see some of the most popular slumber bags of the eighties!
"A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover" sounds like the answer to a question nobody asked, but that didn't seem to matter much to our counterparts in the '70s. They loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren't ashamed to admit it.
Beautyware bathroom in your choice of colors can now be yours at a price you'll find surprisingly low! Modernize & glamorize your home with stunning bath, sink, toilet and shower fixtures in four distinctive, pastel colors.
Holly Hobbie is the old-fashioned girl dressed in calico with lace-up boots and an enormous sunbonnet who now appears on toys, gift wrap, decoupage kits, wall plaques, figurines, collector plates and more.
Manufacturers of towels, bedspreads and sheets have come up with bright, colorful offerings to whet any women’s decorating appetite.
Apple Computer was once known for their apple-shaped, multi-colored rainbow logo. In keeping with that style, you could buy all kinds of Apple-branded merchandise -- from gym bags to running shorts, and thermoses to picnic baskets. Take a look!
Cubicles and open-plan offices were in response to changes in business: 'In the past decade, great strides have been made in the computer sciences, the technology of copying and in word processing. Thus, the office is no longer viewed and revered as a static fixture.'
If you were planning to get a new kitchen for your home in the 1950s, here are nine of the most popular mid-century kitchen remodels and floorplans you might have checked out!
What were the hottest toys in 1987? See them in this vintage Toys R Us toy & game catalog insert! The slogan that year: 'You'll never outgrow us.'
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.
Check out this collection of beautiful antique Victorian fireplaces -- mantels and grates -- with an elegant style to suit homes of the late 1800s.
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
Origin of stained glass art The art of fitting together small pieces of glass into a pattern with a heavy lead binding about each piece is supposed... Click to read more...