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Fancy fruit and veg Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)
Fancy fruit & veg! Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)

Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?

The artichoke hairstyle of 1961

The artichoke hairstyle is a casual, layered cut, with the layers tanning out, petal fashion, from the center of the crown — or what would be the stem area of the real artichoke.

Use old wallpaper samples as gift wrap
8 high-style, low-budget gift wrap ideas (1976)

A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it’s high time for ingenuity and originality!

Make a chocolate basket filled with berry cream
Chocolate basket with berry cream retro recipe

Here’s a beautiful way to serve a holiday dessert — in a chocolate bowl! Get the whole how-to here, plus a recipe for a delicious berry cream that makes the perfect filling for your chilled chocolate container.