If you love the mid-century style, or want to re-create that beautiful vintage backyard feel, get 47 of the best old-fashioned patio, deck & porch ideas here for a little retro inspo.
Look back at the experience passengers in the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties could expect when they sailed the high seas in high style on these fabulous old cruise ships.
On the top of one of the taller buildings of the time, the Hotel Majestic’s roof garden was where the elite partied back around the turn of the century.
Buttermilk cooler recipe – It’s orange juice and buttermilk, and it’s just a little wild. And delicious.
Vintage ’40s swimsuits often featured ruching, boy short cuts, and halter straps. This old-fashioned swimwear like modest one-pieces and high waist bikinis had more class than sass.
These gorgeous vintage in-ground swimming pools go beyond the basic – with unusual shapes, specialty finishes, and other refreshingly retro ideas.
These 60+ vintage patio furniture sets – charming tables, chairs, chaises and more – were as popular in the 1940s through the 1970s as they are now.
Right from the ’50s, here are some classic tips to keep your kitchen cool when it’s hot outside, plus some easy recipes to help you beat the heat.
This recipe for savory crescent chicken squares was a winner at the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in the ’70s because it was tasty and so easy to make.
These little vintage kiddie swimming pools were the perfect size to help introduce babies and children to water fun in the safety of their own shallow wading pools!
There’s a world of possibilities with pineapple, like with this sunburst chicken stir fry. You’ll find it’s very easy to make. Here’s how!
These inexpensive, stylish clothes and these funky, fun accessories from the ’70s were just perfect for her to wear in the summertime.
Here are 38 different classic punch recipes to try — none with alcohol as an ingredient. The fruit juices and different varieties of carbonated waters and ginger ales will satisfy the palate, and cool you off in a most refreshing manner.
Change the look and feel of a room to match the seasons! Here’s vintage living room decor set up three different ways, in true ’60s style.
Companies promoted it. Celebrities touted it. Everyday people paid attention, and then spent hours in the sun, trying to get the perfect suntan.
The sight of a golden lemon suggests ice water, sugar and a straw, in other words: good old-fashioned lemonade recipes. The lemon is the family’s best friend when the sun is sizzling.
Practical ideas to help you plan small gardens of your own – a quiet, refreshing area close to your house where you can enjoy the plants and flowers you love!
Brunette Alison and blonde Larisa show off the newest, sexiest ’80s swimsuits for every figure type… yours included. 1986 was time to shine in a swimsuit that makes you look terrific!
In the summer of the ’80s and ’90s, jelly shoes were the fad footwear. The popular jellies are made of plastic and came in vibrant, translucent colors.
The A-frame house design is a tried and true style, and was especially popular for second homes and vacation cabins in the ’60s. See several retro A-frames here!
What were women wearing in 1973? See the trendsetting vintage ’70s dresses, miniskirts, maxi skirts, rompers, A-lines, shifts, empire styles and more!
Even if you can’t escape to the seashore, serve one or more of these cool and delicious Kahlua drinks at your next party for a taste of the tropics.
These vintage swimsuits from the ’50s said they’d ‘slim the hips, diminish the waist, and give your bustline the gently rounded new look.’ See
If you’re bringing dessert to this year’s 4th of July potluck, these easy patriotic Jell-O desserts have an all-American appeal that everyone will love.
Curl it. Cut it. Blow it dry. Brush it. Tuck it. Let it fly. There’s no one way with summer ’77 hairstyles. Kenneth has done 24 marvelous styles for us, so now is the time for a pretty change! So pick a new do, get ready to enjoy a great summer.
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!
In 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!
Ideas for more than 20 vintage recipes for hot dogs, including Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls and lots more. Check ’em out!
The Homarina beach cabin provides secure boat storage, over 400 square feet of comfortable, practical leisure living space, plus a large deck right at water’s edge.
A touch of Old Japan, added to the occidental comforts and convenience you’ve come to expect — that’s this charming summer teahouse vacation home design from 1960.
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.
For the boat, the beach, around the pool, or just a quiet drink on the porch, you’re invited you to try these summer rum drinks! Salud!
Take a sweater, trim a sweater… and thereby add a whole new fashion dimension to your wardrobe. A dress or a skirt becomes a costume when it has its own sweater.
The best-ever barbecue sauce is great for hot dogs, hamburgers, broiled chicken, grilled ham slices and steaks — or add a couple of tablespoons of it to a can of baked beans for some taste magic!
Mix and match ice cream, sherbet – or both – with Dr Pepper. Crazy? You bet! But it’s what’s happening: Dr Pepper ice cream floats.
Summer parties and entertaining duties never cease — there are always garden fetes, weekends, luncheons and bridge suppers to be planned and executed.
The charm of vacationing in New York — the ideal place for a summer resort — lies in the unrivaled transportation facilities of the great seaport.
Here are six full-color fashion layouts – with 44 different outfits – as published in The Delineator during the summer of 1922!
For more classic fashion from the twenties, check out Vintage Women: Adult Coloring Book #3: Vintage Fashion from the Early 1920s and Vintage Women: Adult
No-sew wrap-and-go fashion From a beach cover-up to a party dress, the perennial “pareo” does it all, with just two yards of fabric or a
Tangy lemon juice, crisp corn flake crumbs and sweetened condensed milk combine in this easy vintage no-cook lemon freeze recipe.