Posts Tagged: holidays

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Vintage catalog page guns

Guns for Christmas and Other Clever Catalog Gifts

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalog  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage catalog page guns

Guns for Christmas and Other Clever Catalog Gifts

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalog  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage illustration family at Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my readers a peaceful, safe  and happy Thanksgiving!   You Might Also Enjoy Something to Be Thankful For

Vintage illustration family at Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my readers a peaceful, safe  and happy Thanksgiving!   You Might Also Enjoy Something to Be Thankful For

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

mother and daughter vintage illustration

A Sweet Mothers Day

My sweet Grandmother had a sweet tooth. Whether Bartons, Barricini, or Lofts, chocolate was the common currency of celebration. But Mothers Day meant only one thing- a Whitman’s Sampler. Through the years, that gift of chocolate has become more closely

mother and daughter vintage illustration

A Sweet Mothers Day

My sweet Grandmother had a sweet tooth. Whether Bartons, Barricini, or Lofts, chocolate was the common currency of celebration. But Mothers Day meant only one thing- a Whitman’s Sampler. Through the years, that gift of chocolate has become more closely

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears Again

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears Again

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

painting Jesus Boyhood in America

Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

painting Jesus Boyhood in America

Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

vintage illustration army enlistment

Join the Army See the World

No matter the season, mid-century Americans in unprecedented numbers were venturing out into the cold war world traveling abroad as never before spending billions of dollars on fun for all vacations. But tourists weren’t the only ones packing their passports

vintage illustration army enlistment

Join the Army See the World

No matter the season, mid-century Americans in unprecedented numbers were venturing out into the cold war world traveling abroad as never before spending billions of dollars on fun for all vacations. But tourists weren’t the only ones packing their passports

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa