Posts Tagged: home

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is the

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is the

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

WWII soldier home

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

WWII soldier home

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

1950s Housewife vintage ad

Occupation: 1960 Housewife

The mid-century American Housewife was the most envied woman in the world…smart…yet easy-going with never-you-mind freedom; that was the new Mrs. America! “To be an American woman today,” Life Magazine gushed in a late 1956  special edition dedicated to the

1950s Housewife vintage ad

Occupation: 1960 Housewife

The mid-century American Housewife was the most envied woman in the world…smart…yet easy-going with never-you-mind freedom; that was the new Mrs. America! “To be an American woman today,” Life Magazine gushed in a late 1956  special edition dedicated to the

photo 1950s baby

Feeding The Baby Boom Baby

Once you got the delivery system down- breast-feeding or baby formula-the more important dilemma for new Mothers has  been when and how often feeding should occur: self demand vs rigid scheduled feedings. For mid-century Moms the choice was a clear

photo 1950s baby

Feeding The Baby Boom Baby

Once you got the delivery system down- breast-feeding or baby formula-the more important dilemma for new Mothers has  been when and how often feeding should occur: self demand vs rigid scheduled feedings. For mid-century Moms the choice was a clear

vintage ad illustration 1950s

Suburban Lawn Doctor

   Images of a green, velvety carpet of grass remain symbolic of home, family and the American Dream. In mid-century America a deep green lawn was evidence of nothing short of good citizenship. So what was  a patriotic suburban home

vintage ad illustration 1950s

Suburban Lawn Doctor

   Images of a green, velvety carpet of grass remain symbolic of home, family and the American Dream. In mid-century America a deep green lawn was evidence of nothing short of good citizenship. So what was  a patriotic suburban home

vintage illustration ww2 soldier embracing girl 1945

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

vintage illustration ww2 soldier embracing girl 1945

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,