Posts Tagged: Shopping

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

illustration family shopping

Ready, Set, Shop!

The great American competitive sport of bargain hunting is upon us. Gobbling down that last morsel of pumpkin pie, serious competitor started their shopping earlier than ever. This year, Thursday was the new Black Friday As shopper battle it out

illustration family shopping

Ready, Set, Shop!

The great American competitive sport of bargain hunting is upon us. Gobbling down that last morsel of pumpkin pie, serious competitor started their shopping earlier than ever. This year, Thursday was the new Black Friday As shopper battle it out

supermarkets illustration 1950s

Supermarkets, Strollers and Suburbia

In this day and age when you have to maneuver yourself through a flotilla of McClaren strollers manned by an army of nannies and stay-at-home-moms just to place an order at the supermarket deli counter, it’s quite a sight to

supermarkets illustration 1950s

Supermarkets, Strollers and Suburbia

In this day and age when you have to maneuver yourself through a flotilla of McClaren strollers manned by an army of nannies and stay-at-home-moms just to place an order at the supermarket deli counter, it’s quite a sight to

picture 1950s housewife shopping

Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

picture 1950s housewife shopping

Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more