Homemaking in the 1950s and Now

Are you nostalgic? As a generation, are we harking back to past eras more than any other¬†generation before us? Or this a natural human action: to yearn for something we can never truly have – or replicate? It certainly seems that there are more and more people of my age who look to their ancestors…

Your House in 1956

We moved about a month and a half ago, and apart from ordering (and receiving) our stove, we’ve yet to start decorating the house. Last weekend, we moved up into the loft room – currently named ‘The Cocoon’ – in readiness of preparations. I’m not sure what Aidan’s got in store for us this weekend;…

Happy Pancake Day!

I love pancakes. Simple as that. So, in honour of the day, I set out to try and find vintage adverts in my Woman’s Own magazines that would make up the ingredients for a pancake. I’ll be honest: I wasn’t very successful! I managed to find one for flour: But it’s more a cake picture…

Vintage Decorating Ideas

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to find this gem of a book in a charity shop. I think I paid 30p for it.¬† The past couple of months, I’ve been thinking about the next house we buy and how I’d love to do it up in a really unusual, retro style; each…