Home Cookin’

A few days ago my husband bought me a new cookbook.  He will live to regret this decision.  It was published in 1974 and I adore everything about it.  The photography is that particular, livid food photography of the decade and I don’t know if food has ever looked less edible.  It was a well-loved…

Two Party Dresses

I need to be invited to fancy parties, because where else could I possibly wear looks like these?

On Typewriters

Are typewriters even cool anymore?  I know there was a lot of angsty, typewritten poetry floating around the internet when I was in high school.  I wasn’t cool then, and I’m not cool now, hence the questioning.  I have loved typewriters for a long time and will go on loving them regardless of popular opinion.

Treadle Sewing Machine

Finishing a big project always seems to leave me feeling frustrated.  I spent all this time and energy working on one thing, and now it’s gone and I don’t know what to do with myself.  I don’t know why, but I have always found antique stores to be very restful places.  I think it is…

1955 Life Magazine

I adore ads from the 50’s.  They’re so optimistic.  Every product is life-changing and full of promise.