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Vintage Cookbook Love

We love vintage cookbooks! Read all about our love for them and cool ways to use them!

Family, Fun, and... Pyrex!

We are so excited about beginning a new year! We ended 2019 with an incredible holiday season, complete with family, fun, and PYREX!

Our Top 15 Favorite Kitchen Collectibles!

Kitchen collectibles have long been at the top of many people's lists of favorite vintage items to collect. We are no exception! The great news for vintage lovers is that many kitchen collectibles are very inexpensive and are great fun and easy to search for at almost any local flea market, garage sale, or thrift store! We LOVE Kitchen Items! I have mentioned in previous posts that Sister and I inherited a lovely 100+ year old house that was a virtual treasure trove of ant

7 Cool Ways to Collect Vintage Pyrex

Vintage Pyrex is hotter than ever! If you are already an avid Pyrex collector, then you probably already have a plan for how best to go about feeding your passion and showcasing your collection. If you are a newbie, though, you might be wondering just exactly where to begin. If that describes you, then keep reading! Why Pyrex? For starters, if you have living in a cave, and have no idea what Pyrex is and why it is so popular, then you might want to begin by reading my prev

Decorating With Vintage Decor: An Amateur's Guide

While many of us would love to be able to afford to have our homes designed and decorated by professional interior decorators, the truth is, that for most of us, that is just not possible. I would argue that a home that is decorated by YOU with the things that YOU love, and in a style that is YOURS is best! Be Yourself! It's YOUR home! Do what makes YOU happy! It is my personal belief that it is important to live a life that makes YOU happy! Our choices shouldn't be dicta

A Passion for Pyrex

History of Pyrex: Pyrex has been a staple in household kitchens for over 100 years. If you don't already know, Pyrex consists of a very wide variety of relatively inexpensive glass cook and bakeware that has been popular with regular, everyday household cooks since 1915. It comes in a multitude of different shapes and colors and has become extremely popular and highly sought after by lovers of vintage kitchen items... like us! You can read more about the history of Pyrex h

A Craving for Cookbooks!

I love vintage cookbooks! I especially enjoy old advertising cookbooks. If you’ve never taken the time to look at a few, then you really should. Most definitely accurately reflect the times in which they were published. They are really very interesting and can help us to understand the underlying social and cultural values of the times. Some of them are actually pretty humorous. For example, one that I recently looked at referred to a particular cake recipe as being, “pe

Chicks, Bunnies and More!

Sister and my niece Hartlea went on Friday to Warrenton, Texas to check out the amazing springtime Texas Antiques Week, and did they ever hit the jackpot! While I was sad that I didn't get to go due to the fact that I'm still teaching (My time is coming soon...) I sure am happy that they did! They found tons of wonderful, vintage items. Sister has a great eye and a good business mind. That is why we make such a great team! I am definitely much more interested in the creat

A Showcase of Shakers

We have recently become fascinated by what many would consider to be a fairly unexciting and commonplace kitchen staple... salt and pepper shakers! Apparently, some people are obsessed with them, and I'm beginning to see why. The reason why they're starting to grow on me has nothing to do with their actual function. In fact, I'm not sure that I would even be willing to use them for their intended purpose. The reason for this is that some of them are just so stinking CUTE!!

Vintage Kitchen Vibes

When our mother passed away, she left Sister and I with a house that was literally brimming over with wonderful, old treasures. While her home was a treasure trove and an antiques lover's paradise, her true love was kitchen items. Her kitchen and dining room were full of what seemed like hundreds of old pottery mixing bowls, Pyrex of all kinds, cookie jars, spice sets, salt and pepper shakers, rolling pins, and old cookie cutters. She was especially fond of the cheerful an

We're Celebrating!!

We are so happy to announce that we have officially made our first 100 sales in our Etsy store! We have learned a lot and are just so excited. It has been a really interesting and fun adventure for sure. We are currently running a celebration sale. Everything in our Etsy store is currently 15% off. We have some really cool vintage items for sale Just click on our shop link to get started. #etsy #etsysale #vintage #collectible #retro #retrodecor #midcentury #vintagebook