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Ring in the New Year With Some “Dry” Prohibition Drinks

Want to ring in the New Year with an unusual 1920s twist? Why not try a Prohibition cocktail…without any alcohol? ~*~ DRINKS  THAT  “CHEER  BUT  DON’T  INEBRIATE”:  NEW  YEAR’S  MOCK-TAILS While New Year’s Eve in the Roaring Twenties tends to … Continue reading

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Turtle Soup and Oyster Stew: A New England Jazz Age Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! As you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and American tables will be overflowing with mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie, to name but a few…though sea turtle soup, oyster stew, and broiled lobster probably won’t be on the menu! … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en How-To: What Food to Serve at Your Vintage Halloween Party

Congratulations, dear readers! What with the invitations mailed and the house decorated, you’re almost ready to hold your vintage Halloween party! Now you just need one more thing: food! Lucky for you, vintage Halloween fare is simple to prepare…though not all … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en How-To: Decorate Your Home for Halloween With Vintage Flair

“A paste-pot, some orange and black cardboard and crepe paper, white and black ribbon and a lively imagination can produce wonders in the way of creating a spooky atmosphere” for your Halloween party, assured Tribune reporter Sally Lunn in a … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en How-To: Make A 1920s Vintage Halloween Party Invitation

Looking to make some vintage invitations for your Halloween party this year? Then follow these steps, and you’ll be stuffing those envelopes in no time. ~*~ Step One: Pick Your Party’s Theme Does your party have a theme, like ghosts, … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en How-To: A Crafty Miniseries for October 2017!

~*~ Hello everyone! Lately I’ve noticed a big uptick in last year’s Halloween post, How to Make a REAL 1920s Halloween Costume. So, in light of that, I thought it might be fun to do a short mini-series on how to … Continue reading

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Ring in the New Year With Some Fun (and occasionally bizarre) Vintage Postcards

    2016 has been a crazy year…so why not start off 2017 with some crazy vintage New Year’s postcards?! 😉 Holiday postcards were popular forms of greeting during the 1920s, and New Years was no exception. While Christmas has … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap: Make Your Own 1920s Wrapping Paper

Hoping to add some vintage flair to your holiday gifts this year? Then you’ve come to the right place! Read on and learn how to make your very own Roaring Twenties wrapping paper. THE JOY OF “GIFT DRESSING”…WITHOUT TAPE! 😮 Wrapping … Continue reading

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Plays, Pageants, and the Origin of the “First Thanksgiving” Story

Ask any schoolchild in America about Thanksgiving, and you’re likely to hear a story about how pilgrims and Native Americans sat down together and had a big, friendly feast. We’ve known for a long time, however, that the real story of … Continue reading

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How to Make a REAL 1920s Halloween Costume…if you dare!

Before mass-produced costumes entered the scene, Halloween costumes were a lot more…creative. Forced to make their own masks, dresses, and props–often using highly questionable crafting skills—adults and children across the nation created costumes that were creative, bizarre, and often a … Continue reading

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