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Vintage Tips for Ironing Clothing from GE

Vintage Tips for Ironing Clothing from GE

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By RetroRuth Happy Monday! This week we are going to be looking at a manual that came with the GE Steam and Dry Iron. I found this some time ago, and I have been utilizing the tips in this manual to iron our clothing and table linens, both vintage and…

Five Tips For Working With Vintage Fabrics, Trims and Notions – Mad Men Sew-Along Fever!

Five Tips For Working With Vintage Fabrics, Trims and Notions – Mad Men Sew-Along Fever!

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By Andrea While you’re all thinking about your fabric choices for the upcoming Mad Men sewalong, I am sure the thought of using some vintage fabrics has crossed your minds!  I have a few tips and recommendations for anyone who’s thinking about doing any projects with vintage fabrics or other notions.…

Vintage Attachments – For Vintage & Non-Vintage Sewing Alike! Part 1

Vintage Attachments – For Vintage & Non-Vintage Sewing Alike!  Part 1

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By Andrea Many vintage sewing machines had a wide assortment of attachments available for them, designed to make the home seamstress’ life easier.  Some of these are easily identifiable, as many of today’s machines still come with them, but others can be a bit of a mystery.  I am going…

The Happy Housewife – Four Quick Tips To Make Your Life Easier

The Happy Housewife – Four Quick Tips To Make Your Life Easier

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Happy Monday, everyone!  Ready to put your nose to the grindstone for a fun-filled week?  I sure am.  But since, in reality, I have only a fraction of the energy that using an exclamation point might indicate (it just took me a few minutes to remember how to spell “exclamation),…

The Happy Housewife – A Stepstool is a Powerful Tool

The Happy Housewife – A Stepstool is a Powerful Tool

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Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s time to crack open the book of housewife wisdom to help all you homemakers make the most of your Monday.  Or you could just admire the pretty illustrations.  That’s fine, too. Click on the photo for a close-up! Step Up In Style! A stepstool will do…

Caring For Your Commercial Flooring At Home

Caring For Your Commercial Flooring At Home

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I love my new commercial Armstrong tile in our kitchen.  I love that it is retro looking, I love that it is durable and I love the fact that you can pull a tile up and replace it with no real effort if something horrible happens. But what I don’t…