Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

To safely clean old antique glass and vintage bottles (without paper labels) found in the dirt, here's what you do

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Lewis Carroll’s 8 Still-Relevant Rules For Letter-Writing

Lewis Carroll’s 8 Still-Relevant Rules For Letter-Writing | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
My graduate school supervisor taught me all I know about professional email etiquette. Vague language? Poor form. Typos? Nothing worse. Run-on paragraphs? A big no-no. Spelling your recipient’s name wrong?
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“Repurposing” – A new name for an old concept

“Repurposing” – A new name for an old concept | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Everything old is new again: The repurposing trend of the ‘50s and ‘60s is back. Get Harry Rinker’s take on this collector hobby, and tell us what you think of the practice.
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Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes

Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
(It's More That "Just A Tradition!") At holiday time, we all bring out the fancy china and silverware --  the old china and silverware if we are lucky enough to have it. Age, material, and condition issues...
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Along with the protection of your pieces, there are environmental reasons as well as health and other benefits for you & your family.

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Create A Casual Vintage Holiday Table Centerpiece Using An Old Wooden Drawer

Create A Casual Vintage Holiday Table Centerpiece Using An Old Wooden Drawer | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

As I’ve said before, I like useful collectibles — and, because I don’t like anything to go to waste, I like to find new ways to make use of old things. Just because something is “old and just laying around,” doesn’t mean it can’t be salvaged or re-purposed. Like the vintage refrigerator crisper drawers, I knew these old wooden desk drawers I’d found could do something new and fabulous… Worn, paint-chippy wood is so charming!


Immediately, I thought of the holidays and the need for low centerpieces which wouldn’t get in the way of seeing family and friends.

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There's still time to make this for the holiday!

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How to Update & Restore Antique Lighting Fixtures

How to Update & Restore Antique Lighting Fixtures Learn More: http://www.MyRLG.com Mark Okun, General Manager of Restoration Lighting Gallery, shows WTNH's C...
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