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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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Swans Downs Cake Flour Measuring Cup Double Spouts Antique Advertising Vintage Kitchenalia

Swans Downs Cake Flour Measuring Cup Double Spouts Antique Advertising Vintage Kitchenalia | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Circa 1910s - 1920s, this measuring cup is from Swans Down Cake Flour. It has the company name and slogan Makes Better Cakes embossed on the
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Vintage 1965 The Best Of Festive Foods Cook Book Milwaukee Gas Light Company

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The Best of Festive Foods, a cookbook by Elsie M. Alcorn, Home Service Director of Milwaukee Gas Light Company, copyright 1965. (See second scan
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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 Tormorrow | 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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Collecting The Kind Of Molds You Do Want In Your Kitchen

Collecting The Kind Of Molds You Do Want In Your Kitchen | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it

When I saw this jangle of vintage copper molds at the thrift store today, I was reminded of my aunt Vicki.


When she was alive, her entire kitchen was decorated with them. It began, I believe, as an inexpensive way to decorate. Back when I was a kid, you could grab these copper molds for just a quarter or so, which meant for a dollar or two you could easily cover your kitchen walls. (They are more expensive now, but still less expensive than other forms of home decor for your kitchen walls.)

I remember how the copper would gleam off the walls and warm the room…

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DIY Tea Tin Herbs

DIY Tea Tin Herbs | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it

I love cooking for family and friends, and as all the pros will tell you, food always tastes more flavourful when it's made with fresh herbs. This quick, kid-friendly project lets you get a head start growing an herb garden before summer comes and will afford the luxury of fresh ingredients year-round. And after a long winter, I'm starved for spring greenery, and these pretty tea tins, brimming with plant life, add welcome colour to a windowsill or kitchen shelf.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

A great idea of recycling tins; even vintage rusted ones (in condidtions too bad to be desireable collectibles) can be used to add good taste and charm to your home.

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Bek Atkins's curator insight, March 7, 2013 6:52 AM

This is an easy project that students of all abilities can achieve. This activity would develop skills in line with statements in the Australian National Curriculum: science - biological science for years F- 2. [(ACSSU002), (ACSSU017), (ACSSU211) and (ACSSU030).] These statements call for students to observe the biological processes of a variety of different organisms. The positive point for using plants is that if they are roughly treated or neglected the consequences are less traumatic then if it was a guinea pig. 

 

This activity would also translate to Home Economics where students could use their herbs to create nutritional meals. Special needs students (and in fact all young children) can be very picky about their food, especially if it is green! By growing, nurturing and then using their own produce, students have ownership and this may make students more likely to try and like the foods. 

 

Through the teaching of Home Economics skills students can begin to acquire the necessary life skills to become independent. 

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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 Tormorrow | 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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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:41 AM

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

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Museum Quilts Vintage Historical Pattern Book for Antique Quilts Made Between 1815 & Middle 19th Century

Museum Quilts Vintage Historical Pattern Book for Antique Quilts Made Between 1815 & Middle 19th Century | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Museum Quilts, Quilt Book 2, Graphic Enterprises Inc.. An interesting workbook based upon historical quilts and their patterns. From the
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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day

August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it

National Thrift Shop Day: a day to promote the ethical and economic opportunities of shopping at thrift stores. Why should collectors care? Because among the common secondhand goods, lie the uncommon treasures.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 16, 2013 6:24 PM

7 tips for shopping at thrift stores

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Vintage Industrial & Primitive Candle Holders | Inherited Values

Vintage Industrial & Primitive Candle Holders | Inherited Values | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it

Vintage dairy cream separator funnels have a great industrial look — and a great primitive look when rusty.

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