Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
704 views | +0 today
Follow
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
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/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

A Handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Handmade is huge right now as more and more people share projects they have created. Craft blogs and web sites, such as Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens, have brought new attention to handmade gifts and decor. For me, it is not a new fad....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Simple Table Setting Ideas

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Simple Table Setting Ideas | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

These photos were found in an article entitled Sit Down to Handmade Table Settings inside the October 1980 issue of Decorating & Craft Ideas magazine. Since the holidays are nearly upon us, and entertaining is ever-certain at holiday times, I thought these were pretty nifty.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:36 AM

add your insight...


Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

DIY Tea Tin Herbs

DIY Tea Tin Herbs | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | 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.

more...
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. 

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:41 AM

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

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from whats been spotted on etsy today?
Scoop.it!

Great Upcyle/Recycle Idea: Mid Century Modern Litter Box Cover

Great Upcyle/Recycle Idea: Mid Century Modern Litter Box Cover | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
This listing is for a Circa50 Collection | Standard Cabinet Circa50 Collection | Standard Cabinet The Circa50 Modular Collection is modeled with

Via etsyspot
more...
No comment yet.