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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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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 Tomorrow | 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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1942 Vintage Book for children

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Clothes byMae McCrory presents to elementary school level children some of the history and basic facts about the industry behind the clothing

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Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar

Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The title -- and cover image -- gave me this impression: This book is going to be about women taking back the kitchen and crafts (and all the things once called "women's work") and are refusing to be told that they are anti-feminist or backward-thinking for doing so. They are reclaiming the word "domestic" from its status as a slur.

Yes . . . but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Matchar explains that that is what we think we're doing (there's the motive) but what we're really accomplishing, if we truly believe ourselves to be feminists, might be shooting ourselves in the feet (there's those repercussions).

...Some women who are quitting their jobs to bake bread and grow veggies and homeschool their kids are saying, as I did, when I dropped out of the workforce, "Work sucks and it ain't getting any better. Screw the middleman. I'm my boss now and my job is to feed my family." As noble as this seems (and, yeah, I was getting a bit of a head), Matchar thinks that we have jumped off a ship that isn't sinking, as we thought, but is, in fact, still struggling to get out of the harbor. Feminism hasn't failed -- it just isn't done yet. Just as we don't have total racial equality even though we have laudable civil rights laws, we don't have equality between the sexes, either -- not in employment or anywhere else. To use another metaphor, our mothers didn't fail to win, they just started the fight. They tagged us in and we've walked away.

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The Art of Clothes Swapping

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Recently I have become quite the connoisseur of a good clothes swap. I've swished my way into new outfits, accessories and shoes for either free entry or under a fiver! Last weekend (18th May) I po...

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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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Cutter Lot of 7 Vintage Tablecloths Runners Linens Textiles for Sewing & Crafting

Cutter Lot of 7 Vintage Tablecloths Runners Linens Textiles for Sewing & Crafting | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

A lot of seven (7) vintage textiles, mostly tablecloths. They all have issues, from stains and spots to holes, making them suitable for crafting, quilting, etc. Most all have hand needlework, such as appliques, embroidery, etc.

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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

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Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Newly-discovered food recipes from a 12th century Durham Priory manuscript have been found to pre-date the earliest known ones by 150 years. The recipes are to be recreated at a Durham University event later in the month.

 

The Latin manuscript mainly consists of recipes for medical ointments and cures and was compiled and written at Durham Cathedral’s priory around 1140. The work was recently been re-examined and found to contain the food recipes, which experts believe are amongst the oldest in the western medieval culinary tradition, preceding the previously known examples from circa 1290. The manuscript is now held at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University.

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Grandpa's doorbell

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Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Needlecraft: Free Designs for Embroidery from The Antique Pattern Library

Needlecraft: Free Designs for Embroidery from The Antique Pattern Library | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

These lovely designs are from the book The Drew Portfolio in the Antique Pattern Library


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treasured patterns's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:02 PM

awesome source

treasured patterns's comment, March 25, 2013 10:17 AM
You can do anything you want with it.
treasured patterns's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:23 PM

I think I'll doodle this....

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Victoria Magazine August 1988 Volume 2, No 3 Beatrix Potter Savannah Perfumes

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Victoria Magazine August 1988 Volume 2, No 3 Beatrix Potter Savannah Perfumes in Books, Magazine Back Issues | eBay
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Greenhouse made of Vintage Materials

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Yes, we do ship anywhere in the US and Canada. Please message me for a shipping quote. This is a Custom Greenhouse made of reclaimed and

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Comfrey: How to Use

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Learn about how to grow comfrey and make it into a wonderful free fertilizer or healing poultice.
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Marty Roddy's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:42 PM

I have been a comfrey fan for 2-3 years now.

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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought | Quartz

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought | Quartz | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

by Todd Woody

 

"As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis melliferapopulation that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will be much more difficult than previously thought."

 

 


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13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In.

13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In. | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
tHIS KIND OF HOUSES --> This kind of hobbit houses are not just for Bilbo in the Shire. Because they are cool in the summer and warm in the winter with elements that are protecting...
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: What Is "Vintage Living"? What Does "Green Living" Really Mean?

Things Your Grandmother Knew: What Is "Vintage Living"? What Does "Green Living" Really Mean? | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Interviewing my friend Laura (of Creative Fat Grrl and Green Living History) with questions like, "What is something you do all the time that you are surprised to hear is "vintage living"?"

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Stir Your Souls: Medicinal Plants ----- Ancestry Being Carried Forward ----- Sequel

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Infographic: How-To Compost

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Composting is the combining and managing of specific waste materials so that they decompose. Once the materials are mixed together, microbes in the soil will start to breakdown the waste and turn it into the nutrient rich material that helps plants grow.

By composting, you are not only creating something that helps keep plants healthy, but you are keeping compostable waste products like food scraps and yard waste out of landfills.

 

This infographic reviews the dos and dont’s of composting, where and how to compost, what to compost and what not to compost. You can also download a PDF of the poster.


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Green Dot's Terratek Flex will biodegrade in a home composting environment

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How to compost

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Study shows a walk in the park fixes a fuzzy brain

Study shows a walk in the park fixes a fuzzy brain | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The evidence keeps rolling in: when you need to clear your head, the best place to do it is out among the trees.

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Upcycled Sweater Boots

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What do you get if you mix and old sweater, some cheap flat shoes, and lots of hot glue? Sweater boots, that's what!
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Upcycled Sweater Boots Out Of An Old Pair Of Flats And A Vintage Sweater.

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Eco Friendly Cotton Swiffer Covers

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Three cotton eco friendly swiffer covers, knit and crocheted with 100% cotton yarn. You will receive 3 white covers. PLEASE ALLOW 5 TO 7 BUSINESS

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: A Cheesy Quiz Contest

Things Your Grandmother Knew: A Cheesy Quiz Contest | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Can you name all the cheeses?

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Vintage Bowman Dairy Golden Guernsey Cookbook Recipes Ruth Fisher Holbrook Cookbooklet

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My Favorite Recipes by Ruth Fisher Holbrook, Food Consultant, Bowman Dairy Company. Bowman was a Golden Guernsey distributor (as seen on the
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Vintage Industrial & Primitive Candle Holders | Inherited Values

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

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Grow herbs in style with some old wood and mason jars.

Grow herbs in style with some old wood and mason jars. | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Explore Grow herbs in style with some old wood and mason jars., part of Connie Rizzo-Turpin's board Gardening on eHow Spark.
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