Tag: retro

Thrifting Finds – Goods from the Thrift Shop

When we go to visit with my parents it’s nice to see them and be part of their lives for awhile. It’s also nice to spend some time away from home, in the country, just mostly relaxing. I usually come home in a good mental place,…

Just call me Sunbonnet Sue

I’ve said when I introduced this issue that I LOVE a sunbonnet. Possibly as much as I love a granny square poncho. (Remember, I’ve also said I was born in the wrong decade.) I was really excited to complete this project. I was also excited because…

It’s June, 1952

If you picked up this issue on the News Stand (I assume it was sold there) you may also have just bought hamburger meat at 53 cents a pound, and dropped off your $80 rent check. There is a pretty good chance your family owned a…

Country Time- And NOT the Lemonade

I mentioned recently that I’d be taking a trip, and I’m back. Originally I had intended to crank out some crafts, post a new thing or two, and be productive. Instead I spent some time sitting in a wheelbarrow by a fire, being driven around in…

Snack Hound

When I saw the ad on the back of the January 1967 issue I became infatuated with the Snack Hound. The National Handcraft Society, ¬†aka The Fad of the Month Club, was a long running craft club that has lots of advertisements in the Workbasket over…