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Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

When summer comes with its warm days that send one to shady nooks and quiet spots, then one finds time for reading. Then there are long railroad journeys that need a thrilling book to shorten them, days at the lake, camp, and mountain when one can be lazy without...

A Portrait of the Peony

A Portrait of the Peony

Tis the season for the beautiful peony. As Henry Field mention's in his vintage seed catalog, peonies are the first word of all flowers. If you watched my Facebook live last week, I started to talk about peonies. If you didn't get a chance to watch, you can see the...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Thanks for joining me in my third installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting my Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. This is the cover of the third issue of 24 in the series.The March issue is focused on change and looking forward from the editor's...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting our second issue of the Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. I filmed this video...

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

  The theme that resonated most with me in the January Chapter was that do-overs are allowed, and that our happiness is not contingent on getting things right the first time. I believe it is the process that is important. With January resolutions we have a chance...

New Year’s Inspiration For You

New Year’s Inspiration For You

Excerpt from the New Year's letter to the students of the Woman's Institute, Inspiration Newsletter, January 1922 As many of you know, I am an obsessive collector of vintage fashion and sewing content. The above excerpt is from my collection of Woman's Institute...

Vintage Notions Monthly: December

Vintage Notions Monthly: December

Thanks for joining me for my last installment of our monthly club. I have enjoyed revisiting the 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues and remembering all the amazing wisdom and inspiration found in their pages. Remember, you can purchase all of our back issues...

Vintage Notions Monthly: November

Vintage Notions Monthly: November

Thanks for joining me in my next installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The material found in these pages are inspiring and just as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago. The November issue...

Vintage Notions Monthly: October

Vintage Notions Monthly: October

Thanks for joining me in my next installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The material found in these pages are inspiring and just as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago.   The October...

Vintage Notions Monthly: September

Vintage Notions Monthly: September

Thanks for joining me in my next installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages continue to inspire me and I love being able to share this...

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