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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 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The February issue found Mary...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club

Vintage Notions Monthly Club

Last year I launched my new Vintage Notions Monthly magazine. This magazine allowed me to share more of the material that inspired my book Vintage Notions. It brings to life more of Mary Brooks Picken's writing and wisdom as well as the lessons the Woman’s Institute...

Vintage Notions Monthly!

Vintage Notions Monthly!

It's here - Vintage Notions Monthly! Thank you again for being a part of the launch! we am extremely excited to offer my Vintage Notions Monthly magazine to you. Here is the launch special you've been waiting for! Vintage Notions Monthly (print versions): Buy both...

The 100th Anniversary of The Woman’s Institute!

The 100th Anniversary of The Woman’s Institute!

As you know, my book Vintage Notions was inspired by Mary Brooks Picken and the work she did through the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Mary founded the Institute on February 29th 1916 for the purpose of "making a practical knowledge of the...

Century old New Year’s Cheer

Century old New Year’s Cheer

Over the holiday break I spent some time with some of my vintage children’s magazines. I found this wonderful letter from January 1916 that I had to share... here is a particularly inspiring excerpt from the page. If you enjoy it please share it & I will find more...

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...

Live Your Life and Forget Your Age

Live Your Life and Forget Your Age

WHEN ARE WE OLD? I remember when I was a little girl, I used to think that anyone my mom's age or older was old. This included my school teacher, the mailman, baseball players, sales clerks, etc.  I now have an 12 year old daughter and I am sure she sees me as old!...

Favorite Vintage Advice: Napkin Etiquette

Favorite Vintage Advice: Napkin Etiquette

The holiday season is approaching, which means one thing: Parties! Whether it be dinners, cocktails, soirees or shindigs, you will want to be on your best behavior this holiday season. The Woman's World Book of Etiquette has some great advice about walking the...

Mother’s Day Apron Story

Mother’s Day Apron Story

Did you know that this is the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day? I recently read a great article detailing how Anna Jarvis made it her life's mission to make it a national holiday, and how she then spent the rest of her life fighting against the commercialization of...

Vintage Notions Book Club: The Fine Art of Giving

Vintage Notions Book Club: The Fine Art of Giving

It seems like just a moment ago, I wrote the first post for the Vintage Notions Book Club, and in just a blink of the eye, here I am writing the December post. As I reread  Vintage Notions over the last year, one thing that I was struck by was Mary Brooks Pickens...

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