Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

1977 – The Year of the Funky, Funky Quilt

By Kerry

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I have quilting on the brain right now. So, I turned to my trusty copy of Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting from 1977. You can probably guess that 1977 was a supremely good year for funky, funky quilts. Need photo evidence? How about this: It’s […] Read more…

Will you be my retro Valentine?

By Kerry

Planning a “junior miss” Valentine’s Day Party? Better Homes and Gardens have got you covered! In case you are concerned that these party ideas will not be “girlie” enough for your junior miss, rest assured that the word dainty was used 3 times on one page. Right up front, I love this quote: A spoof […] Read more…

Kids Party Ideas from the 1970s

By Kerry

Last week, I posted about how Betty Crocker tried to scare small children in the 1960s. Since I picked up an old Betty Crocker recipe card file while thrifting over the weekend, I figured I’d give ol’ Betty a chance to redeem herself with some more children’s party ideas. She did not disappoint. Or, maybe […] Read more…

Dream Dolls: The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God

By Kerry

My Mom made these two ‘Dream Dolls’ for my older sister back in the mid-1970s. The lower half of thier bodies are actually just old bleach bottles…so this is early upcycling, folks! These dolls were always in my sister’s room, until she outgrew them – then they were passed down to me. I’ve always loved […] Read more…