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Vintage Hints and Tips – Growing Vegetables In A Small Garden

Here's an apt article for this time of year if you like growing your own vegetables. This article from November 1939 shows how to make the most of a small garden and what to grow. AND now the garden truly comes into its own, for food - fresh food, especially - is of the utmost importance.… Continue reading Vintage Hints and Tips – Growing Vegetables In A Small Garden

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Vintage Hints and Tips – Cutting Out Waste In Wartime

This article from November 1939 shows the beginning of wartime economy that housewives were expected to do as their patriotic duty. No longer was it about saving money on household bills, but cutting out waste for their country. EVERY housewife who economises strictly and sensibly is playing her part in defending her country. Economy is no… Continue reading Vintage Hints and Tips – Cutting Out Waste In Wartime

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Florence White: Britain’s First Freelance Food Journalist

I came across this article in the May 1940 edition of Housewife magazine. It's tribute to English cookery writer Florence White. She was a much respected recipe book writer, freelance cookery journalist and cookery school founder. FLORENCE WHITE died on March 12 this year, aged 76, and HOUSEWIFE readers, we feel sure, were particularly sorry… Continue reading Florence White: Britain’s First Freelance Food Journalist

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Vintage Hints and Tips – Windfall Apple Recipes

Another article from 1939 with some lovely apple recipes for you to try. PEOPLE are never tired of attacking the English climate, but there is one thing to be said in its favour; it grows the best ­flavoured apples in the world! And as apples will soon be at their best and cheapest in the… Continue reading Vintage Hints and Tips – Windfall Apple Recipes

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Vintage Hints and Tips – How To Look Like Mrs 1940

Keeping up morale was important during WWII. Everyone was encouraged to look their best, not just for themselves, but for the good of the country, and to show the enemy we were getting on with life. The following article from May 1940 shows how ladies were encouraged to look good. YOU'RE looking at a smart,… Continue reading Vintage Hints and Tips – How To Look Like Mrs 1940

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Vintage Hints and Tips – Looking After Gloves and Shoes

So here's the first in a new series of vintage hints and tips. They will come from the large collection of vintage magazines I have (it's like an addiction). This weekly series will cover a range of topics from housework to mending, from gardening to beauty. If there's a topic that you would like to… Continue reading Vintage Hints and Tips – Looking After Gloves and Shoes