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
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
It's been, um, a while since I last posted on A Housewife's Work. With health problems being a predominant reason why I've not posted, I now feel I'm in a position to start a new series of posts. I'm a big collector of vintage ladies magazines. I find these a rich source of historical information… Continue reading Vintage Household Hints and Tips – A New Post Series Coming Soon
The farm team are back! Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands (yes, he's back) are, this time, showing us how the age of steam helped shape our country. Starting tonight, in this six part series, they begin with the railway. For more information see the Radio Times.
The bizarre world of Tudor meal times: what they ate, when they ate and how they ate it Source: Tudor Come Dine With Me: How the Devil took his place at the 16th Century dinner table | All About History
Food historian Ivan Day makes an 18th Century wedding cake. Source: BBC Two - James Martin: Home Comforts, Series 3, Food to Share, History foods: 18th Century bride cake