Posts Categorized: Daily Life

The Feng Shui of Clotheslines

Feng Shui (meaning “wind” and “water”) is the ancient Chinese art of placement. It is based on the principle of “chi”, a life-force energy that flows through your house and surrounding landscape. The idea is to balance the soft, slow, receptive, feminine Yin energy with the hard, fast, active, masculine Yang energy. I’ve been dabbling… Read more »

Scrub Your Man’s Infectious Dandruff Away With Listerine!

Mamma does Poppa a Great Big Favor… Infectious Dandruff? Listerine Antiseptic – Quick! Yikes! Even though it is April Fool’s Day, this ad from 1946 is no joke. 😀 Apparently in the 1940s men were incapable of grooming themselves, especially in dealing with that troublesome, so contagious infectious dandruff. So hey, when there is a… Read more »

Vintage 1955 Wonder-Power Pink Dreft Washes Everything!

Could anything be more vintage 1955 than this swell dishwashing detergent? Presenting the amazing Wonder-Power Pink Dreft! What’s cool is that it came in granular form, which apparently made water feel like a lotion, while the wonder-soft suds dissolved grease the fastest way possible. Plus it is pink. PINK, people! (I love pink, if you… Read more »

A Merry Vintage 1935 Christmas

I was flipping through the December 1935 issue of Delineator magazine, and found some great material. It’s interesting that, while in the midst of the Great Depression, they managed to project a glorified zeitgeist of the day. The cover photo is of two adorable children beautifully dressed as angels, perhaps for a Christmas play. A… Read more »