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The Joys of Vintage Luggage: Trunks, Hat Boxes, and Early Suitcases

Vintage luggage is making a comeback. And it’s not hard to see why. Vintage luggage from the 19th century was often crafted with the best materials and designed to withstand the harsh conditions of early...
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7 Essential Shoe Making Supplies for the Modern Cobbler

There aren’t many art forms that are as unique and require as much skill as shoe making, but skilled cobblers are making it easy for anyone interested in DIY shoe making to learn the...

Ice Breakers: 5 Vintage Ice Tools for the Old-Timey Bartender

Ice has always been a sought after commodity. In the early days, ice was collected from frozen lakes and rivers during the winter, chipped into huge blocks and stored underground or in warehouses designed to...

6 Proven Ways to Start and Keep a Journal

Keeping a journal was an important part of life in the 19th century. And it is still a great habit to develop in our hectic modern lives. Here are some proven tips to start the habit and keep it going on a daily basis.

Classic Garden Tools: Design and Functionality

Elaborately manicured gardens of sprawling estates may have gone the way of the dinosaurs. The gardens of the super-rich today are likely to be more informal, and are maintained by landscape crews with mechanized equipment. But there...

Decanting History: Learning More About Drinking Vessels

For wine and liquor enthusiasts, using a decanter is often the preferred way to serve their drink of choice. A decanter is a decorative vessel for serving and storing alcohol that, due to its shape,...

Keeping Time with the Pocket Watch

The Origins of Timekeeping The history of timekeeping is a fascinating look into the evolution of life and commerce. It marks a change from life that was lived simply in tune with light and darkness, to...

The Typewriter: Evolution of a Newfangled Writing Machine

In 1875, Mark Twain described the typewriter as a “new fangled writing machine”. He soon developed an appreciation for the convenience and efficiency it afforded. As we take a look at the history of...