Friday, March 13, 2009

Vintage Blogs

Ok, the title of this post is a little misleading. Blogs are new, not vintage. But I was checking out some blogs by people who love all things vintage.

It all started with my picking up a Mary Janes Farm magazine, at the bookstore today. I've loved her magazine from the beginning. She lives on a farm, grows organic foods and owns and operates an antique mill. She is very into old fashioned things like knitting, crafts, etc. (ok, maybe that isn't entirely old fashioned but you know what I mean). This time she even has an article about making an oilcloth tablecloth. And she doesn't have you buy the oilcloth, like I would do.

Anyway, there was a great article about this group of women who have vintage trailers and go camping-just women. All of their trailers are decked out in 1950's stuff-very cool. (see their website at

So I started looking at other blogs from people who are into vintage stuff and found this one, I Love Retro Things at

This blog is by a New Zealand woman who posts old catalogs, magazine, recipes, etc but she also has a genealogy post and even some cemetery pictures. She has a regular feature called "Vintage Thursday Thingies" where she spotlights some sort of vintage knick knack.

Just shows that you can find genealogy and history, even more recent history, in all sorts of places.


Apple said...

Thanks for the links. You might want to check out Jewelgirls, Sandwiched Mom. She also has a geneablog, Searching for Family Branches.

Always a fun visit is the Virtual Dime Museum.

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Gena Philibert Ortega said...

Thanks! I appreciate it!