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Vintage Inspired Sledding  – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks Today sledding is a fun wintertime activity for family and friends to enjoy together but it actually originates from ancient times. Sleds were created for practical use in areas of the world that had consistent snow cover. They began by being used to transport materials and people with...
Fashion Jet Set

Fashion Jet Set

The Jet Set The 1950’s and 1960’s was deemed the ‘Golden Age of Travel’ when global travel was first made possible to the elite. TWA, a major international figure in aviation at the time, was headquartered in Kansas City. Kansas City socialites could now travel across the country, or to foreign lands. Travel was expensive...

Our Physical Bodies as Vintage

Our Physical Bodies as Vintage Hopefully, we live to a ripe old age and we age like fine wine.  With Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, we are all seeking meaning in our life’s major transitions:  birth, puberty, menopause, andropause, marriage and divorce.  How we feel about these transitions, including the biggest one, death...
Gourmet Glamping - Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans

Gourmet Glamping – Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans

Gourmet Glamping – Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans Warm up this winter with dessert and a hot beverage! This time of the year is when traditions are revisited and re-imagined. While glamping or at home enjoy these vintage inspired recipes that encourage the memory of traditional recipes, while bringing them new life. The chocolate fudge...
Winter can be a cozy time

Winter can be a cozy time

Winter can be a cozy time When the weather suddenly changes to “winter” I want to gather up everything to make a cozy “nest” to wait out the cold weather.  My dad used to say that I was“ hunkering down”  for the long haul. This whole thing about gathering in is not a bad idea,...
Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’ In the years leading up to World War I, there were few midtown streets in Kansas City as busy as 31st, the fast-moving artery going from the eastside to the west with crowded streetcars taking patrons to movie theaters, shopping districts, restaurants and neighborhood drugstores. One of those neighborhood pharmacies, at the corner...
The ReBookery, an art and business

The ReBookery, an art and business

The ReBookery, an art and business By day, Gina Johnson teaches middle-school science. Coincidentally, it was her own experience as a self-described “rebellious” 7th grade science student that inspired what many years later became Johnson’s junk journal side business. In seeing a stack of decades-old textbooks that were headed to the landfill, the 1980s middle-schooler...
Gnome-like but not quite

Gnome-like but not quite

Gnome-like but not quite If you’re looking for a super easy, unique DIY winter decor idea, this project is for you! It seems like everyone has an elf on their shelf, but you can stand out from the crowd by proudly displaying your very own handmade tomte. “What in the world is a tomte?” you...
Vintage Inspired Sledding  – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks Today sledding is a fun wintertime activity for family and friends to enjoy together but it actually originates from ancient times. Sleds were created for practical use in areas of the world that had consistent snow cover. They began by being used to transport materials and people with...
All in the Family

All in the Family

All in the Family – Blue Springs collector passes on love of antiques to adult son Cindy Wrisinger has plenty of antique items to pass down to her adult son, but perhaps the most valuable thing she has imparted to him is a passion for all things vintage. “I don’t want disposable stuff. If I...
Crown Center Ice Terrace - A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A Kansas City Tradition on Ice The sounds of scratching metal against ice, accompanied by plenty of laughter, announce that it’s the holiday season in Kansas City once again. Crown Center’s Ice Terrace has been there for nearly half a century to help ice skaters at both the professional and...
The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic The art of the vintage picnic is about embracing the elegance of presentation and creating an easy menu! The perfect vintage basket, utensils, and blanket can be found at rummage sales, local vintage shops, or your grandmother’s attic. This is a guide to create the ideal vintage inspired picnic...