For The Love Of Hoosier Cabinets

Oh the Hoosier... What self-respecting, antique-loving, old house aficionado doesn't have a Hooiser... or has pined for one all her/his adult life? House Crazy Sarah has compiled some photos of these amazing multi-functional beauties for your enjoyment. Being House Crazy Sarah, she can't let this opportunity go by without giving you a little history lesson....... Continue Reading →

Funky Conversation Pits

How fun were the conversation pits of the 1960's and 1970's? There's something about these socially intimate spaces that is just so appealing. When House Crazy Sarah thinks of vintage conversation pits of the 1960's and 70's, she envisions wild sex parties with long-haired men and women and lots of old fashioned pot smoking.  You?... Continue Reading →

Naughty Needlework

Most of these delightfully naughty needlepoints are not truly vintage works - some of them clearly reflect modern sensibilities. For that reason, they are even more fun to look at. Needlepoint, or cross stitch, has historically been used by women to practice their needlework skills and to decorate homes. But contemporary women have raised the... Continue Reading →

Historic Country Post Offices In Rural America

Being a country gal, House Crazy Sarah loves old, rural post offices. In the US, there are plenty of historic, small country post offices, some of which are still operating to this day. Have a look at some of America's historic rural community USPS gems... Spring Gap, Maryland Cornucopia, Wisconsin Adam Run, South Carolina Shaniko,... Continue Reading →

Vintage Bicycles

House Crazy Sarah, being the purveyor of all things old and funky, loves, loves, LOVES the elegant lines of vintage bicycles. She adores how people decorate antique bicycles with flowers and signs and pretty things. The adorned bicycles make for gorgeous yard art at both homes and businesses. Have a look-see at some of these... Continue Reading →

Whatever Happened To The Ubiquitous House Dress?

As you might know, House Crazy Sarah likes to lounge around her house in fuzzy pajamas. When she does housework or walks the dogs, she wears old sweats with bleach stains and fraying hems. But there was a time not so long ago, when our grandmothers and even our mothers, wore only dresses around the... Continue Reading →

Victorian Era Wedding Photos

House Crazy Sarah loves old wedding photos of any age because they give us a glimpse of the silly fashion fads of the day. But she especially loves Victorian era wedding photos because they often give us a peek at elaborately staged Victorian parlors. Plus the people are just so darn morose! Wasn't anyone happy... Continue Reading →

Photos Of Christmas Trees From A Century Ago

House Crazy loves old family photos because they give us a peek into the homes of the past. Christmas photos from the late 1800's and early 1900's show us what Christmas trees used to look like. Not surprisingly, they were very different than the perfectly coiffed, perfectly shaped specimens we have on display today. Historically,... Continue Reading →

Period Perfect Vintage Kitchens

Very few old houses these days have kitchens that could be considered original. When House Crazy Sarah comes across an old house with an original kitchen, she gets very excited because over the decades and centuries, kitchens are almost always the first thing to get unceremoniously ripped out for the flavor of the decade and,... Continue Reading →

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