Victorian Hair Art

While touring an old house this summer, House Crazy Sarah came across some framed Victorian hair art, and of course, she had to do a post on this fascinating concept! Look at the detail! The Victorians were known to be detail-oriented and they had a love of all things ornate, and shall we say, macabre.... Continue Reading →

Vintage Love: Old Photographs Of Passionate Couples Kissing

House Crazy Sarah loves this iconic 1945 photo of a sailor in Times Square kissing a woman in a nurse uniform during a moment of passion after learning of the end of the war. But the true story behind the photo is not one of a couple reuniting in a romantic embrace, rather, it was... Continue Reading →

Old Fashioned Sewing Machines

What antique lover's heart has not been captivated by the classic beauty of an old sewing machine? House Crazy Sarah has one: Hers isn't as ornate as some, but the 1936 electric Singer has a neat backstory: she bought it from an old farm wife in rural Colorado who said she taught all her children... Continue Reading →

The Oldest Vacuum Cleaners

It's been a while since House Crazy Sarah featured some Cool Old Stuff, but she recently happened across this 1906 photo of a monstrously huge early model vacuum and she was intrigued. So let's have a closer look at the oldest and earliest vacuum cleaners! The first vacuum cleaners were rather large and cumbersome. Before... Continue Reading →

Kiddie Car Seats From Yesteryear

Any parent knows that you practically have to have a PhD to install a car seat these days - and that's not hyperbole. Research tells us that almost 60% of car seats are actually installed incorrectly! But back in the day... ANYTHING went. Literally, anything.  Case in point: Today it's all rear facing, five-point restraint... Continue Reading →

Witch Windows

Not too long ago, House Crazy Sarah featured an old Vermont home with a Witch Window. Intrigued, she thought she'd dig a little deeper into this unique feature. A witch window (also known as a Vermont window, among other names) is a window - usually a double-hung sash window or a single-sided casement window - placed in the gable-end... Continue Reading →

The Tiny Doors In The US Capitol Building

There's been a lot of hub-bub around the US Capitol Building lately. But would you like to learn a little known fact about the Capitol's architecture? There are actually tiny doors located throughout the Capitol Building! House Crazy Sarah was delighted to find out about these mysterious pint-sized portals that can be found along the... Continue Reading →

Old Fashioned Washing Machines

Let's have a look at some old fashioned washing machines!   (It was very tempting for House Crazy Sarah to write Old Fashioned Warshing Machines because that's how her granny used to say washing.) These timeless beauties are captivating with their vintage lines and colors. If you are lucky enough to own one of these... Continue Reading →

Vintage Women And Their Mid-Century Christmas Trees

Last year House Crazy Sarah featured photos of Victorian era Christmas trees. This year she'd like to fast forward a few decades to look at some snapshots of mid-century women posing by their Christmas trees. These old photos are great because not only do we get to see some vintage women's fashion, we also get... Continue Reading →

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