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 →

Creepy Antique Dolls

House Crazy Sarah loves old things... but antique dolls have always given her a cold shiver up the spine. It's hard to identify exactly why vintage dolls are so creepy. Could it be the frozen facial expressions... The unbalanced proportions... Or just deterioration from age? Perhaps it is a combination of all these things. Good... Continue Reading →

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