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 →

The Servants Staircase

House Crazy Sarah doesn't want servants... she does her own housework. But she's always wanted an old house with a servant's staircase. Why? Just because they are so narrow and steep and unique. And House Crazy Sarah loves all things old and funky. Servant staircases were typically located off the kitchen or back part of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Antique Potties & Toilets

It wasn't all dusty outhouses in the back forty in the olden days... People of means had wider options in terms of style and design when it came to the throne. Some of these oldies were early flushers and others were just pre-plumbing potties with emptying pans. Let's rewind a couple centuries and look at... 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 →

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