antique wagon

History at the Fair

Welcome to the 56th History & Home link party, but first, a tour around an olde-time settlement displayed at the South Carolina State Fair.     That antique wagon is a beauty!  And so is this antique truck:   This...
1970s musical ceramic chalkware angel cherub boy girl pair

Angels: Bridging The Gap

These chalkware angels were a gift from my aunt and uncle when I was a little girl in the 1970s.  Aren’t they sweet?   The girl is a music box, and plays Lara’s Theme.  I used to love winding her...
vintage ronald mcdonald mcdonalds collectible collectable tie tack doll

1970s McDonald’s Collectibles

Welcome to another Material Culture Class, where you get a little history behind the find.  This month, we’re taking a look at some 1970s McDonald’s collectibles, right from my own childhood. Football Games and Jail Birds In the early 1970s,...

Pyrex Heinz Grocery Store Promo

Welcome to the fourth edition of Material Culture Class, a monthly article where you get a little history behind the find. Since June is all about green – green grass, green leaves, and fried green tomatoes  – we’re taking a...

Gramps’ Egg Basket

Welcome to the 3rd Material Culture Monday, where you get a little history behind the find. Ok kids, you’re going to get out of class early.  We only have time for a quick Material Culture class today! This fabulous, rusty,...