Vintage at home: snapshots of vintage home life Take a sneaky peek through the window of the past and get a little style inspiration for your home, as Tara Gardner looks at snapshots of vintage home life across the decades. This is a photograph of the lady we saw earlier at the vanity table again in 1964 with her son. This beautiful shot was taken in 1948 when the lady photographed was 24 years-old. A young lady getting ready for her prom, gazing into the mirror of a beautiful vanity table. 1948. A photograph of a lady reading a newspaper. It dates from 1910, and was originally a photo-postcard sent to an address in New Jersey. The elegance of the floral wallpaper and draped fabric mantlepiece mirrors the stunning hat and dress of the mysterious lady reader. A beautiful interior of a home possibly Victorian or Edwardian. The heavily patterned contrasting wallpapers which meet at the dado rail, and dark wood furniture give the room a dramatic and yet delicate style. There is something beautifully eerie about the stillness in this photograph. This photograph is from 1945. Aside from the stylish lady and adorable dog, this photograph is a lovely example of Forties home life, depicting a wonderful Forties kitchen dining set, and a beautiful dresser. This is a photograph of a young lady waiting by a radio for her future husband to arrive. Photographs supplied by Signs and Wonders & MaineTransplant & LoveDayLemon & BadWSky 6 Responses Lena May 18th, 2009 I love number 8, she’s so formally dressed to be at home waiting for her husband! Tara May 18th, 2009 I absolutely love number 11. It’s the cutest picture EVER! MrFilthyRotten February 13th, 2010 Love all the photos! I remember our home being decorated similarly in the 50/60’s. Louise February 13th, 2010 Gorgeous photos. Thanks for these. Teri February 13th, 2010 #6 My parents held ‘cha-cha’ lessons in our basement in the early sixties– it looked exactly like this, and so did the basement! I can even remember the weekend my dad tiled the checkerboard floor. They had some great parties down there. 🙂 sue February 19th, 2010 I have the same TV in a photo as number 2, with me sat in front of it as a baby!