March 10th, 2021 | 27 mins 53 secs
1960s, chicago history, history, history podcast, irish pride, st. patricks day, st. pattys day, storytelling, vintage, vintage chicago, vintage history
A tale as old as time.....or at least as far back as 1961! Join Debra and Rachel as they dive deep into Chicago's Very Vintage infatuation with Irish pride. In this episode, Debra and Rachel uncover the history of the peculiar and secretive traditions behind why the Chicago River turns a mysterious bright green hue on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day nearly every year for over half a decade. Is it the work of leprechauns? Listen to find out!
December 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
1920s, 1930s, 1940s history, 1950s, 1960s, christmas, christmas podcast, holiday history, thrift store, vintage, vintage decor, vintage fashion, vintage style
Join us for a super-sized Deep Dive episode of vintage Christmas stories, traditions, and holiday fun!
This episode was born when we wanted to find out more about the iconic silver aluminum Christmas trees of the 1950s and 60s and that took us on a wild ride! We talk about Christmas decor trends from the 1920s through the 1970s, as well as share anecdotes from family and friends. Rachel gets her burning questions answered, such as: What is a flocked Christmas tree? And Debra learns the history of the Christmas Pickle ornament.
Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa....or something a little stronger from your bar cart....and enjoy this special episode!