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From Past to Present: Wallpaper in the Modern Home

Discover how this vintage design element has lasted the test of time in this story inspired by "Blue & White Forever," a feature in the Better Homes & Gardens print edition.

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Vintage Home Office Ideas

With work and home life combining more and more, we turned to our archives for inspiration on designing home offices that feel integrated with the rest of the house, don't require a lot of space, and will work hard for you.

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6 Vintage Pre-Made Menus to Help You Host a Classic Summer Party

Create your own swanky summer soiree with these pre-made menus straight from the vintage pages of our archive. Guests can pick and choose what they want from a menu that's refreshing, seasonal, and bright. We've thrown in 2 bonus beverage menus to pair with your menu choice! Grab your menus and become the hostess with the mostess.

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Metallic Interior Design Trends from the Archive

Explore more of the metallic looks from the Better Homes and Gardens Archives. We explore different uses of color, textures, and types of the shiny materials used to achieve this revival worthy look featured in the March 2019 magazine.

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We Tried It: Beef Lattice Pie Recipe from the Archives

Channel all the cozy vibes of your favorite comfort food with this modern take on a 1959 classic. Sure, January brings with it the onslaught of detoxes, cleanses, and green smoothie recipes, but with the reality of the short, dark days, and the chilly weather, many of us crave comfort food. This recipe for Beef Lattice Pie—which has a pile of vegetables, a crisp crust, and a creamy broth—is a wonderful way to beat any winter blues that come your way.

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70s Glam Report

The 1970s was the decade that turned funky into fun, made us swoon over shag, and paved the way for many of the design aesthetics you still see in homes today. Here, an expansion of the Trend Report from the March 2019 issue, has even more inspiration to help you incorporate the glam of the 70s into the modern style of your own home.

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We Tried It: Nutty Waffle Cookies from the Archives

We took a flashback to the 80s with these Nutty Waffle Cookies, which bake up quickly in a waffle iron.

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10 Vintage Christmas Crafts from the BH&G Archives

We dug into the Better Homes and Gardens archives to bring you the best old-school Christmas crafts that deserve to be remade this year. From ornaments to wreaths and centerpieces, these ideas are our favorite ways to make your own merry.

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We Tried It: Golden Glow Punch from the Archives

We're bringing back the art of the party punch with this 1960s recipe straight from the Better Homes and Gardens archive.

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How to Host a Throwback Thanksgiving

Channel the elegance and style of the 1960s, with a touch of nostalgia that makes Thanksgiving extra special, with this old-school Thanksgiving menu.

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Must-See Vacation Destinations from the Archives

If you want to learn about a far out family vacation from the 1970s, you don't need to tune into a rerun of The Brady Bunch. We're reliving some of the best stories about popular vacation destinations from the Better Homes & Gardens archives. Like any memorable family vacation, we've planned something for everyone. Maybe you're into nostalgia and want to spark memories of vacations past. Or possibly you want to see how much traveling has changed (especially the prices). Either way, you can pick up a few tips that are still useful decades later. So pile in the station wagon and let's take a trip back in time.

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The Secret Ingredient? Homegrown Herbs

Throughout history herbs have been much-loved, multitasking heroes in the home. These savory, aromatic plants have been used for medicinal purposes, to make household cleaning products or perfumes and fragrances, to brighten up window sills, and to add variety and spice to both food and beverages. While pregrown herbs can be bought at the store, growing them at home is fun and offers valuable benefits like cutting your grocery bill and having gorgeous and versatile plants always within reach. Interested in testing your green thumb and growing herbs of your own? Try these handy tips and tricks Better Homes & Gardens has provided throughout the years.

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1960s Throwback: Words of Wisdom from the Test Kitchen

The smart tips and tricks and tasty recipes you find in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine are sure to please. That's because they've been tried and rigorously tested in the Test Kitchen. Today's Test Kitchen staff remains busier than ever, churning out delicious dining ideas and quick and simple kitchen hacks. While tastes have changed over the decades, many of the timeless tips and tasty treats from the Test Kitchen are chocked full of wisdom that's still valuable to today's cooks. We've sorted through the archives to bring you nothing but classic tips from the grooviest decade—the 1960s.

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Modern yet Timeless Color Palettes for Spring

It's official—spring is here! Now's the perfect time to update your home with color palettes featuring fresh, on-trend hues. Whether you're going all-out with new paint or wallpaper, or simply adding colorful accents to brighten up existing decor, consider these spring-worthy palettes inspired by the Better Homes & Gardens archives.

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From Past to Present: Wallpaper in the Modern Home

Wallpaper is back, but in a whole new way. Discover how this vintage design element has lasted the test of time in this story inspired by "Blue & White Forever," a feature in the February 2018 Better Homes & Gardens print edition.

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Indoor Gardening Guide: Tips and Tricks from the Archives

Indoor gardens have been used to add character and glamour to homes for centuries. Taking care of plants can be a calming escape from the stressors of everyday life and can provide both physiological and psychological health benefits as well. Whether you're an experienced gardener looking to try new methods, or a beginner having trouble keeping even the hardiest of plants alive, these tips and tricks have lasted the test of time and will help your indoor garden thrive. You'll be enjoying the benefits of gorgeous, healthy plants and impressing your friends, family, and guests in no time.

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Fall in Love with These Time-Tested Valentine's Day Crafts & Treats

'Tis the season for sweet treats and all things love! This Valentine's Day draw inspiration from the Better Homes & Gardens archives as you explore recipes and crafts from the late '50s to the 2000s. These Cupid-approved crafts and treats are time-tested and sure to impress.

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5 Timeless Holiday Desserts for Making Spirits Bright

Why search the latest trends in holiday desserts when you can try these time-tested treats? We've reached into the archives for vintage recipes that will turn today into the good old days.

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Time-Tested Hosting How-To's That Still Hold True

Hairstyles, fashion, musical tastes, and aesthetics change. But hosts and hostesses can count on these classic entertaining tips from the archives the next time they're throwing a 21st-century get-together.

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1959: Christmas Cookie Cut-Outs

Stretch your cookie decorating muscles this holiday and bake up a warm batch of our favorite Christmas Cookie Cut-Outs!

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1947: Kris Kringles

Surprise your holiday guests will a delicious dessert that will transport them back to the late '40s. This festive and colorful cookie is ideal for decking out your seasonal tablescape during the most wonderful time of the year.

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1957: Oh, Fudge!

No holiday party is complete without a creamy, velvety plate of fudge! This year, re-create this recipe from 1957 for a timeless take on this dessert.

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1929: Poinsettia Cupcakes

Take a peek into the recipe archives with this festive cupcake recipe. Your holiday party goers will so enjoy the adorable decorating and nod to the 1920s.

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1952: St. Nick's Cookies

With Christmas just around the corner, try this tasty recipe on for size! St. Nick's Cookies are a crowd favorite that won't disappoint this holiday season.

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The New Grind: Tips for the Best Coffee Then and Now

Coffee has become a central part our everyday routine; learn how this daily ritual has evolved through the decades, from brewing a morning cup of Joe to serving guests dessert coffee.

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Boho Style Then & Now

It's no secret bohemian style is trending—but did you know the style has been in the making for quite some time? Follow the evolution of this eclectic home decor style throughout the decades, from the 1920s to today.

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Classic Soups and Stews Perfect for Fall

Bookmark these archive finds as your go-to recipes for those chilly fall evenings.

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Accent Chairs Through the Ages

The times may have changed, but our love for a good accent chair remains the same.

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Etched Glass: A Cut Above the Rest

See how this do-it-yourself craft has evolved through the ages—plus get new ideas to elevate your basic glass pieces.

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Our Favorite Halloween-Themed Recipes from the BH&G Archives

Get inspired by these timeless Halloween-themed recipes from the '30s to the '90s. They're simply spooktacular!

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Braided Rag Rugs: An American Craft That Lasts

Forged from leftover fabric scraps, this is one DIY that has endured through decades.

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We're (Still) All About Avocados

Our obsession with avocados is far from new. See how this love affair developed with some of our favorite avocado recipes through the ages.

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Straight from the Archives: Midcentury Mod Living Room Must-Haves

Take a look at everything you need to create the perfect midcentury modern living room, straight from the era itself.

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Your Fall Cleaning Playlist

Get down with these classic tunes while you're sprucing up your home for the cooler months ahead.

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Party Food of the 1950s

Between breakfast snacks, lunchtime apps, and delicious desserts, party food hasn't changed much over the years. Here are a few of our favorites from the fabulous '50s—and their modern interpretations.

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Shag Rugs Weren't Just for the Groovy Era

Who knew this 1970s trend would go on to become timeless home decor?

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13 Flower Arrangement Tips and Images to Inspire You

Flower gardens are brilliant with color and bringing an armful of blooms into your home will add bright hues and joy to any room. Enjoy some inspiration from the Better Homes and Gardens archive to guide you in putting together your very own floral arrangements.

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