Are you looking for a "blueprint for living a simple, fufilling life"? Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion and fun based on the teaching and life of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and authority on dressmaking and fashion. Amy Barickman artfully assembles the work and ideas of Mary and infuses it with her modern day perspective in this treasure of a book. Included in the book are inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas, four storage pockets - one for each season, and twelve easy-to-make magic patterns for chic sewing projects. An indispensible resource for every woman who values the creative endeavors involved with making a house a home.