Historians, decorators, costumers, and foodies unite! This documentary, Back in Time for Dinner is mind-blowing! It is the journey of a family in Britain living one year per day through the 1950s to the 1990s, behaving and eating according to the era. Their meals are based on the National Food Survey, a survey completed by households once a year from 1940 to 2000 in which participants documented all the food they bought and ate in a week. It is fascinating to see how societal events and technological advances altered food habits.
The 1950s--A real contrast of the austere '50s in Britain to the prosperous '50s in North America!
The 1960s--"You get a fridge and then you burn your bra."
The 1970s--This epidsode made me want to eat hummus.
The 1980s--Because marmite really gives a whole microwaved chicken the "golden" look.
Every summer I pick these cute wooden watermelons out of my seasonal décor object boxes and sit them on my shelf. The small one was painted by my grandma, and the large one by her fellow-artist friend.