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Vintage photos: World War II ‘victory gardens’

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Urban farming was way more than a fad in the 1940s.

Urban gardening may be catching on now, but today’s urban gardeners have nothing on their grandparents. During the World Wars, the U.S. government urged citizens to plant their own small vegetable gardens. It was a super positive spin on “We don’t have enough war rations.”

I don’t know what people would do today if the government asked them to grow cabbage in their front yards, but people back them were ready. Around 20 million families planted victory gardens. They grew 40 percent of the country’s vegetables by 1944.

Naturally, the government wanted to remember this successful project, so it kept a collection of photos. I happened upon them the other day, and I couldn’t stop looking. Some were sweet, some were inspiring, and some made me a little sad … even uncomfortable. I thought you might like to check

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Ceramic tile shower shelves designed and handmade in the USA by Mark Daniels.

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Cantilevered vanity on one side. The powder bath on the right has a sheet of 3/4 ply slipped into the the end of the cabinet vanity and screwed to the side of a stud enabling the vanity to “fly” approx 14″ off the floor. Really creates a feeling of more room in your powder bathroom or any bathroom for that matter, do it in your 5×8 bathroom. Shows off the porcelain floor tile. Tie your under cabinet lighting in with your over the vanity lighting, switches on at the same time. “Banjo top” over toilet tank, another level of quality added.

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Match your vanity mirror to your vanity!

Strasser bathroom vanity recessed shampoo

Very nice “Strasser” furniture look vanity with matching framed mirror, a sense of extra room with the underside open. Stock granite top. Recessed combination

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A long beige skirted bench sits on a wide plank wood floor in a white custom closet lit by a George II Mini Chandelier.

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Chic custom walk-in closet boasts mirrored closet doors stacked beneath white cabinets donning glass knobs.

McCann Design Group

Custom walk-in closet boasts a white island fitted with white shaker drawers topped with a styled tray lit by a beaded sphere chandelier.

Beth Haley Design

A crystal chandelier lights a glam custom walk-in closet and hangs over a vintage kilim rug placed on a dark stained wood floor beneath a blue chair.

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Shutter style bi-fold doors slide open to reveal a walk-in closed accented with a faded blue rug and a white built-in storage window seat fixed beside white shoe shelves.

Kate Lester Interiors

A small gray closet with folding doors open to a built-in desk with upper shelves and a gray

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