Take a trip down memory lane with Lesley M.M. Blume's Let's Bring Back ($19.95; Chronicle), and start a revival of these faded traditions for the new year!
Neapolitan Ice Cream
Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate side by side: Most popular in the late 1800s - before freezers were common - Neopolitan ice cream was considered an extravagant treat.
A dramatic way to end the writing of a letter: you get to light a stick of wax aflame, let big blood-red drops splatter the back of the envelope, and finish with a mighty thumpof the stamp onto the wax.
An emblem of faraway adventure, along with memento stickers for your traveling trunk. Especially lovely and quite rare today: postcards with scalloped edges.
Plastic ballpoint pens are so miserly; never sign an important document with cheap ink, especially a contract.
They make cleaning feel more like frivolity and less like drudgery.
What other things should make a comeback? Keep reading to find out!
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