While not extacly vintage, I do get a lot of enjoyment out of surfing the web to find 'vintagey' ideas. This is my watching tv as I don't watch tv at all.
There's all sorts of wonderous free ideas out there on the web. And if you are trying to be frugal like me, the free web things make up for not buying millions of books and magazines like I used to. Oh I still buy magazines and books, I can't help myself but I don't buy as many.
The web can give you free recipes like the scone recipe I used this morning to make some rather looking rustic scones. They're not perfect.
Not perfect, but the scones are edible.
Lately on the web I've been enjoying watching a set of series from BBC which a kind youtuber has uploaded to give all of the episodes and shows in the series. If you like historical living shows this will make you happy like it did me.
BBC Wartime Farm part one
BBC Edwardian Farm part one
If you watch the BBC Green Valley also Ruth Goodman shows you how to turn homemade cottage cheese into a hard cheese like cheddar. I think of all them my favourites are the wartime, edwardian and Green Valley one. Find all of them on Maddie Gillett youtube channel (scrowl down to find them)