Thursday, April 29, 2010

One of the cutest (and most unusual!) cards ever

I absolutely love this vintage card. It's so cute and so unusual! It's a 1940's greeting card with a dog motif, and it functions like a "get well" calendar. There is a page a day for each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday. The illustrations on each page are so super, super cute.

I have a box of vintage dog themed cards and photos that I'm working on right now ... there are some treasures!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sweet 1950's Vintage Valentines

These cute little 1950's vintage Valentines are too sweet not to share! I'm going through a huge box of cards today and these were my favorites. I especially like the whimsical little duck riding his tricycle.

Friday, April 23, 2010

1958 Vintage Quickie Appetizers

I love vintage cookbooks. My favorites include mid-century "retro housewife" cookbooks, vintage baking, and vintage cookbooks for children.

I am listing a big stack of 1940's to 1950's vintage cookbooks today. One of my favorites in Good Housekeeping's Appetizer Book (1958). I love the retro food photography, the mid century living illustrations, and of course the recipes!

This cookbook has a number of "quickie" appetizer recipes to throw together in a hurry. Here are a few examples:

Stuffed Nuts: Put walnut or pecan halves together in pairs, with a generous filling of sharp-cheese spread.

Onion Toasties: Combine minced onion with an equal amount of mayonnaise; season with paprika, salt, pepper, Worcestershire. Spread over entire surface of each cracker. Broil until bubbly.

Potato Chips: Heat in oven; serve in basket. Or spread chips in shallow pan; sprinkle with grated Cheddar or Parmesan cheese; then broil lightly.

Peanut-Butter Toasties: Top each cracker with thin onion slice, dab of peanut butter, then dab of ketchup. Toast under broiler.

Cheese Popcorn, Home Style: In skillet, heat packaged popcorn with butter or margarine; then toss with grated Parmesan or Cheddar Cheese.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

1944 Vintage Ads

I love working with vintage magazine advertisements; they are such a fascinating look at the way people lived in the past. I also love the differing styles of graphics and photography. Here are several especially nice 1944 vintage ads. I particularly love the Lane Hope Chest ad.