Sunday, September 26, 2010

Giveaway at Pretty Little Things

Head on over to Pretty Little Things where Art Deco Dame is having a lovely giveaway! I'm in love with the orange bracelet and the gorgeous purse. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Retro Finds

I've been doing a lot of "surfing" lately. Vintage resources and products seem so limited, and I've been relentlessly digging in an attempt to find some treasures. Here are a few websites and items I came across. Enjoy!

I have been on the prowl for reproduction vintage wrapping paper for YEARS!! I love the prints and whimsy of wrapping paper from the 50's, but who
wants to use it much less give it away? Enter Sweet Vintage: all of their paper is reversible with a retro print on each side, plus it is 60 lb. paper weight so you can reuse it. I love the wedding paper! It's covered in adorable 1950's brides and dashing grooms!

Their prices are very reasonable: $5.00 per sheet (28'' X 40''). Plus they give you two free matching gift tags, and shipping is only $1.00 per sheet. They also sell gift wrap sets and gift tag sets.

Have you ever seen the magazine Remenisce? Good Old Days seems similar, except that the articles relate to the years 1900 to 1949.

The sister magazine of Good Old Days, Looking Back features stories about wartime romances, old advertisements, and Sunday comics. Looking Back stays within the years of 1930-1969.

Yet another wonderful thing in California: Find information on The Rosie the Riveter trust, park, and memorial here. As well as info about their events, such as the Home Front Festival By the Bay, park bus tour, and USO dance. There's also an online store selling Rosie stationary, mugs, shirts, tote bags, and WWII posters.

America in WWII magazine is releasing a special issue, "Stars in WWII". It will hit newsstands on September 28th, but you can pre-order your copy now and receive $1.00 off the newsstand price plus free shipping. The magazine is said to be full of pinups, movie posters, movie ads, true stories about the hollywood stars who served in WWII, articles about the USO and canteens, and more. It looks like a fabulous issue! :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prayer Request Update

Thanks to everyone who was praying for my friend. She went home to be with the Lord yesterday. I am sad, but I know she is so happy right now and is no longer suffering! Thank you again for your prayers.

More Betty Crocker recipes (1943)

Last-Minute Tomato Soup
(Serves 4)

Stir well 1 cup cooked tomatoes to break up pulp and juice.

Add 3 cups rich milk. Heat stirring frequently.

Add 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1 tablespoon butter (if desired).

Serve immediately.

Mock Indian Pudding
(Serves 6)

Combine 2 cups milk, 2 small eggs - well beaten, 2 tablespoons molasses.

Add mixture of 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger.

Mix in 2 cups Wheaties.

Pour into greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours in slow moderate over (325 degrees). Serve warn with plain or whipped cream.

Spring Fancy
(Serves 4)

Cook 10 minutes in boiling water: 2 cups slivered carrots, 2 cups slivered pared potatoes.


Toss lightly with 4 tablespoons butter, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 cup minced parsley.


Cauliflower Leaves: Ask for untrimmed cauliflower. Save leaves nearest head. Trim off lower tough parts. Cook in boiling water to cover, 15 minutes. Drain. Season and butter. Or chop and add white sauce.

Outer Leaves of Lettuce: Use for Wilted Lettuce or in cooking peas.

Outer Stalks of Celery: Use for creamed or braised celery.

Celery Leaves: Use in green salads, in bread stuffings, in stews and soups, with roasts, and for garnish.

Carrot Tops: Use for garnish.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request

PLEASE pray for my friend. She needs a healing touch from God. I can't go into details, but your prayers are very much appreciated.

A Memory Between Us and Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A Memory Between Us, the second book in Sarah Sundin's Wings of Glory series, released on September 1st. YOU NEED THIS BOOK! I can't put it down, yet I'm trying to savor it. Her writing instantly transports you to 1943 — you can hear the planes flying overhead, feel the dampness of England. Her characters are so alive, it's like they've become friends of mine. And I must say, I'm rather smitten with Major Jack Novak. So if you're in the mood for a really wonderful WWII read, A Memory Between Us is what you're looking for! :)

Here is another recipe from the Betty Crocker Your Share cook book:

Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Sift together 2 cups sifted Gold Medal flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder.

Stir in 1 egg, well beaten, 1 cup milk.

Add 4 tablespoons shortening, melted.

Spread in greased 8 inch square pan. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (mixed). Bake about 30 minutes in quick moderate oven (375 degrees). Serve warm as bread or dessert.