April 21, 2012

Today In History: April 21st

Today in 1948 the first Polaroid camera was sold in the US! And because Polaroids are so awesome we will now share a bunch of vintage pictures. I'm not really sure if they are Polaroids, I'm thinking they're not.




April 16, 2012

Estate Sale Finds: March

 This post is a little late, but better late than never!
Most of the vintage we wear comes from thrift stores and estate sales. For various reasons, some don't feel comfortable buying a stranger's old clothes but for a vintagist, that is basically what you do on a regular basis-and don't give it a moment's thought! That being said, there are some basic things we, personally, have learned about the estate sale.
In our area, an estate sale is different from a yard sale/ garage sale in these main ways:
1. Volume- usually everything in the house is for sale, or all of its contents are displayed on the lawn, in the garage and on the driveway

2. Variety of items- since the main goal is to sell everything, chances are you will be able to buy anything from teacups, to books, to clothes to picture frames

3. Quality- the items that are sold include the good stuff that people just have to get rid of, rather than only sifting through cast-offs or boxes of junk

This is what we came home with, all for $6.00
homemade 60's polyester tank

homemade 60's  polyester band-collar tank

50's gloves

1969 pattern- all pieces are still there!

April 11, 2012

The Recipe Archives: Fruit Salad 1945

Classic Fruit Salad

From Searchlight Recipe Book (1945)

1 Cup Diced Pineapple
1 Cup Diced Pears
6 Maraschino Cherries
1 Cup Diced Marshmallows
1 Cup Seeded White Grapes or Cherries
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts
Fruit Salad Dressing

Combine pineapple, marshmallows, pear, white grapes or cherries and nuts. Moisten with salad dressing. Arrange on crisp lettuce. Garnish with maraschino cherries. If desired, diced peaches, bananas, oranges or other fruit may be used in preparing the salads. Serves 6

Fruit Salad Dressing
1/2 Cup sirup from Canned Peaches
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Egg Yolks, Well Beaten
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/8 Teaspoon Paprika

Heat peach sirup. Combine egg yolks sugar, salt, and paprika. Add peach sirup slowly, stirring constantly. Cook over hot water until thick and smooth. Remove from stove. Add lemon juice slowly. Mix thoroughly. Chill. If desired, other fruit juices may be substituted for the peach sirup. Sweeten to taste.

* I wonder when the spelling of sirup was changed to syrup? *

April 7, 2012

Collections: Gaudy Jewelry

I think all of us girls really love jewelry, especially as vintage lovers! Over a handful of years we've managed to aquire rather gaudy jewlery, creating some sort of mini collection. These are a few pieces I know we really like and we wanted to share them with you.

This was our grandmothers, the patina and red stone  reminds us of the necklace from Vertigo 

This brooch was also our gradmothers, they dont make stuff like this anymore!

the one on the right was a friends great aunt's

April 1, 2012

Hat of the Month: April '68

This hat was in the April 1968 issue of HATS MAGAZINE I can't say we've made this one, but its definitely a fun looking hat of the 60s.