Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
There's still lots of Christmas in the thrifts, just not much vintage Christmas. Yesterday was 50% at Value Village, I didn't see not one item I wanted to buy, that's sad!! I also shopped at my local collectible shop and came home with a nice sized Santa
It's the happy Santa in the front - I don't have one that big.
I bought the two ornaments on the right there too - the other one was a in a bag of junk that yielded two items, the other one is....
The little guy sitting in the middle!! I spotted him in the bag, I had to buy it - the bag was only 50 cents and gave me this cutie and the bell ornament. I found the other pixies last year, I know they're not old, but they're pretty cute!
Might as well keep picking up ornaments for the next wreath project!!
Another box of lights - for my light shelf..
I'm listening to this record right now - it's a Peter Pan 33 1/3 Little LP - I paid 25 cents - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth - nothing sounds like a record!!
I don't think there will be much more thrifting now before Christmas, I was happy to find anything at all this week, have you had any luck?
I'm linking with Share Your Cup Thursday and Vintage Thingie Thursday
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It was exactly one year ago today that I did a post on my vintage Christmas postcards, if you care to go back and look at those cards, click right here. I collected these cards for a few years, they really are so pretty and every so often I just like to take them out and have a look.
The postcards with artwork by Ellen Clapsaddle were always my favorite - the children are always so sweet.
This card has no postmark but it is written on - it was written to Mary in Kokomo, Indiana from her "bro and sis" - Jack and Pearl. It has a one cent stamp.
Another Clapsaddle card that was exchanged between friends, from Herbert to Miss Nellie Otto.
This Clapsaddle has the cutest message, I had to scan it too..
I wonder how long it took this card to travel all the way from Ontario to Florida back in 1922..
If you check out my post from last year, there's a card there from the same series as this one. This card was written from Willa to Eleanor Blanchard.
This card was postmarked in 1916 from Gramma to Mr. Le Mallett
This card is probably the newest one out of this lot, it is postmarked 1924 and sent to an address in Clarksville, Iowa.
I think this one is so cute - looks at his little toolbox, he really wants Santa to know where he is. This card was postmarked 1913 and sent from Uncle Axel to Master Gordon Wrigel in St. Paul, Minnesota
This one is what you call an undivided card - there are no divisions on the back for the message and address - it was postmarked 1906 from Bellows Falls, VT and sent to Winchendon, MA - from Aunt E to Master Dexter Whittermore.
This card is really cute too - it's a Whitney card.
This card was never postmarked, it must have been hand delivered from Aunt Lillian to Russel.
Don't you wish you could look in your mailbox tomorrow and find a card or two like any of these?
I'm linking this post over at Dawn's party that has a new name this week -We Call it Junkin
Monday, December 16, 2013
I'm never one to start my Christmas baking way in advance, I started yesterday with "Sweet and Easy Sugar Cookies, " I've been making these for a few years, if you're looking for a nice sugar cookie that you don't have to roll and cut out and also makes a large batch, you best try this one.
This recipe came from the cookbook - Great Canadian Cookies, published in 2000, the recipes were gathered through the Great Canadian Cookie Contest, I did a post here last month on peanut butter cookies which were also from this book.
Sweet and Easy Sugar Cookies
2 cups margarine
2 cups white sugar
4 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips ( I always use the miniature chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture in thirds. Fold in chocolate chips.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet ( I always use parchment paper for cookies)
Bake for 12-15 minutes, it is more like 12 in my oven or until edges are slightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen small cookies.
I also made Cranberry Orange loaf yesterday - that post has been my most popular one for months - it's a great recipe for Christmas or anytime - you can check it out right here if you'd like!
Happy Baking - today I plan on making peanut butter balls and a gumdrop cake, which will be a first for me!
I'm linking up today with Junkin Joe