Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Website Updated-1920s Page

I am so excited to finally be getting around to updating my website. Here is a sample of what is new on the 1920s page.

Aren't they cute? I haven't seen one of these from the 20s before. They were very popular in the 40s though.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Website Updated- 1900s Page

I have been trying to do a little updating and clean and organizing of my picture collection. (It is fall! The need to clean is coming out!) I hadn't realized my 1900s website page was blank! Not sure how that happened, computer or human error. It is now back up with a few new pictures! This is one of the hardest era to find patterns or illustrations for. sigh!
This is a new find. I love the silhouette and the shoulder straps!
Check out the other new pictures

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chelsea Pies

This is a recipe from my Good Housekeeping's Book of Recipes and Household Discoveries, copyright 1920. It was my Grandma's and her mother's before that. Don't you love that name? Not just a cookbook but a book of recipes and don't forget the household discoveries! Anyway, back to Chelsea Pies, one of the first recipes I tried from this cookbook and one of my favorites! So yummy! And so simple to make. Yesterday I made two pies and had a lot of leftover pie crust, so I thought of these.
 Filling the little pies.

 Edges pinched and ready.

Gently rolling the tops.

 Ready for the oven.


Chelsea Pies
For each pie you will need:
2 tablespoonful currents or seedless raisins
1 teaspoonful sugar
1/2 teaspoonful butter
pastry dough

Cut rounds about the size of a small saucer from plain pie crust. In the middle of each put the currants or raisins, sugar and butter. Wet edges and gather up like a bag. Pinch the edges together, turn over and roll gently with a rolling pin till the currants begin to prick through on the top side. Bake in a hot oven and serve either warm or cold.
*This is the original wording of the recipe, before they used temperature settings! I usually bake at 400 until nicely brown. I also like to add a pinch of cinnamon to the raisins.

I am a little curious about the history of these little pies. But I can't find anything about them, even when I googled it. Anybody heard of them before? I am assuming from the name they are English.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Three Guys Named Mike

I know it's not Friday (the day I usually post movies), but today is a nice fall day. Rainy, cloudy, cool. The perfect day to curl up with knitting and watch a movie. This one we just discovered and now it is one of our favorites! It is cute and funny.
Three Guys Named Mike is about Marci Lewis, who decides to become an airline stewardess. Marci is a perky, fun loving girl who manages to get herself in a lot of situations. She also ends up with three boyfriends, all named Mike! I love the scene where they are all together and she decides one needs to be Mike, one Micheal and one Micky!
I also love the bungalow she moves into, so cute!

We watched this on Netflix, for all those Netflix users.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Adverts

Today I have more vintage ads to share, this time on Fashion!

Aren't they elegant? The Singer ads are so cute. I know the layout is a bit off on the bigger ads, but I wanted you to be able to see them!
I know I haven't been posting much lately. My brother is getting married in Oct. and the count-down has started! So much to do!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Official Start of Knitting Season

Monday was the official start of knitting season! It all kicks off with our local yarn store's annual anniversary sale! It is one of don't miss events of the year! We plan for months what we are going to purchase and save up. Not that we really stop knitting at a certain time of the year, it is just the start of the fall and Christmas knitting. :) Of course I ended up with more then was on my list. A new book and yarn to knit one of the projects. The book is "Shetland Trader". I don't generally buy knitting books as I never think the expense justifies using one pattern. But this book I fell in love with! And I like eight out of the ten patterns! Here is a link to the hat I am making.
The weather here has also been perfect for knitting. A little cool with a fall breeze. And the nights are down-right chilly! Perfect for cozing up with a good movie and knitting needles.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Old Apron Photos

Do you ever visit It is such a fun site. A great time waster, but very inspirational! One of my favorite searches is to just type in "apron" under the vintage category and see what is new. I can get anything from apron fabric to vintage apron patterns to actual aprons. The last time I was on, I found these old photographs featuring aprons! So fun!  All of the photos are for sale on etsy.
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I had to post this one! How often do you see pictures of men wearing aprons?

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