Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cookies and That Made Me Smile


Started cookie and candy making yesterday.
So far there are Jelly Drop cookies, Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars and Fudge.
Today I am adding Jim Dandies and Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bars (I like bar cookies, they are so easy to make) to the mix.
(UPDATE: The Jim Dandies are awesome. I used 2 oz. semi sweet chips in place of the chocolate, added a bit of coco powder and a bit more of the cherry juice. I didn't feel like making icing so used Nutella instead, yummy. Next time I'll just chop up all the cherries in the jar.)

I also need to keep reminding myself of the things that made me smile this week since I am slowly reading The Road.
It is a spare, beautifully written book that also might be the most depressing book I've ever read and is an act of will to keep going back too.
But it also is a compelling read and the love The Man has for The Boy is lovely and redeems the overwhelming sadness that hangs over me when I've finished 20 or so pages.

So McGyver Kitty and Ninja Kitty keep me happy:



Friday, December 11, 2009

Italian Creme Cake


Wish me luck.
I'm making my first cake from scratch.

I'll post a picture later when it is done.

EDIT:
Ok, here it is and it is delish.
I'll change things a bit when I make it next time, but I am really happy with the results.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Vintage Links


The above is one my mid century modern vintage Christmas cards I have collected over the years. This next one is the whole creepy card that I made my Christmas logo out of:

No, really, who thought a deer head on the top
of a spring would not look creepy?

A few threads over on the VFG to check out:
and a fun "Vintage Christmas Decoration" thread in which your truly shows off....go add your snaps to it.

Vintage Christmas music recommendations from No Pattern Required.
Check out Lizzie's new Christmas Sweater, 40's with Scottie dogs, it is the second post down.
A small collection of Victorian hair combs from Past Perfect Vintage.

That's it for now!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Pearl Harbor Day

Kim over on The Girl Can't Help It reminds us that today is Pearl Harbor Day.
I'll add a few pictures of the gals on the homefront who kept industry
alive to the ones she has posted.



Preparing Your Pets for War


You never know when your cats you will decide to take over the world.



Saturday, December 05, 2009

Holiday Vintage Wear

If you are going to a swanky Christmas party then you NEED THIS DRESS from Elsewhere Vintage.

(I love that picture of the back view.)



Is that not an awesome vintage 50's dress?

Here's a couple more "holiday" dresses:


Fantastic deco design early 40s wine velveteen dress is at Dorothea's Closet.


This next one you can buy at Fast Eddie's Retro Rags.

How much do I want that...so much....hinthint.



And listed at Damn Good Vintage is this fun 50's R&K dress and 60's reversible cape:




Things That Made Me Smile

My Noel Poodles made me smile.

So did "New Moon" done in LOL.

After getting some new dresses listed I sat in front of the fire, listened to 40's/50's Christmas music and ate a piece of Italian Creme Cake. Then a kitty came and joined me for awhile. It made me smile.

I got to an estate sale too late and missed the patterns and most of the vintage. I got some cute Judy Bond blouses that look like they have never been worn and these:


The address book has a refill so I can add my own information and the memo pad has never been used. They made me smile when I saw them.