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Doubl-Glo Icicles and Super Cute Ornaments!!

As my super special gift to you – for being such a patient blog enthusiast and not throwing paint and glitter on my as I walk by you on the street because I haven’t updated my blog regularly in, like, forever – I am providing you will some super nifty cardboard ornaments that you can print out and hang on your very own tree!!!

package-back

As you can see these super fab ornaments are on the back of this Doubl-Glo Icicles (tinsel) package.

tinsel

They were obviously added as some sort of ploy to funnel prospective tinsel buyers directly to the Doubl-Glo Icicles product – and boy-oh-boy am I one of the suckers they were aiming their scheme at! I will immediately turn down the sound on TV commercials and give pushy sales people the hand as I turn my head in disgust, but if you’re going to provide me with a cute thing to cut out, I WILL BUY YOUR PRODUCT!

Let that be a lesson to all you advertisers out there.

So here are, not only, the cut-outs for you to print out and cut out and assemble, but also enlarged images of the pics on the back of the package for you to also print out, cut out and hang around the house – that’s two times as many ornaments!!!  Or you could make stickers out of them! Or gift tags! The options are endless!!!

Plus I have blown up some super duper teeny shit and have stuck it in the end for you blow-up-the-teeny-shit fanatics.

Here are the images from the back of the package…

angel-orn

elfen-orn

santa-orn-2

santa-orn

stocking-orn

train-orn

And here are the scans from the inside of the package to cut out and assemble (as well as some handy tinsel application instructions)…

inside-1

inside-2

inside-3

inside-4

angel-cutout

Go ahead and print them out any size you want! You can make them super small or super big or a whole bunch of sizes.

Now, as promised, here are some images from the package of the ornaments that were super duper teeny blown up really big. You can print these ones out too! That would give you thrice as many ornaments as you would have normally gotten! Aren’t you lucky????

elfen-dude-super-teeny

santa-2-super-teeny

santa-super-teeny

stocking-super-teeny

train-super-teeny

dolly

Yay!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving From 1963!

I recently ran across some full newspapers, mostly from Oregon and mostly from the days around when JFK was shot. The date on this Oregonian newspaper is Nov. 25th, 1963 and I scanned all the fab Thanksgiving ads out of it so that we could all enjoy the illustrated foods and cheap prices from the days of yore.

There are quite a few stores that I don’t remember, like Baza’r, Garbades, Tradewell and Big C, and I had no idea there had been a Piggly Wiggly in Portland ever until recently.

I remember shopping at Keinow’s, Safeway and Thriftway and of course Fred Meyer but I didn’t scan their ad cause it was boring. Sorry. And to be honest I don’t know what Safeway was thinking with their ad. That kid looks like he’s about to grab the knife out of the hand of the person carving the turkey.

So sit back and enjoy some olde timey Thankgiving goodness – whether you grew up in Portland Or. or not 🙂

piggly-wiggly-close

piggly-wiggly-thankgiving

baza'r thankgiving

keinows-logo

keinows-thanksgiving

big-c-thanksgiving

garbades-thanksgiving

aluminum-pan-safeway-ad

safeway-logo

safeway-thanksgiving

thriftway-stores

thriftway-thanksgiving

tradewell-logo

tradewell-thanksgiving

tradewell-turkey

turkey-reynolds-wrap

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!

Vintage Back to School Freakout!

back to school gay blade

Ok – not really a freakout – other than last week I was telling my friend I wanted to do a back to school post and I freaked out cause he told me the kids were already back to school.

WTF school? When I was a kid it was always around the first week of Sept. So I’m just gonna pretend that we’re all back in the 60s/70s/80s and show you the back to school goods you’d be seeing back then.

That’s right. Feast your eyes on some back to school shit from crinkly old newspapers that will blow. your. mind!!!!

back to school

These first few are particularly crinkly – they came from a house I’ve been helping clean out and were found wadded up around some old knick knacks and whatnot. So, I hope when you look a these you picture me rifling through the trash and squirreling wadded up balls of newspaper away in my purse cause that’s exactly what I did.

back to school girls

back to school underwear

 

back to school lunch pail

back to school lunch pail close

back to school nested luggage

back to school toy shoppe

back to school binders

How many of you out there remember when the school lunch menu was printed in the newspaper – raise your hands! Sadly, I see very few hands raised out there. I totally remember it! I used to have the goddamn week memorized!

Here’s a sampling of what you could look forward to eating in the school cafeteria back in the olden days – with a neat little illustration for the next column at the end.

Autumn Delight Salad FTW!!!!

school lunch

nancy cafeteria

cafeteria

And in order to fill this post with more thrills, spills and chills I’m throwing in a bunch of other school/kid/teen/clothing stuffs too!

beauty college

bee co

college laundry

hey guys jeans ad

And yes I realize the dish cloths aren’t back to school related but you know I couldn’t not blow this teeny shit up!

dish cloth uses

How about a back to school “Recapture Course” at the House of Slenderizing! NO MENZ!!!

house of slenderizing

one point from pam

sew classes

Back to School means birthday parties at the skating rink and bowling alley – obv!!

skateland

bowling

And finally, here’s some cleanliness and eating well illustrations from a Oregon Dairy Council activity booklet from 1956 that my friend’s mom had filled out in 4th grade.

school booklet 1 1956

school booklet 2

school booklet 3

 

school booklet 4

school booklet 5

 

And if you want more back to school goodness check out my old posts from a few years ago:

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God I love this shit.

McCall’s Coctail-Time Cookbook

cover

Today I have some pages from the 60s McCall’s cookbooklet – Coctail-Time Cookbook.

This baby has some neat food pics and illustrations and some really interesting looking recipes.  It’s not the whole book here – but just some expertly chosen pages that will give you some ideas for what to serve at your next par-tay!  Even if it’s just a par-tay of one!

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2
Hams!!! Deviled and Otherwise!!!
3
Deviled Hams and Liverwursts!!!!!

4

 

sandwich platter

 

5
Sandwich Torte!!!! Oh hell yes!
6
Ham and Cheese Ribbons!!!!
7
Snack Sticks and Deviled Hams!!!!
8
I’m all about the celery these days

 

grand master tray
This is the tray for me!

 

9
Deviled Ham Everything!!!!

 

 

10
Liverwurst Coctail Meatballs!!!

Freaking nummy!!!!!!

Better Homes and Gardens Sewing Book

Today I have some really neat illustrations from a vintage Better Homes and Gardens Sewing Book.

cover

 

Getting right to the cute images with very little yammering today….

 

first off we’ll check out some areas of adjustment that may be needed for your own personal body shape – such as flat derrière or swayback…

 

full bust small waist

 

full busted flat chested

 

round back

 

swayback

 

very full bust

 

Next we see the right and wrong way to do a few things – like wear hats and cut plaid…

 

hats

 

plaids 2

 

plaids

 

And here we see a whole bunch of neat ladies in various styles of dresses…

 

patterned fabric

 

ladies 1

 

ladies 2

 

ladies 3

 

ladies 4

 

ladies 5

 

And children’s (mostly girls) clothing on some insanely cute little girl models…

 

kids 1

 

kids 2

 

kids 3

 

kids 4

 

kids 5

 

kids 6

 

kids 7

 

kids 8

 

kids 10

 

kids 11

 

kids 12

 

kids 13

 

And finally some accessory ideas…

 

accessories

 

accessories big

 

Yay!!!!

Best of the Pillsbury Bake-Off – Final Post

This is it!  The last Best of the Pillsbury Bake-Off post!  And I even included a grand prize winner and my very own fave recipe from the book.

choc almond balls

log cabin chicken pie

 

illus 4

mince bars

 

 

pb blossoms
these are my all time fave cookies in the book – so far

muffin 1

pb rolls

 

pineapple ring

 

plum coffee cake

 

plum nutty

I freaking love how they took the “cinna” in cinnamon and turned it into “cinema” for the illustrations!

rhu 1

 

rhu 2

special pies

shanghai casserole
i wanna make this real bad

thanksgiving

 

turtle cookies
grand prize!!!!!!!!

 

upside down cakes

squiggly bowl

watermelon

 

 

Now go make some Watermelon Tea-Ettes!!!!!!!  And send them to me!!!!!!!!!!

Pillsbury’s Best of the Bake-Off Pt 2

front cover

 

Yesterday I launched a series of posts dedicated to this fabulous cookbook that spans a whole bunch of Pillsbury Bake-Offs.  If I am able to keep it together, I plan on doing multiple posts from this book cause I, not only, love the images in on and around it, but also I think there’s a lot of really good recipes in here.  If you happen to come across it somewheres I highly recommend picking up a copy.  It just feels like a really awesome piece of history that you can clutch in your little hands.

Ok – now on with the inside pics…

egg baskets 1

 

dark secret

 

dark secret 2
i wonder what the Dark Secret is….

cupcake people

 

cinn nut ring

 

man cooked meal

 

kids at table

 

choc mint pie

 

kids with cake

 

measureing cup

 

Pillsbury’s Best of the Bake-Off

front cover

 

I’d like to share some images from one of my all time fave cookbooks of all times.  I would say “today” but I have a feeling this might be spread over a few posts.  The cookbook is huge – as you can see in the cover pic it’s the best 1000 recipes.

back cover

 

spine

 

It’s one of my fave cookbooks for many reasons.  Number one is that it’s basically a community cookbook – you know those hand printed jobbies from a church group or company that have recipes submitted by different women – all with their names printed below the recipe.  Those are one of my fave types of cookbooks – and this here is basically the grand-daddy of them.

Another thing I love about the book is the recipes – and the idea that they were all tested out beforehand and won awards!!!!  You can’t beat that for assurance!

Plus the outer cover is just fab (they even put a cake on the spine!!) – and the inner end papers are fucking amazing!  Seriously I dare you to try and beat this awesomeness!!!!! (click on the pics to seem them in their huge-ass glory!)

inside front cover 1 copy

 

inside back cover 1

 

And the illustrations and pics that are scattered throughout the book are great too!  And the illustrations match the recipes in really cute ways 🙂

So here are a few of them today – and I’ll prob be posting more again soon.

And try the recipes too!  I’ll def be posting some of the blue ribbon recipes – but all of them won an award in their year and category.

apple pine pie

 

choc covered cherry-ettes

 

illus 3

 

date carnival squares

 

apple spice cake

 

owls

 

jam strip cheezers

 

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Have a Beautiful Holiday

beautiful holiday 1

beautiful holiday 2

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