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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!!!

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

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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…

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

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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????

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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 🙂

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Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!

Have a Beautiful Holiday

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Tirol Chocolate Mega Christmas House

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Yes, that’s right.  You are looking at one of the most awesome Japanese Christmas paper houses with candy EVER!!!!! And if you wanna see some up-closeness then just keep your googly eyes fixated right here!

In my recent travels and wanderings I happened upon this item in a Japanese supermarket in LA. I found it online so you can purchase one of your very own  – but at more than twice the price I paid!  Sheesh!

Here are pics of the whole outside of the box…

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and here is the box when it is first opened (I took all the candy and paper stuff out)…

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You pull apart some perforated sections and do some fancy folding and putting together of little stuffs and wa-LA!!!

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The box comes with an enormous amount of candy presents in a long string of packaging – I guess so that you can hang it somewhere next to the house on Christmas morning…

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I’ve had one so far and it was a chocolate covered wafer cookie thing.

And here are close ups of the inside…

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Pretty damn cute!!!!

I also bought another Christmas themed candy there – mostly for the packaging.

It’s called Christmas Kuppi Ramune starch candy by Kakudai.  I couldn’t find this product online though.

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Kuppi Ramune is the name of the rabbit and squirrel characters.  I don’t know if they are anything other than candy characters.  I can’t seem to find anything about them – other than on candy packaging.

This particular candy isn’t so great.  It’s called starch candy and they aren’t lying.  It kinda looks like a sweet tart but isn’t at all.

I also went to a nearby Daiso store and got myself another pair of fuzzy slippers among many other things.  I have a hard time controlling myself in either the Daiso store or the Japanese supermarket.

Here’s me enjoying some holiday entertainment in my new slippers….

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That’s about it. Have a fabulous Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!

Mary Cullen’s Christmas Cookies

A little while back I posted some ads from a 1953 Portland Oregon newspaper. One of the ads was for Mary Cullen’s freezer school.

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When I first saw it I not only thought that it was hilarious but I was also psyched cause I knew I had seen something from Mary Cullen before.

Long ago, before I had a scanner, I found this Mary Cullen chrismas cookie flyer in my great aunt’s recipie collection. I photocopied it then, and then scanned that photocopy, and now I’ll post it here.

Just keep in mind that the quality is not as good as you are used to here in CPC’s world of fine scanned goods. But you can still see the cute Santas and read the recipes.

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As per usual I’m all about the Fruit Cake Cookies and the Mincemeat Cookies.

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Hardcore (1979)

Yay!!!

Merrie Christmas Cookbook

Today I have some incredibly gorgeous illustrations from a cookbook called The Merrie Christmas Cookbook.

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It’s a small hardcover that was put out in 1955 by the Peter Pauper Press.

First some of the fab images…

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desserts

dirty dishes

mixing bowl

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pig on platter

reindeer and carriage

turkey

xmas salad

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and then some of the recipes from the canapé section…

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holiday canapes 2 mock caviar sardine cream cheese

Num!!

Holiday Recipes From Santa’s Kitchen

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Seriously.  This is directly from Santa’s Kitchen…via me…to you.

Obv Santa and I are really good friends and he let me take these pics and then publish them in a pull-out cookbooklet in some 70s mag.  And now you can make all these fab treats yourself!

Please note the teeny blown up pics of santa doing some product placement at the end.

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dude w cake boxes

dude w foil

dude w ham

dude w hash and bacon

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A Ticket to Romance…

Today I have a winter themed tale of romance that includes stewardesses, snow, passionate flaming kisses, a masquerade ball, free floating thought heads, and more kissing!  Mad, passionate kissing!

So curl up next to the fire with your fuzzy slippers and read A Ticket to Romance from the March 1964 issue of Young Romance.

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More 80s Christmas Seals

Today I have yet another set of Christmas seals for you to print out and seal things with.

These particular seals also allow you to announce to the world that you made something.

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On the back they also inform you of other uses for these seals…

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although I don’t know why you would want to put a “Handmade By…” sticker on your mirror.

So here is a sheet of the stickers.  You can print them out onto sticky paper if you want and use them on packages or canning jars filled with home made food stuffs or whatever else you have made by hand (even a mirror if that’s your thing).

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I love that plaid one!  But they’re all pretty nifty!

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