Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Grandma's Thanksgiving Dinner...

As I was perusing my November 1938 and 1939 Good Housekeeping magazines recently, I thought it would fun to put together a "Thanksgiving dinner" using the old-timey advertisements and photos. Something that struck me while in the process of choosing my menu items was that some of the brands available to Grandma in the 1930s are still available today. Do you recognize or use any of these?

First, we must find recipes in the Settlement Cookbook ("the way to a man's heart").

Now, don't forget to season your stuffing before you put it in the bird at 5:00 am!

Ah, who can resist the lovely jewel-like glow of cranberry sauce?

And don't those niblets look nummy?

Turkey in the straw? No, turkey on the table.

To keep your turkey from trotting off the platter, you might want these anchor carving pins.

Do you suppose he's got anchor carving pins? Or is he just that good?

It MUST be true, because Flako's got the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!

Speaking of pie... my favorite is good old-fashioned pumpkin, but the one shown here with Brazil nuts sounds interesting. What's your favorite?

Well, I don't know about you, but I feel stuffed! And I keep humming "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go"....

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Little Something for Veteran's Day...

To veterans of all the wars, Thank You for your service!

Here's a little musical celebration, vintage style, in honor of this day...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Great Big Thank You! ArtDecoDame and Lady Luck!

A little while back, ArtDecoDame at Pretty Little Things blog hosted a fabulous giveaway to celebrate reaching 300 followers... and, oh my goodness, Lady Luck smiled on Miss CherryBubbles! My name was drawn as the winner! Now, just see all the swell vintage things that arrived in the mail one day...

The black floral hat is just gorgeous and the petal hat is too fun! I've used the lovely corde purse for a couple special occasions and worn the bracelets (separately, I might add) several times to work or just about town. But, oddly enough, I think my favorite thing is the leafy handkerchief. I'm a complete sucker for anything with autumn leaves!

Thank you, ArtDecoDame! You're the most!

Sophisticated lady? No, but she plays one on tv.

Now, hold still, Mr. Lucky, and blow.