Saturday, February 28, 2015

Care for some jellied tongues or would you prefer aspic-glazed lamb loaf?

What pops into your mind when you think of vintage food and recipes?

I think of meat in aspic. 

I have never eaten it (I'm vegetarian). In fact, the very sight of meat in aspic makes me gag.

It seems that vintage recipe books feature plenty of jellied foods.

It's not just standard meat that goes into these grotesque creations, nothing is off limits.

Apparently, food that was jellied showed that you had a bit of money.

You see, gelatin needs refrigeration to set. So you needed a refrigerator.

In the 1950s, to own a refrigerator, you needed $$$. Interesting.

Here are some tasty treats that may have you feeling sick.









Friday, February 20, 2015

I won!

You know what is nice? Winning stuff.

Last week, I got a lovely surge of adrenalin when I read - you are the winner!

Desert Lily Vintage held the giveaway and I won a set of vintage canisters. Yay me!

Thanks for the prize. They are loved.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Vintage Valentine's Day Hollywood Style

Happy Valentine's Day sweethearts!

I was searching for some vintage Valentine's Day images and I found some gorgeous, kitschy Hollywood photos that I just had to share with you.

Lana Turner

Natalie Wood

Rita Hayworth

Marilyn Monroe

Kim Novak

Lucy and Desi

Leave It To Beaver