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Chocolate cake, remember when

September 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

It must be the change in weather. When things get cool, we get itchy to bake. We first paired this easy and moist chocolate cake with a simple cooked frosting about 40 years ago. Just learning to cook then, and prowling in mother’s cookbooks for ideas. The combination has become a family favorite. Cockeyed Cake […]

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Chickens, hens, roosters…more dishes

September 27, 2008 | 2 Comments

Over my kitchen cabinets, I have a display of chicken things. Mostly dishes, but a few other pieces as well. I have some other chicken-related things around the house as well. I’ve just chosen to collect because they’re fun, and then… My grandfather raised and showed bantam chickens for many years. He passed before I […]

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Corning Ware Daisies, Vintage Centura 1960s

September 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Springhill is the pattern name. This vintage dinnerware from Corning is decorated with charming daisies: white-on-white daisies, yellow centered, in turn adorned with green ribbons. Centura is the brand name of the dinnerware made by Corning, before it turned to Corelle. The substance is called “pyroceram,” which started life as a material to use for […]

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My Little Nub

September 19, 2008 | No Comments

What, you say? It’s a pencil, not a dish. I’ll tell you how it’s connected. I love school supplies, almost as much as vintage dishes. I’d love to have Tom Hanks send me “bouquets of sharpened pencils” as well. If you’re a fan of You’ve Got Mail, you know what I mean. Every September, the […]

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Big Top goblet foot detail

Big Top Peanut Butter Goblets, Vintage Hazel Atlas

September 16, 2008 | 26 Comments

Even today, once in a while, you will see jelly sold in a glass jar with a pop-off metal top. Like these Big Top Peanut Butter goblets, the glassware is meant to be kept as a drinking glass. This was much more common in the 1950s, and the goblets made by Hazel Atlas for Big […]

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Vintage Noritake relish dish

Vintage Noritake… So Charming

August 27, 2008 | No Comments

The thrill of the hunt never seems to go away. And I found some beautiful vintage Noritake that I’d first noticed a few weeks ago. Since it was still around when I went back, it needed to come home with me. At least, temporarily. The relish dish caught my eye first, because relish dishes do, […]

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Go Green – Broccoli Salad in Retro Glass

August 19, 2008 | 3 Comments

Some years ago, at a carry-in lunch, a colleague brought a great Broccoli Salad. I liked the interplay of the crunchy, raw broccoli with the zingy sweet and sour dressing. But the recipe was missing in action. So I went home and developed my own version. It’s great in the summer, when cool salads are […]

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Churchill china, English tea

August 15, 2008 | No Comments

So….the cooler weather puts us in mind for a cup of hot tea. When the neighborhood is fragrant with woodsmoke to take off the September-like chill, a mug of steaming tea goes down nicely! My British brother-in-law showed me the way to make a good cup. First, fill the cup about 2/3 full with freshly […]

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Set a Snazzy Table

August 7, 2008 | No Comments

One thing leads to another…saw an item from the Food Network about table setting this week… ….well, that link is gone but if you go to Food Network’s site and search under “table setting” you’ll see the current versions of table settings…. I think this vintage and new concept still has a lot to offer. […]

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In the Soup

August 4, 2008 | No Comments

Yesterday was a good day. Shopped at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, where I hadn’t been in a while. Then had my blog changed over to WordPress. I know a lot more about doing something with the veggies from the market. WordPress will be a new adventure. I have a very patient webmaster to rely […]

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Tall Cooler Glass of Lemonade

July 30, 2008 | No Comments

On a hot, muggy evening, I could sure use a tall cooler glass full of lemonade. Fresh-squeezed, with just a bit of sugar. Glasses like these, made for Corelle’s Landscape pattern, would work just fine. They have nice heavy bottoms, and hold a good 16 ounces. Tomorrow I’ll go back to the Produce Palace and […]

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