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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stella Young

In December last year, Australian disability advocate, Stella Young, passed away unexpectedly, aged 32 years old.

Melbourne artist, Asphyxia, has created a postcard with an stamped image of Stella Young on it as a tribute.

All proceeds from the sale of the postcard will be donated in Stella's name to Domestic Violence Australia.

If you are interested in purchasing a postcard, they are $5 each and you can purchase the postcard here.

My one is permanently on display on my fridge.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

That awkward moment....

Hands up if this has happened to you!

Friday, January 9, 2015

When the tooth fairy forgets

I did something bad. I felt so guilty. It was completely my fault that the tooth fairy forgot to visit.

My son lost his third tooth recently. He was so excited that the tooth fairy was going to leave some coins under his pillow.

I kissed my son goodnight and then relaxed on the lounge, watched some crappy show and nodded off. 

My son woke up in the morning upset, telling me that the tooth fairy didn't leave him anything!


How could I forget???

I had to think of something I quietly grabbed some coins and went into the bathroom and placed the coins next to the toothbrush holder.

When my son went into the bathroom to clean his teeth, with my best poker face, I asked him where this money came from...

It worked!!! He said that the tooth fairy must have thought it would be a good idea to leave the money there this time.


I still had a big dose of the guilts, but a few days later, I saw a Facebook post from a school mum saying she had forgotten too. It made me feel a bit better to know I wasn't the only one.

So, my suggestion is as soon as you put you child to bed, put some money in a very obvious place that you will check before you go to bed. 

I have decided that next time the tooth fairy is due to leave her loot, I will be putting the money on top of my mobile phone so I don't forget it at my bedtime.

Have you ever forgotten the tooth fairy? How did you 'fix' the problem?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Donna Douglas, Beverly Hillbillies star has passed away

Donna Douglas, best known for her role as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, has died, aged 82.

She died on New Years Day from pancreatic cancer, in her home state of Louisiana.

Douglas also starred alongside Elvis Presley in Frankie and Johnny in 1966.