Tool Tuesday: Egg Stand 1861

Every breakfast table needs an egg stand. Check out this sketch from 1860 with a modern-day picture of a Victorian egg stand. Lovely! Hint: You can move the pictures back/forth by clicking on them.

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886

Christmas Dinner ~1928

Canada Dry Christmas Dinner So now is come our joyful'st feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, and every post with holly.   If Canada Dry still came in a champagne bottle, I'm sure it would do well over the holidays. The kids get sparkling cider, but I'm guessing... Continue Reading →

Bartering for the Christmas Turkey

Planning for Christmas. Found this little gem. Official title is "A backwoods Santa Claus exchanging Christmas things for turkeys" by Peter Newel, c. 1894, published in Haper's Magazine. Yesterday was the first day I braved the crowds to do a little holiday shopping. I'm intrigued by the idea of bartering for special gifts, though I'm... Continue Reading →

Back to School ~1917

A New Year Begins. How quickly summer ebbs into fall. The Girl starts her senior year and with it a certain excitement and trepidation. I must admit I feel the same! Routine is good, however, plus it gives the kids something legitimate to complain about. Fun reads: Check out the Packing Lunch post for tips... Continue Reading →

Summer Picnics ~1940s

Ho! To the Archives! Had a unique opportunity to tour the archives for the Command History Office at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Admittedly, this is my first trip to an 'archives' other than the National Archives, where you get to stand in line to chance a peek at the Constitution. While less... Continue Reading →

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