Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Thrift Store Scores: What we look for (and why)

By Kerry

We’re nearly half way through October, which means the weather here in central Florida is almost comfortable enough to spend prolonged periods of time outside. We were feeling intrepid this weekend, so Glenn and I decided to spend the day doing some hardcore garage sale and thrift store shopping. We have very particular goals when […] Read more…

Satellite Tomatoes are out of this world!

By Kerry

You all know that I cannot resist a classic Betty Crocker cook book. So, when I found a copy of “Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cook Book” at the thrift store, I could not pass it up. I used to think Betty could never disappoint me…but she is drawing a gender line in the sand when it […] Read more…

Free PDF Pattern: Vintage-Inspired Goat Embroidery

By Kerry

One of my personal goals this year is to do more creative projects. In an effort to get into a groove with it – and because structure helps me function – I decided to assign a monthly theme to base the projects around. This month, the theme is goats. Why goats? Funny you should ask. […] Read more…

1960s Buffets: Laying it all out on the table

By Kerry

So, do you need to feed 5 to 50 people? Not sure how to get it done? Better Homes and Gardens have your back. Just serve up some food buffet style! But, Kerry, I was just going to serve hamburgers and hotdogs…I can’t have a fancy, retro-style buffet. Think again! Hamburgers and hot dogs can […] Read more…

Glenn’s Retro Comics Review: Exorcist Ripoffs!

By Glenn

My newest contribution to CFR (that’s what we call Candyfloss Ramparts here at home) gives me an excuse to talk about two things at once: my love of classic comics, and my utter fear of the film “The Exorcist.” How can these two things possibly be related? You will soon see, as we review two […] Read more…

1977 – The Year of the Funky, Funky Quilt

By Kerry

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I have quilting on the brain right now. So, I turned to my trusty copy of Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting from 1977. You can probably guess that 1977 was a supremely good year for funky, funky quilts. Need photo evidence? How about this: It’s […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Gathering Courage to Quilt

By Kerry

Last week, I drove up to Alabama to visit with my family. I mentioned to my Mom how I still want to make my first quilt…after saying I was going to make one years ago. She mentioned that she had some quilt squares that my Gran had made, and asked if I’d like to have […] Read more…

Will you be my retro Valentine?

By Kerry

Planning a “junior miss” Valentine’s Day Party? Better Homes and Gardens have got you covered! In case you are concerned that these party ideas will not be “girlie” enough for your junior miss, rest assured that the word dainty was used 3 times on one page. Right up front, I love this quote: A spoof […] Read more…

I Know What Boys Like

By Kerry

…and so does Betty Crocker. Yup, I’ve been rummaging through my trusty Betty Crocker recipe card file – and thought I would share a few dishes that Betty declares “Men’s Favorites.” Just in case you’re suspicious of Betty’s recipe picks, she assures us that these are “princely recipes for kingly dishes, tested and male-approved for […] Read more…

Retro Thanksgiving Ideas

By Kerry

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Since my family is spread out a bit geographically, Thanksgiving is one of the few times we all get to be in the same place at the same time. Since my love of vintage cook books is well documented, it wasn’t a huge stretch to put the two […] Read more…

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