Monday, January 25, 2010

Pages from Pearson's Magazine (1902)

Just some pages from Pearson's Magazine. I found these on Goggle books a couple months ago and never saved the link. :P So, I can't link to the original source and for you to see the rest of the magazine. Sorry.



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old Time Radio

My family and I enjoy listening to those good old radio shows of the 1930s-1950s. And lo, and behold we have made a wonderful discovery! You can download radio shows that are in the public domain for FREE at:

They have many wonderful selections, such as:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Roy Rogers Show
Cavalcade of America
American History Through The Eyes of Radio
KIBM Presents Christmas Playhouse
Lux Radio Theater

Try searching around on the site for something you love that is old and classic (example: Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Temple, Deanna Durbin, etc…), as they have more then just radio shows. They have music, movies, and TV shows too.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pineapple Fingers (Recipe from "Woman's Home Companion" Magazine {November 1937})

Pineapple Fingers

2 Cups of Flour
3 1/2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1Tablespoon of Sugar
6 Tablespoons of Butter
1 Egg Yolk Beaten
1/3 Cup of Milk
Crushed Pineapple

1. Sift flour; measure, add baking powder, salt, sugar; sift again.
2. Work in butter with fingertips or pastry blender.
3. Add egg yolk and milk to form stiff dough. 
4. Roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness. Spread with softened butter, then with crushed pineapple, well drained. 
5. Start rolling from one side until roll is 3/4-inch in diameter (about three turns) and cut off. then cut this roll into three-inch lengths. Repeat for remainder of rolled-out dough.
6. Placed on baking sheet. Brush with egg white diluted with water; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 475 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes. About 24 fingers.

  From: Woman's Home Companion Magazine (November 1937)
Picture from: Google Life Images.

Nobody Knows But Mother

Nobody Knows But Mother
By: Mary Morrison

How many buttons are missing today?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many playthings are strewn in her way?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many thimbles and spools has she missed?
How many burns on each fat little fist?
How many bumps to be cuddled and kissed?
Nobody knows but Mother.

How many hats has she hunted today?
Nobody knows but Mother.
Carelessly hiding themselves in the hay
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many handkerchiefs wilfully strayed?
How many ribbons for each little maid?
How for her care can a mother be paid?
Nobody knows but Mother.

How many muddy shoes all in a row?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many stockings to darn, do you know?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many little torn aprons to mend?
How many hours of toil must she spend?
What is the time when her day's work shall end?
Nobody knows but Mother.

How many lunches for Tommy and Sam?
Nobody knows but Mother.
Cookies and apples and blackberry jam
Nobody knows but Mother.
Nourishing dainties for every "sweet tooth,'
Toddling Dottie or dignified Ruth-
How much love sweetens the labor, forsooth?
Nobody knows but Mother.

How many cares does a mother's heart know?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many joys from her mother love flow?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many prayers for each little white bed?
How many tears for her babes has she shed?
How many kisses for each curly head?
Nobody knows but Mother.
Painting: "Motherly Love" by Frederick Morgan from Eras of Elegance

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"The Delineator" Magazine Online

I have exciting news! You can read several issues of The Delineator magazine online on Google books. (Click on the picture on the side) This is a delightful old magazine full of fashion, sewing tips, stories, adds, and just packed full of vintage lovelies! :D

I was blessed to find two issues for myself last January - they are two of my many vintage treasures. I hope to scan some of the pages for your enjoyment soon.

My favorite section in the whole magazine is called The Dressmaker. Perfect for the seamstress who loves sewing pieces inspired from 1873 - 1937 (the years the magazine was published by Butterick).   


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