Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Paper Ephemera for Rednesday

(edited to add: I have changed my settings and am now moderating my comments due to spam bots on every new post I make. So sorry for the inconvenience and extra time and keystrokes required to comment!)

(Please visit Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for more Rednesday fun!)

Wishing everyone a Happy Rednesday!

We have so many ripe tomatoes and I was hoping to get a tomato tart made to share for this Rednesday but not having planned on it prior to my trip to the market this morning, well, you can see what's coming, can't you?! Of course I didn't have one or more of the all important ingredients. WAH! That's what happens when you're a free spirit and fly by the seat of your pants all of the time. Oh me.

Needless to say that means that I had to dig around for some red just now so I could play along with you all on Rednesday. I remembered I had these two darling things (both from a company named Walker) that I picked up at an Estate Sale several weeks back. I thought they were a lot of fun, hope you enjoy them too!

A Walker's Chile Con Carne recipe booklet, copyright 1918
(I've just scanned a few of the pages for you owing to the fact that I get the crabby appletons due to the slow poke nature of my scanner. I can see my very life passing before me as I wait for it to finish teehee!)






A tag from Walker Creamery Products, for returning ice cream cans
(I thought it was so charming, love the little boy on the barrel, eating a spoon of ice cream!)

44 comments:

  1. Hi Sally.....This post is great. I can relate to the death defying SLOW scanner, but I am so glad you took the time to copy the pages. They were such fun to look at tonight And then that creamery tag really got the memories of my childhood flowing. I can remember the Alfar Creamery truck delivering milk in bottles to out backdoor when I was a wee one....and we even had a REAL ice box with a slab of ice delivered and placed in the top of the fridge. Loved the post.

    Hugs,
    Genie
    buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Genie!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for commiserating with me over my scanner (it's not a spring chicken anymore in techno years).
    I can remember the milk man and an egg man too when I was little but I must have missed the ice man. That must have been something to get those slabs of ice!
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  3. Old recipe books are charming and funny-- and some of the recipes are yummy.

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  4. What a charming post this Rednesday!!

    Debbie

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  5. I love your pics! Good for you to wrestle with your scanner to get them done. You win! :) So your tomato plants are giving you lots of fruit? I know you were worried when you first planted them. I love tomatoes, because I can actually grow them. :) xox! Pam

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  6. Hi Lesa!
    Thank you so much for visiting. Aren't old recipe books fun?! I've yet to try any of the recipes - I really need to get brave and dive in, huh?! :)

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  7. Hi Debbie!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comment! I adore all your Santa's, so much fun going up your stairs. So festive!

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  8. Hi Pam!
    So good to see you, I was afraid that you had gone off on a long sea voyage or off to climb Everest or something. You know I miss you when you go away. Boo hoo.
    ACK! My tomato plants look AWFUL! Just dreadful. And yet, they have tons of tomatoes. Our neighbor, who used to be a "gardener to the Stars" in BH teehee, came over and looked at them and said we just needed to spray them with soap. I think they have spider mites or white fly or something equally villainous and evil. ;)
    Hope you're having lots of fun with all your guys and gals! Happiest week to you!
    Sally xoxoox

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  9. We had such a wet spring in the Northwest that tomatoes will be scarce around here. I have a couple plants the little yellow ones are getting ripe but the big red ones are still very green! Hope we have them before September. Those old receipe books are so fun! Thanks for visiting today.

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  10. Miss Sally Annie - these are so neat! I'm glad you dug them out to share with us. I especially like the red Walker's tag!

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  11. Hi Jan!
    Oh no! I'm so sorry you're experiencing slim pickings with your tomatoes. It's been cooler than usual in Los Angeles too - we're six miles inland and nearly every morning has been gray and cool this summer. Thinking good thoughts that your red ones are ripe and tasty lickety split!
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  12. Hi Miss Susie Q! ;)
    I'm so glad you enjoyed them! isn't the tag darling, I saw it and snatched it up!
    Thanks again for hosting, Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  13. Thanks for posting all these Sally...I love vintage graphics of any kind and that tag is just the best!
    Happy REDnesday to you.
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  14. Hi Sandi!
    Thanks so much for visiting, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. I adore your Beatrix Potter quilt!
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  15. Hi Sandi,
    These are adorable!!! Happy Rednesday!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  16. Hi Sally! Sorry, but I'm really glad you had to show this post...I love vintage cookbooks and booklets! You need to check out my older posts and see my collection;) I enjoy them sooooo much when I create one of my vintage inspired aprons for my Etsy or other selling site I include a vintage cookbook(let)to go with it. I have a California souvenir apron online and it comes with a 1940's California Citrus Growers Cookbook. I love the colors, images, and the recipies are still really good!
    Hey I just realized your in Ca. I was born in Santa Ana in 1960. I was a Marine Corp Baby of course. Where are you in Ca? In 61 or 2 Mom and Dad moved back here to Ohio. Someday I hope to see it all in person...I have pics of the Santa Ana area taken by some friends who moved out there in the 80's. I gave them old addresses where we had lived and they found them and took pictures. Mom and Dad said they were happy to see it still looked the same for the most part, but the friends said they weren't the best of areas anymore. Well, holy cow that's 50 years!!! Wow I'm gettin old :/
    I better get to gettin.. It's time to open the flower shop here. Type Ya Later!

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  17. Loved your red post. But had to tell you that I teared up about your comment on Sue's post. How sweet and special to have that memory.

    Debra

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  18. I love the graphics on that red tag!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. Hi Cindy!
    Thanks so much for visiting, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything!

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  20. Hi Melody!
    You're so cute! :)
    Wow! What a great idea to be inspired by and include a vintage recipe booklet with your aprons! Oh boy, I'm looking forward to visiting your Etsy shop.
    Hey! You're younger than I am, you whippersnapper you. One of the nicest museums in So. California is located in Santa Ana, The Bowers Museum. That's my only familiarity with Santa Ana. It's in Orange County and I'm in LA County (I'm in West L.A., by Santa Monica).
    I didn't know you have a flower shop! How wonderful to be surrounded by flowers!
    Talk to you later and Happy Rednesday to you!
    Sally

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  21. Hi Susan!
    Thanks so much for visiting, I always have a biscuit handy for Bentley. :) So glad you enjoyed the tag, I thought it was so darling. It's very big and wonderful quality thick paper.

    Happy Rednesday to you and Bentley,
    Sally

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  22. Cool images, Sally Anne. "Crabby appletons" - so that's whatcha call it when something drives one up the wall with frustration ;) "You see your life pass before you as you wait" - that's funny...I can relate! Happy REDnesday~

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  23. Hi Mary!
    Thanks so much for visiting and getting my goofy sense of humor. Yup, it's the Crabby Appletons or the Cranky Pants over here. I get those a lot. ;)
    Happy Rednesday to you!
    Sally

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  24. Love those labels! Why don't they make them look like that anymore?

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  25. Hi Carol!
    Thanks so much for visiting! I'm with you, sure wish they made things like they used to. The quality was so much higher and everything had decorative touches, no matter how utilitarian.
    Happy Rednesday!
    Sally

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  26. I am still trying to work on getting my tomato seeds in the right place. Maybe one day...I can make tomato sauce too.

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  27. Hi Self Sagacity!
    Thank you so much for visiting. I'm not sure we planted our tomatoes in the greatest of places - this is our first attempt. Our plants were beautiful until the fruit started to come in, now they look ghastly, so very sad. And yet, they have produced lots of tomatoes. Wishing us both better luck next year! :)
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  28. Sally,
    You always have the absolute best ephemera. Did I spell that right. I love that booklet-I know what you mean about the scanner-mine is slow as molasses!
    Happy Reds and enjoy your tomatoes-you lucky girl!

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  29. Hi Leslie!
    You're so sweet, I'm a beginner at all of this, thrifting and yard sale-ing stuff. (as far as I know you spelled it correctly, or rather that's the way I'm spelling it too teehee!) I want to find some wonderful books like you have, you lucky.
    Sending you a virtual piece of tomato tart to enjoy. :) Are you able to grow stuff where you are, or is it too hot?
    Happy Rednesday to you!
    Sally

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  30. That vintage recipe book is great! I have a few old recipe books, but nothing that unique!

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  31. Hi Nancy!
    Thanks so much for visiting, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Aren't old recipe books fun?!
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  32. Sally,
    Just read your comment on my sons trip. I like his long hair too and yes I remember in high school that was the thing. No, I don't have any asian stuff, but I want to do a table scape next time I go to my Dad's, becuz my Mom had alot of asian looking stuff. Anyway, i'm enjoying my virtual tomato tart as we speak. Thanks as always.
    Leslie

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  33. These are great & very interesting !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  34. Hi Leslie!
    Isn't it fun (and odd) how the things that were stylish when we were young, are being recycled and appearing again - like fashions and hair do's?! Must be so amusing to see it on your kids - I know I get a kick out of seeing my nieces in clothes that resemble my wardrobe as a teenager.
    I'll look forward to seeing your tablescape with your new found material!
    I'm so glad you're enjoying your tomato tart! ;)
    Happy week to you,
    Sally

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  35. Hi Myrna!
    Thank you so much for visiting and you're so very sweet to become a follower of my little blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, I thought they were a lot of fun.
    Happy Rednesday to you,
    Sally

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  36. Hiya Myrna,
    Happy REdnesday. Thank you for the wonderful tags. They are great.
    Have a wonderfully mad and Curiously enchanted day....
    Wendy from Wonderland

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  37. I am so loving all those vintage pictures you have shared with us today...Just beautiful

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  38. Hi Wendy!
    Thanks so much for visiting, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here.
    Happy Rednesday to you,
    Sally

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  39. Hi Angela!
    You're a sweetie, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything!
    Happy Rednesday to you,
    Sally

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  40. This is great! I just love those vintage recipe booklets that used to come with products. My grandmother had a slew of them. Thanks for your visit. :)

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  41. I love the ice cream tag. If you don't mind I would love to use it, keeping one side blank, to make gift cards. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you as well for your comments on my post and you are entered in the giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  42. Hi Bella!
    Thanks so much for visiting, so glad you enjoyed yourself. I wish my mom had the foresight to have known to keep my grandma's booklets, wouldn't that have been fun?

    Belated Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  43. Hi Sherrie!
    Isn't the tag darling, I want to make something with it myself. You're so sweet to ask - I'm going under the assumption that the copyright must have run out long ago and that it would be public domain now. So we'll both have fun playing with it. I'll come visit your blog in case you don't check back here.
    Happy Week to you,
    Sally

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  44. Hi Debra!
    I'm so very sorry! Somehow I missed your comment on my list of comments to be moderated - I don't know how that happened, all I can think of is that it was my first time moderating and my eye just missed it. So sorry and your comment was so lovely and sweet, really tugged at my heart. Thank you!
    Sally

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