Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hello, and welcome to Show and Tell Friday, hosted by This is my first time participating. Thanks Cindy! I would like to share today, some scrapbook Halloween pages I made about 7 yrs ago. The above picture is my daughter when she was 2,3, and 4. She is 37 today, so these have given me much pleasure to look at over the years. You can click on the pictures to see more detail. In the first picture, she is Holly Hobby, which was very popular in 1976. Just a nightgown, and little hat was perfect. As a young mom, with a limited budget, I did the best with what I had. The second photo she is Raggedy Ann. A Raggedy Ann dress, some red tights, a wig made from yarn, and done. She looked so cute! Lastly, is Little Red Riding Hood. Someone gave me a red and white gingham skirt, and I already had a red hooded sweatshirt, and red poncho. I love the little candies they had in the scrapbook section. They look so real!

These photos are from my middle daughter. I used cookie cutters to make these shapes. So fun to make! I really enjoyed putting together their costumes.

This photo was taken 19 yrs ago, when we used to take the kids for the annual pumpkin picking
and hayride. Such a nice ride, on a beautiful day! Thanks for coming by, and be sure to visit Cindy's for more fun show and tell!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun Baby Shower Game

I am helping to plan a Halloween themed baby shower for my daughter's friend. We were looking on the internet for fun games to play, and we found this. It is like the version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, only this version is self explanatory lol! It got good reviews, and people said they had a ball playing it. The mother-to-be already knows about the party, so we checked with her first to make sure it was appropriate. She loved the idea. It is nicely made, and the colors are nice and bright. I was laughing at the return address, when it arrived four days later. lol! I'm wondering what the mailman and the people at the post office thought. lol!
Just thought I would share this, in case you might need a fun game sometime for a shower.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Cloche Party

Hello, and welcome to a Fall Cloche Party, hosted by Marty over at I almost missed this, but I am posting late anyway. Here, I have displayed a favorite cloche, with a vintage bride image I found on the internet. I think at one time, I must have lived in a different era. I just love these vintage pictures of children and brides. This one is just so romantic looking. I have accented it with a vintage clothes brush, and vintage baby spoon, along with a little Victorian purse that is actually a Christmas ornament.
I have filled a trifle bowl with ornaments that I had gotten at Crate and Barrel. Perfect Autumn colors, along with some sparking metallic leaves. In the little cloche are glass ornaments of little acorns and pumpkins. The glass garland around the trifle bowl was also found at Crate and Barrel. I don't decorate with a lot of orange in the fall, mostly just around Halloween. these colors say fall without the traditional oranges. Glad I was able to hop in at the last minute. Be sure to visit Marty for some more wonderful cloche ideas. Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vintage Things Thursday

Hi, and welcome to another fun time vintage things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne of Thanks Susanne!
Come for a walk with me down memory lane while I talk about some of the famous candy from the 50's and 60's! Here is the 3 layer coconut bar. In the store called Five Below here in NJ. Oh my goodness! I was so excited to find an image of this famous wax whistle! This was so popular at Halloween time in the 50's. They are calling it a Wowie Whistle! It was just like the wax lips you can still find today, only you could blow on this like a whistle. We kids of the Boomer years just couldn't get enough of them. They were wrapped in cellophane adorned with black cats, bats, and the like. That first whiff of the newly-unwrapped wax was heavenly. A Canadian candy company called Concord confections still produces the lips, and supposedly, even the Wowee Whistle.
Here is another wax-encased candy. Remember the Nik-L-Lip wax bottles? There was a sweet liquid inside.

Here are the ever famous Ju Ju Bees. I didn't care much for these. Tiny little chewy hard candies, that came in rainbow colors. To me, they all tasted mostly the same. Most stores still carry these. they were a favorite for eating at the movies.

We can't forget candy buttons! Little tiny pieces of candy, connected to strips of paper. You have to peel or bite them off, and almost always got some paper still stuck to it. Some places still carry them.

Here we have the wax lips! Loved these as a kid. We always got these at Halloween time. They still have these today. I don't know if they are as good as the ones we had as kids though.

The all time FAVORITE was Bonomo Turkish Taffy!!! We loved this as kids, and so did our dentists!!! lol! We would smack that boy down on a hard surface, and that baby would break into bite sized pieces. Pure heaven!! I have not seen this anywhere since the 60's, but I have heard rumors that Cracker Barrel restaurant has them! I have to check that out! Chocolate and vanilla were my favorites.

Now, I am sure a lot of you have heard of Wegmans' food store. They are here on the east coast.
I am not sure if they have them in the mid-west of west coast. They have all kinds of bins with many of the small penny candies we had as boomers. Here are the Maryjanes. The Bit-o-honey photo is a few pictures down.

Another store here in NJ is called 5-Below. I took these photos of the shelves inside the store. They have most of the retro candy right here! I couldn't believe it! Necco wafers you can find pretty much everywhere though.

The Clark bars, Zagnut, Mallo Cups, Oh -Henry's are all here! I loved Clark Bars. I remember, back in the day, I guess I was about 10. My mom didn't drive, and she loved her Kent brand cigarettes, and her True Story ladies magazine. She would give me money .35 for cigs, and .10 for 2 candy bars. She loved Almond Joy, and me the Clark bar. I would ride my bike down to the corner confectionery to buy our treats. Back then, I could buy the cigarettes too! I never smoked though, and so glad I never started.

Here is the Skybar! I never cared for that one much.

Loved Chuckles too! Also hard to find in most stores. Licorice, and cherry were my favs!

How about Baby Ruths?

Dots are still around, black crows not so much. I have seen them in most Walgreens stores though.

I also found candy cigs, mini Sugar Daddies,Tootsie Rolls, and mini Chicklets in my Five-Below store! I plan on getting some more, and put them in a candy jar on my kitchen counter. Well, I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane. What are some of your favorites? Please go and visit Susanne for more vintage fun! Thanks for stopping by!