Anyone who is a junker, dealer, thrifter, or whatever you want to call it, understands the absolute panic you feel when anyone wants to come over. I don’t care how organized you try to be, there is going to be … Continue reading
I dearly love Christy Jordan, her cookbooks, and her website, Southern Plate. This is a recipe that you can find on her site, or also in her cookbook, Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family. <a
In 1915, chemists at Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York, created a special borosilicate glass that was resistant to thermal expansion and contractions. This new glass—branded as “Pyrex”—held up under quick, extreme temperature changes, which made it ideal for … Continue reading
For many tin collectors, tobacco tins are the ultimate tins to acquire. There’s even a name for the tobacco collecting field, tobacciana. Why are they so collectible? Well, they usually had superior artwork, with elaborate designs, presented in 10 or … Continue reading
There it is…yet another embarrassing cabinet in my house, stuffed to the gills with my collections. I love the Blue Willow pattern. My first Blue Willow was a set that my mother gave me.
I love silver. Candlesticks and candelabra, hollowware ranging from bowls to goblets to tureens, teapots and tankards, snuff boxes and cigarette cases, jewelry and pocket watches, and, above all, flatware. Silverplate, stainless, sterling silver…what’s the difference? Sterling Silver
My husband is home from Saudi Arabia this week, so we are over at the house trying to make hay while the sun shines! Yesterday the property got bush hogged, and today we are replacing some beams in the foundation, … Continue reading
In 1908 Herbert Johnson, an engineer for the Hobart Manufacturing Company, invented an electric standing mixer. His inspiration came from observing a baker mixing bread dough with a metal spoon. By 1915, his 80-quart mixer was standard equipment for most … Continue reading