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The Collectors Newsletter #654 -- November 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #654 -- November 2008
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8. A Vintage Recipe
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
International Coalition of Art Deco Societies
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here . We want to hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
For our next issue, send us a topic that you would like to discuss and start us off with your story on this topic. I'll post them to the group and we'll see where it takes us :-) ...Phil
The most practical inherited item that we have used the longest is the bell my great aunt used when she taught in a one-room school. Since we live on a farm, before cell phones were always in our pockets, at lunch time, I'd step outside and ring Aunt Lora's bell. Partly because of having had the bell so long, I now have a bell collection. My family usually brings me a bell as a memento of their travels. Sometimes new, but often a treasure from an antique shop, an estate sale, etc. I enjoy them all as have our grandchildren when we rang the bells for them when they were younger.
I also have the enameled bowl (beige with green trim) in which Mother stirred up biscuit dough--always leaving some flour in it, as well as the biscuit cutter (small evaporated milk can). It originally belonged to Aunt Lora as well. It now sits on our kitchen counter holding small bottles of spices. Anita
After reading the recent articles on old wedding photos I related to my experience. We were owners of a custom framing shop in the 1990’s. One of our customers brought in a wedding photo of a family member for framing. I told her of my daughter’s collection of old wedding photos that I had mostly bought in antique malls for gifts for her. She returned the next day with some of her own photos to give to my daughter. She had written the stories to go with them. One was of her first wedding in the 1940’s during World War II. He was in uniform and they were so happy. He shipped out shortly after the wedding and was killed when his plane was shot down. So sad!.
She brought others of some friends and written stories with each of them. She was quite elderly and was happy to pass them on to some one that would love them. She had kept other copies for her family. Becky
I enjoy reading your newsletter and love to read about the pictures, bibles and other items being reunited with family members. I have always enjoyed knowing that items I had found were received so warmly to another individual.
Once I was given a large bible in which I found numerous newspaper articles about a local church. I gave the papers to the church and they were thrilled to receive them. I gave an old blue glass canning jar to an elderly friend so she would have a vase to put flowers in. I will confess that I don't give away everything. I did keep a pink glass canning jar and another jar that has "Kerr" molded in the bottom of the clear glass and numerous other collectibles. People have been kind to me and I believe in "what goes around, comes around" and I just want to pass the kindness on to others. Carol H.
About vintage things we still use I have a cast iron skillet that was my grandmothers .It makes the best fried potatoes ever. I also have a heavy aluminum roaster that was my mothers. Also many small kitchen gadgets that were theirs. I have a T.V. lamp my parents got as a wedding gift .It is pressed glass and has 2 black metal dogs on top that hold it together. It makes a good night light in my hall which is not lighted very well.
They were married in 1940.
I also have a 6ft Christmas tree in my family room that is almost totally decorated with vintage ornaments that were from my family. Some even came from Germany when my great grandparents came over here in the 1800's.I also have little people and snowmen that came from there ,that in all my searches in antique stores and flea markets I have never seen any like them.
I also on another subject have a fancy embroidered hanky that belonged to my grandmother. It was brought from France during the 1st world war and given to her by her brother ,who was there fighting the war.
I happened to find a trunk shaped display case that has a glass top and glass front I have it displayed in it along with many family treasures.
I love your news letter and have learned a lot from it . Charlotte from Ohio
I have read so much about how people still use their families old heirlooms and I am not so lucky to have such a rich culture to gain such items from so I manage to find these items in rummage sales. I have gotten over the years many discarded and useful home gadgets and more from rummage sales that the owners have lost their nostalgia for. I have a vintage hand crank cast iron citrus fruit juicer and even though it was well just too simple to work as well as it does, I thought, when I got it. I also have vintage Revereware pots that never wear out and have gotten at rummage sales. Do they make Reverware anymore??? Or even of that old quality anymore. I am not sure. I use them all the time now and I also have several Bakelite ice cream scoops in different sizes that I love to use to scoop out muffin batter into muffin tins and also use them to press out perfect size biscuits that never get stuck in the scoop. I also have several depression glass salad bowls that I use whenever I have guests over and I have many old school cookbooks and how to books for sewing and crafts that you cannot get the patterns and crafts for in the newer versions of them. I especially love my old 1920's to 1960's home economics school cookbooks that are simple and don't make us buy name brand named or obscure ingredients for and still every dish is better than the other at times. I have found many pieces of milk glass figurines and serving dishes that you can use in the microwave and more. I have many vermeil and silver frames that I have cleaned up to perfection and now sit proudly on my book shelves. I have found very dirty and badly disregarded, over looked and neglected Trifari and Coro Craft and Miriam Haskel vintage costume jewelry that even though the last owners knew what they were they didn't want to be bothered with cleaning up these now cherished pieces that they gave to me. At times I become hurt at how such people can lose their nostalgia over what once was apparently cherished. But on a lighter note for some past owners when they see that I will love these things they are very happy to give their items to a good home. I am lucky in the respect that as a younger women than these past owners I give these items love and at times talk to them about their items history first when I buy it. I love their history and in my own way make their history my own. I understand that what we find new nowadays doesn't have the same quality and simplicity and sense or beauty that the older gadgets and dishware and figurines and books that my old used and disregarded things have. I now have a beautiful home that many have come to admire because of this. I am lucky in many respects because of this. Enough said. Carol from New York
My favorite holiday collectible is the Santa that my parents gave me when I was 6 and that was in 1962. The Santa is the plush type with a sort of grin on his face. Some people find his smile a little creepy but I can not wait each year when I can bring him out. My mother kept him in a plastic bag and when I moved out on my own, she gave me the Santa along with some of my other toys. He looks as good as he did that Christmas in 1962. The joy of vintage items guided me to live out my dream of owning my own Antique Shop. I now get to not only buy for myself but for the shop I still own.
Thanks for the great newsletter... LB of Pine, AZ
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1. Charity Auction of Clocks Designed by Atlanta Artists
2. New series of International Collectibles and Antiques Shows begin in Charlotte, NC, December 2008
3. 4th Annual Antique Appraisal Fair & Show
4. Christie's Week of Impressionist and Modern Art Results Including The Modern Age
5. TWO EVENING SALES AT CHRISTIE’S ACHIEVE TOTAL OF $194 MILLION
6. Sotheby's NY Wine Sale: FOUR FABULOUS CELLARS - November 22
7. Mashkovs Masterpiece, Still Life With Plant and Fruit, leads Russian Fine Art Auction in Dallas
8. CHRISTIE'S TO OFFER ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S ORIGINAL, HANDWRITTEN
9. A marriage of historic measure: Indiana's 'Love' and The Berlin Wall , at Heritage, Dec. 11
10. INTERIM RESULTS: Malevich and Degas, Sothebys Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, November 3
11. Tiffany lamp in the Peony pattern may bring $150,000
12. Globe Wernicke Bookcases
13. Holiday Collectables at Three B's Boutique
14. The November 2008 issue of Style Century Magazine is now available to download or view online
15. The November 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine is now available at www.toycollectormagazine.com.
16. Antiques and Estate Auctioneers Brings One of the Largest U.S. Collections of Flow Blue to Auction
17. What Old Coins Are Worth
18. Antique Musical Instruments
19. Hunting For Antique Rifles
20. How To Buy Antique Furniture
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6) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments that are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Also, for the funny story section: At this time when we are hearing so much about candidates and voting it brings this story to mind. We were driving along the Ohio River in 1959 or 60 when my 4 year old son said “Mommy, what does it mean to boat’? I replied something about “it means to get in a boat on the water like the one you see out there in the river”. He disgustedly said “No, I mean how do you boat for Kennedy for president”? Becky
When my children were very young, I always stressed the fact that if they wanted something to eat or drink, they must sit at the table. My youngest son, who was about 3-1/2 years old at the time, was drinking apple juice and stepped down from the table. No sooner did he do that, he spilled the apple juice on the kitchen floor. Trying to instill the "you make a mess, you clean it up" philosophy, I gave him paper towels to wipe it up. Very dramatically, he took paper towels in each of his small hands, walked to the end of the kitchen, got down on all fours, and proceeded slowly to mop up the spill, all the while muttering under his breath, "Who do you think I am, Cinderwella? It was all I could do to stop laughing.
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue Pam requested a recipe for "peanut butter cookie squares from the California school system". We had one response for this recipe.
PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. chunky or reg. peanut butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. reg. oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, butter, peanut butter and egg. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Spread in greased rectangular pan about 13x9x2 inches deep. Bake until golden brown, 17 to 22 minutes. Let cool.
FROSTING FOR PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES:
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
3 tbsp. cocoa
3 to 6 tbsp. milk
Mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, cocoa and 2 tablespoons milk and stir. Add in more milk until you have a frosting consistency. Then spread over squares and cut into squares.
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10) A vintage recipe request from a reader
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you
submit a request, please include the geographical region where you had this recipe.
I'm looking for a gingerbread recipe for making the walls of a gingerbread house. The recipe I was trying tastes great, but it is too soft and the walls fall apart. Any suggestions? Lori
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