Saturday, August 27, 2011

Treasury Challenge #49 Log House


This challenge runs Two Weeks from 
Saturday August 27th - Friday September 9th

Congratulations Heritage Post Cards for winning the Stamps treasury challenge with 248 views of this treasury:


Do you want one of your items to be featured in a number of treasuries? You can by participating in the Treasury Challenge. Create a treasury from this weeks "Log House" theme and Include this post card in  one of the first three spaces and interpret the theme any way you see fit! If you get the most views one of your items will be featured for a two weeks!  


One Log House Postcard  By: Heritage Post Cards


Treasury Challenge Rules:



1- Follow our blog!
2- Link back this blog post in your treasury comments. This helps others find the challenge and enter.
3- Add the link to your treasury in the "comments" section below.
4- Your treasury must contain the winning item shown above, in one of the first three slots.
5- Your treasury must contain the tags "vmteamchallenge", "vmteamchallengeLogHouse" and "etsyteamtreasury".
6- When tweeting your treasury, use the hashtags #EtsyTeamTreasury and #VMTEAM .
7- You must include at least 8 Vintage Market Team members' items (found using the search term "vmteam" under the vintage tab).
8- Your treasury must contain a mix of handmade and vintage items - AND NOT ONE OF YOUR ITEMS.

Have fun making these treasuries! And feel free to be as creative as you want with the theme!




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amy's Old School Tips Slang the 1950's

Put on your binoculars so I can razz your berries with some cool threads and hot rods that you can get cranked about from the Vintage Market Team!  Don't cut out until you eyeball everything! 
Do you dig it? 

Pinky’s out of jail
Your slip is showing

Vintage 50s Navy Blue CHIFFON PLEATS Slip By: Bad Cholla Vintage

Give me a bell 
Call me on the telephone

Vintage Hour Glass Phone Timer By: Tasti Clife


Earth pads
Shoes


Cast an eyeball
 Take a  look
Stable the horses
Park the car


Ankle-biter
 A child

Vintage Peter Pan Records Children Pig Dance


 By: Ddb7


Dolly
Cute girl

 1950s Vintage Party Dress By: VintageFrocksOfFancy

Lid

Hat


Mirror warmer
A piece of  fabric (often cashmere) tied around the rear 
view mirror. A 50s version of the Medieval wearing your lady's colors.  


Flick
A Movie 

Movie Theater - Vintage Postcards By: Heritage General Store

Righto! The 50's were crazy for slang! Hope you had a blast! What are some of your favorites that I missed? 
Later Gator!  Amy



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BUTTAH! - Your vintage home by retrotrend


Butter dish from worldvintage.

I love butter. (Um, who doesn't?) And there are some fabulous brands on the market. Homemade butter is a personal favorite, with it's softer flavor and texture. A lower melting point and extra creaminess? Yes, please!
Did you know you can easily make butter at home? Here's how:

 Pour heavy cream (preferably organic) into a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let ripen on the counter for 6+ hours.

 Use a metal whisk and whisk by hand, past the whipped cream stage. No need to aerate, just stir rapidly.

 The butterfat will begin to clump, leaving buttermilk behind.

 Strain through cheesecloth and a strainer; buttermilk will drain through into a bowl below.

 Pick up butter within the cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess buttermilk.

 Rinse under cool water, let drain.

 Clean (or switch) bowl, remove butter from cheesecloth. At this point, you can add salt for salted butter, or a mix of herbs for a compound butter.

 Transfer to wax paper, form into a log and roll up.

 Allow to chill in the fridge. 4 cups of heavy cream will yield nearly 1 lb. of butter, plus about 1- 1/2 cups of buttermilk.

With this batch of leftover buttermilk, I marinated chicken for frying. A buttermilk cake recipe was tempting, as were biscuts.
How will you enjoy your homemade butter? What will you do with the leftover buttermilk?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Treasury Challenge #48 Shoes


This challenge runs Saturday August 20th - Friday August 26th

Congratulations Amy's Old School  for winning the Cinema treasury challenge with 123 views of this treasury:



Do you want one of your items to be featured in a number of treasuries? You can by participating in the Treasury Challenge. Create a treasury from this weeks "Purse" theme and Include these Corelli Shoes  in  one of the first three spaces and interpret the theme any way you see fit! If you get the most views one of your items will be featured for a week! 
Corelli Suede Merlot High Heel Womens Wing Tip Shoes

 By: Amy's Old School


Treasury Challenge Rules:

1- Follow our blog!
2- Link back this blog post in your treasury comments. This helps others find the challenge and enter.
3- Add the link to your treasury in the "comments" section below.
4- Your treasury must contain the winning item shown above, in one of the first three slots.
5- Your treasury must contain the tags "vmteamchallenge", "vmteamchallengeShoes" and "etsyteamtreasury".
6- When tweeting your treasury, use the hashtags #EtsyTeamTreasury and #VMTEAM .
7- You must include at least 8 Vintage Market Team members' items (found using the search term "vmteam" under the vintage tab).
8- Your treasury must contain a mix of handmade and vintage items - AND NOT ONE OF YOUR ITEMS.

Have fun making these treasuries! And feel free to be as creative as you want with the theme!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Amy's Old School Tips Slang the 1940's

Are you a hip cat (cool person) ? Have you ever snapped your cap (got angry?) Or is this all above your pay grade (don't ask me)? Well I am your eager beaver (enthusiastic helper) today and am going to take you on a little tour of slang through the decades, starting in the 1940's! See if any of this slang is familiar to you or  if it is all just gobbledygook (double talk)!

Hi sugar, are you rationed?
Meaning: Are you going steady?


I’m going fishin’
Meaning: I’m looking for a date 
Meaning: To Leave

Vintage Volupte Powder Compact with Three Crowns
By: MF Vintage


Stompers
Meaning: Shoes

Velvet Step Black Leather Pumps
By:TeaAtHomeWithOlivia


Active Duty 
Meaning: Promiscuous man

Arms and the Girl 1945 by Marguerite Mooers Marshall
By: World Vintage Books



Hit the silk
Meaning: To bail out, use a parachute

What is your favorite slang from the 1940's? 

Until next time, when I cover the 1950's, I am going to take a powder! Amy




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