Friday, January 30, 2009

Time Wasting Games

Bored at work. Try a Time Wasting Computer Game. Drive your taxi and jump over cars.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mid-Century Modern Sofa & Chair

I ran across these great Mid-Century Modern Sofa & Chairs at Urban I may have to get one for my office. They would look great in any application.

Monday, January 26, 2009

TV Dinners - Fun and Retro

Do you remember TV Dinners? The Aluminum or Tin Foil. Cooking them for 40-60 minutes? They were fun. You got to choose what you ate, and eat out of the little compartments, and best of all your food was separated, no mixing of the gravy or tastes. Well they still make them, although they are in plastic, and most people microwave them. Take a browse in your supermarket, and pick up one for a crazy dinner evening with the kids or the hubs, and instead of microwaving, find one you can put in the old fashioned oven and enjoy some conversation while it cooks. While you eat, remember the old days. What fun.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Girl's Friday Night Dinner and a Movie

How to Marry a Millionaire is a great Girl's Night Retro Movie. Great clothes and lots of laughs. Stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. It has been sent out in press releases that Nicole Kidman is doing a remake set in contemporary times, and will be doing the part played by Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall's part was always my favorite. Anyway, enjoy the old one on your DVD player. For the the dinner, do like the movie, deli sandwiches (cold cuts) and Champagne, if you are feeling adventurous, make them into a grilled sandwich or a pannini.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thinking of Spring - Fountain

Great fun Rock Bubbler Fountain. Just drill a hole in a rock, use a container underneath to hold your water, and pipe it just below the hole in the rock, then enjoy. Great easy idea to get the sound of water in your garden.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Party Party Party - Superbowl Style

When thinking about the upcoming superbowl and people throwing parties, I ran across this image. It is an old fashioned retro party. Nothing is more fun than a old fashioned smorgasboard where everyone brings something.

Here's a little retro snack:
1 or 2 packs of "Little Smokies"
Your choice of BBQ Sauce
Put in a crock pot and let get hot and tender 1-2 hours, then just keep hot and serve with toothpicks.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Retro Waterfeature Landscape

I love the 50's and 60's. Still beating the winter blues by looking through old books and ran across water features of the 1960's. This would be a great use of old bricks or old cinder block.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Build Your Own Firepit

When thinking about upgrading my own firepit which is shown next to my hot tub, I went looking through a 1967 Sunset Landscaping book. The top three pictures show firepits from the 1960's. I think one of those would be fun and a little more retro. Even if I don't upgrade my existing one, I might build a new one outside my patio. Firepits popular since the 1960's. Everything old is new again.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Retro Movie Tuesday

I couldn't resist a great retro movie -- since New Releases come out on Tuesdays. A great retro one is "Man's Favorite Sport", starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. It is a great romantic comedy from 1964. You will laugh and you will see "Abercrombie and Fitch" when they were a sporting goods store -- long before they were a teen clothing store.

So go retro this tuesday and look for "Man's Favorite Sport."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Great Cookbooks

No Guilt Desserts. 200 calories or less!! This great cookbook uses everyday namebrand items to make great desserts. How can you go wrong at less than 200 calories. Great for your 2009 diet.
Available now at:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Fun

So it is Friday and I am wishing there was a good old fashioned Drive-In Movie theater to go to. It's that everything old is new again feeling. Drive-In's are making a comeback. There are even websites devoted to locating them. So if you are lucky enough to live in a City that has one. Enjoy. Enjoy -- your Friday whatever you do.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dessert Recipe

With the latest Economy news, I thought everyone might need some Chocolate!!

Chocolate Morsel Pie
1 C Sugar
1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
2 Eggs Beaten
1/2 C Melted Butter or Margarine
1 C Chopped Pecans
1 (6-ounce) Package Chocolate Morsels
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Unbaked 9-inch Pastry Shell
Combine sugar and flour, mix well. Stir in eggs and butter. Add pecans, chocolate morsels, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Come on --- you remember ALF. Or, Alien Life Form as he was also referred to on the TV show "ALF" . The show was on from 1986 - 1990. I love ALF. Miss the shows. I have a small ALF that sits on my desk, enjoy the pic. He is really my daughter's but I took it. We used to have a 4' blow-up ALF -- I should dig him out of the garage.
I guess since he was 1986-1990 that would technically make him Vintage.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Fiesta" Eames Style Replacement China

Crest Wood #1071 "Fiesta" Plate - Bowl - Cup available.

So you have had all the family dinners Christmas, Thanksgiving, and now you have a lost or broken piece or two of your favorite china. Now is the time to start looking for that replacement piece. There are many great sites, like Replacements Limited, and Ebay, as well as Etsy.
I love this Crest Wood pattern "Fiesta" #1071. It is turquoise, grey, tan and black pine needles on a white background with a silver rim. It truly screams the 1950's and the Eames style that was so popular. Get your "Fiesta" now at:

Monday, January 5, 2009

Vintage Cookbook and Recipe

With the Kid's going back to school as well as the future president Obama's girls going back to school I thought I would start the blog with a vintage recipe from the "Department of the Air Force Recipes for Kids" 1990.
A great afterschool mix.
Munching Mix
2 Cups Popped Popcorn (substitute puffed cereal for preschoolers)
1/2 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Peanuts (omit for preschoolers)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1. Pop popcorn according to directions.
2. Add raisins.
3. Add peanut butter.
4. Mix.
See back to school can be fun!!
Great Vintage Cookbooks can be found at: