Monday, November 30, 2009

Make your own Christmas Gifts -- Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts

Make your own Christmas Gifts. Save money and have fun. Vintage Stitchery and Crafts, available in my Etsy Store. Just click on the right. Great Book. Thanks.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- Miracle on 34th Street

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I love the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Then, after, I am in the mood for Miracle on 34th Street. So, whether you prefer the black and white version, or the newer color version, may your Thanksgiving be Merry!!

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Don't know where pic is from. Sorry.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dry Erase White Board Paint For Walls -- Idea Paint

Old houses always need a touch of fun. So how fun is this white board paint? It is called Idea Paint, and it works on smooth surface walls, doors, tables, use your imagination. My daughter has an old apartment with a stark white kitchen. Now, how fun would it be to paint the large wall in the kitchen, and let everyone draw on it? When you are done with the paint, you just paint over it and no more white board. Hmmm, I may need to mention this to her.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vintage Sears Mail Order - Homes - Giveaways

With the onslaught of advertising being put in my newspaper daily, it reminded me of the old Sears Catalog. Do you remember the Sears Catalog? Ok, how about Green or Gold Stamps, (that is totally another post). Remember, dog earring the pages, and showing your parents. Well, here is a blast from the past. Did you know Sears had mail order houses. They did and they have a whole archive of the houses, prices, descriptions, and floor plans at: What a trip through time.

The home below was the San Jose 1928, and was $2138. Now I wonder if that included the stucco?

The beautiful home below, was circa 1913 and sold for $1273, which included all the material to build it. Talk about your DIY project.

Remember Sears Giveaways? The Vintage cookbook below, was probably a giveaway, with a barbeque grill. It is a fun and entertaining light cookbook, with cute pictures. It is available at my Etsy shop. Atticroute66, just click on the link on the right of the page.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Candles -- Candleholders -- Lanterns

I love candles. I love candleholders, candlesticks, and lanterns. I love to light them with scented and non-scented candles both. So here is a little candle love to enjoy and inspire you for the Holiday Season. If you worry about fire, or leaving them burning, try the new "Flameless Candles" they come in single and 3 packs at places like Target, even Home Depot. They give you the feel and smell - (yes, some are scented), of a real candle. Now about lanterns, I love them too! Now I just need to collect some more for my outside displays. Enjoy.

All images Pottery Barn.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Puffkins - Puffkins - Puffkins

Who doesn't love Puffkins? Do you need more for your collection? These Vintage Puffkins and more are available in my Ebay Store. Just go to Ebay and search by Seller for Atticroute66.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage - Retro - Horse Tray

Do you need a cute gift for your Horse Lover? This cute Vintage Horse Tray is available. Check my Ebay or Etsy Store. Just click on the right for the Etsy Store. Or go to listing: 130326376253 on Ebay. $9.95. So cute.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Redoing a Bed Side Table

It is no secret that I love Pottery Barn. I love it, they never have a look I don't like. They are so perfect for any home, including those older homes so many of us live in. With today's economy, refurbishing is what every one is doing. I guess you could say refurbishing is the new "black". I also love love love, that they use older type homes as their sets. Pottery Barn is quickly becoming it's own "Shelter Magazine". With so many folding, where are we going to go for inspiration.

But-- enough of my rant. Imagine my thrill when I saw this great red side table. I have some old nasty brown ones with tons of water rings that look almost like that one. I think I should sand and paint red. What a great look, or I could sand and paint black with a gold or silver undertone to peek through. Hmmmm, lots of choices. What to choose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Retro -- Gooey Butter Cake - With Pumpkin - Paula Dean

Add a little "retro" to your Thanksgiving, with this great Paula Dean Cake. Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake. Super yummy, even if you are not a pumpkin lover. It is wonderful. Enjoy.

1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.

Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together.

Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cooking with Campbell's Soup - Holiday Cooking --Retro Cooking

Great Cookbook! Celebrate the Holidays with Campbell's Soup. Great retro cooking!! Great recipes, everything from main dishes to side dishes, to desserts. Cook with soup.
Just go to Ebay -- atticroute66 -- or by item number 130275107161. What a great cookbook to add to your collection, or that of a friend or relative. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage China -- China Replacements

I love mixing and matching china. I also love vintage china. You can't go wrong with vintage china. Check my Etsy store for great china, just click on atticroute66 on your right. Etsy is another great place for replacement china, as is Ebay. So if you have lost or broken a piece, just check those sites out for a replacement. You can be ready for the Holidays in no time. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Miracle on 34th Street -- The Black and White Version

I was flipping through Comcast On Demand, recently, and noticed they had their Christmas Shows up. One of my all time favorites is the original Black and White Miracle on 34th Street. It always puts me in a great mood. It always puts me in a Holiday Mood. What do you enjoy?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Craft Project -- Initial Wreath For Your Door

What a great craft project to get your Holidays started. Make an initial wreath for your door or fireplace. I am going to hit the dollar store today, before they run out of wreaths and swags, and get enough to make one for my front door. Looks fun and easy. Enjoy.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vintage Holiday Cookbook -- Cooking for Christmas

Looking for some new Holiday menus. Check this Complete Holiday Cookbook at my Ebay store. It has every Holiday and a dynamite menu for each. Just go to atticroute66 at Ebay or go directly to the item number 130270506600. You can also check my Etsy store by clicking on the right for great Holiday Cookbooks. Enjoy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Tree Craft Project for Before Thanksgiving

What a great project to start for the Holidays. A Christmas Tree with pictures from past Christmases. Just scan and print out, or go to your local copy store and color copy them. Then, put on a piece of cardboard, or mat board, you can even buy mats, or the kids can make mats out of construction paper. Add some glitter, and you are getting ready for a fun and festive Christmas.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vintage Vogue Furniture Collection -- Black and White

While looking for some inspiration online, I ran across this Vintage Vogue Collection, at Ballard Designs. I love the black and white. Totally covet those chairs. Would also love those in bedroom. I also like the styling of the fireplace, with the tall, sticks, would be great wrapped in a colorful ribbon for the Holidays in an unused fireplace. I also love love love the stark white walls. What a backdrop.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vintage Desks

I love vintage desks. So I was so tickled when I found this great site. Great vintage items. Check them out.

Sorry I don't know where this image is from. But, I love the desk and chair!!





Monday, November 2, 2009

Vintage Neon Albuquerque New Mexico

Living here in New Mexioc on Route 66 is wonderful. Route 66 is the home of classic Neon Signs. Here in Albuquerque, they are kept, even if the building is torn down.

The El Don Motel is still running on Central.

The Dog House. Chili Cheese Dogs -- YUM.

The Silver Fox, is now something else, but it is a restaurant still.

Not sure on this holet. But, great Neon.

I am sorry I don't know where these images come from.