Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Recycling Vintage Photos

One of the{{many things}}I love to collect is Vintage Photos. I've picked them up at Estate Sales, Antique Shops & Flea Markets for years. Even though I had no idea what I was going to do with them I still couldn't pass them up. My favorite are hand painted/tinted photos.

I've seen tutorials about printing on fabric but wasn't sure if it was simple enough to do with what I had on hand{or if my printer would work- because it's not fancy at all}.

It turned out pretty good except not all the colors came through, I'm guessing because I was low on ink.

I thought it would be perfect for a pillow cover....

How crazy is it that a photo taken in 1937 at a 4 H Picnic is preserved on a Pillow that now sits on my bed.Very cool!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rescued Recipes

I was flipping through the March 2012 Ladies Home Journal and saw this article. It's always exciting finding people with a love and appreciation of other peoples pasts. Susan LaRosa rescues vintage cookbooks, then bakes the found desserts. She also has a Blog where she shares these wonderful recipes.

It inspired me to look through my Great Grandmothers cookbook{which was originally her Mothers~ my Great Great Grandmother} from 1894.

I was hoping to find a handwritten recipe to make. I found one for Pieplant Custard Pie- sounds yummy....until I googled pieplant{because I had no idea what it was} and found out it was Rhubarb- yuck! 
So I settled for a Bread Pudding recipe that had an X next to it. Maybe a favorite?
I made a couple of small changes: I added raisins & left out the layer of Jelly.

Y-U-M! Everyone loved it♥