Saturday, May 2, 2015

Please Stand By

(Tap, tap) Is this thing on?

First off, sorry if you got stuck in the Malware trap. That's all taken care of. Clearly it's been a while since I even looked at this site. Be proud, I figured out how to remove the f-ed up "code." If you have a similar problem I recommend this page  which broke it down into basic english.

However, after an extended hiatus I can report that the Vintage Spinster blog will be up and running again in the next month or two. Big news is coming. Big. News. I can't go into details just yet but let's say there will be a lot of interior design decisions in the future and my friends and family will need to be constantly updated. This blog was super useful in keeping them in the loop so that will once again be the main point. 

Meanwhile I will be trying to figure out Blogger's new interface. Oy. 

And to the commenter who keeps asking about my Faribault blanket? No it is not for sale. It's mine and it's covered in cat hair anyway.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vintage Kitsch'n: Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Recipe: Variation on Cherry Cobbler
From: Betty Crocker Good and Easy Cookbook

Instead of the cherry cobbler, I used peaches and blueberries since that's what I had on hand.

Creative Cookery: I do what I want
Instead of canned pie filling, I used a mix of fruit, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.  I also substituted Trader Joe's Multigrain baking mix for the Bisquick.

Vintage Wares:
Pyrex Square Flowers for mixing and  Spring Blossom for serving.

Verdict: Blue Ribbon
This is actually a recipe I have been using for years. My mother's cobbler recipe is almost identical. I've just never seen it written down before. Nor have I, or would I, ever use a canned  filling.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thrifts of Terror: The Scream

I don't even know where to begin with this.
The Carol Channing hair.
The frilly dress and apparent lack of arms.
The perpetual lopsided scream. (or yawn?)

Seen at The Barn Sale Hamden, CT
Special appearance by Dan.

The month of June has been nuts.
The blog has been totally neglected.
But now I'm back to posting Thrifts of Terror if nothing else.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thrift Share Monday Returns!

After a crazy few weeks working crazy hours on American Buffalo, and a couple weeks recovery, I am happy to say that the Thrift Share is back! My friends came up from New York a few weeks ago to see a couple shows in the area (including mine), and of course we managed to squeeze in some thrifting. That means new kitchen wares! Hooray!

First up, my two latest additions to my cast iron collection. First is an 8" generic one that is made in Korea and in excellent shape.I bought this at the Goodwill Outlet, because it was so heavy they sold it to me for $1.99 instead of the pound rate.

Next is my first piece of Griswold cast iron. It's a 10" number 8 skillet. I bought it at The Barn Sale in Hamden for $35 which is comparable to eBay prices. I haven't seasoned either one yet. But once I do, that old Lodge pan is going to the donation pile.

Funny how thrifting trips will have themes to them. In addition to cast iron, I purchased a few avocado items. At Savers, I picked up two small Pyrex canisters with the avocado lids. I already have two of the larger sizes so these are a nice addition to the others.

The Goodwill by the pound also yielded a small soup Thermos. Also, in avocado!

I limited myself to only one single gelatin mold. This classic heart shaped one. It was $1.

I'll be linking up with Apron Thrift Girl now that her interwebs are back online after her move. Hopefully now that my life has calmed down a smidge, I'll be back to regular posts and catching up on y'alls blogs.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thrifts of Terror: Warning Clown Alert!

Don't you love it when the Goodwill gets multiples?
Scary clown banks for everyone!

Seen at the New Haven Foxon Goodwill.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Vintage Kitsch'n: The Jell-O Mold Collection Grows

I knew it. I knew this gelatin mold obsession could very quickly get out of control. SEE?!

Ridiculous, I know. But they're so easy and cheap. And I have been taking down old items on my kitchen wall and replacing them with the molds. Adds a nice touch to the kitchen,eh?

I love this 9 cup one. I think it was $2? I remember there were two others just like it that had been diswashered and were marked at $5. Proving that no matter the item, Goodwill pricing never makes sense. Also good to know that these items can fall to the deadly dishwasher film.

I picked up these 3 cup molds at Goodwill for $1-$2 each. They are so perfect for me to halve recipes and try stuff out on myself without making a giant amount of Jell-O.

I've discovered that at Savers, the tiny molds  will live with the kitchen goody bags. Good to know. I found these little ring molds for $1.

These swirly aluminum molds were a lucky find at the Goodwill by the pound. I found 4 of them together at the bottom of a bin. They probably cost less than a buck.

There hasn't been much time for Jell-O making lately, but that should change soon. Plus I'll have an office job for a month where I can try my recipes out on the break room. I did make the Peanut Butter Cups recipe from Hello Jell-O for a friend who helped me out during American Buffalo. They turned out yummy and using foil baking cups for the molds was cute.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012