Saturday, October 22, 2011

fondue cook-in

foundue cover

I just found this old fondue booklet in a box of things I was planning on getting rid of a long time ago, but I think I'll keep it. I actually have a fondue pot now and it's just too charming.  I love the first page with the illustrations by Rebecca Crutchfield and the introduction:

fondue folks

  foundue instructions 

 I especially love this bit: 

foundue excerpt

 It sold for $1.00 in 1968. If you want a copy there seem to be quite a few onAmazon.

fondue inside cover

Some of the recipes: Beef Fondue, Fish Fondue, Swiss Fondue #1 and #2, Gruyere Fondue, Seafood Cheese Fondue and recipes for lots of sauces for the fondues, which I don't quite understand. 

There are lots of tips and suggestions to for your "fondue cook-in" 

This is why I get so little done on the weekends. I start to clean something out and get derailed with scanning and blogging. But, really, how can I not?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Postcard and Antique Paper Show this weekend

Just wanted you all to know about a Postcard, Stamp and Antique Paper Show this weekend in Portland. This is a big one!  Admission is $5.00, but you can get a dollar off if you print this up and bring it.

The website is pretty minimal, but all you need to know is on this card. Have fun!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I am your friend

I am quite taken by the sentiment on the back of the portrait of this studious and very sincere seeming young man. On the back of this portrait it says:
With kind remembrance 
I am your Friend 
Henry Johnson

studious guy

I love that he just states it. Just in case the recipient isn't sure he is letting it be known and making the commitment. I think that's lovely and I think we should do that more.  Maybe we could start posting on facebook walls and just say "I am your Friend" (friend capitalized as he did) to friends we really feel committed to. I am totally serious about this. I am not making fun of it, in case you can't tell.

I just listed old Henry here and also the beautiful wistful portrait below on my Etsy shop.  Her signature on the back is hard to see (partly damaged) but she also tells the recipient they are an old friend.

wistful lady