1925 Hoosier Ad
"Beauty makes its autumn début in the kitchen! with this artistic new Hoosier suite in lovely two-tone grey" Such was the headline for this two-page spread in a 1925 Ladies Home Journal. With just $5 down, the housewife could be the proud owner of this wonderful Hoosier "highboy cabinet."
Victorian Antique pickle castors are a table accessory generally consisting of a silver plated frame fitted with a glass insert, matching silver plated lid, and matching tongs. Antique Pickle castors were very popular during the Victorian era. The antique pickle castor inserts may be found either in early American pattern glass (EAPG) or in art glass. As a rule, the fancier ornate and figural frames were reserved for the more intricately decorated jars of fine enamels and rich glass forms…
The Last Leaf
The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge We had a few blustery days and all the leaves have left the trees in my neighborhood, leaving the landscapes dry and barren, except for the evergreen pine trees that are in abundance in my neighborhood. The beauty of autumn has passed, but the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday gives us much to look forward to…
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Occupation—Iceman | FamilyTree.com
The idea of the ice-delivery man flirting with stay-at-home wives was such a trope that it inspired a hit song. Composer J. Fred Helf left Kentucky for New York in the 1890s to try his luck as a writer and seller of sheet music. In 1899, he scored his first big success with "How'd You Like to Be the Iceman?" It became a pop culture phenomenon—spawning answer songs, movie spin-offs, and merchandise. Soon every New Yorker and American knew the phrase "How'd You Like to Be the Iceman?" This was…
Jenn’s 1885 Kitchen with 13-Foot Ceilings!
Jenn doesn’t live in your average bungalow. Nope – she lives in an 1885 mansion in St. Louis, Missouri with a curving staircase, huge pocket doors, large rooms, and 13-foot ceilings!A few years ago Jenn converted the caretaker’s quarters of the home into a B&B, and she now spends her time running that and working on the house. The kitchen in particular has a few notable details: a vintage librarian’s ladder from Lindenwood College (essential for those high ceilings!