Monday, October 18, 2010

Time to start layering!

My own vintage coat collection might be a tad unnecessary in Southern California. I can't help it, I just love old coats! Wool, cashmere, tweed, fur, whatever..... there are so many choices! I have to have one in every color!

There are some fantastic coats and jackets for sale in the Second Wind Vintage shop. Take a look at the Outerwear Section.

This picture is from when I was still in school. Sometimes sewing and drafting patterns all day would make us a little crazy. So late at night when no one was around we would turn the cutting tables into runways (don't tell). Anyway, that's my favorite vintage coat. I just wanted you to see it.

Seriously, if I didn't already have too many coats, I'd probably keep a few from the shop.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cali Weather.

Our weather here can be so strange! We had this lovely cool Summer, which seemed to be leading into a perfectly timed Fall.

Then out of nowhere it's 111 degrees outside. Awful! We almost never get temps that hot here. That was the beginning of last week. On Monday we swam and sat by the pool eating popsicles, after school. Yesterday all we could think about was curling up under a blanket eating kettle corn. It was 58 degrees and raining and today seems to be bringing the same weather. Within a week the weather took a complete 180.

Mmmm! Kettle corn is such a great treat, and SO easy to make! I also wanted to show off some of the awesome glass pieces I scored this week! I am beyond excited about my new (old) glass treasures. Those forks and butter knife are absolutely wonderful too. As far as I can tell the silverware was made in 1912, from "Extra Coin Silver Plate."

Kettle Corn:
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 - 2/3 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Popcorn Kernels
A pinch or two (or 3) of salt

Heat oil in a large pan. When the oil is hot, add the popcorn kernels and sugar. Give it all a quick stir. Put a lid on the pan and shake gently over the heat until the popping has almost stopped. Be careful not to let it keep going til the popping has stopped. The popcorn with burn easily. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Sprinkle with salt. Stir to break up and large clumps.

Eat it right away! Because it's way too yummy not to! Yum!


PS- D has decided he is going to be a ninja for Halloween. Mama needs to go find a pattern and fabric!

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