Hello Again from Shorties Vintage Treasures,
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It is with joy that we are writing to you again. We are excited to welcome spring although winter here in Pacific Northwest has not been as rough as in many other places. Still it's good to know that, at least as far as the calendar is concerned, winter is over. The time is now for spring cleaning, planing for and planting the garden, taking off those bulky winter clothes, (although we never completely retire them here), one still get a sense of freedom just thinking about the hope of some sunny dry days to come.
New things are coming to Shorties Vintage Treasures. Just look at this beautiful Ceramic Egg which is signed "Limoges".
Also there is this lovely mug in Shorties Kitchen along with this vintage wood Spoon and Fork set. I can remember when every other body had these hanging in their kitchen as part of the decor.
We were in Alaska earlier this month and of course there is another lifestyle. It was really strange one day while watching the news we heard the newscaster issue a warning. The warning said to be on the lookout for Bears as they were then waking up and would be coming in looking for food. Needless to say we were glad to not be staying much longer, as we would not want to be the food.
It really is different when you live someplace, how you adjust to whatever dangers and lifestyles without much thought. We have family living there and have many years ago lived there ourselves. Back then we had no car and I can remember walking through the snow to go to buy groceries, standing at the bus stop waiting to catch the bus, and never having a thought of fear. Thank God I never saw a bear or moose. Certainly the moose are also more prone to come into the neighbourhoods now than back then. In fact just about 2 weeks ago a little six year old boy was attacked by a moose just after getting off the School Bus. He has since been released from the hospital. We love Alaska and enjoy visiting family and friends, also looking for treasures, but I must say it is good to be back to all the rain here in Seattle. For a recipe enjoyed by many in Alaska, visit Shorties Kitchen. This recipe takes very little time to prepare. Add a salad and/or some fruit and you're in business.
KC & Shortie
Had great time at dentist yesterday. Being one of those people who has a tremendous fear of dentist, I only go when I seem to have no choice.
The small town I grew up in had no dentist. As a matter of fact my grandmother had a gum disease but I had no idea there was a dentist involve. We brushed with Baking Soda and that was that. Honestly I saw very few people with rotten teeth, but then again there weren't very many people to see. There was one family with a lot of kids and it seemed all of them had rotten teeth.
O well, before I started rambling I was going to say I am actually looking forward to my next appointment on the 12th. Can't say that I've ever said that before. I've come a long way baby.;)
Did you get someone in an April Fool's joke? When I was a younger one of my favorite things to do was to play April Fool's jokes on my friends and family. Been a few years since I've done that but today I was determined to get someone. Called one of my daughters who doesn't live here. Told her I'd just won a ticket for two to China. She was so excited and really emoted, was ready to go. Then I let her have it. April Fool! What a good laugh we had.
Enjoy your children whatever their ages, and children enjoy your parents whatever their ages. We only come this way once so let's build good memories together.
KC & Shortie
Where has itgone? Already the first month of 2011 has gone! Whew!!
So much hashappened since the year has begun.
The massacre inArizona, (our prayers continue to be with the Giffords and all thefamilies touched by such tragedy).
Continuedthreats against other public officials, shootings of our policeofficers here in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation, publicofficials resigning amid constant threats, birds falling from the skyin Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Italy, Sweden, etc, dead cows inWisconsin, sea life also under attack... What a month!
Still, therewas more good than bad to happen in this first month of the new year.We have but to look around us to see so many blessings within ourcountry, our cities, neighborhoods, and families. Still so very muchto be thankful for.
Let us lift upour leaders and our country in prayer that we will find the way outof our current crisis and be the better for it.
Shortie and Iare excited. We found some very nice treasures during the month ofJanuary. Some of these finds have already been listed between thisand our other sites and others are awaiting their turn.
Some of the“Coming Soon”:
Sogo out and give a smile today, give a “thank you”, give a hug, oran “I love you”. Just for no particular reason, make someone elsefeel good and you will feel good also. Try it''! What will you givetoday?
We have added new merchandise to some of our stores, but first here's a recipe from one of the new cookbooks we've listed.
Ingredients: 7 cups Water 3 1/3 cups Sugar 1 ¾ cup Vodka
1/2# ground decaf Coffee Beans 1/8 cup Vanilla Extract Cheesecloth
• In 2 (two) Large Pots, Boil 3 ½ cups of the Water each over High Heat.
• While Water boils, Add the 3 1/3 cups Sugar to 1 (one) of the Pots. Turn Heat to other Pot to a Low Boil and Add the Coffee, Stirring Constantly.
• For Both Pots: Turn Heat down to Medium Low and Simmer for 20 minutes.
• Pour the Coffee into a Large Bowl through a Strainer Lined with Several Layers of Cheesecloth.
• Add the Sugar Mixture and Stir.
• Let Cool Completely.
• Add Vanilla and Vodka to Coffee Mixture.
• Pour into Sterile Bottles.
• Serve alone or over Ice and Milk.
This recipe makes 8 cups. It is found in the Windermere Cookbook, (which is listed at http://www.shortieskitchen.weebly.com), on page 34 in the Appetizers and Beverages section.
Also in the kitchen at weebly you will find new listings in the Childrens' Corner and also in Cookbooks, Windermere Cookbook, and the out of print
At http://www.goldenvintage.artfire.com we listed a set of Bar Soap by Avon in 1982, a lovely hammered brass trinket dish/tray, and a beautiful needlework piece suitable for framing.
At http://www.shortiesvintagetreasures.com today we listed new items in our Men's department among which is a 1940's wool Sailors Shirt.
For the ladies we have Three Piece Lew Magram Suit, Cotton Dress by J. Jill Ltd., Music Boxes and more.
SHORTIES VINTAGE TREASURES.COM
January Newsletter 2011
Happy New Year to you from all of us at Shorties Vintage Treasures. We hope your year is off to a great start. We are excited about the New Year and all the possibilities it brings. We are hopeful and praying for our country. Also we're excited about all the anticipated finds to bring you this year. Remember, Shipping is always Free at Shorties,
First among new items added to Treasures in December is a Jewelry Section. There is a lovely Authentic Sterling Silver Bracelet/Ring, signed Justin Morris, Vintage Hat Pins, Holly Craft Necklace, and Earrings.
We also added new Artwork, Le Roy, Warner Bros. New Clothing and Purses/Handbags: Adolph Schuman for I. Magnin, Kenneth Cole, & Dooney and Bourke.
At Children's Corner in Shorties Kitchen we added a 1984 Minnie and Mickey Mouse Table Lamp, 1970 Mint In Box Dramatic Living Barbie, and more. We also added Hand Forged Molds, Morton's Salt Mug and other Cups, Knife Rests, and more.
Coming in January to the Kitchen: Cookbooks, Mugs/Cups, Motar and Pestle, Wooden Little People, Portable Bar, New MeasureLid Cream, Sugar and Coffee Dispenser Set and much more.
Coming in January to Shorties Vintage Treasures: New In Box Vintage Men's Handkerchiefs, Ralph Lauren Jacket, Gitano Pants, Michelle Stuart Suit, Niteline Jacket, Vintage Sailors Uniform Shirt, Music Boxes, Nude Statue by Austin Products, and more.
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