Showing posts with label TBT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TBT. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TBT Christmas 1990

1. my brother Stephan, husband Herb, Jim hiding in the corner and Bob next. 2. deciding on their next move 3. Not sure what was developing here

Fun in our kitchen with my brother Stephan and his friends Jim and Bob.  These were taken two years before our now 24 year old daughter Thea was born and also the same year purchasing the house you see here.
There were many holidays where playing cinch after a gathering until the wee hours was a thing.  Bob and my husband Herb were the it team, always winning a bid with next to nothing.  Pink Squirrels were the retro foo foo libation this night made from creme de almond, white creme de cacao and heavy cream.  I was too cool using a Tupperware Quick Shake container to mix up our drinks with also adding vanilla ice cream.instead of cream this time.  Bob was running around in my apron :) and what looks like a fight brewing between him and Jim.  They were all good times that are surely missed.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

TBT- Dad's pocket knife

As far back as I can recall my Father owned a pocket knife.  One of his knives, the one I specifically remember, is this Buck knife, which is a USA company, purchased between 1967 and 1972.   I have had it rattling around in my studio for quite sometime and today finally decided to sharpen and clean it up a bit.
A friend gave me her Father's sharpening stone which is in a beautiful wooden box.  Love it!  This was my first experience sharpening a knife using this technique.  Did a pretty spot on job, pretty proud of myself.
He also had a sharpening stone pretty much like the one Chris gave me of her Father's


photo bomb by some pretty amazing hammers, lol :)


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Thursday, November 03, 2016

TBT- 2005 My Mom and Youngest Making Noodles for Nonny's Chicken and Noodle Soup

Part of life while we were all small was eating my Grandmother's chicken noodle soup.  She took the day to mix up and roll out a very large batch of her egg noodles.  She would dry them on everything in the kitchen from chair backs to cereal boxes.
One day, late November, my Mom decided to show our youngest her Mother's egg noodle recipe from start to finish.  They had a great time.  In 2005 Tameryn was only five and totally grooving on getting her hands in the dough creating an end result that she could eat.

The recipe is simple; dump cake flour on the table, add enough eggs to make a pliable dough that does not stick to the table or rolling pin and add eggs or flour as needed to achieve this.


Nonny is what my brother and I called my Mom's Mom :)  She served her soup in a way that I have never seen anyone else do with the broth, chicken and noodles all separate.  After the whole chicken was cooked in the stock pot all day it was taken out on to a platter whole, not deboned and then the noodles were left in the colander.  This way all of the prepared additions, when building your bowl, kept their flavors.  This was wonderful for when they would finally come together in the bowl your steaming hot serving of soup not only fed our bodies but, our souls.  





Sooo incredibly satisfying.  My additions to this bowl were fresh spinach, mashed potatoes and grated aged provolone with a drizzle of olive oil.  Yes, we enjoyed every single bite and had a sense of nostalgia for this special time in our lives.


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Thursday, March 03, 2016

TBT- Looking back on the beginning of something

There is always a beginning and for my eldest daughter's love of fiber it was at the age of 7.  Larissa will be 29 this month, almost 30...wow, that is crazy.  During this time of our lives I owned/operated a little herbary 1994 to 2000 and during that time also sat up at local herb shows where she wove potholders.  Her fingers were constantly weaving loops into beautiful color combos and patterns engaging her audience.  I will have to try and dig up those photos at some point soon!
Daughters Larissa, Thea and friend Nickie at a local Fall Festival in Cook Forest knitting and dry felting 2003 perhaps
Today a package landed on our doorstep full of handcrafted goods.  She has been felting flowers for sometime now gifting her Mom one of these lovelies for her birthday.  This posie can be pinned or clipped on sweaters, coats, hats or even shoes, love them.
felted pansy
You can purchase one for yourself along with many other beautifully made creations at EllipsisArts
Thank-you Larissa, xoxo
from 10th grade on  until she was off to film school


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Stephan and I Winter 1976.  I remember that orange NERF football!  I see Stephan's little t-shirt peeking and my pocket sticking out, of course, lol.  


This was also the country's Bicentennial with schools across the nation celebrating in different ways.   I will never forget my polyester red, white and blue dress, a pair of light purple acrylic knit stockings and a red and white gingham check bonnet I had to wear with little royal blue ribbons to look geeky patriotic.  
Mr. Turzanski was our 5th grade teacher and an eccentric little fellow.  We all loved him!  His favorite saying was diarrhea of the mouth, which made us laugh every time- fecal reference and 5th graders, perfect match.  He had diarrhea of smoking for the cigarette smoke odor that wafted from our tests was unprecedented among smokers and probably most of our parents smoked.  This could have also been the fact that our scores at times were also unprecedented and not in the way he wanted-  the man was also a screamer :)


Commercials from October 18th with all sorts of  memorable snippets transporting you to 1976 with me today. Let's all travel back to a time of  pop rocks and Slime, both were introduced this year also.
HERE is a crazy list of Fun Facts, TV shows taken from this page below.

TV shows that year:
1. Happy Days (ABC)
2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
4. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
5. The Big Event (NBC)
6. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
7. Baretta (ABC)
8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
9. Three's Company (ABC)
10. All in the Family (CBS)

Murphy's Department store sold records which were downtown, I know crazy.   Begged and begged for the 45 Saturday Night by The Bay City Rollers, he finally gave in.

P.S.  Anyone that is not from Johnsonburg, PA, all the wonderful retail stores that were here, aren't anymore, very, very sad.  Let's take a moment for the death of small town America......... sob


“‎The simple truth is that you can understand a town. You can know and love and hate it. You can blame it, resent it, and nothing changes. In the end, you're just another part of it.”
― Brenna Yovanoff

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my daughters 2x2

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday

 I am pretty sure this was my 6th grade birthday party in February 1978.  Loved that record player, Twister and Earth Shoes.  A few good friends, a butterfly birthday cake from Gram and my little brother eventually joined us as you can see :) :)  The Monkees, K-tel compilations and The Partridge Family were right at the top of what was played I am sure.
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A few months before hot rollers arrived under the Christmas tree, lol. 
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Earlier this afternoon Jackie and I went for lunch in Ridgway, Pa.,  While there visited some antique stores galleries and shoppes- fun-times!  South Street Botanicals, Two Scoops, Clarion River Trading Company and ECCOTA were all decked out for the Holidays. Ridgway has a happening Main Street!

taken today in ECCOTA : - )


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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Don't ask why my Mother dressed me up as a flower child and then commenced on taking photos of me outside in December.  Am I making a proclamation in the first B&W dunno but, it is a fun none the less.  That wig sparks a memory of being itchy, that vest is something I am pretty sure my Mom kept in her closet perhaps wearing the night prior and I especially did not enjoy wearing those thick opaque stockings.   I always loved this set of photos, there are quite a few more actually!
TBT and 4 almost 5 years old me, December 1970 at my Grandmother Redmond's, on Mill Street, Johnsonburg, a few months before my Brother was born in February.
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I love the middle choices-  Aluminum, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Sangria and instead of Mauve Mist the Radiant Orchid would slide in next.  I can see pairs of earrings intertwined with these colors in  stones, artisan beads, oxidized copper and sterling silver in a very organic way. 

What have you already picked up for the season not realizing these were THE colors?

Tameryn, youngest of ours, her Winter jacket could fit in along side Radiant Orchid or some of those long sleeved t-shirts I  ordered a few weeks back for myself.
Pantone Fall 2014 Fashion Color Report

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TBT strip LEFT to RIGHT:  Tameryn/Marta, Stephan, Sevin, Thea/Larissa, Savana/Tameryn and me around 2005
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