Monday, August 27, 2012

Rving in the West

In 7 days we put on 1800 miles and had a great 6 nights at RV parks.  It started out very hot.  We did cool off as we drove over Tioga Pass in Yosemite arriving in Hawthorne Nevada to 95 degree temps.  And it did not cool off until after midnight.  From there the scenic drive took us through Austin on Highway 50 claimed to be the loneliest highway in the country.  We stopped to shop in Battle Mountain and stayed at the Double Dice RV park in Elko .  It was full and also hot.  The next day took us to Hagerman Idaho near the Snake River.  A very scenic area.  It was smokey near Boise but our favorite stop was at Baker City in Eastern Oregon where we stayed 2 nights with a side trip to La Grande.  Between these two historic towns were at least 4 antique stores and about 5 Quilt stores.  Yes I bought some fabric mostly panels which I will share later.  And I bought 22 postcards several unique ones.  Joey loved all the dogs in the parks.  We drove to the Reno area for the last night then home yesterday.

I managed to mail 2 postcards while traveling sold on eBay and am now getting 2 others ready to mail while getting bids while I was leisurely playing tourist.  Now I am home recovering and planning for the next trip.  (And scanning my new purchases for more listings.)  No photos yet.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Big Hand Cafe - St. George Utah 1950s Postcard

The two Greyhound buses parked here are wonderful in this vintage 1950's postcard.  The Big Hand Cafe was a very popular eating place for the tourist in downtown St. George Utah.  2 days left to buy this post card on eBay. Click here

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Auction Abbreviations Found on listings and price tags

I found this list of abbreviations in this issue of Antique Back Roads Vol 3
NRFB  - Never removed from box
NIB - New in Box
MIB - Mint in Box
M - Mint
NM - Near Mint
EXC - Excellent
G - Good
P - Poor
SST - Single sided Tin
DST - Double sided Tin
DSP - Double Sided Porcelain
SSP - Single sided Porcelain
CDB - cardboard

Shared Postcard - Gas Station in Flagstaff Arizona

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mystery Drug Store - Vintage Postcard

I could not find where this drug store was located but I like the RPPC  The detail is great.
Up for auction on eBay

Friday, August 3, 2012

Recipe and Instruction Book Hamilton Beach Mixette

Just love the apron this lovely lady is wearing as she cooks with her hand mixer "the Mixette"
Lots of good recipes...some we would still cook today.  Below the picture of the booklet is one recipe.
Fluffy 7 minute Frosting
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup cold water
1 T light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Place all ingredients except vanilla in top of a double boiler over boiling water.  Beat at speed 2 until ingredients are well mixed, then at speed 3 for seven minutes or until mixture will form a peak when beater is lifted.  Remove from water and add vanilla.  Spread on cake.

Well if I got out of my chair and spent more time in the kitchen this frosting would be better then what I spread out of a Can!

Shared Postcard
Back of a postcard folder.  At least I don't have to go to the outhouse anymore.  Ah the comforts of a travel trailer.

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