Just in to the store today is this beautiful Deco waffle maker with its wing handles of bakelite. It heats up quickly and should work well – though, sadly, I have no batter here at the store to make you any.
It is pictured with this collector’s grouping of 24 volumes of the 1952 Encyclopedia of Cooking which includes such booklets as “Body Building Recipes for Children” (liver soup anyone?), and “2000 Useful Facts about Food”!
Here is the recipe for Corn-meal waffles from the illustrated page of volume 19 : 250 Breads, Biscuits and Rolls.
2 cups cornmeal
3 cups water
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp shortening
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sweet milk
1 and 1/4 cups of buttermilk.
Cook corn meal, water, salt and shortening in double boiler 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool. Beat eggs until very light and add to mush. Sift flour with soda and add alternately with sweet milk to mush. Add enough buttermilk to make a thin batter. Bake in hot waffle iron until brown. Makes 12 waffles.
Deco waffle maker with cord $80.
Encyclopedia of Cooking in 24 volumes. $90
Across Canada, for this long weekend, communities celebrate their birthday!
Of course, here in the Tiny Perfect Town there will be loads of things going on all weekend and into the holiday Monday.
For a list of all the events please check out the Town website of: <www.annapolisnatalday.ca>
Some highlights include:
° the opening ceremonies tonight (Friday) at 7 pm at the market square
° county fun run on Saturday morning from the Municipal building
° Foot Encampment at the Fort. Sunset ceremony on Saturday at 8 pm
° Motorcycle ride by on Saturday 1:30
° FIREWORKS! On Sunday night
° PARADE on Monday at 1 pm
Natal Day events programme available at Mrs. Nicholson Home.
Such a classy look.
Lots of interesting black, white and grey pieces in the store on this sweet grey arborite table with the scalloped edges.
Black and white accent pieces!
Couroc trays, an Italian vase, a mosaic pin tray, poodle and horsey ashtrays and a fabulous pair of black and grey amoeba lamps.
Not much to look at when it came into the store:
The vanity bench before cleaning and with an ill-fitting cushion cover as upholstery.
But we have worked a little magic on it and used a vintage French needlepoint called “Riviere en automne” to reupholster it and now it is just darling and ready to be used as an entry bench.
Vanity bench cleaned and newly upholstered with a vintage French needlepoint. SOLD
Cutest cottage beds, ever!
We have just set up one of the pair of these newly-painted, vintage metal single beds. They come with their original side rails and springs.
They would look right at home in your guest room, don’t you think ?
PAIR of white metal beds – newly painted. Original springs and bed rails. $475 for the pair.
We haven’t posted a picture of Yoda in a while.
He came in this morning for a snooze on the barkcloth bed cover. Almost in camouflage.
He has since gone off hunting somewhere!
Yoda sleeping on the barkcloth bedspread.
Two curtain panels and the bedspread: $250
Jane has sewn up some “new” vintage pillows for Mrs. Nicholson Home this week.
Sailor Kitty on a war ship is a hand embroidered tinted pillow – likely a Vogart design – from WWII. He is very sweet with his ruffled edges. He has a new pillow insert.
“Sailor Kitty” keeping an eye on the seas! $60
This pair of pillows has appliqued flower baskets in old cotton fabrics. Jane has used a new fabric for the backing and they have new pillow inserts.
Pair of vintage appliqued flower bouquets.
New inserts and new striped cotton backing fabric (SOLD)r.
And then we have Winston Churchill hand embroidered surrounded by tanks, an airplane and a ship in another WWII pillow.
Winston Churchill. WW II motifs – hand embroidered. (SOLD)
Congratulations to Durline and Alan Melanson for spurring us all on in the final days to win the social media campaign for “This Lighthouse Matters” Contest organized by the National Trust for Canada.
We received a total of 27,048 votes – the most out of all 26 lighthouses in this competition winning by only 82 votes in the final minutes!
The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal will receive $40,000 for preservation repairs so our landmark in the centre of the “tiny perfect town” will continue to shine!
We did it!
Yoda, our visiting kitty, has a penchant for the latest comfy thing at Mrs. Nicholson Home. Jane just finished upholstering this sweet little footstool with a vintage needlepoint. It looked so inviting that Yoda came this afternoon to try it out!
Yoda trying out the footstool.
Here’s a better look at the vibrant floral pattern – sans cat!
Vintage needlepoint on old footstool. SOLD!
How about a 1950s barkcloth bedroom?
These curtains (we have a pair) are lined and feature French pleats. And the single bedspread hangs beautifully.
The motif is an Oriental design with people, bridges and trees on a cream background.
The fabric is referenced on page 123 of Margaret Meier’s book called “Vintage Textured Barkcloth” by Schiffer Publishing.
Above the bed we have hung our metal faux bamboo Chinese Chippendale chandelier.
Quite the look!
Stunningly beautiful vintage barkcloth curtains and bedspread.
There are two lined curtain panels with French pleats and a single bed coverlet.
Strong vibrant colours and gorgeous condition. $325 for the set
1950s “Chinese Chippendale” metal chandelier in faux bamboo. $425
Mahogany bed $195.