Sunday, October 19, 2014

~ Crisco Shortening - Halloween 1936


I have always been curious why these old shortening advertisements, made the point to sell it as being "digestible". It is just not with Crisco. I have seen it used on other brands too. 

Was there an issue of shortening not being "digestible"?


I am going to add in a random newspaper clipping for making caramels. I have not had the best of luck making candy. Yet, I keep on collecting these older recipes thinking one day I will figure it out. 


I read what looks like a decent simple recipe for Caramel's... and I know I would have an epic failure if I attempt to make this in my own kitchen.

Friday, October 17, 2014

~ More Pete Halwey.... Halloween...

Pete Hawley - Frankenstein 

Pete Hawley - The Witch and her cat... 


Pete Hawley - The Ghoul and his mask... 

Pete Hawley - The Vampire...


~ Vintage Halloween... Pete Hawley style...


More from the Pete Hawley drawings from the Mid Century years. I am extremely fond of his work. This time these are from his Halloween collection. 
I remember these from my own childhood. My Mother had a set of three of these images, that she used for decorations for years. I bet if I ask her... she probably has them stashed somewhere in a closet.
These were all amazing. All great bold colors. And great images of monsters without being scary. 



~ Child Life Magazine - October 1923...

Child Life Magazine - October 1923

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

~ Halloween - October 1957

Vintage Calendar - October - 1957

~ The Nightmare before Christmas...


I love this movie. The characters were all amazing. 
And even all these years later. It holds up. 
The poor Mayor in distress.... 


These corpse kids are amazing... 


And now the one with the Mayor smiling...