Tag Archive: 1930s

Food I’m Pretty Sure You Never Thought Of

First of all, let me say that I am not ignoring the recent string of terrible events, but unlike all the “experts,” I believe that it’s okay not to know what to say… Continue reading

All Singing! All Dancing! from the Archives

August is the month where I succumb to the Texas heat, and hide out in the house with cooling beverages.  I use this month to catch up on organizational tasks that don’t take… Continue reading

Eighty Years Ago in Mexico

Finding clues in the most unlikely of places… More beautiful textiles arrived from my mother-in-law’s house.  She told me that her in-laws had traveled to the West and Mexico on camping vacations every… Continue reading

Harvest Costumes from the 1930s and 40s

In this season of harvest, I bring you some creative costumes from the bountiful Rio Grande Valley of  Texas.  They were made in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, for the annual Birthday Party… Continue reading

Hexie Treasures

We had a little mini-vacation down on Galveston Island, and found a few treasures. First we came upon this bookstore — Where I found some wonderful books – After I bought them, I… Continue reading

White Elephant Treasures and a Mystery Item

Yesterday I went to the Brazos Valley Quilt Guild show.  At these small local shows, I love to shop in the White Elephant area – people have cleaned out their closets, the guild… Continue reading

Child’s Flour Sack Dress

I got this little dress at an antique shop about 15 years ago, and I’ve always loved it for the creative use of flour sacks.  The seamstress didn’t have as much of the… Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 1

Here on the Gulf Coast we usually go from a short cold damp winter straight to a very long hot humid summer.  This year we didn’t have any winter to speak of, but… Continue reading