Things We Liked This Week (7/16/17 – 7/22/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – Want a quick COOKIE HACK! Got your attention didn’t I. 🙂 You can join the fab folks making cookies from a cake mix! Yep – a cake mix! I am seeing carrot “cake” cookies in my near future!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – With the total solar eclipse just a month away, I spotted this website from Space.com that has an eclipse countdown, as well as tips for viewing the eclipse, an interactive eclipse viewing map, and other updates. I thought it was pretty cool, and wanted to share it. I sure wish I were in one of the cities along the path! Will you be traveling to any of the places in the path of the eclipse to get a close up view?

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – The two New Englanders in the group are thinking food (see Aunt Hattie below). I’m not from Rhode Island, but my adoration of Del’s Lemonade and the official state drink, coffee milk, might make me at least an honorary summer resident.  Chocolate milk is nice, strawberry milk is okay but coffee milk…mmm. Read about it’s history here.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I am a fan of American folk art and so was fascinated to read the story of Mary Nohl of Milwaukee Wisconsin. She was labeled as a witch in the 1960’s but that didn’t stop her from creating her very unique form of art, transforming her home into what folk art experts call an “art environment”. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – I am in love with hot dogs and enjoyed how our humble hot dog roll came about. The New England Hot Dog Bun
With a toasted, buttery outside and a soft inside, top-loading New England hot dog bun is arguably one of the best buns in the world. . Food History!

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – I’m a huge fan of Rock N Roll music, but even I couldn’t identify all of these, can you? How well do you know the typography of Rock N Roll?

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Oh my gosh, I enjoyed these so much!  The 35 most perfectly timed photos you will ever see.  

 

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Things We Liked This Week (7/9/17 – 7/15/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – We all get busy and forget to plan our next meal. When that happens to you list ingredients you have on hand on this website and get a list of recipes matching your ingredients. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s fun!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – Well how cool is this!?!? The website called Crossing helps you locate a place in the United States where your name and someone else’s name are street signs at a crossing! Just type in two names and find out where in the US those roads intersect. My name is not very common, but even I found several roads with my name! None of them cross with my husbands name, or anyone else I know, but it was still cool to see streets with my name. Give it a try!

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Two things about rubber ducks. First, if you have a body of water and a few hundred rubber ducks, you can have yourself one rubber duck dandy fundraiser, the rubber duckie race. And second, the giant inflatable rubber duck that’s been floating it’s way into harbors worldwide isn’t just one duck, it’s two. And the artist who created the original duckzilla is not amused. Will legal duck hijinks ensue!

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  On the list of cars we’ve owned and loved, our 1969 VolksWagon bus ranks towards the top. Yes, it was slow, had no air conditioning and undoubtedly wasn’t safe, but it was a classic! Imagine how thrilled we were to learn VW is planning to bring back the bus as an electric car this time around. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – We cat lovers all believe our cats are the smartest, the sweetest, the funniest etc . These cats are pretty cool, too.

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Well here we are again coming up on the annual World’s Longest Yard Sale.  I won’t make it there again this year but it’s on my bucket list.  

 

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Things We Liked This Week (7/2/17 – 7/8/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – I have always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart! This newest development may just be the most interesting (and believable) evidence yet! Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 9th at 9 p.m. EST and tune into the History Channel. 

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – Minnesota is going to have it’s own cabin makeover show! Two Minnesota brothers will star in a new DIY Network show for renovating lake homes. Click this link to read their interview. This should be a great show!

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Like most places, New England has a plentiful stock of small worthy museums. The Norman Rockwell Museum in his hometown of Stockbridge, MA has an intriguing exhibition this summer:  Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol . This cool juxtaposition of the small town artist and Manhattan gadfly is doubly appropriate since the Berkshire region is a destination for New Yorkers looking for a country vacation.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I can’t carry a tune but I have been a huge fan of music my entire life. Now that I have learned listening to music is actually good for your health, it’s the perfect excuse to crank up the volume and dance like there’s nobody watching. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – I grew up in Gardner Massachusetts, aka Chair City. We had a large Hitchcock Style chair on our old town center and we kids would happily climb and sit on the seat for tourist’s cameras. Now I see How the U.S. Lost the Title for the World’s Largest Chair . So unfair!

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – I follow several photographers on Instagram. Dylan Schwartz is one of my favorites.  Check out this amazing time lapse of the Fourth of July fireworks across the City of Los Angeles he created.

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Do you enjoy photography?  Do you like animals?  Yes, I do too and I came across this video that was the best 2 minutes I spent today NOT working.  

 

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Things We Liked This Week (6/25/17 – 7/1/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – Do you like OLD photographs? Old COLOR photographs? How about 100+ year old color photographs….. got your attention didn’t I. 🙂 Enjoy these!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – I’m always on the look-out for new recipes to try. This week I saw an article on Real Simple that includes some tasty looking recipes for the 4th of July. I think I’m going to have to try the shrimp skewers with feta, and the watermelon and tomato salad. Yum! How about you? What’s your favorites?

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – One of Boston’s great traditions is the 4th of July Pops Concert on the Esplanade. The highlight of the show is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Orchestra. The story of how music inspired by Napoleon’s retreat from Russia became a patriotic concert staple across the country comes down to two things–fireworks and howitzers.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I found a great article this week on the benefits of gardening. Believe it or not, the upside of gardening goes way beyond the obvious:  food on the table or flowers in your home. It’s actually good for you from a health perspective. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) –  In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of J K Rowling’s book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I highly recommend that you read this remarkable series this summer. Get into your 11 year-old self and read this first book wherever you used to read at that age – mine was in my bedroom on my bed. Before the movies came out I created all of the places mostly in my mind. I’d love to go to England to see this place because Diagon Alley is better than my imagination dreamed up!

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – Wouldn’t this be fun for a camping trip this weekend? A retro styled camper with all the comforts of home. A tiny home, that is. 

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Animals are amazing and I just can’t stop myself from looking when I happen upon breathtaking photography of nature’s creatures.  I am sharing these beautiful wildlife photographs.  

 

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Things We Liked This Week (6/18/17 – 6/24/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – Heading down to Florida for a vacation this year? Looking for adventure? Outdoor fun? Here ya go …….. let’s Paddle Florida!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – It’s Summer! And in Minnesota that always means mosquitoes! Those pesky bugs have just started to come out in droves and they can really make your evening on the patio miserable. I don’t like using harmful chemical products to keep the bugs away, and have found several essential oil recipes that work even better. This article “The 12 Best DIY Bug Sprays and Natural Bug Repellants” will give you some easy and natural ideas to keep those bugs away! Patio party anyone?

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Where and when the banana split was invented has never been as important to me as where and when I can eat one. But, in the interest of scholarly research, credit is given to a pharmacy soda fountain wizard in Latrobe, PA. Which is why Latrobe host the Great American Banana Split Celebration in August. Classic banana splits call for a split banana filled with one scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup, pineapple topping and strawberry topping, finished with nuts, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. But is should be said you can invent your own split du jour, as I often do with great glee. And if Latrobe sounds familiar, it’s also the home of Rolling Rock beer.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  My husband & I taught school for two years on Guam after college. During that time, we took a trip with friends to Saipan, a neighboring island, that was the site of one of the WWII battles in the Pacific. According to our friend’s father, Saipan was also the place where a female American pilot had crashed and was imprisoned by the Japanese army. We speculated that he was talking about Amelia Earhart, one of my childhood heroes and I have often wondered if his story was Saipanese urban legend. Now, 80 years later, thanks to research done by TIGHAR ( “The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery”), the world may finally know the truth about the end of her trip around the world. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – Imagine an art installation featuring gigantic sculptured hands symbolizing man’s power to reshape the world for good or evil. And then imagine you were viewing it in Venice! Sounds like the perfect vacation to me. Enjoy the fabulous photos of “Support” by renowned artist Lorenzo Quinn. 

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – I’ve spent the past week preparing to move into my new home. Long days of hard work made me appreciate the early entries to National Georgraphic Photographer of the Year contest. The 2017 theme is  “The Wonders of Water”. Anyone else up for a trip to the beach?

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  As most of you know I am an animal lover, so when I saw this article describing a video of animals drinking from a water bucket, I knew I had to share it this week. I hope you enjoy it too. 

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Here Comes the Sun!

After many months of cold and rain, we New Englanders are enjoying the onset of the summer solstice! “Brave Helios, wake up thy steeds and bring the warmth the countryside needs!” To celebrate that time coming, I will share some sunshine in its various forms from some of my favorite shops.

Things We Liked This Week (6/11/17 – 6/17/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – Is painting on your list of  “to do’s” this summer? This article by DIY Network may help get you started on giving your home a fresh updated look!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – Nate Berkus spent 2-1/2 years designing this midcentury home. I especially like the bathroom with its vintage lighting, and wait until you see the closet! Very cool!

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – This video of New Order’s Blue Monday played on instruments from the 1930s by Orkestra Obsolete. 

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I’m a gardener and a firm believer in learning from the past…..which is why I was so pleased to happen upon this article “24 Lost Gardening Tips From 100 Years Ago”.  I see an asparagus bed in my future. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – I really enjoyed how inkblots and poetry come together Gobolinks, Blottentots, and the Eerie Beauty of Victorian Inkblots . History is so interesting!

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – Since this week has consisted of getting ready to move, I found this site that has loads of coupons and discounts geared toward those of us who are moving.  I have signed up and have already saved money using a few of these discounts. Check it out if you plan on moving soon! MyMove.com

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  50 most unusual and strange beds you’d love to sleep on.   Whoa some of these are way out there!

 

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Things We Liked This Week (6/4/17 – 6/10/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – We all run across hacks for lots of everyday things but this week I found a food hack for making ice cream! Oh yes I did! Although I haven’t tried it yet I will. Will you?

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – I have loved black and white photography since I was a kid with my first camera. I was thrilled to have discovered the photography of Ansel Adams, and have many of his poster-sized prints throughout our home. His photos have always drawn me in, and after stumbling on this article this week, now I know why. Check it out – Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photo Align With the Golden Ratio.

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Seeing the trailer for My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, reminds me that it’s been a while since I saw one of my favorite movies based on another of her novels and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca. If you haven’t seen it, set a reminder for July 12 at 8 pm when it will be shown on TCM. Dame du Maurier was also the author of another of my favorite Hitchcock films, The Birds (July 26 at 3 am–hello DVR!

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  End your week on a happy note. Check out the winners of the first annual “Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – The craftspeople and artisans who make musical instruments have always been of interest to me because I am neither good at woodworking nor at playing any kind of instrument. This story shows what a younger generation can learn from and also teach an older one. A Father-Daughter Luthier Duo Builds Souls Into Guitars

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – We hear lots of stories in the news about the refugee crisis.  This global interactive map really puts it in perspective though. As humans living on the same planet, we need to take care of each other.  What can you do to help?

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  If you love animals and like to travel check out this article from the Thrillist!  There is a website that matches pet-owning homeowners who want to go on vacation without their beloved pet with top-notch, vetted pet sitters who also want to travel on a dime.  The pet sitters stay for free in exchange for taking care of the pet while the homeowner is out of town.  Perfect arrangement!

 

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Things We Liked This Week (5/28/17 – 6/3/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – This is a link you will definitely want to bookmark! This site is still in Beta (meaning it is a work in progress) so you will want to check back occasionally to see the updates. Find your native plants by your zip code! No other site exists like this and I can see this becoming a valuable asset to the gardening enthusiasts!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – I have been fascinated with outerspace and astronomy since I was old enough to read. It’s definitely a hobby where you learn something new everyday! This week I stumbled on an article called Vintage Space. The articles written by Amy Shira Teitel are fascinating! They include information on all the stories most people don’t know about the space programs. Check it out!

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Twenty of Dale Chihuly’s incredible glass installations are on display at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx through October 29. That has “road trip” written all over it!

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  Scientists say 50% of your ability to be happy is heredity, which means its beyond your control. But the good news is the other 50% can be managed by you on a daily basis. Read through this article “Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things” and see if you agree with me, that the simple act of reading it made you smile. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) – We are big fans of double pawed cats and have had many throughout our over 40 years together. We are thinking of our friend JayDee with with the recent birth of a litter with a few of these charmers! Polydactyl Cats: The Charm of Big Feet”. 

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Speaking of auctions…what if you were the winning bidder for some moon dust.  Here’s an article from Kovels where a lady did just that and when NASA tried to claim it, she sued them and won!

 

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Things We Liked This Week (5/21/17 – 5/27/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticAndBarnTreasures.com) – Our flowers are budding and blooming and I’ll bet yours are too! How’s this for a neat DIY flower vase for your new crop of posies. Which flowers from your garden will you display? 

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – I remember my mother-in-law telling me stories of how her and my father-in-law lived in a Quonset hut while my father-in-law was in the navy and was stationed in Florida. They lived there in the 1950s after they were first married. If they were still with us today, I wonder what they would think about the renewed interest in living in a Quonset hut today! I saw this story this week -“Inexpensive Quonset Home Kits Start at Less than $8,000” and am thinking this isn’t such a bad idea! What do you think?

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – Vintage paint by numbers. Pure love. And now there’s an online PBN museum where you can wander leisurely and absorb the colors, the subjects and the history.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  The latest vintage revival….Frank Lloyd Wright fabrics designs have been re-released in honor of his 150th birthday. Enjoy the FLW slideshow and swoon along with me. 

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – This weekend marks the official start of summer. That means travel plans for many families. Here is a list of 18 of the best places to visit in the USA. Are any of these on your summer vacation list?

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  Got the munchies?  Here’s a fun article about snacks that were popular in the 70’s.  I don’t remember most of these so I must not have tried them, but I spotted two of them that I enjoyed; the Tuna Twist and Tid-Bit.  Which of these snacks were your favorites?

 

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