Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Little Thanksgiving Red

Time to get the Thanksgiving meal ready. I have my spices, of course they are a good 25 years past their shelf life, but who is counting. The cloves and thyme are Slade's and the nutmeg is Staff's. Wasn't that part of the old A&P stores?

You can't cook a turkey without a proper baster. Mine is an 1946 Artbeck Baster, a product of Arthur Beck Company. The package boasts that this baster is "an invaluable household aid:
* it bastes meats and fowl
* separates grease from gravy, soups and stew
* skims cream from milk
* and bastes apples.
What more could you ask from your baster?

"Thyme" to make the apple pie. I have the Better Home's recipe, my rolling pin, and

my apples. (Actually, these red delicious apples are fake and I use them as props at the shop) The apple brochure is from 1961.

To properly entertain, may I suggest these "Gay Nineties Party Mats". They are "ideal for cocktail coasters, servettes and wall decorations". I'm not sure what a servette is, do you? The mats are reproduced from Sass-Dorne Claytoon Models. These "Claytoon" illustrations are reproductions of actual full color photographs of miniature clay models and sets.

And if the Turkey doesn't come out the way you plan........ there is always Rexall's "First Aid Directions". For food poisoning, slide down to page 12.

I am joining Sue @ Its a Very Cherry world for a little Pre-Thanksgiving Red Wednesday is Rednesday. (Click here for your invite) Please be sure to stop over and visit Sue and all the other folks at the party.

Got it at Goodwill

P.S. I am still looking for any information on some Aluminum Vases I just found. Please check out my last post. Thank you.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those reds and I can just see that Turkey being basted! Hope you have a wonderful day! What size is that vase? I did a little looking yesterday but can't find I'm really intrigued!

Diann said...

What a fun post! I loved it. Everything is so cool! Awesome reds!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the old spice tins, and hate that everything is in plastic these days! It looks like you're all set to cook Thanksgiving dinner. I really, really hope that you don't need that First Aid, and especially not page 12!
Happy REDnesday and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kay Ellen said...

Wonderful Reds to share this week :))

Happy Thanksgiving too!!

Love the party mats graphic


Kay Ellen

Laurie said...

Sherrie, I've never seen those little aluminum pieces, but they sure are cute! I'm like you -- I'll often find two or more unusual things within a few days of each other! Funny, huh? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Melody said...

Hi Sherrie! What a great red post!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your weekend is just as good.