Scottish Shortbread


Recipe for "Scottish Shortbread,"a recipe "from the kitchen of Mabel Fairweather."

1/2 cup soft butter (butter only)
1/2 cup very fine sugar
2 cups sifted flour

Cream butter until soft and fluffy. Add sugar gradually. and work until light. Add 1 3/4 cups flour, reserve 1/4 cup for bake board and blend well. Turn out dough and gradually knead in remaining flour. Press evenly into 8" aluminum ungreased cake tin. Score edges and thoroughly prick all over with a fork. (Last step very important).

Bake in a moderate oven 325- 350 degrees F (depending on your oven) for approx. 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour, or until nice golden colour and is shriking from sides of pan. Let cool in pan and then on wire rack until thoroughly cool. Store in airtight tin.


Found in "The Cookie Book: Delectable and Delicious Dainties" compiled by Nellie Watts. Published by Culinary Arts Press, 1939.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @WBStilwell, who entered on Twitter.

Thanks to everyone who entered. See you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: 1766 Book "The New Bath Guide" - contest closed





Contest has ended, winner will be announced shortly.

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Dearly Beloved

 Wedding announcement:

Mrs. Francis L. Lucey
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter

Mary Frances
to
Mr. John C. Payne

on Saturday, the twelfth of June
Ninteen hundred and sixty-five
at one o'clock in the afternoon

First Congregational Church
Norwich, New York

Found in "Pearl-Maiden" by H. Rider Haggard. Published by Tom Stacey, 1972.

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With Sincere Wishes




Greeting card with embossed color illustrations and ribbon-bound paper message:

WITH SINCERE WISHES

 True Love and Affection

May every hour that fleets away,
Bring blessings bright with thee to stay,
True blessings all thy life to cheer,
To shield from harm, protect from fear!
And if there better blessings be,
Such blessings do I crave for thee!


Found in "Soldiers Three" by Rudyard Kipling. Published by H.M. Caldwell Co., 1899.


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A Gift To Santa


Note, titled "A Gift to Santa."

I Sent dear Santa Claus a note:
"Please bring me a sled." I wrote;
"I love you, Santa, yes I do,
"I'd like to make a gift to you,
But, oh, dear me, I cannot tell
The sort of present would please you well;
And so I send you only this:
A great big black, black, inky kiss."

-Virginia Baker


Found in "The Dupe" by Gerald Biss. Published by Greening and Co., 1907.



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Cairo Rising

Postcard of Cairo, no writing or dates on reverse side.

Found in "Present-Day Egypt" by Frederic Courtland Penfield. Published by The Century Co., 1903.




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Giveaway winner

This week's winner is Faith Barnett, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 10 Antiquarian Classics - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Days Gone By


Eight small photographs.

Found in "Sara Crewe: Little Saint Elizabeth" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Published by Scribners, 1898.






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Christmas Greetings


Christmas card, no writing or date.

Found in "Blue Bells of Nola" by J. Helmer Olson. Published by Augusta Book Concern, 1928.

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Prussian Blue

Test strip labelled "Prussian Blue."

Found in "The Glenlitten Murder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Published by A.L. Burt, 1929


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Hell's Angles

Plastic protractor.

Found in "Enormously Foxtrot" by Bill Amend. Published by Andrews and McMeel, 1994.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Gretchen Emmert, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who entered, see you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Volumes of Poetry - contest closed

I'm giving away these nine vintage volumes of poetry this week:



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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April 18, 1813

I found this old newspaper in a box of books I was sorting. It's the Monday, April 18, 1813 issue of the "Independent Chronicle" of Boston, Massachusetts:






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The Great Pumpkin


 Recipe for pumpkin pie:

1 1/2 C pumpkin
3/4 C sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t nutmeg + cloves
3 slightly beaten eggs
1 1/4 C milk
1 6 oz can - 2/3 cup ev. milk
1 9" pastry shell

400" 50 min

Found in "Treatise on Cake Making" published by The Fleischmann Division, Standard Brands Inc., 1935

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A Bird In Hand

Illustrated trade card for the "New 'G' Howe."

Found in "Latin Prose Composition" by Henry Carr Pearson. Published by the American Book Company, 1903.




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Bookmark Bonanza



Five bookmarks.

Found in "The Wild Flowers of California" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons. Published by Cunningham, Curtis and Welch, 1912.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Julianna Rose Dow, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Eight Antiquarian Books - contest closed

Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Expired

Six coupons, expiration date of December 31, 1974. I miss that Rice Krispies box.

Found in "Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook" published by McGraw-Hill, 1950.

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Tale Of The Red Ribbon


Red cloth ribbon, 36 inches long. Unsure of actual fabric, one side is velvet-like and soft, the other is smoother.

Found in "Rosamond or The Youthful Error: A Tale of Riverside and Other Stories" by Mary J. Holmes. Published by Hurst and Company, no date, circa 1880s






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Loose Change


83 cents in change.

Fell out of "Eye in the Sky" by Philip K. Dick. Published by Ace Books, ca. 1970.

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