Solid advice from a vintage '71 Norcross Halloween card from my not so private collection... more cute kittens too, and this time an ancestor of Slimer, or maybe a relative from the great Green Ghost Game makes a special appearance! We're getting closer to October, fiends-- stay tombed for lots more!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
We fiends are for delivering vintage halloween card fun, for sure! And here's one of my favorites from late 60's Norcross... seriously, if that teeny mouse deliverin' the drinks doesn't get you into some kind of festive "spirit" --then you're already dead!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Well, not really... but it is slowly materializing in supermarket and variety store aisles and other places that thankfully stock up on the spooky goods earlier and earlier every year it seems-- and I am not complaining! I have a bunch of fun vintage Halloween cards to share with you all this year too, so among the usual (and unusual) various posts, and our typical "Skipping September" sensibilities, you're sure to find yourself graveyard deep in ghosts, ghouls, witches, and fuzzy black cats, which in this blogger's humble opinion is always a great way to kick off the greatest holiday of them all! A show of severed arms-- who's already got their boo on?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Mattel cranked-out some super groovy toys for boys and girls in the 70's, and here we see them teaming up with Whitman to release Rock Flowers paper dolls based on the ultra fab fashion figures of the same name (click HERE to read more info about 'em; then see my all time favorite doll commercial HERE; and listen to a couple of the rockin' bubblegum 45's they came packaged with, just click HERE and HERE to kick-out some jams!) The paper dolls came with 3 of the Rock Flowers: Heather, Rosemary, and Lilac, plus an assortment of wild concert "costumes" --the back cover even doubles as a stage for them to perform upon! Print these scans on thick stock paper and just cut 'em out with scissors-- now you can have some Rockin' Flower power fun of your own!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
"Quick, easy... and intriguing ways to add zest to your menus..." says the cover of American Oriental Cookery recipe guide, published in 1962, and courtesy of the kitchens of Chun King and Mazola Corn Oil. As you flip through the guide and marvel at some of the more exotic asian fare, you may also be scratching your head in wonder over the recipes for Sloppy Joes, garlic bread, French Dressing, and London Broil. What the heck does some of this have to do with "oriental cookery" you ask? The angle of this guide, of course, is to show you how to prepare in a more modern, Chinese cuisine way, and to cut down on the saturated fats in your diet. I wish I cared about stuff like that, because personally I find the tastiest part of this book to be the fabulous (though uncredited) illustrations throughout this 30 page collection! Here is just an appetizer :)