The Crazy Suburban Mom: Who want's a Chicken Ice Cream Sundae for dessert?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Who want's a Chicken Ice Cream Sundae for dessert?

I haven't done an estate sale SCORE! post in a while so I've got some catching up to do.

The first item I found in a charity thrift shop. It was $5 (including the shade) and I adore it to pieces. My families reaction was a bit more understated.

You got another lamp?

I understand their point. This is the third lamp I've brought home in the last few months but this one is so fabulously mid-century modern. So retro. So groovy. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make her mine.

My lamp is so darned 50's it makes me want to put on a pink apron, a string of pearls, and rename my son, Ward.

And okay....if pushed for a rational reason for buying it, I do think overhead lighting is harsh and that was almost all we had until my lamp fetish kicked in.

Isn't is fabulous?


It's tall. Maybe 3 feet?


She's beautifully curvy, kind of bottom heavy just like...

well.... never mind about that...


And the blue crackled pattern on off-white is rockin' my socks off.

Moving on ...

It's Naugahyde, I think.

That's real faux leather to those in the know.


In blazing orange.

I bet it's at least 40 years old, or more. And it's so totally Brady Bunch! Can't you see Alice putting her sensible shoe up on this ottoman to tie it?

It cost me $4 at a Church rummage sale and it sat in my van a few days. I was undecided about what to do with it. It doesn't really go with my living room but re-covering it would ruin it's Brady-osity.

I took it out of the car at 3 a.m. yesterday and cleaned it up. It's proudly (and loudly) sitting in my living room. To my surprise my family loved it. So for now it stays (unlike the pink hamper which everyone wishes would go - except me.

If you want to channel your inner Jayne Mansfield you can covet the beautiful pink Da-Voon hamper here).

On the kitchen front I found these canisters at a charity thrift shop for $6.50. There were 4 in the set but only 3 or them actually went together. (There were 2 coffee canisters, 1 flour, 1 sugar.) Three were marked Metasco and one wasn't and the odd one had a slightly different lid and print.


Next is this cool bar-themed snack bowl


Very 'rat-pack' I thought... I used to have two but
one got knocked off a table and broke into a million pieces.

And the above nut dishes older brother...


The salad bowl.
It's very much bigger and MUCH heavier.
I think both of these were made by Libbey glass based on what I've read.
I can't find any marks but that might just be me and my eyes.
I know you can't tell how much bigger this bowl is than the other by these pictures. For this bowl picture a giant salad sitting inside...for the other a few handfuls of cocktail nuts
I thought this was a creamer...


Turned out it was a syrup dispenser from Log cabin syrups.

And I got a great old cookbook. The woman I got it from was selling things for here grandmother. It's a 1948 Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook. It's a fabulous old cookbook and Grandma covered it with sticky shelf paper. This is the inside page.

culinary arts cookbook

There are lots of great recipes ... and a few freaky ones!

This one?


My first thought was...

Oh. It's a chicken ice cream sundae.


There are for sure some horrifying recipes amongst the gems!


Anonymous,  6/10/09, 8:08 AM  

These are all fabulous. I love how fat laden the old recipes are...heavy cream & mayonnaise. Heaven!

kiddiescorner 6/10/09, 9:08 AM  

I love the lamp! Oh and the snack bowls. Thanks for sharing :O)

The Crazy Suburban Mom 6/10/09, 9:24 AM  

Lisa - I know, the word of the day was fat! You should see my cookbook put out by crisco! lol

Kiddies - I'm in love with that lamp... It really does need to be rewired but I'm not sure how to do that

Christa 6/10/09, 10:29 AM until this moment I never realized how "50s" I am. I always knew I had an over the top fondness for all things 50s...but I thought it was just the style that drew me in. And then you said "Ward" and I realized I was born in the wrong decade. I have begged my husband to give up our C.B. names so that I can name our theoretical son Ward.
Oh and that is so flippin awesome lookin, especially with your painting in the background...PERFECT!

a49erfangirl 6/10/09, 11:44 AM  

I love the lamp!!

@eloh 6/10/09, 12:44 PM  

"Cracked glass" lamp, mother bought a pair in the mid sixties from Ethan Allan. It is some neat looking "effect".

chicamom85 6/10/09, 1:36 PM  

I am such a nut for old cookbooks and old dishes. I love them all, you struck gold. Sometimes I have to hide the cookbooks because my husband just doesn't get it why I have so many. I don't get the frozen part of the chicken salad.


Swoozie 6/10/09, 2:22 PM  

Great finds! That lamp rocks....I too have a thing for lamps.

However, that chicken recipe is absolutely horrifying. Ugh. Heavy whipped cream AND mayo ~~ well, I just can't imagine......

illahee 6/10/09, 5:38 PM  

the lamp is fabulous! and the recpie? scary!!

illahee 6/10/09, 5:39 PM  

oops, sorry for the typo!

Vonlipi 6/11/09, 8:34 PM  

Those a amazing finds! Love the lamp! The chicken ice cream sundae is scary....Let me know if you make that recipe!

Digital Scraps Etc 6/20/09, 1:49 AM  

I always check the lamps at thrift stores! I brought home a cool one set up as an easel (not too big - holds a 3 x 3 frame). Found a new shade for it and set one of my favorite pics of hubby and me on it. I LOVE IT!

icedteaforme 7/17/10, 5:13 PM  

I just got that same ottoman in beige for 2 bucks and gave it to hubby's college student cousin, i want it, love it!!!

I also just got some aluminum canisters with copper lids and am thinking of giving them to her, she is doing her apartment retro and loves old stuff like i funny how I want the ottoman just screams 70s to me!!!

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