Throwback Thursday: Vintage Mother

I want to share a simple but wonderful little image I received today from Vintage Digital Stamps. I thought I would share some of these Vintage Mother Items with you and give you the links in case you want to make a Vintage Inspired Mother’s Day card, she has all the items you could download to create something special for your Mother, Mommy, or Mommie! 🙂

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Here are also some letters she gives you as well as some other places to edit, create a collage and use these items along with some other fonts to make a great card for your mom

Click on these links to find the images used today to create your own Vintage Card for this holiday or any others that you might desire.

Vintage Mother 1

Vintage Mother 2

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Elephant Mother

Mother and Child

Vintage Photo of Mom and Child

Vintage Letters

PicMonkey Edit a Photo or Collage

Kewl Mom ideas from Pic Monkey

DaFont : Great tool for downloading and adding fonts (for the more techy minded person)

My Fonts: Add Fonts (for techies)

Font Squirrel

I think that should be a good start at least to create some super cute Vintage Retro Throwback looking Mother’s Day Cards. If you use any of these, Tag me on FAcebook or Comment below and send me the link. I would love to see what you come up with!

Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Wednesday What not: The vintage mother

So with the wold of Mad Men blowing across our nation, what man doesn’t want his own Betty?

I’d love to be able to stay home and participate in the activities of the 1950s, but what did a stay at home mother really do?

Top Ten in the life of a 1950s mother

10. Taking care of the home.

9. Grocery Shopping

8. Crafting

7. Sewing

6. Baking

5. Socializing with friends

4. Volunteering through social clubs

3.  Taking care of children

2 Making sure the house stayed together.

1.  Staying beautiful for her husband!

What do you do that reminds you of the vintage mother?  Funny thing at my house we have a dishwasher, however I’d rather wash the dishes by hand.  Something about it just calms my nerves.

Also, I love to put on a little apron and imagine myself back in time.  Didn’t things seem so much simpler?

Perhaps, your mother deserves to feel like a goddess in her home while crafting, baking, sewing or whatever her heart desires.  Don’t forget that trishatrixie designs has a huge selection of aprons and apron accessories.

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Green and Gorgeous Half Apron

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Half Apron

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Sunday Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

This was a yummy dish that is easy to prep and is sure to please!

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Attire Suggestions

This is a simple dish, so why not look extravagant putting it together?  TrishaTrixie designs has some custom items sure to inspire.  Don’t you love the Tiffany Blue?

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The earrings and apron are available for purchase in our shop.  Now that you are ready, let us get to cooking.

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  4. 1 cup of water
  5. 1 cup of bread crumbs
  6. 1 small onion chopped
  7. One green pepper chopped
  8. 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  9. 1 Teaspoon of salt
  10. 5 strips of bacon

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients(except bacon) in a large bowl
  3. Form 5 small loves
  4. Place the loves on a pan with a slight lip (Juices will run out)
  5. Take strips of bacon and rip them into two pieces
  6. Make an x over the top of the loaf with the bacon and tuck the ends of the bacon under the loaves.
  7. Cook for 50 minutes
  8. Serve a yummy dish!

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Saturday (Evening) Special-Vintage Sewing Books

I love Vintage sewing books such as these. There not only is something wonderful to me about the smell of old books, but looking at these brings backs moment of when my Grandma Hunter was trying so hard to teach me the basics. I also love the style of these books and how they teach us. There is no fancy DVD or CD with some tutorial on it. All they had was words. Words and images in and on a book to tell us everything we needed to know about how to sew. I got one of the books at a Thrift store and the other one I happened upon when I was at Domestica in East Village in Des Moines.

If you get a chance to grab one of these types books, do yourself a favor and get it. It is well worth it and you won’t regret it.

Now, I am going off to my rocking chair and ottoman and gonna put my feet up and devour into these tonight and get off this new version of a Idiot box- the computer. 🙂

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Wednesday What Not: Golf Fashion and May Day Maddness

May Day Madness

So, we have all gotten the little cups with popcorn and M&Ms dropped at our door.  But we wanted to look for a more adult twist on this idea.  Through 504 Main, we located many gifts in a jar.  A featured item was a miniature golf date in a jar!

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I love this idea and I think you could really add your own spin to this gift giving idea.  Who might be deserving of such a May Day gift?

 

Golf Fashion Through the Years.

Golf has always been the place to be fashionable for women.  Having the right shoe and ensemble is just as important as how you play the game.

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The basic ensemble of the 1890s was a simple blouse and a long skirt about 3 inches off of the ground.  This sleeves often made a full swing difficult and the golf club often got caught up in the skirt.  Can you imagine?

The Twentieth Century

Women began to prefer the jacket, skirt, and blouse ensemble.  However, around 1909 the jacket was replaced with a cardigan.  This might have provided a bit more comfort.

1915

Finally, Jersey material was introduced.  The cardigan and the skirt were often made of jersey material.  This provided for more comfort.

1925

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The golfing sweater vest became the latest rage.  This allowed for more movement in the swing.

Mid 1920s

The one piece golf dress was all the rage.  The skirts and sleeves were shorter.  I think this is a fun look.  Love those stockings!

1930s and 40s

Dresses modeled fashion trends.  The skirt did not get shorter and many stylish patterns were available.

1950s

It was common for women to where a blouse, skirt and often a cashmere sweater.  Golfing shoes were becoming a new fashion statement. Some women even wore nickers and blouses to the range.

2000s

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Most women wear shorts, polos and cute golfing shoes on the range.  What would you prefer to wear?

My favorite look is the 40s.  It is classic.  Perhaps, we should plan a retro day at the range?  Trisha Trixie has been working away hard to make many golfing items.  Keep an eye on her site for more details!

Saturday Special : Fascinators

First off sorry for the delay in this post. Sometimes, as a real person, life gets away from us ya know?

Anyway, As promised I wanted to share and talk to you about Fascinators and show you different styles, shapes and trends as well as the different types of Fascinators out there.  I already did a small video for you back on Try it Tuesday if you want to go view that. (Warning the video isn’t super great but I will get better as I go along)

A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from wool or lace, but mostly feathers. In the modern usage, it refers to a woman’s alternative to hat for formal attire; it is usually a large hair decoration on a band or clip with elaborate trimmings and decoration like a formal hat and it can incorporate a base to make it a miniature hat.

A substantial fascinator is a fascinator of some size or bulk

Bigger than a barrette, modern fascinators are commonly made with feathers, flowers or beads.[1] They need to be attached to the hair by a comb, headband or clip. The fun, fanciful ornament is often embellished with crystals, beads, or loops of ribbon, and attaches via a comb or headband; some have a small, stiff, flat base that can be secured with bobby pins.

(all info from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascinator )

Here are some Fascinators I have worn in some of my photo shoots or for/at events

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And here are some I have made and sell…(more to follow soon and if you want a CUSTOM one let me know and I will customize some for you, a group or function, etc)

Here are some others wearing Fascinators

If you would like to buy any of these or order a custom Fascinator please go to my TrishaTrixie Shop and order one to be bagged in a cute bag, tissue paper and right to your door. CLICK HERE FOR SHOP

Throwback Thursday; Bullying of yesterday and today

Past Images of Bullying

A bully use to be a different sort of thing.  In the 1950s, you would get your buddies together and face a bully head on.  May the toughest man win!  These are the images of past bullies.

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(Eddie Haskell from Leave it To Beaver was a clean cut kid that everyone wanted their children to be like, but he had a mean side that the weaker kids would come to know)

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(Scott Farkus was the mean bully from the movie A Christmas Story)

Remember the scene where the bully chases the other kid home and the kid slams the door just in time?  Did you know these doors no longer keep bullies out?

Why is Bullying worse today, than it was in the 1950s?  

Well, I surely do not have all the answers.  However, I can make some assumptions.  Children use to be able to go home and get away from their peers.  “Cyber bullying” has changed this for many.  

  • People can attack others by setting up fake accounts and have the ability to remain anonymous.  
  • Our children spend large amounts of time on cell phones, computers and other electronic devices.  These devices can be used to spread hurtful information about others in a very quick manner.
  • Once something is online and public, it is hard to get rid of.  This could lead people to thinking it will always be public information and this can sometimes lead to deadly results.
  • It is much easier to be mean through an electronic device, than when you are looking into the face of your victim.

Are our children more sensitive?  Perhaps, they are.  However, it is different for one child to call you fat than to have 353 people like a status saying you are fat.  Something about hate from masses might be harder to take.

This video was created to help stop bullying.  School bullying prevention programs have been shown to be successful.

What should you do if you know bullying is occurring?

My mother would have marched right over to the neighbors house and let them know that their child was a disrespectful brat!  You may even feel like the woman pictured below.

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However, as we have new problems we should have new methods to solve these problems.

This information comes from stopbullying.gov a good resource to learn more about bullying.

Do:

  • Intervene immediately. It is ok to get another adult to help.
  • Separate the kids involved.
  • Make sure everyone is safe.
  • Meet any immediate medical or mental health needs. (Ask, “Are you Okay.”)
  • Stay calm. Reassure the kids involved, including bystanders.
  • Model respectful behavior when you intervene.

Avoid these common mistakes:

  • Don’t ignore it. Don’t think kids can work it out without adult help.
  • Don’t immediately try to sort out the facts.
  • Don’t force other kids to say publicly what they saw.
  • Don’t question the children involved in front of other kids.
  • Don’t talk to the kids involved together, only separately.
  • Don’t make the kids involved apologize or patch up relations on the spot

Apologies and fact sorting can happen once the problem is diffused.  Getting the help of a guidance counselor and the parents involved are the best bet.