Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm Winning...Really!

Yesterday when I got home, this was waiting for me.  Doesn't everyone want to get a beautiful package wrapped up like this?  It was sent by Casey of Casey's Elegant Musings.  Last week I won a giveaway on her blog and I have to say that I was kind of shocked to have won anything, let alone this adorable book, entitled Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman.

As soon as I got it I tore into it and started flipping through.  Ironically, this book is so fresh and fun, even though its based on essays and articles written in the 1920's and 30's.  I was particularly drawn to the recipes like Cream of Tomato Soup and Birthday Layer Cake (yum) as well as the sections entitled Department of Millinery, about appropriate hats for different seasons and occasions.  I love hats.  I almost got suspended in elementary school for wearing a black velvet cap with a huge flower a la super cool MTV VJ Duffy.  I refused to take it off even though it violated the school dress code.  Oooh, I was so rebellious.

This book certainly does take you back to a bygone time.  Curling up with it on the couch was like a mini vacation in a time machine.  Absolutely fabulous.  Oliver also had a good time with the wrapping paper...

First came this...
then this..

and eventually this...

Thanks again Casey!  We all enjoyed our gift ;)

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