For todays Vintage Christmas post, I would like to show you the sweetest little Angel that I bought at a yard sale this past weekend. Doesn't she have the most peaceful and sweet face. She even came in her original box dated 1967!
I also have this adorable little planter that I got at an estate sale earlier this year and I decorated it w ith some Santa heads that were also thrifted! And while we are talking about vintage, how about a vintage recipe from my mothers 1959 Better Homes and Gardens book. Last night my family made homemade popcorn balls. They are so delicious!
5 quarts of popcorn (remove the "old maids"
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tea salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tea. vinegar
1 tea. vanilla
Keep popcorn warm by setting it in a warm oven. In a saucepan combine sugar, water, salt, corn syrup and vinegar. Boil until it reaches 250 degrees on your candy thermometer or soft ball stage. Add vanilla and remove from heat. Slowly pour mixture over your popped corn making sure that every piece is coated.
Once mixture has cooled down enough to touch, butter your hands and start forming popcorn into balls. If they are a little soft, don't worry, they will set up.
We stuck little candy canes in ours for "handles".
They are delicious!
You can see more cool vintage Chrismas decor over at http://thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com