Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Time For The Witching Hour!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! And now for the Haunting Hostesses of this years Halloween Extravaganza! Because really, who else would host this kind of shindig?
But she has the Cutest little helper! 1940, Anne Nagel
PS: The shocking winner of the Costume Contest is hidden at the end of the post! ;)

Catering provided by: Gale Robbins
Martha Vickers
Penny Edward and Barbara Bates
And Jane Adams and Patricia Alphin (1946) - There's a LOT of people to feed!
Adele Jergens (1944) won the Pumpkin Carving Contest!
While Dusty Anderson (1944)
And June Haver (1951)
Would like to introduce you to this years Costume Contest Winners: The Ooky Spooky Arachnids! (A round of applause please!)
So go overdose on Cider and Pumpkin Pie and have a fantabulous Halloween!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


My goodness! I almost forgot about the MOST IMPORTANT POST OF THE YEAR! Luckily the spell was lifted by these two well known lovelies when they went speeding past (in the year 1954, as I recently learned!)

I know that I normally give you four weeks, but I've been busy, and hardly anyone votes anyway (yes, that was a pouty faced hint! you don't have to have a blog or an account to comment, by the way!) You have exactly two weeks to leave me a comment about which party attendee you thinks deserves to win Best Costume!

We'll start the party off with some Ooky Spooky Arachnids!

The Invisible Man!
Arrrgh! Captain Hook!
Alas, poor Yorick!
I'm Katniss! May the odds be ever in my favor!
Catwoman? Meow.
Napoleon! And escort...?
Who's America's Favorite Cookie?
Bluebeard's Wife #5
The Franklin Mint!
And last, but not least, an Arboretum!
May the best costume win! Check back next week for the yearly parade of Wicked Witches! ^_^

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tea of the Day!

Blood-Orange Smoothie Tea (The Spice & Tea Exchange): 3/5

Contains: rooibos leaves, orange peel, hibiscus, apples, rosehips, safflower, rose petals, vanilla flavor (CAFFEINE FREE)

The label recommended trying it with milk for an orange-creamsicle  flavor. Now, I'm not particularly partial to either rooibos or orange-creamsicles, but how do you say no to a tea with such an advertisement? The result: Yes. It tastes exactly like a hot orange-creamsicle. Even without the milk it has the same general flavor but at that point why wouldn't you add the milk? It's a bit of an odd concept for tea, but it's caffeine free and has no added sugars and is perfect for the impending cold weather!

French Teas:
Marcel Proust immortalized French tea taking when, in Swann's Way, he recalled the Sunday morning ritual of his aunt Leonie, who dipped her madeleine into a cup of tea. The tea in that case was herbal, although the French started drinking black tea in the 1630s. At first considered a medicinal tonic, it became fashionable as a beverage under Louis XIV. In 1680, the French marquise Marie de Rabutin-Chantal wrote about her friend Madame de la Sabliere taking tea with milk - the first European reference to that custom. But the French drink a wide variety of teas, including white and green teas, without milk. They have as strong an interest in singular, estate grown teas as they do for vintage wines. Formal teas are popular outside the home, in salons de the. They are distinguished by the attention paid to every detail and the quality of exquisite pastries, gateaux, tarts, croissants, and meringues accompanying the tea.
~All About Tea Knowledge Cards

I hope the next time we meet, we won't be fighting each other. Instead we will be drinking tea.
~Jackie Chan, Rumble in the Bronx