Who would have thought that seeing an article in Country Living magazine would result in a trip down memory lane?
In the April 2010 issue of the magazine, there was a short article on vintage metal recipe boxes. Actually it wasn't even an article, it was in the 'What Is It? What Is It Worth?" section.
That prompted me to visit eBay to see what kinds of vintage boxes were listed. And when I saw the one below, I had this overwhelming sense of memory. My mother had a recipe box exactly like it, filled with clippings from newspapers, magazines, and her own hand written recipe cards. What I wouldn't give to have that box in my possession today. I'm not sure what ever happened to it. Another one of those things that falls by the wayside and you never know how, or why.
Is there anything that brings back childhood memories for you? And do they hit you out of nowhere? This one sure did. I haven't thought about that recipe box in years.
Our weekend was pretty easy going for a change. Unusual for us, but it was too hot to do much of anything but be easy going.
We did try to spend time at the Aurora Antique Faire on Saturday, but that lasted for all of about half an hour. It was simply too hot to look or to be much interested in what was there. I don't do well in 100 degree temperatures. Last year was just as hot, but I was more interested I guess.
After that little stop we drove into Oregon City and had lunch at a restaurant called The Verdict Bar and Grill. The food is exceptional (I've never had a better restaurant French fry!), and the restaurant itself, well, it's situated adjacent to the District Attorney's Office, and across the street from the county courthouse. The decor reflects that fact.
There is a wall lined with law books, each booth has a gavel attached to the side of it (plus there's an 8ft gavel that hangs over the bar), and one section of wall has brick and bars so it looks like a jail cell (complete with handcuffs hanging from the bars). The menu selections range from The Lighter Sentence, to The Jury Box, to Order in the Court.
The restaurant is located in the basement of Oregon's oldest commercial building (built in 1848). Difficult to get into for dinner, lunch is relatively easy during the week if you go after the courthouse adjournment, or weekend afternoons.
Afterwards - Airstream tours. We visited a new dealership, and though it was hot we were willing to brave it. We've always wanted to see inside an actual Airstream, and they didn't disappoint. These trailers have such a history.
We've have dreams of owning one some day, but we've got a lot of saving up to do if we want that dream to become reality. lol
The mid-range model (and one that I loved), surprisingly wasn't much more expensive than the smallest one. Well laid out, with a large bathroom and shower, larger kitchen, and great storage. I could see this parked in a camp ground some place. Home away from home.
What I call the 'luxury model' (with the price to match) had these fabulous leather recliners. Comfortable? Oh yea.
I've been told that vintage Airstreams occasionally show up for sale, but from what I've heard, the vintage models cost nearly as much as brand new. Then of course there's the fixing up (and the cost associated with that), and the fact that I'm tired of fixing things up. lol
I used photographs and papers from my own collection to make this piece. The envelope is addressed to Miss Emma Pinkerton, and contains a letter from Richard Halliburton (American traveler, adventurer, and author of the 1920s and 30s).