Sunday, March 25, 2018

1970s STYLE CLEAR MUSHROOM DOME BUBBLE RAIN UMBRELLA

1970s STYLE CLEAR BUBBLE RAIN UMBRELLA


These adorable umbrellas from the 70's were not only super cute but also very practical. The clear waterproof material allowed you full visibility while also keeping you perfectly dry.

They’re designed to be held not just hovering overhead, but instead, with your head right inside the umbrella — which is why clear material was so essential.


The domed shape kept the umbrella from being caught by the wind and turning inside-out. It also kept you safe from the wind - and pelting rain or sleet - as well.

Best of all, rain wouldn't get in your eyes. In fact, nothing would blow in your eyes - not even leaves and other debris that would get kicked up by the wind. 


It was like your own personal 'bubble' of protection. Having visibility and protection from the elements allowed you to actually enjoy a rainy day.

Whether you have a hunkering for the past, or just want some great, fun protection from the rain, there are many styles of the Clear Bubble Umbrella still available  today: 




Saturday, March 24, 2018

1970's STYLE MOLESKIN BELL-BOTTOM PANTS & RUST STRIPED CAP-SLEEVE SWEATER


Clothing styles in the 1970's had a certain look to them that's been hard for fashion designers to replicate.

The colors, patterns, and materials were all very specific to that certain era. These 2 pieces are a couple of really good examples.


This pairing of a retro striped cap-sleeve sweater with rust moleskin button-up trousers would be a worthy 70's style befitting Marcia Brady. 

As usual, it's always fun to try and see if there are any styles still out there that are similar.


Maybe some of these would do....


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ORIGINAL FRANKEN BERRY CEREAL COMMERCIAL AD FROM 1971

ORIGINAL FRANKEN-BERRY CEREAL AD CIRCA 1971


In 1971, General Mills introduced strawberry flavored 'FrankenBerry' cereal with pink colored crunchy nuggets and marshmallow shapes.

The Frankenberry cereal box featured a more friendly pink cartoon version of the classic movie monster, Frankenstein. 


And some humorous 1970's Trivia: 

In 1972, Franken Berry cereal was found to include an indigestible pigment that turned some children's feces pink.

This wasn't dangerous, but caused alarm for many parents of the time. The condition became known as 'Franken Berry Stool'. 



By the time the condition was named, the culprit that had created this 'monster' was already being switched to another food dye.

Nowadays, General Mills has replaced artificial coloring with natural coloring in their cereals.

Fun Franken Berry Cereal & Toys Still Available Today!


Friday, February 2, 2018

ULTIMATE 1970'S STYLE FONDUE PARTY RECIPES FOR CHOCOLATE & SWISS FONDUE

Tabletop Dining 70's Style


Below are some classic Fondue Recipes for your next Ultimate 70's Fondue Party.

All you need is a Fondue Pot, Dip & Dipping Foods, and a Fondue Fork for each guest.


Cheese Fondue Recipe:

Ingredients -

  • 2 cloves of garlic, cut in half
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ pound Gruy√®re, cubed or grated if you have time,
  • ½ pound Emmental, cubed or grated if you have time
  • Pinch of flour

Directions -  Rub the cloves on the bottom and sides of a small pot. Over medium heat, add the wine and lemon juice to the pot and simmer. Then add the cheese cubes gradually. As the cheese begins to melt, add in the flour and stir to combine in a zigzag pattern (not in a circle), until it’s thick and creamy, cooking for about 5-8 minutes. Make sure not to let it boil. Remove from heat and keep warm over a flame.

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Chocolate Fondue Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 7 Ounces Toblerone white or milk chocolate bars
  • 7 Ounces Toblerone (or other) dark chocolate bars
  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 fresh strawberries, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 Cup fresh blueberries, raspberries
  • 2 medium bananas or cored pears, cut into 16 1/2-inch slices
  • 16 coconut macaroons or angel food cake cut into cubes
  • 1 bag or marshmallows
  • 16 bamboo skewers

Directions - Thread the skewers starting with a piece of macaroon, then strawberry, banana slice, marshmallow, and then a raspberry or blueberry. Repeat with the remaining fruit and skewers.

In 2 separate bowls, break each type of Toblerone chocolate bar into small pieces. In 2 separate saucepans, bring 1/2 cup of heavy cream to a gentle simmer, then lower heat.

Add the dark chocolate to 1 pan and the white chocolate to the second pan. Whisk until completely melted (use 2 separate whisks). Remove pans from heat and option to add liqueur at this point. Whisk until combined.

Gently pour 2 chocolate fondues into separate warmed serving bowls. Surround with platters of prepared skewers. Happy dipping!


AND IF YOU'D RATHER NOT COOK, HERE ARE SOME READY-MADE KITS:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

FONDUE HOW-TO 70'S STYLE: FUN RECIPES, PARTY IDEAS, FONDUE POTS & MORE!

Vintage Fondue Cookbook from 1970 by Potpourri Press



The Fondue Craze of the 70's is Back!  It's Fast, Easy & Fun!! 

All you need is a Fondue Pot, Recipes for Dip & Dipping Foods, and a Fondue Fork for each guest.


A great way to host a Fondue Party is to keep it intimate with a very small guest list. This inspires good conversation too!

Cozy lighting, and seating with lots of floor pillows around a low table (preferably near a fireplace!) create the perfect ambience.


Fondue is the perfect dinner party meal: "The ingredients are affordable, there’s very little preparation required besides chopping up the dipping foods, and you definitely don’t have to spend any time stressing in the kitchen when your guests arrive. Fondue allows everyone to sit down and enjoy a communal meal together, recreating the atmosphere of being circled around a bonfire, toasting marshmallows over the flames somewhere in the great outdoors."   - The Ultimate 70's Fondue Party


For Some Great Fondue Pots Click Here!
  
Recipes For Your Very Own 70's Style Fondue Party:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

FAVORITE 1970's PASTIME: FUN CRAFT CANDLE-MAKING KIT


AVALON CANDLE MAKING KIT FROM THE 1970's


The 70's was big on Crafts and DIY. 

There were kits for everything from Macrame and Love Beads...


To Candles, Hand Painted Ceramics, and Soap-Making.

Was it Fun??  ...Oh, Yes!!!  

Friday, January 26, 2018

IT'S BACK!! GENUINE FAMOLARE WAVE SANDALS WAVY SOLE SHOES BACK FROM THE 70's!!

THE GENUINE FAMOLARE SHOE IS BACK!!


The awesome Famolare sandals are back!!!

Wonderful support & perfect for all-day wear:

  • Smooth Leather footbed lining
  • Full top grain leather upper
  • 100% Natural rubber outsole 
  • Superior Arch Support
  • Comfortable Wedges