Thursday, January 15, 2009

15 January 1955, "west germany, meat loaf, and a girdle"

15 Jan. 1955:U.S.S.R. ends state of war with German Federal Republic, thus the Soviet Union recognized the sovereignty of West Germany.

I promised the meatloaf recipe I used, so here it is:

1950's Betty Crocker cookbook:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 egg, beaten

1 cup of milk

3 pieces of soft white bread, torn into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped onion

3/4 tsp.

salt 1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp.celery salt

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

1 tbsp. ketchup

1 tbsp. horseradish (I added more as I love horseradish)

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

(I also added 2 tbs. brown sugar)

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. For better browning, shape into loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until done.

Here is a new girdle I just won on ebay. I am excited. My vintage friend called me today and we went vintage shopping online. She got a new girdle as well and some seamed stockings. I also got this great peignor. The pic is from ebay so, no, I don't have a creepy mannequin I keep my clothes on.

Again, a busy day. I find myself becoming more engrossed in the normalcy of a 1955 day (or my proximity there of) that I keep forgetting to blog. So, here I am again at the end of the day. Music, television, food, clothes, discussions, so much of my isolated days are 1955 that it can feel quite real. Especially when I have music on or a vintage radio show while vacuuming and cleaning with my vintage tools. Or, just the normalcy of putting my stockings on by hooking them to garters in the morning. It is funny how quickly we, as humans, become accostomed to things. I, by nature now, grab a hat, adjust it in the mirror, get my bag and gloves and reapply lipstick before leaving. It is only when I enter the grocery store that it really hits me. You would think my modern car would be the moment, but with my vintage music in there, as well, it doesn't.

New things that I need to blog about tomorrow, because I have not given myself enough time today to do so:

1.) new shoes ( four new pairs ladies)
2.) new vintage pet
3.)mini-challenge with laundry, yeah or nay?


  1. thanks for comment at my blog, you won a girdle? cool! they are hard to come across, last year I snagged three of them here in nz on trademe which is kind of like ebay.

  2. I've been wanting to ask about your hair routine. Do you wash it every day? Do you follow the 50s pattern of washing much less often?

    My mother (born 1936) went weekly to the beauty shop and did "pin curls" all the other nights. The shampoo occured at the beauty shop.

    I have read that we shampoo WAY too often.

    What has been your experience?

  3. Thanks for the recipie! (psst...3/4 tsp of what? That was left out)

    I never would have thought about adding horseradish. I love it too.

    You mentioned cleaning with "vintage tools", do you have a vintage vacuum as well?

  4. Gingerella: 3/4 tsp salt and Yes I do have a vintage vacuum. If you go thru my earlier posts you can see it in one of my pics. I think it was like my 3rd or 4th blog.
    Roxanne: My hair routine is as follows. Saturday I wash my hair in the shower and let it air dry to dampness then set it for the night. The rest of the week I just dampen it as night on the ends, comb in 'setting lotion' (hair gel) and set it in pink foam curlers. I think we DO wash our hair too much and it is much more manageable and shiny after a few days of NOT having washed it. It is also less time to prepare each day, as I just take out the rolers, brush and go.

  5. Regarding your hair--did you find it hard to transition from daily washing to what you're doing now? Did you have days of your hair/scalp rebelling as you made the change?

    I get to day two and have to throw in (use?) the towel.

    I have noticed that even just letting it air dry and not washing it EVERY day has resulted in hair that has more shine.

    I remember (a long time ago!) that magazines used to have line drawings showing how to roll your hair for different hairstyles. Do you have any of those articles that you could post?


  6. For anyone that is interested I thought I'd mention that Livejournal has a vintage hair community that I belong to (though I haven't posted anything) and they have tons of tutorials and guides on setting patterns and all kinds of styles. Love you blog!

  7. Wow, thank you erin, you can bet I am going there. It is hard to find old hair instruction magazines and when you do (on ebay) they always sell VERY HIGH! Thanks for the info.

  8. I have that exact same style of girdle, plus many, many others, I wear them everyday. Like you, I love vintage clothes and decided a few years back to just give up modern clothes entirely. I never looked back! Once you make the commitment, as you said, the rest becomes easy.

  9. I remember my mother going to a wedding in 1957 and the male hairdresser sprayed her hair after her wash and set and dry, and then sprayed sparkles in it! The sparkles stuck to the hairspray.

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