Friday, December 5, 2014

OHHHH my word it is FRIDAY in 1941! ( ok, rice pudding recipe too)




Same artist as yesterday! 
Another vintage print that just makes me smile with caffeine delight!

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951)
He was before Norman Rockwell...and it is interesting how many have
thought his illustrations were Mr Rockwells...
Norman Rockwell studied J.C. very closely...they even became good friends. 

 They called him J.C. Leyendecker...most of his art came out in the 40's....almost 70 years ago...
WOW....well this particular add for Columbia coffee came out in January 1941.  And will you look at the GINGHAM! 
Now this is where I find the text pretty amazing..I did my paper in Nutrition on Coffee to the dismay of many of my professors...BUT look even in 1940, they knew COFFEE was a benefit to the caffeine tester...lol.

I added this larger so you can read it and SMILE with me....wink..

 J.C, passed in 1951 -he left a legacy of humour and great inspirational pieces of Americana Life through  Saturday Evening Post, he produced over 320 covers for them. ... We have studied many of the early 20th century illustrators ...he is by far my favourite.  ( next to Norman Rockwell of course) 

Again all of these are hints of what is to come....for 2015...Did I mention the gingham tablecloth?

p.s this lady was a REAL model for him in many of his commissioned coffee ads. There are rumours that she was a staff member at his estate, but no one seems to verify that....For now that works for me...
There will be more to come....

Have a great weekend...I have some coffee that is whispering my name... and some rice pudding that I made last night that will be a perfect boost to my day.... and then I will be cross stitching for the rest of the day..
And for those who love OLD recipes...this is certainly one of them....I love comfort food that just brings me HOME....this one does.... time and time again...Remember to add a dish filled with water..this is your WATER BATH, this will keep your rice cooking evenly and will not dry it out....if you love creamy but not soaked rice..YOU WILL LOVE THIS...

Just save and print... don't change a thing...this has been tested over and over again...
ps. I had 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup..but I don't like it that sweet... so if you have a sweet tooth..
either way is just fine....






27 comments:

  1. Oh yes, coffee and chocolate are the perfect perk me ups! Off to check for the house adapter that is available for my Beam N Read. I do better plugged into the wall, lol!

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  2. What an interesting post, Samm! I love the title, reminds me of Jack Nicholson, but the postman above looks much friendlier :-) and I am sitting in front of a strong cuppa coffee, I really NEED it, Saint-Nicolas is coming this evening to our house....
    Hugs

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  3. My generation and my mother's always offered a guest a cup of coffee. For me, there is always a pot of french vanilla on the coffee maker heat. But as a fellow coffee lover, don't you miss a cup of PERKED coffee?!? What does the NOW generation offer? A bottle of water?

    Love these illustrations and this very interesting post.
    xx, Carol

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  4. Have a lovely Friday dear Samm. I have started my day with a cup of tea, no coffee for me in the morning.
    These old illustrations are so funny and have really put several smiles on my face and I am still smiling.

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  5. This photo I'm sure I've seen before...can't recall where. Coffee surely is for me...morning, noon, and night. Have a lovely day!

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  6. Love these posts. We had a mailman back in the 60's who walked his whole route. He had an old leather mail bag like the one in the picture. Worn, and full of mail and magazines. The kids in the neighborhood used to walk a few houses with him during the summer. His name was Mac. Aw, what a sweet memory. Norman Rockwell is one of my favorites. I have a book my mother gave me full of his illustrations and the story of his life. I can remember pouring over it for hours when I was a kid, so my mother left it to me. Lucky me. Just finished my morning cuppa. Happy Friday to you and enjoy your stitching.

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  7. Such a delightful post! This nostalgia gives me a warm fuzzy. ^^

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  8. Off to enjoy an little coffee stimulation! This picture made me think of my own postman. I'm in an urban area where the mail is delivered on foot.... I don't invite him in for coffee, but I bake him some sort of homemade goodie for the holidays.

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  9. My Uncle Doc drank 3 pots of coffee a day... all by himself. he loved his caffeine!

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  10. Love this one Samm! blessings, marlene

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  11. I wish I liked the taste of coffee...it smells so good. I'll stick to my hot tea. The lady above reminds me of my great, grandmother. Thanks for the nostalgia.

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  12. What a fun post to start the day with (along with my cuppa - a gi-mungous 24 ounce cup with santa owls full of good coffee- I was out at home all week and had to muddle with the coffee from the nursing home kitchen. their coffee is NOT the good stuff :) Happy Friday to you!

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  13. Coffee and rice pudding.....how much better does it get???? Happy weekend.

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  14. Ok I would Love the Rice Pudding Recipe, I am sure it is a good one!! Where does one find the time to cross stitch the for the day? I Love these old Vintage Collections, I have some Womens News papers from 1905 and they are in Black and White, the girls and I get a kick out of them. Here is the Nations Coffee Capital, a good cuppa brew is a delicacy like a good Boston Lobster on the East Coast. Boy do we love both!! Have a Great week end my sweet friend!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  15. It sounds like you have a pretty nice day planned. Enjoy.

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  16. I love these old pictures...they always bring a smile to me face, but nothing like a good ole cuppa joe does! LOL!! Happy Stitching!

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  17. I love rice pudding with all its warmth and yummy flavors...thanks for the recipe! Cute old pic, too!

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  18. Cute picture. That gingham tablecloth caught my eye right away. :) Not a coffee drinker and have never ate rice pudding!

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  19. You had me at Rum! I also noticed the tablecloth!

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  20. I'm sure your rice pudding recipe is a good one. It's my hubby's favorite dessert...and it must have the raisins. I haven't made it in quite awhile. I should make it for him...it would make his heart smile!! I'm looking for a good recipe for lemon curd...do you have one tucked in your recipe box??? hugs

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  21. I love rice pudding and vintage prints!

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  22. Thank~You so much for the recipe!! Will be making it soon~
    Wishing you a peaceful Saturday!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  23. I adore Norman Rockwell and am so glad to know about Leyendecker.
    What a wonderful illustration. I wonder if that twinkle in their eyes is because of the coffee or could it be they have tender feelings for each other!

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  24. Interesting info that I did not know! I love the old photos because it reminds me so much of the small town in West Virginia that I grew up in the 1950's. My mother put a clean tablecloth on the kitchen table almost everyday and Many of them were Gingham...usually red or yellow. Her aprons would often match the tableclot. My sweet mother was the ideal 1950's mother caring and cooking for our family, with clean apron every day. Oh How I loved her! She made every occasion a celebration. She was an older mother, not having me until age 36 and my sister at age 43. She always told us we kept her young!
    Thank you for the illustrations! They evoked many a good memory! And the rice pudding? Oh Yum, it was served often as a child and mama added raisins. Sometimes she would pour a tad bit of warm milk in mine and I could never eat enough. So delicious!
    Blessings
    Jane
    IHCP...wink

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  25. Great recipe, Samm :) I need to try it. Thank you !!

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  26. Oh thank you so very much for this recipe. I've been trying for years to get my mom's recipe from her and haven't succeeded yet. Her version is creamy too and I can't wait to try this.

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