Sunday, March 15, 2009

Banana Cream Pie and Antiques

I hope everyone has had a good week. It has been very busy around here so I haven't accomplished much. The weather is beautiful. Still so very dry that I'm getting worried about fire season. This is the driest winter on record unless things change. It's nice having 70 degree days but this wind is awful. I'm getting spring fever early this year. I was watching Martha the other day and she made a banana cream pie and it sounded so good that I had to make one today. I almost burnt the meringue because I was getting out my taxes so I could finish them. And speaking of taxes if anyone would like to donate to help me pay mine, please let me know. But on to better and happier things now. I also made a huge batch of marinara from the rest of the tomatoes I had in my freezer. I'm trying to get it cleaned out and use everything I froze last year. I put two containers in the freezer and then added Italian sausage to the rest for spaghetti tonight.

As I've been cleaning out closets and drawers I'm trying to take pictures of some of my treasures and yes, some of my junk. This was my grandmothers fur collar. I think she used to wear it to church.
She also loved these little hats. Her hair was down to her waist and she always wore it braided and twisted in a bun at the nape of her neck. She always wore a little hat when going to church. The black one reminds me of a beret and I remember her wearing it.

I have two sewing stands. This one I found in some junk store many many years ago.

This is my favorite. When I was in Kansas and bored out of my mind I started working auctions on weekends and I got the bug so I started going to a few. I bid on this one and I didn't think the lady was going to quit. I learned to put a maximum bid in my mind and if it went over that I would quit. Well needless to say I lost a few things I really wanted. I did get this sewing stand though and I had a feeling the other lady was upset with me so I gave her one of my biggest and happiest smiles!

My hope chest was a Christmas present my senior year of high school. The upright style is the only one I've seen so I don't know if they make them anymore. I like it because I can store blankets and linens on the shelves. I should have opened it and taken a picture of the inside. I keep a lot of vintage linens in the drawer.

So my high school Christmas present is now a vintage item? Have a good week everyone.


Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Honestly, there are just some days I crave pie!

Not to mention antiques. I run in spurts. Most of the time, I love both. Some times I don't. Go figure.

But oh, that pie looks yummy.

sewtakeahike said...

You're killing me with all this food Judy! ;) Ok, not really, but you've given me some really awesome recipes to try. I have the key lime cake in the oven right now! My sweetie went to get some whipped cream to top it off!

Barb said...

The pie looks marvelous. Oh my goodness, I can just taste it. You have some great vintage items (it is hard to believe that stuff we had in HS is now vintage).


Nola @ the Alamo said...

I had a couple of vintage fur collars, and I stitched them onto denim jacket collars. No cutting necessary, just hand stitched right onto the top of the denim collar; you can rip the stitches to wash the jacket, then just whip stitch it back on, ez and adorable!

Sher said...

Your pie looks delicious! You're welcome to come over and cook for us. Or maybe you'd rather leave it at the front door since we're both down with bad colds.

Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Judy, The pie looks yummy. I love meringue.

Taxes!!! No comment. I hate filling in my tax return....YUK!

Your grandmothers fur collar and hats are fab. I bet she looked ever so stylish wearing them. Why dont people wear hats anymore?

Hope you have a lovely week too X

Cherdecor said...

That Banana Cream Pie looks lip Smackin Good! There is nothing wrong with that meringue. I would eat it all if I could.

I loved looking at the fur your grandmother wore to church and I loved looking at her hats. I wish I had some of my grandmother's things.

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Judy,I love your treasures.Your Grannies fur collor andthe hat are awesome.I've never seen a sewing stand.I like it.I like it very much.I love going though my old things.They need to be took out once in awhile and admired.You take care.XXOO Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette said...

OH!!!,I forgot.My peabrain has been mush lately.The cream pie looks sooooooo good.I like my topping to be burnt at the very tips,yum,yum,Marie


Hi Judy,
That is cool that you worked at auctions. One time, at my first acution, I was bidding against myself LOL LOL..I really wanted the pink carnival glass bowl...and I got it :) It's just too funny remembering that!!!
Awesome chest. I don't think Ive seen an upright
I haven't read any recipes books..and your banana cream pie looks VERY YUMMY...All your food looks so good.
Happy Monday.
Deb :)

Dawnie said...

that pie looks wonderful!

You know my Grandma to had hair to her waist, she wore it up in bun. I remember combing it out for her. She was Italian so it was pitch black hair. She wore those lace scarfs in her hair to church.

Simone said...

I would like a piece of that banana cream pie! I like the sewing stands very much. I think the second one is my favourite.

TattingChic said...

That banana cream pie looks wonderful! I'd love a piece, thanks! :)

The sewing stands are nice. I've been to a few auctions. So many uniue and beautiful things to be had at them! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, it's so unfair to torture my banana cream pie loving self by looking at that picture -- it looks like it was delicious!!!

Sassy said...

I came over from Dawnie's and your picture of your pie makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip one up...I ♥ antiques and you are lucky to have some of your grandma's things...yeah about the taxes...we are taking donations here as well..LOL...loved your post!

M.Kate said...

Hi Judy, I would love a slice or two of that pie :D though I must say Banana cream pie is the first for me. Those antiques are just lovely..hope you're having a good week, it's been too busy over here :D

LaundryBasketCase said...

Mmmm Judy, banana pie! One of my dreams is to have a long holiday in the states eating as many types of pies along the way as I can. Ha ha, it would definitely not be a slimming holiday. I'm glad to report that my 'Ma' is doing better - her knee is still sore, but she is feeling much better it seems.

Take care!

Melissa said...

I love hats. I wish people would still wear them, so then maybe I would not feel so shy about wearing them.

TattingChic said...

Hi! I just came back over to thank you for entering in my giveaway! :)

Vintage Kitten said...

Just popping by, hope you are okay!X

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello miss Judy! I've been on a blog related hiatus. I sure missed you, Anna and Bailey.
It's so fun pulling out vintage treasures, recreating in our minds the events that took place in using whats now called an antique.

The coconut cake and pie...the perfect dessert after that delicious main dish. That was so funny when you
said your daughter took one look at the key limes and couldn't believe those tinny things were going to produce more than a drop of juice. I tried heating some limes in the's suppose to make it easier to juice yielding more juice per squeeze. Well, did you know key limes can explode! Yup, everywhere!

Laura said...

Your pie looks WONDERFUL and so does the key lime cake!! I wasn't hungry until I read your blog. :)
Happy Easter!

Judi said...

Hi Judy
That is quite a collection..on my how precious and so neat that you remember where each one came from. ITs very special to be completing a set your grandmother started...I love cookbooks too...
it was so nice to have you visit...I hope you'll be back again.
have a lovely evening