Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ice Cream Parlors

Today I have been thinking about Ice Cream Parlors. In reasearching the history of said parlors, I have come across a definition problem. Some sources casually mention that the first ice cream parlors in America opened in New York in … Continue reading

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Tea Menus

Today I have been searching through tea house and tea room menus on the New York Public Library’s wonderful menu collection digital project at http://www.menus.nypl.org. The striking thing about the early 20th century menus I looked at was how heavy … Continue reading

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Sewing hopes

On this election night I can’t concentrate to work, so I am thinking about the sewing I wish I was doing. I have some lovely, soft mini houndstooth wool that I hope to make into the pencil skirt from Gertie’s … Continue reading

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