Retro Christmas- 1966 ideas

Please excuse the totally lousy scan as I am just learning to use my new scanner. These ornaments are from BHG Treasury of Christmas Ideas, 1966. This book is full of wonderful retro Xmas ideas. The ornaments above are cardboard covered with burlap, decorated with sequins, rickrack, doilies, pieces of old jewelery. They are large- over 20" and were meant to be door decorations.

The candy chapter has this toffee type recipe:

Easy Butter Crunch

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups almond halves

1 6-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces

Melt butter in heavy skillet stir in sugar. Add almond halves and cook, stirring constantly till mixture is golden brown and almonds begin to pop, about 12 to 14 minutes. Spread mixture evenly in 15 1/2x10 1/2x1-inch baking pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate pieces; spread evenly over candy with knife or small spatula. Cool; when chocolate is set, crack candy into pieces. Store in metal container. Can be frozen several weeks. Makes 1 pound.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Rochelle - On the craft blogs I'm seeing a lot of the crafts from the 60s and 70s redone--they're really cute now.