Thursday, February 25, 2010

Collecting paper cookbooks with fun covers~

Collecting cool paper cookbooks with fun covers ~ I've framed a few ~ Just for fun in the kitchen.

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Pretty Pyrex at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago

I thought I'd show off some of my Pretty Pyrex ~ Pyrex is not only pretty.............
It's great for every day use in our busy lives. We can bake with it. We can serve in it. We can use it as a left over container to store in the fridge. Plus we can microwave with it!

But do remember......................DON'T put it in the dishwasher! It will kill that lovely finish!

Do check out our web site and see all this and much more Pretty Pyrex on our web site at

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage toy electric stove in Jazz'e Junque Museum in Chicago

This is our newest Antique electric toy stove at Jazz'e Junque's Retro Kitchen Museum in Chicago ~ Visit us on the web at
Stop in our Cookie Jar and Retro Kitchen Collectiles shop at 3419 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago.
Visit the Retro Kitchen Museum by appointment. Call 773-472-6450

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chicago Wicker Park

Take a seat.............. This is a story about a checkered table..........

Where in the 1950's........... My dad took me to watch older men in this park play chess.
It's Wicker Park in Chicago! These may not be the same tables. I remember them being closer to the fence. Also there was a long line of the checkered tables and benches. Men wearing hats and smoking cigarettes~ Many were speaking Polish.

My hubby and I was in this area the other day and I had my camera in my purse.
There now is a Memorial Garden ~

People can picnic here and enjoy the park and the people.

It's a nice place to take a walk.

And to enjoy the scenery in winter or summer.

The lights in the center were lite up during the day.

It's here for you to enjoy the winter's beauty in Chicago~

There was the usual Chicago Park signs ~

Monday, February 22, 2010

Merry Mushroom kitchenalia from Sears

I'm sure we all can remember "Merry Mushroom" in the 1970's sold at "Sears". If not a mother ~grandmother ~ aunt or friend that displayed this fun retro set of funky mushrooms in their kitchen.

All is for sale on our web site Under Sears.............

Thinking of doing a retro kitchen? You can always buy a piece or two of this fun set here and there. There's so many other pieces out there. I've had the pots & pans, curtains, spices and rack, clock and dishes. I do believe there is also shelf paper with these adorable fungi.

STOP IN AT JAZZ'E JUNQUE IN CHICAGO AND CHECK THEM OUT! They are in our retro 70's Peace window. Located at 3419 N Lincoln Ave. Just under the Brown Line El ~ Paulina stop.
Phone 773-472-6450

Purinton Pottery for the kitchen

Collecting Purinton Pottery~

I just started collecting Purinton Pottery. Isn't it just lovely? I hope to be adding more.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pyrex at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago

I've been working on displaying the Pyrex together. However there's MORE Pyrex!
More on my Retro Peace window at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago ~

Jazz'e Junque
3419 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Illinois 60657

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Green Shortbeard cookies for Saint Paddy's Day

Green Shortbread cookies for Saint Paddy's Day ~

McCoy green Waving clown cookie jar in barrel. Produced in 1953 to 1955. Remember pre heat your oven to 325 degrees and take out your butter for about a 1/2 hour before baking.
In a large mixing bowl cream your
1 cup of butter with about 3 drops of green food coloring, mix it well
mix in 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons of sifted confectioners suger
1/4 cup brown sugar presssed tightly in the measuring cup.
Mix till light and fluffy.
Gradually mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour mix well. (Don't overmix it will make the dough tough)
Divide the dough in two balls. Cut parchment paper to about 7 1/2" round. Take a ball of dough and press it flat on parchment paper. Use the edge of a fork to do the edging around the cookie. Repeat with remaining ball of dough.
Bake for 24 minutes. The edges will be slightly browned. Put on wire cooling rack for about ten minutes. Then cut into wedges like a pie. Each large cookie will do 8 wedges nicely.
Great baking and enjoy ~

More on our Retro 70's Peace window

Here's a few more shots of our window.............
Remember everything is for sale on our web site

We take Paypal for our on line sales. In the shop we take most credit cards with id.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Took a few pics today~

Here's a few pics of Jazz'e Junque taken today~

Stop in and see some of our fun cookie jars and kitchenalia at
Jazz'e Junque 3419 N Lincoln Ave. Ch Il ~ phone 773-472-6450
Mon 10 am to 2 pm
Tue thru Fri 10 am to 6 pm
Sat 11 am to 5 pm