Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays at my house!

I know I get a little obsessed with collecting. First it was cat nick knacks now it's retro plastic Santas and Christmas!!!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Charming Nieman Marcus Drinking glasses & cups ~

How cool are these? Check out our web site at to purchase these fun but funky. Used but not abused Holiday Nieman Marcus Santa mugs and Pink Elephant drinking glasses.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas ~

I love decorating for Christmas at home and at Jazz'e Junque. Stop by Jazz'e Junque 3419 N Lincoln Ave ~ Chicago on December 1st for our open house! The Lincoln Ashland and Belmont is having a Holiday sale with bargains, refreshments Santa and more! Open till 8pm. Bring a friend! 773-472-6450

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Collecting Retro Sears Merry Mushroom? We are adding more every day. Great Retro Holiday gift!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chicago getting ready for Christmas ~ Macy's ~ The Walnut Room

Macy's Downtown at Christmas is always an exciting time for young and old. My Hubby and I went to lunch the other day. I work seven days a week now till Christmas. So before I started we went to The Walnut Room in Macy's ~
This is an amazing place to visit. It's worth the wait in line. The tree is lite up in it's glory ~ The service is good and the food is excellent! I always have the Lobster Bisque and it is to die for! The Salmon was tasty and the creamy chives mashed potatoes are the BEST!  We shared the Frango Mint Ice  Cream Pie. It was AMAZING! There is a fairy princess that walks and places fairy dust on the tables with children dinning. I asked for a menu but was only given a copy. So I decided to show pictures of this enchanting place. If you come to Chicago this is a must have spot to dine in.
If in Chicago also stop in at Jazz'e Junque 3419 N Lincoln Avenue ~ 773-472-6450 for a trip down memory lane and some of Chicago's BEST Cookie Jars and retro kitchenalia. Visit our Retro Kitchen Museum (phone a head)
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Eating Around Town

I've been going to Marie's Pizza since the 1970's. And the decor still has not changed. This is a nostalgic place. The 1950's booths in the bar and dinning room, I believe are original. But I'll say the food has changed. Go there for the thin crust pizza. They no longer serve wine coolers. Their cokes are a little on the flat side. The waitress gives you a little caraf so the glass stays full. They have a full bar and a liquor store. But do not have wine coolers?? They over cook their pork chops. So, do you have to order pork rare? The Italian beef is served without ajus on the side. Believe me it needed help. I asked about the Tiramisu and was told it came from a very good bakery. The Tiramisu was served frozed, it was dry and tasteless. The hubby said it had a refrigerator taste. The waitress was very busy. We went on a Friday night and they had entertainment. So the place was packed. I saw many families with children. When you go in you have to enter through the liquor store and on the wall is a charming vintage picture of "Marie's" looks like it dates back to the 1950's. If you are a Christmas person go there during the Christmas Holidays. This place has the dinning room filled AND I do mean filled with red and gold foil decorations hanging from the ceiling throughout. After your holiday shopping stop in for a pizza and enjoy the decorations!
Visit our web site for interesting cookie jars and kitchenalia for that special gift for a friend or yourself! Taking postal money orders and Paypal ~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Eating Around Town

Panda Express ~I have never eaten in a Panda Express before and when I saw one was opening near my house I wanted to try it.  I love Chinese food. Who doesn't? My Hubby and I tried it and we liked it. However the Honey Walnut Shrimp that's been advertised a ton of times on tv was what I really had high hopes for.........It Fell Short. It was cold, too sweet and the walnuts were hard as rocks. Plus you have to pay a buck more for the shrimp dishes. The noodle side dish was tasty. I'd order that for sure next trip. Don't order the Broccoli Beff unless you want 90% Broccoli and 10% Beef. This was good but..... I wanted a bit more of the beef. The Spring rolls were tiny, you get two. They were OK. Nothing to write home about. The Kung Pao Chicken was tasty. For fast food Chinese this is good. We will go back and try some of the other dishes.

Decorating the window at Jazz'e Junque

Getting the window ready for Christmas at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago ~ This is another one of my vintage Department store Santas I have collected. This guy is in a sitting position. Sitting on the stove was a good spot for him. What do you think??
Jazz'e Junque
3419 N Lincoln Ave. Chgo Ill.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Department store Santa

How cool is this guy? I got him with a note saying he was found in an old department store basement.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jingle Bells ~

Getting ready for the holidaze at Jazz'e Junque 3419N Lincoln Ave Chicago Ill

Getting ready for Christmas

When I was a girl, Santas like this was in the department stores. I now have a small collection of these fun but funky guys. This is my newest addition. I will be sharing them this week with you. Enjoy!