Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello Summertime

A couple days ago I went out to Sauvie Island and got some of the very small and very sweet Hood Strawberries that are in season here in Portland for only a few weeks. Today I attempted to make a couple jars of Strawberry jam. In my typical cooking fashion I kind of screwed it up, but, really strawberries and a little sugar, how bad could it be? It'll be delicious.

So, in honor of the summer, strawberries and all I wanted to add some new postcards to The Cedar Chest Shop.  Hope you are enjoying the bounty of June.

A new listing in the shop. Such a great photo from 1907. Click on photo to see the listing.

A  wonderful summer picnic, a faded memory - a faded photograph

These young women are ready for Summer. Imagine the adventures they had.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Have a Good Time at the Rose Festival

It's already Rose Festival time here in Portland. Truthfully, I don't really partake in the Rose Festival as much as most people, but I like that it exists. I have always loved the local festivals they have in towns all over the U.S.

I do, of course, like to collect Vintage Rose Festival Postcards. The costumes and floats were so pretty back then. Even in black and white you can see that. Here are a few I wanted to share before Rose Festival time is over.
Antique 1911 Rose Festival Postcard - The Cedar Chest blog

The back of the postcard seen above
Floral Parade - Vintage Portland Postcard - The Cedar Chest blog

Vintage Portland rose Parade Children's Parade

Vintage 1941 Rose Festival Parade Real Photo Postcard -The Cedar Chest blog

Happy Rose Festival from the Summer Capital of America! (Really?)