Vintage Prize Strawberry Jam

Last summer I listed and sold a great collection of vintage 1930s-1970s recipes in a menu maker card file. See the listing here.

Having a hard time parting with this item, I took an hour (or two) to read and photocopy some of the most interesting recipes. I am thrilled with the one titled Prize Strawberry Jam. I made it yesterday.

IMG_2671I love the handwritten note at the top. “Perfect.” It truly is.

So simple and easy. I picked berries that morning and was surprised I had enough berries for two recipes in this bowl.


When you start with a dry pan, adding just berries and sugar it’s surprising how fast they liquefy.

I did the recipe twice over instead of doubling it and had a lasagna size pan of jam cooling by the end.


I left it out covered overnight and it was nice and thick this morning.


The kids and I had PB&J for breakfast.

To make it even simpler, I don’t can – I freeze. Just leave an inch of room at the top in your mason jars for expansion.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Globe Dating

I love to find old globes and try to figure out how old they are. This handy reference chart by Repogle makes it easy.

This globe dates to the 1940s and will be listed this week.


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Pick Your Own

Strawberry picking is open at the farm and with that fresh picks in the Ramona Morningbird shop. Come by Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH to pick your own.

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Thank You Bouquets

Vintage Cream Jars are just the right size for picked thank you bouquets. Available at Applecrest Farm market for $7.


Don’t forget the people that volunteer their time for your children as well as teachers and bus drivers. These are for the lovely Girl Scout leaders.

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Sometimes old signs just make me laugh. New item to be listed this week.
Vintage – Industrial – Happiness


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Shout Out on Living La Vida Lagom

Thanks Tina for the entrepreneur feature! click here to see Ramona Morningbird on Living La Vida Lagom.

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Fab Week!

Join the fun!

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‘Tis the Season at Applecrest Farm

Hooray for opening day! The Farm Market at Applecrest Farm opens tomorrow and will be featuring Ramona Morningbird merchandise. Stop in for a cider donut, fresh picked asparagus and great vintage finds. Open daily 8-6.

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Love, Love this Lamp.

RMB 031Love, Love this Lamp.

It is true that I love all my finds, but every now and then one comes along that steal my heart. And I have to pry it from my heart to offer it for sale, reminding myself that is after all the point. This desk lamp, just listed in my Etsy shop is the best looking desk lamp that I have offered. Clean lines, beautiful finish, just the right amount of industrial cool. It will be available to view at Applecrest Farm Market on opening day May 4th, if it isn’t sold by then – or I haven’t caved and brought it home to my desk.

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Ramona Morningbird supports NHPR

Click on the link below for a chance to bid on a Ramona Morningbird original industrial spool wine rack combined with a gift certificate to Nicola Trattoria in Keene NH.


Item is one of many available at the silent auction part of NHPR Trivia Smackdown event on April 12. Bids can be placed online and at the event.

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