Whoa. Fab is taking 25% off Ramona Morningbird.

What a sweet surprise I got in my email this morning. Fab.com is offering their first EVER site wide sale for Labor Day weekend. 25% off all the good stuff. Yep, that includes Ramona Morningbird! Even better, since my feature flips on Monday at 4pm you can take advantage of the savings as the industrial pieces finish up and next week’s retro pieces are introduced. Happy Labor Day!

Savings applied at checkout today through Monday.

Click here to check it out.


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It’s a fab day!

It’s the beginning of two back to back Ramona Morningbird features on fab.com! The first opened today with beautiful industrial finds, and next week with offer retro midcentury house wares. Click here to check it out. Take advantage of free shipping on most items!

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B is for Blue

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As the strawberries wind down and blueberries begin to ripen I added some blue to the shop at Applecrest Farm. Fresh fruit and finds!

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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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