Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Granny Chic Candy of the Week...

Lemonheads are made by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company established in 1919 by Salvatore Ferrara. The company still occupies the original building at 2200 West Taylor Street in Chicago. According to wikipedia, "Lemonheads are a lemon-shaped, lemon-flavored candy consisting of a sweet coating, soft sour shell, and a hard candy core."

Ferrara Pan Candy also makes Grapeheads, Cherryheads, Melonheads, which I have never seen, Appleheads, Orangeheads, Jaw Busters, Atomic Fireballs, Original Boston Baked Beans and Red Hots.

I love them wrapped as shown, and I love the small ones in the large packages. I think they make fun little, cheery gifts in a cello bag with a bright bow and a happy note. My local market now sells the small boxes in the candy bar section and they are fun too. And you'll be suprised, even though you're a grown up now, they still taste really yummy. Enjoy! Best Wishes... Tiffany

Granny Chic Movie of the Week....

We just watched this the other night. It is a favorite, with the exception of the unnecessary fisticuffs which ensue everytime Mr. Deeds is the least bit offended by anything, and which I really think makes this a PG movie. Other than that, this is a classic Frank Capra film. Gary Cooper is so handsome and Jean Arthur is so pretty and has such pretty suits and shoes. The bad guy loses, the good guy wins and gets the girl. It's a really fun, get out the good microwave popcorn with the real butter, show. Enjoy. Best Wishes... Tiffany

Granny Chic Outfit of the Week...

I love the old fashioned look of the 3/4 sleeve blouse in the more modern bright kelly green and the waisted look with the wide belt and the darling, ouchy, but darling 30's - 40's black and white shoes. The skirt looks like a modern eyelet pattern and is so feminine and pretty.

It is hard to see in this small photo, but she has her hair in braids pinned up in a crown on her head. My grandma Lydia always wore her hair that way and I thought she looked like a princess.

Don't miss the pretty pink lipstick! And don't you love the fun feathers and beads hair pin? I don't think I could quite pull it off in that size, but maybe a smaller scale item in the same idea would work.

I read that it is a must for Granny Chicers to have a large wide brimmed hat for gardening, which I have. However, other than that all of my hat purchases have been mistakes. I can't pull off the hat thing, I always feel like I'm wearing a Halloween costume. Except for the gardening hat, which is just common sense.

I don't think this guy is looking dapper, he looks like a dope. He needs to see a few Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper movies in order to get his look together. But, isn't she beautiful! I would love to be classic glamour girl like that for just one day.
Best Wishes... Tiffany

Alexandra Stoddard's new book You Are Your Choices...

Alexandra's new book is scheduled to be released, I understand, around the first part of January. I am excited to hear more about this new book. It was mentioned on her website some time ago that this new book will not be at all gender specific.
Alexandra describes the tulips on the cover as "peachy-pink", a color that was all the rage in 1987 and 1988 when it was the color I just had to have for my prom dress. This color must be making a big comeback, I am seeing it everywhere. Happily, the gynormous puffed sleeves have not made a comeback.
In September, Alexandra was honored again to be invited to the National Book Festival in the Home and Family category by First Lady Laura Bush. She will write about that in her next news letter which is posted on her website and comes out November 1rst or 2nd.
She is wonderful and I treasure her books. Best Wishes... Tiffany