Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New York Interesting People

Lucille Desiree Ball was born in Jamestown, N.Y. on August 6th, 1911.  Lucy was an American actress, comedienne, model, film and television producer. She was the star of her own sitcoms. Lucy was considered the most popular and influential stars in the United States during her lifetime. In 1962 Lucille became the first woman to run a major television studio, "Desilu".

Lucille Ball Necklace Glass Art Pendant Picture Pendant Photo Pendant Hancrafted Jewelry by Lizabettas
Mary Jane West, best known as Mae West, was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC on August 17th, 1893. West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedienne and most notably a sex symbol. Mae West's career spanned 7 decades and she was considered one of the most controversial movie stars of her time.
Barbie in 1899 Mae West Costume ORDERS ONLY

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New York Food

Who doesn't love cheesecake?
"NY style" cheesecake differs from other cheesecakes primarily because of the use of heavy cream or sour cream. When using sour cream, it is mixed with vanilla and sugar and applied as the top layer to an already baked and cooled cake. The cheesecake is then baked again.
Catnip cat toy NY cheesecake needle felted
Things could be worse...The word could run out of cheesecake Carved Wood Sign - Reclaimed Wood, Hand Painted
In 1885, a carpenter and cough syrup manufacturer in Le Roy NY, named Pearle Wait, bought the formula for a powdered gelatin...he and his wife added fruit flavoring to the powder and gave Jell-O it's name in 1897.

Jell-O Molds
Vintage JELL-O Handmade Framed Cross Stitch