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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrate the Sundae


July is typically the designated National Ice Cream Month, but
April 3,1892 was the first advertized Cherry Sundae for a Cherry Sunday marketing strategy in Ithica, NY.  at the Platt and Colt Pharmacy......for more history check out Wikipedia , so amid a little controversy 119 years ago the iconic Sundae was marketed.

I realllllly do not care when the sundae was born, I am just happy someone came up with this delicious concoction.

   Now when I think of the sundae I do think of the local Soda Fountain. Here in Cincinnati there were soda fountains still in various pharmacies up until the early 70's.....
and luckily there is still one up and running in Lebanon, Ohio at the Village Ice Cream Parlor>>>>>>>>

In celebration of the 119th Anniversary of the Ice Cream Soda, I found this article in my 1954 Family Circle

With the recipes

 (LOL...sorry bout the ad appearing with the recipes. Guess the magazine ad folks thought it was a a great product space)

Thinking of ice cream and soda fountains, I remembered I had found this beautiful vintage hat a few weeks ago...............................................................
That reminds me an ice cream cake! It's waiting to become a music box. And, a while back I found this 1940's waitress apron that I embellished with a vintage hankie on the pockets and embroidered some blossoms on.....................................................................................

it reminds me of the lady behind the counter. It's available on my website Apronation

(Sigh) Okay now that I've posted I beleive Jim is going to have to take me down to the United Dairy Farmers
for my sundae fix..........a cup filled with chocolate ice cream topped with butterscotch sauce and hot fudge syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry........he had better not work too late tonight ;)

Oh, and I can't forget to stop by It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday Wednesday either, and, please if you haven't read my post from March 21, go Here! I'd really like your feedback on this new party I'd like to have weekly on my blog. I'll be my first personal one so what do you think?

And  remember ................................................

Over at Brambleberry Cottage

And, Saturday at Southern Ladys Vintage Is Vintage Love Market


Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a sweet trip down memory lane full of delightful family memories - from the ice cream sundaes, to the cute hat, to the Vintage Alphabet A patterns. Thank you for a fun Rednesday visit.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing about Sundae Day. I haven't had an ice cream sundae in many years, but as a child it was my favorite treat. I'm sharing a Tartan Tea for National Tartan Day tomorrow. No ice cream, but I do have Scottish shortbread. ;-)
~ Sarah

Cinderella Moments said...

Yummy! I have to have an ice cream now! Your blog looks beautiful!

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, I always know that I will get my trip down memory lane with you. I remember eating a couple of your recipes you shared when we went to my husband's aunts house who will be a 100 years old this next month. An old-fashioned Sundae is so yummy. They don't know how to make them. We still have a pharmaacy in town that has the soda fountain.
Hope you didn't get any of the storm moving through very quickly on Sunday Evening. Well I will catch you later. Your Missouri Friend.

Bloggymom said...

Great post. Yum--- Ice cream!!

sweet violets said...

How cute....that's my home town, Ithaca, New York....great place!!!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness that hat..WOW..I love it!!

Gen said...

Yes i like the hat so cool...Happy Rednesday.

Mine is here

LV said...

I love ice cream anytime of the year. When I was growing up we made a lot at home in an old hand crank maker. But is was good.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The sundae in your photo looks like a work of art. Are you sure it's edible? :-)


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To make a sad heart start to sing;
It fills you with cheer—
Now isn’t that clear?
It’s better than any old bling!

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Daniella said...

I love your vintage magazines!! I told you I have 2 saturday evening posts that I LOVE!! And your ice cream hat/music box is fabulous!! I also have a collection of aprons thaat were my grandmoters. I keep meaning to show them!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

That was such a neat trivia lesson, Melody! I love finding out the history behind things. And I think I would like to join you down at the local soda shop for a sundae - just like yours. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. It's good to have you back.

Have a great weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Thank you for joining in on Vintage Love Market Melody!! I loved this post! We still have a soda fountain in a little town north of where I live called Clayton, Georgia and my husand and I ride up there ever so often just to enjoy the nostalgia and good food there! Good luck on your new ideas for your linky party!!

Marydon said...

I ADORE that HAT!!! It is awesome. Forget the history, pass the sundae ... chuckle!
Happy PS April ~

FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Ya GORGEOUS Sis.... Just had to stop by and say, miss ya.... THANKS Oooodles for your note and the pretties here, its a delight to visit ...You really know how to warm hearts..May blessings and Love from God above be on you today and all week...Prayers and Hugs Dena
You're ALWAYS a bright spot in my day!!! Oh WONDERFUL post!!!

Annesphamily said...

I love ice cream! I also have many memories of the Castor oil my mother use to give us for aches and pains! Hee Hee. That ad made me smile because it reminded me of my childhood. Have a great week! Anne

pinkkandy said...

Once again, we are gathering to enjoy that yummy is the most delicious color I know.... have a safe and pleasant week end...God Bless You...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, what a precious post, Melody!!! And I love your apron! And I love ice cream sundaes--pure bliss!!!

Daniella said...

HAHA!! pinkilisciously! !! *snort* Coffee almost came out my nose!!!

Sunny said...

Hi Melody! I really enjoyed reading you Soda Shoppe piece. Ice Cream Sundaes remind me of a time lost, but not gone. I am following your blog! Love it, Sunny109

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
Oh you took me for a wonderful walk down memory lane. The recipes are awesome. I haven't had a Sundae in forever and now you have made me hungry for one.
Love the hat and the apron is wonderful.

Thank you for stopping by sweet friend. It was special to see you.
Have a great week.
Hugs and blessings always,
Celestina Marie

Sunny said...

Hi Melody! leveland here! I plan to send you an email just after Easter!vintage florals are a great find! Then theres that wonderful ice cream parlor, oh for a simpler time.and twirling on a soda shop stool...Thanks for the memories! I must get to Lebabon . Happy Easter!!Sunny109