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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Table 1946

The December 1946 Family Circle issue showed some fun holiday
desserts that set a festive table.

The first traditional centerpiece is the ever popular Cloche.  Using 'fruit cocktail' as the inspiration, a wood-based cloche is filled with seasonal fruits. 

Fresh pineapples, grapes, pears, peaches, and cherries overflow. You know Vintage wax fruit or modern artificial would work too.
It's a simple, but elegant classic,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

The next edible decoration for the table was an OH moment for me,
it;s a 'Candlestick Salad'. In all my collecting of vintage cookbooks and magazines, I had never seen this christmasy holiday salad.
Isn't this the most ingenious use of fruit and veggies? What kid of all ages wouldn't dig in?  Here's a close up and the recipe.

Wouldn't this be cute to use for a birthday too?!.....for someone diabetic or on a special diet?
Yum Yum Yum...


Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I love this! I had no idea the use of a cloche went back that far, and I've never seen the candlestick salad, either. It's so interesting what you find in old cookbooks. I'd love if you'd join my link party sometime, History & Home, runs Tuesdays-Fridays. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

LV said...

It is amazing looking back and seeing how times have changed so much.I have a lot of vintage memories.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I love vintage ads.
I totally enjoyed your post.
Merry Christmas and the best in the new year.