Wish List Wednesday~ Vintage Punch Bowls

Punch Bowl at an antique store in Tennessee last week.  
     This installment of Wish List Wednesday is focused on a great holiday entertaining piece the punch bowl.  Since I have begun going hunting through thrift stores, I have been looking for the perfect punch bowl.  I have also been trying to keep myself from buying one because my husband and I are quickly running out of storage space.  However this does not keep from looking! 

Another punch bowl in Tennessee 
This would be perfect for Egg Nog!  Check it out here 
This Amber glass is so cool!  Find it on Etsy 
I love the tall glasses!  Find it here

Wish List Wednesday: Vintage Pyrex

      Now that Halloween is over, the holiday season is quickly approaching us all.  I have at least three parties already scheduled, and many more to come that do not include the family stuff as well.  This Wish List Wednesday is dedicated these classy vintage pyrex casserole dishes.  I can see my holiday recipes looking fantastic in these vintage patterns.  It may even make the seafood dressing taste better!  
      Sadly, the pickings for these are kind of slim at the thrift stores around the coast. I did not realize there are so many varieties until I looked at all the patterns online.  So I will continue my quest for these little treasures as I plan my holiday menus.  

Wish List Wednesday~ A Snowball Stand to Call My Own

Image from my Pinterest Board “Coffee Truck” 
        You may call it shaved ice, snow cone, granita, but here in the deep deep south it is a snowball.  (Yes, all one word.)  Today’s wish list Wednesday is dedicated to my love for this summer time treat as well as food trucks.  If you read my other blog Baking Book Bunny, you would find my fascination with food trucks started with Food Network’s first season of “The Great Food Truck Race.”  Often I dream of a coffee truck, but since we are holding steady right now in the nineties with extreme humidity I would fancy something cooler.

       Kerry Luft in this article that appeared in the July 18, 1983 edition of The Times-Picayune describes the wonderful treat…

        It’s a frosty cone of crushed ice packed into a styrofoam cup and soaked with sweet  — usually grape, strawberry, or cherry.  It’s sucked through a straw or wolfed down with a plastic spoon and has been cooling treat for generations… It’s the snowball.  
Dozen Snowball Flavors 
       That is such a great description of a New Orlean’s Snowball.  My favorite is the ice cream or wedding cake flavor with sweetened condensed milk squeezed on top.  However, in my shop, I would hope to make my own syrups and maybe include some seasonal varieties.  It would be a great treat for fishing rodeos, summer music festivals, and splash pads.  

Snowball Flavor Board 
      An outfitted vintage camper would be best, like the one below.  Alas, I have not had the luck of finding one on Craig’s List close by.  Until then, I can dream….
Snow Daze Snowball Truck in Rochester, New York.  You can visit their Facebook page here!