Seemed appropriate to take these photos in the bath. The dress isn't simply made from toweling material, but rather, I suspect began life as a towel (or two). Pity the pool's closed for the season.
Towel dress-Fairytale Costumes, Omaha
Tunic-Dots, about 15 years ago
Cardigan-Gordman's about 10 years ago
Earrings-Thrift Store in Wisconsin
Necklace-Somewhere in Western Massachusetts, can't remember
Handbag (or cosmetics bag, take your pick) Hand-me-Ups
When we were in Grand Island earlier this year I found some vintage perfumes.
I can't imagine why anyone would get the idea I'm interested in perfume?
You Will Need:
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons soft butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup toasted oats, granola or chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted and cooled butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease an 8x8x2 square baking pan. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Prepare the topping by mixing together the dry ingredients and cutting in the butter. Set aside.
For the batter-mix together the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until foamy. Slowly beat in the sugar, and melted butter until well combined. Add milk and vanilla-mix well. Stir in the flour mixture and take care not to over-mix. Pour half of the batter in the pan. Cover with half the topping, then repeat with remaining batter and topping.
Bake 20-30 minutes (depending on your oven)or until it tests done with a toothpick. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm with cream or vanilla ice cream.
The cake is easily re-warmed in the microwave next morning...if there is one.
See you tomorrow-probably. Might be best to wear any clothes you've been saving...and don't forget your towel!