Welcome to my new home, Ranch Dressing! I'm Eartha Kitsch and I'll be your tour guide
through my little corner of the world. I hope that you'll stop by often! It's my hope to
share a lot of the things that I love including vintage crafts, recipes and design. I'd also
like to show you some people, places and things that I think that you might find fun and
interesting. You may know me from Flickr but if you don't, expect me to say "Y'all" a lot
(and some other Southern colloquialisms that may or may not confuse the pants off of you).
I live in Nashville, Tennessee and before that, South Carolina and Georgia...so the twang
is liable to run deep. Picture Hee-Haw without the cleavage and corn fields.
This isn't just the birth of a new blog but today, I am also celebrating my 40th birthday
AND the anniversary of getting engaged to Mr. Kitsch. Also celebrated this week is the
one year anniversary of our moving into the Kitschderosa (our little ranch) AND meeting
the Mister for the first time. July has always been eventful for me it seems.
To celebrate, I thought a contest might be fun! If you'd like to enter, just leave a comment
and if you you'd like, tell me about your most memorable birthday, anniversary or relocation..
be it good or not so good. I can't wait to read your answers! I'll put all of your names into
a drawing and announce the winner on July 13th. Deadline for comments will be noon,
Central time on July 13th.
Want to know what you can win?
That's right! A feral kitten!
Okay...okay...not really. My staff informs me that she stays here at the prize headquarters.
You can actually win all sorts of other equally cool stuff...
The "Better Homes & Gardens Salad Book" from 1958.
I own a copy of this book myself and it's great. It's got lots of colorful photographs and
inventive ideas as only they could do it in 1958. Get your jello molds dusted off and your
green olives sliced! This ain't your grandma's salad book! Oh wait...maybe it IS! Sweeeeet!
A nice little Fire King loaf pan in the Meadow Green pattern. You just can't beat Fire King.
And if you don't cook, this dish would make a great organizer for your carry-out menus!
A rooster tea towel with really sweet designs on it in avocado, harvest gold and green.
It's easy to tell what era this one is from! Just look at that plucky rooster!
A vintage Avon door hang-tag. Avon ladies used to leave these on doors when they
couldn't reach anyone at home. The Avon lady on this tag is wearing the BEST outfit
complete with pillbox hat and white gloves. I bet that she's got some Coral lipstick
samples in that bag of hers.
So what are you waiting for? Enter, why don't ya?
Note: If your comment doesn't link back to a way to contact you, make sure to check
back on the 13th so that I can make sure that the winner can be contacted to receive
their prizes. If not, I'll have to draw again and go to the next person. Oh, and if you
leave a comment under "Anonymous" please make sure that you leave your first name
so I won't have more than one "Anonymous" in the drawing. Thanks!
If you'd like to mention this drawing on your blog, I'd LOVE for you to. The more the
merrier! Once again, thanks so much for helping cut the ribbon here at Ranch Dressing
with me, Eartha Kitsch. It's good to see you here!