Antiques and Collectibles at My Granny's Attic;  Antique Porcelain, Vintage Pottery, Antique Stoneware, Antique Dolls, Vintage Books, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Toys, Vintage Dinnerware, Antique China, Antique Metalware, Antique Resources and more Antiques and Collectibles

 

Antique Shop Menu | Antique Resources| Site Map| View Cart/Checkout| Order Status|  

Welcome to our Antiques and Collectibles Online Shop

Add our Antiques and Collectibles site to your favorites
 

 

Visit and Comment on the Antiques and Collectibles Blog

Do you have a memory about an antique or collectible listed? I would LOVE to hear it and have your permission to post it online - Let me hear from you

Our New Antiques and Collectibles Information Center. It is just in the beginning stages but will be great once it gets up and running. Please be sure to visit.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.  

 

 


From Days Gone By : Creativity & Lost Arts & Crafts

 My Granny's Attic Antiques and Collectibles & Custom Gifts - Antiques Collectibles Kitsch   Days Gone By  Creativity Lost Arts & Crafts 1 

From Day's Gone By - Antiques and Collectibles Resources, Vintage Recipes, Lost Arts and Crafts, Hints, Tips, How To's, Words of Wisdom, Fun & Games

Creativity & Lost Arts & Crafts

Depression Flower Garden

Gather 3 or 4 small objects with different densities, ie: brick, charcoal, rock, sponge, packing peanut, glass. And place them in a shallow glass dish. Mix together the ingredients below:

  • 6 tablespoonfuls of salt
  • 6 tablespoonfuls of bluing
  • 6 tablespoonfuls of water
  • 1 tablespoonful of ammonia

And pour over each object. Then place a couple of drops of food coloring on each object. CAUTION: Do not use iodine, because this reacts with ammonia to form the dangerous nitrogen iodide, a black powder which is safe as long as it is wet but explodes with a loud report from very slight shock when it is dry.

Within a few hours, a coral-like colored growth will begin to appear on the objects. This increases rapidly. The growth also tends to form on the edges of the dish and will climb up and over them unless they have been rubbed with Vaseline. The growth should not extend beyond the Vaseline. The saturated solution deposits crystals around its edges and upon the objects where the evaporation is greatest. A little more ammonia added to the dish will produce more growth after the first growth has stopped. Or the whole may be allowed to dry and may then be kept without further change.

Please don't let your kids put any of this stuff in their mouths & be sure to wash your hands after handling your garden.

Besides being fun to watch, this also makes a great science experiment for school.

previous page of Vintage  Recipes

next page of Vintage Recipes

 My Granny's Attic Antiques and Collectibles & Custom Gifts - Antiques Collectibles Kitsch   Days Gone By  Creativity Lost Arts & Crafts 1 
 My Granny's Attic Antiques and Collectibles & Custom Gifts - Antiques Collectibles Kitsch   Days Gone By  Creativity Lost Arts & Crafts 1 

Depression Flower Garden - How It Grows

How Does the Depression Flower Garden Grow Grow?

Table salt (NaCi) can be dissolved in water. The amount of salt in a particular quantity of water depends on its temperature - more being soluble in warmer water. The oceans of the world contain about 5% salt, but lakes such as The Great Salt Lake or the Dead Sea have salts to about 25%. People who live near the ocean often transfer sea water to open pools where evaporation can take place. This is still done in the Hawaiian Islands where there is an extended dry season. To a greater extent, such pools are formed by low dikes west of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and pumps lift the lake water in substantial quantities.

As water evaporates, some of the salt cannot be retained and crystals of salt form along the edges of the pools and finally when all the water is gone there will be crystals on the bottom of the dried pool. These need only purification to be used as table salt.

The recipe for the Salt Crystal Garden calls for proportionately large amounts of salt in the presence of little liquid. Thus crystallization takes place very quickly.

Mrs. Stewart's Bluing is a colloidal suspension of extremely minute particles of blue powder (Ferric Hexacyanoferrate). This is not a solution in the true chemical meaning of that word. As the water from the bluing and the clear water which is first added evaporate, two things happen. The blue particles can no longer be supported and the excess salt cannot stay in solution. The salt crystallization process will take place around the blue particles as nuclei, in much the same way as silver iodide cloud seeding accelerates the formation of rain drops.

Small amounts of ammonia are added chiefly to speed up the evaporation process.

The purpose of the porous material (sponge pieces) is to provide a means for capillary action to carry the liquid containing bluing and salt up from the main source of liquid. This further speeds up evaporation and causes the crystals to form over a larger area than just the rim of the bowl.

Additions of bluing and salt on later days should be made by slipping the new liquid in below the rest of the growth. Capillary action will bring this material further up where the evaporation can cause additional formations of crystals.

No chemical reaction takes place in this process, just dissolving and recrystallization aided by the bluing particles.

* This information came from the Mrs. Stewart's Bluing website

previous page of Vintage  Recipes

next page of Vintage Recipes

 My Granny's Attic Antiques and Collectibles & Custom Gifts - Antiques Collectibles Kitsch   Days Gone By  Creativity Lost Arts & Crafts 1 

Top : From Days Gone By : Creativity & Lost Arts & Crafts


Search This Antique Shop

Personal Currency Converter

Please Sign Our Guestbook

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.  

Granny's Koffee Klatch Bulletin Board - Check here for website announcements

Great place to learn about antiques, ask questions, for dealers and collectors.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape" TITLE="Do not copy content from the page. Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

Antique Shop Newsletter Subscription
Subscribe

 

 

Free Tell A Friend from Bravenet
 

Prior Sale Policy - NOTICE: Unless stated otherwise all items are vintage, antique or used and subject to prior sale.

Return Policy - Please Read before purchasing from my shop

[Home] [Vintage Porcelain  Pottery China] [Homer Laughlin China] [Vintage Oriental China & Oriental Porcelain] [Collectible Plates] [Vintage Collectible  Tableware] [Vintage Plastic  Dinnerware] [Edwin M. Knowles  & KTK Dinnerware] [Atlas & Salem  China] [Franciscan &  Paden City Pottery] [Restaurant Ware] [Royal China, Scio,  Currier & Ives] [California Pottery] [European   Porcelain pg 1] [J&G Meakin Vintage Dinnerware] [McCoy Pottery] [Antique Crocks] [Infant &  Baby Collectibles] [Glassware] [Figurines &  Decorative Items] [Souvenir Collectibles & Playing Card Collectibles] [Vintage Political  Collectibles] [TeaKettles &  Copper Tea Kettles] [Holiday  Collectibles] [Everything Else] [Vintage Holiday and  Seasonal Collectibles pg 2] [Smoking Related Collectibles] [Giftware &  Handcrafted Items] [Porcelain Bath  Fixtures & Hardware] [Transportation  Collectibles] [Scouts] [Vintage Purses & Handbags] [Vanity Items] [Textiles] [Vintage Clothing -  Children & Adult] [Antique & Costume Jewelry] [Vintage Sewing Items  & Vintage Patterns] [Vintage Books] [Art Gallery] [Vinyl Records] [Sheet Music] [Pixies, Elves Gnomes] [Sports Collectibles] [Antique Furniture  Sewing Machines] [African American] [Collectible Office  Equipment] [Comics & GPK  Cards] [Toys,  Lunch Boxes] [Dolls & Doll Clothes] [FruitJars, Bottles  & Tins] [Collectible Timepieces  & Cameras] [Lighting] [Kitchenware] [Copper Molds] [Graniteware] [Metalware] [Planters  & Garden] [Collectible Ephemera & Advertising] [Barware & Party Items] [Laundry Room  Collectibles] [Vintage & Antique  Woodenware] [Custom Plaques Handpainted] [Custom  Decoupage] [Table of  Contents] [Archived Antique Shop Newsletters & Stories] [About Us] [Links] [Link Exchange & Award] [Awards & Vote  For Us] [Customer  Comments] [Manufacturer  Marks & History] [Value Your  Antiques] [Awards & Vote  For Us] [Wanted Ads] [Days Gone By] [Search Form]

All content is the property of the site owner. Please do not copy or use without written permission from same.  My Granny's Attic Antiques and Collectibles and Custom Gifts | 2000 - 2007 | 913-888-0943 - Appraisal Info - - - - - - - NO Phone Appraisals or Offers to Purchase Your Items PLEASE