All posts by Jill Blackwell

Portland Resident. Notebook Hoarder. Home Cook. Curious Naturalist. Pup parent.

The Birds, 1967

Enjoy the vintage illustrations, diagrams and photos of birds in this vintage bird book - published by LIFE in 1967.

Palo Santo

Learn about and purchase Palo Santo Holy Wood.

Disney Tokyo

Photos from a solo trip to Tokyo Disney parks in Chiba Prefecture.

Vintage Cannabis Grow Book

Check out this cool vintage find I brought home from a recent visit to Vancouver BC. One of Bill Drake's seminal works on growing marijuana The Cultivator's Handbook of Marijuana  was self published in paperback / zine format in 1970 (this is a first edition).  Definitely has an aura of authenticity and "can do" spirit that marked ...

Mexico City

Photos from our most recent visit to Mexico City.

A Piñata for Every Ocassion

Vintage Piñata Book illustrations and supplies list. 1966.


Recipes for Bitterballen.