"You'll always stay young if you live honestly, eat slowly, sleep sufficiently, work industriously, and worship faithfully." - Author Unknown
Oct 11, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
4½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
In large bowl, cream both sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add oil, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Stir in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt until well blended. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.* Heat oven to 375ºF. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until set, but not brown.
Makes 7 to 8 dozen cookies.
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
Rustic Green Gas Can
$18 at CabinWindow
in my classic convertible and cozy little wrap...Faux Leopard Collar
$165 at BackThennishVintage
I arrived home to a crackling fire in the fireplace...Antique Wood Mantel
$700 at LookWhatIFound
grabbed a cozy blanket for my lap... Vintage Plaid Blanket
$25 at PaddyRidge
and sat down to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.
Porcelain Chocolate Set
$45 at EmilyLynch
So while we are day dreaming...what would you buy if you had a Million Dollars?
Sep 8, 2009
Sep 5, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
This recipe looks good and is shared by a very talented young lady!
Grab a cup of cocoa or a bowl of popcorn and click above to watch this 1940's romantic comedy in it's full version!
I'll share more about this in a future post.
Jul 1, 2009
...click here to find out how you can win this and more!
Jun 29, 2009
This sofa would look quite nice in my living room...
$1250 at SpruceHome
on which I'd throw this darling floursack pillow...
Roses Flour Sack Pillow
$38.50 at CatNapCottage
$64 at Domestikate
...eat snacks from one of these darling cup and tray sets
...and watch the dishes dry in this amazing old dish dryer.
Old Farmhouse Kitchen Tin Dish Dryer
$58.50 at PrairieAntiques
So while we're dreaming...what would you buy?
Jun 25, 2009
I was here while it was being built and had the opportunity to hand pick almost everything about it...exterior and interior colors, front door, kitchen cabinets, hardware, flooring, lighting fixtures, bathroom layout, fireplace surround and on and on. I became very attached to every little nook and cranny of this place.
Alright enough of my reminiscing. So what's next?
Jun 24, 2009
I've heard it said that it's better to give then to receive so I'm going to test out this theory for my birthday and have my first ever blog giveaway! Mark your calendars for July 6th when I will draw the winner!
Sensing a theme? My birthday is quite close to the 4th of July and I am partial to red, white and blue ;0)
Ok so now how to enter:
1. You can leave a comment below.
2. Blog about the giveaway on your blog
(be sure to let me know and feel free to borrow the image above for use).
3. Twitter about the giveaway
(of course let me know this too).
Do just one or all three...but remember the more you do, the more chances you have to win! You have until end of day July 5th to enter so don't delay. That's only 12 days away hurry along now and enter to win!!!
PS. That birthday cake on the table above was a real cake someone bought me and I swear it was the best one I ever had!!! Drooling even now. I think it was from a bakery in Renton, WA...I only wish I knew which one.
Jun 22, 2009
$495 at FabulousMess.etsy.com
$189 at Pogotown.etsy.com
Vintage Ransburg Yellow Canister Set
$60 at UnDestination.etsy.com
Shabby Aqua Mini Armoire/China Cabinet
$425 at RoyalOakCottage.etsy.com
So what would you buy with a million dollars?
Jun 16, 2009
Ok, so now onto the details...I was slightly nervous but super excited about doing this show and after many late nights of sanding, painting, pricing, wrapping, loading and more I arrived Friday the 12th for setup. After meeting the Funky Junk Sisters Dixie and Linda all fears went away and total excitement took over! Dixie and Linda are the bestest gals ever and know how to put on a great show! I am so bummed I didn't get more pictures but I will post some links to some other blogs throughout this post...stay tuned.
First off I have to show you my booth. Granted I'm still new at this but I am super excited at how it turned out. This is what it looked like before the long line of customers started browsing.
This set of 4 yellow wrought iron chairs were the first thing to go and then within the hour I sold my second set of burlap covered vintage chairs that I had stenciled black numbers onto...I so wish I could have captured a picture of those but I had only pulled out 2 of the 4 when the happy buyer swooped down on them and purchased them...maybe I'll get lucky and she'll see this post and send me a pic :0)There's a few things I wished I'd done better but once the customers started arriving it become just plain fun as people discovered fun treasures and I began to meet and talk with so many great folks...it was really a blast!
Of course as things sold it took on a different look as I continually scurried around filling in holes and rearranging to keep it looking fresh.
Sunday was a little slower then Saturday but it gave me a little time to regroup from the day before. Still had some great customers and people were more inclined to stand around and chat which was great.
I also was able to spend some time getting to know a number of the vendors which I had formally only known through blogs. Of course the Funky Junk Sisters were awesome and I can't wait to do another show with them! They even were kind enough to include a pic of me and my booth in their blog.
One of my neighbors was the super talented Patrica of Tippy Stockton she made amazing things out of old stuff like her amazing candle holders. Stop by her blog to see more pics of her fabulous booth and other creations!Two booths down was Today's Country Store and Susan Wheeler. They seemed to be having such a great time both days and I was continually curious about all the funny things being said as there was so much laughter coming from that direction...wish I'd been closer to hear what was so hilarious! ;0) They had some amazing stuff and it was great meeting Susan Wheeler and Kris as well as chatting with Amy some more!
Such a beautiful setup they had(I wish I had a place for those chairs!)...check out more here. You can also visit there store in Sumner, WA. Their were other great Sumner vendors there too.
So many other fabulous booths and great gals that I met! It couldn't have been more fun! Thanks again Funky Junk Sisters for all your hard work and commitment to making this a success. Here's to next years show...if not sooner!
I also have to send out a great thanks to my dear friend Charity who not only was a huge support to me but put in a number of hours setting up and even showed up for tear down at the end...you are awesome girl and I couldn't have done it without you!!! As well as my parents and brother and sis-in-law for all the support and helping hands during the preparation of this show...you are the best and I know I owe you!
If you missed out on the show this year be sure to keep an eye out for next years show which I'm sure will even be greater then this one...if that's even possible.
Now back to reality but with such wonderful memories and new friends!
May 25, 2009
Also, if you are looking for some vintage and antique finds at a discount price then stop by my etsy store where you can take an extra 20% everything!!! The sale is only good for Memorial Day so stop by and browse for a bargain today.
May 17, 2009
You can't tell how much stuff is here based on this picture but it was dripping items all the way out into the driveway.
Of all the items that sold at the garage though I was suprised that not a single person was interested in this darling antique cane back couch of my moms. Wishing I had a space for it myself...anyone interested? :0)
It was also gorgeous both Friday and Saturday and it felt so good to be outside without a jacket. I half wished I was out hitting up the garage sales myself. In fact within moments of closing my garage sale on Saturday I found the most awesome cabinet on Craigslist that I went to get and also plan on taking to the Funky Junk Sisters show...stay tuned.