Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Livingood's Backroads Barn Sale this Saturday!!


I will be participating as a vendor at the Livingood's Barn Sale with some of my vintage wares. I'm thinking spring and garden so will be taking along some pieces of garden decor, planters, etc. as well as some of my crafty pieces like this ...


My vintage garden hose wreath
looks so cute on a garden gate or shed.  
See another related post here.

My handmade chicken wire cloches.








My refurbished garden chairs, because who doesn't love Flamingos?!


See you at the Barn. 😁😁
I can hardly wait!!

Betty 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Save the Date, Spring Event


I will be participating as a vendor
at this Event.

If you're in the area, would love for you to stop by!!




Betty

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday Finds Vintage China



A lovely little floral creamer 
to add to my shabby romantic
vintage china collection.




This little china bell 
will be a perfect table decoration 
for a bridal shower.




Love to scour the resale shops 
during the winter months.
So many treasures to be found

Betty

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Friday Finds Vintage Ladies Hat

   
This lovely vintage black felt ladies hat
 features a wide grosgrain folded ribbon all round.
Bow at front is decorated with aurora borealis rhinestones.
Black net eye veil is intact.


Marked inside - Body Made in Italy
U.S.A. Union Label attached 

Available for purchase in my  Etsy shop
click on sidebar link or on the Shop tab at top of this page.


Betty

Saturday, November 19, 2016

How to Build a Pretzel "Pallet" Snowman




Once again, Pinterest inspired.  
Almond bark covered pretzel snowman.
 I am calling it a pretzel "pallet" snowman
because it resembles those
pallet wood lawn ornaments. 


I laid out my pretzels.


I spread the melted white bark or candy melts
on the diagonal on one side of the pretzels. 
Let set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Turned over and frosted the back side. Let set.

After the pretzels are stuck together it is much
easier to handle and I could pretty much just
dip in the chocolate,
then place the hat brim pretzel.

I stood them up in between my cooling rack wires to set.



But first, while the bark is still wet,
I added sprinkles to mimic pines and holly berries. 




When set, added a little "snow" to the hat.




Piped eyes and mouths with more chocolate bark.



When I added orange gel food coloring
to the candy melts it became like a dough consistency
so I went with it and formed little noses
which I actually like much better than if I had piped them on!







All wrapped up and off to the Bazaar
along with some marshmallow reindeer pops
and pretzel rod turkeys.








I'm lovin' the prepackaged eyes.
They make it so easy to create these little
novelty food faces and give such personality.



These marshmallow reindeer are on sucker sticks
although you can't tell from the photos.



See you at the Holiday Bazaar!!

                  Betty

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Ala Mode Parfait



It's that time of year again...

It's aaaall about the Pumpkin !

I'm addicted to this simple
and easy to assemble ice cream dessert.


 3 Basic Ingredients.  
Just layer in a glass,
as much or as little of each as you desire.

               1- Ice Cream--vanilla or whatever you feel 
                                      would go with pumpkin.
                                      Tonight it's Caramel Pecan.
           2-Caramel or Salted Caramel--ice cream topping
                                  or the kind in the tub for dipping apples.
           3-Canned Pumpkin--just spoon in right from the can
                                  I use the plain pumpkin 
                                             because I like to control the amount
                                 of spice by sprinkling on my own
                                 powdered Pumpkin Pie Spice.
                                But you could use the pie filling kind, it
                               would just have more spices already added.


Can you see that pumpkin pie spice sprinkled in there? mmmm!


The finishing touch?   a Pizzelle


Those pretty, thin, lacy Italian cookies  
cooked on a pizzelle iron.  

Tastes like a waffle cone and 
is the perfect compliment to our sundae.

I buy them boxed.

I've never tried making them myself
but I imagine they are amazing fresh and warm
straight off the iron.

I found a recipe at  cookdiary.net


Enjoy!

Betty

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Annie Sloan Dining Chairs Makeover




I'm breaking out the Annie Sloan
and tackling a couple of
high back cane back dining chairs
I picked up at a yard sale.


I'm loving how they're turning out already.





I think this fabric should be 
perfect for reupholstering 
the seat cushions!!




Stay tuned for more later....

             Betty