Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Estate Sale Find and a Recipe



Hi, thanks for stopping over.

You're just in time for tea!
Ice tea? or would you prefer lemonade?
Lets sit on the screen porch.



It's a little warm today but there's a breeze
which makes it comfortable.

I made a recipe new to me and I L-O-V-E it!
It's chef Tyler Florence's recipe called
Lemon Pudding Cake found online here.

You just mix it up and bake in ramekins. 
It creates the pudding layer 
all by itself while it bakes.
It's like Magic!!!!
and So yummy served warm.



Now I want to show you my latest
estate sale find.  


This Lefton Bluebird Cookie Jar.
Isn't she adorable?

I've made her available for sale on my ebay site here.

UPDATE:  
This Bluebird cookie jar is now SOLD, as is
the sweet little sugar bowl of the same pattern.  
Thank You!  

I'm so glad you could join me for 
tea and dessert today.

Please stop back soon.

I party here, won't you join us?
Vintage Inspiration Party
What's It Wednesday

Hugs,
BettyJean

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Baby Shower Hot Air Balloon



Hello and thank you for coming today.
I'm always glad to have you join me for tea.
I've made up a big pitcher of 
ice tea today as the weather has been
uncomfortably hot and muggy
these past few days.
So let me pour you a glass with a slice of lemon.

I 'm excited to show you a
little hot air balloon I put together
this week.

So sorry I didn't take any "before" pictures.

But the basic elements are 
a honeycomb party ball and a little basket.
The one I used here is a woven 
basket made from something that looks
like a heavy  fabric ribbon.

The ball is suspended by 
hot gluing a small dowel rod in each
of the four corners of the basket and 
then hot gluing to the honeycomb ball.
I covered the wooden dowel rod
with a decorative art paper before 
attaching to the the basket and ball.




I knotted together a little net made from
1/8 inch ribbon to lay over the top
of the balloon and let the long ends of 
the ribbon hang down.


I wrapped a 1 inch ribbon around the 
circumference  and decorated it with paper flags.



Then I tucked a few baby items
in the basket....
a baby onesie, packet of wipes, a bib,
a teether, a soft book (see Cookie Monster on the cover)
and then perched a little brown bear
on top.



I incorporated two pairs of tiny baby socks
by stuffing one sock into each
little "sandbag" (which were really
organza drawstring bags) tied to 
the wooden dowels at each of the four 
corners of the basket.



This was a fun project and very versatile, it
could be used for any age birthday, wedding shower, etc.


I hope you enjoyed your visit today 
and will stop back very soon.

You'll find me at the below parties.
Just click to come along, you'll be glad you did:
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What's It Wednesday

Warm Hugs,
BettyJean