Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More vintage finds. . . and little crafty bits.

I'm sure you can all tell that I have a love for all things vintage, antique and even just old! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Vintage Magazine

Check this out!  A new Vintage magazine to inspire you all as well as a great giveaway to go along with the kick-off of it's Premiere Issue!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Great fun shopping with my granddaughter!

Sweet finds.

I love the wheat pattern on the bottom of these jelly jars.
Interesting old crockery piece.

I always pick up the old jello tin moulds.  
I haven't figured out what I will do with all of them but. . .

Monday, April 1, 2013

Decorated Eggs

I decided to have some fun with eggs this year.  I was preparing to boil some eggs for my grandchildren to dye and I found that I had a dozen that were not good anymore so I spent the time poking tiny holes and blowing out the egg.  Now I had eggs that I could actually keep (if I wanted).  I just got out my permanent markers and played.  It ended up my granddaughter also liked playing with the markers on hers.  We had a very enjoyable time.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Blessings

What more beautiful time of the year - the resurrection of out Lord and Savior! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another Pinterest Idea

I FINALLY managed to squeeze in another Pinterest craft - Primitive Pantry Cakes!  I love the smell of cinnamon and cloves and my whole house smelled so good after I baked these. 

I still plan to tea stain some cheesecloth and wrap them but they will sit here until next weekend for that!  =)  I will probably also add a little more cinnamon and spices on these to make them just a little darker - a little more primitive.

I used a variety of tins to make my cakes.  I really preferred the little tart tins that you can see in the back.  They were just the perfect size and made a nice patterned texture around the outside of the cake.  The heart shaped tin was nice, too, but I only have one of those.  Guess I had better start watching for more....
My Pantry Cakes
I baked these for 6 hours at 180ยบ.
I checked them after a little over an hour and they popped out of the tins nicely so I sprinkled a little more cinnamon in the tin, put them back, and into the oven for another couple of hours before checking them again.  They were still doing great so I let them go for the rest of the 6 hours, turned off the oven and left them overnight.