Friday, December 7, 2012

fabulous thrift store finds

love the 50s Christmas ceramics!!! somebody painted faces on the deer, which originally made me second guess their purchase....but i decided it added to their character, glad that i didnt pass these beauties up, they look fantastic in my whitewashed hutch!

vintage paper goodies! the santa on the empty Christmas Lites box is gonna make great Christmas tags this year!
this vintage santa mug is a real treasure!!! 

 vintage shiny brite the original packaging!!! <3 <3 <3
delightful old ceramic spice set

sometimes you score big when thrifting, and this was one of those times!!!! love, love my purchases this day!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

cranberry love

i have a fondness for cranberries that is beyond words...i dream of  standing knee deep in a cranberry bog in New England...harvesting these red beauties(maybe there is some sort of vacation for that?) soooo, in short i decided it is way past time to learn how to make my own cranberry sauce...
a quick google search....and to my amazement(and joy) it is quite simple! Here is the recipe I choose from
(simple and amazing) cranberry sauce recipe
12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
3/4 c. orange juice
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar

place all of the ingredients in a saucepan(I made a double batch) and cook on medium high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is reduced. You'll hear the cranberries popping, dont worry, that's what you want them to do. Remove from the heat and serve. Cranberry Sauce can be mad days ahead of time, then warmed to room temperature or heated slightly.

also on that website, there is an apple cranberry crisp recipe with this cranberry sauce as a base

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

etsy sneak peek

well i promised it and here it is!!!!!! this cute little bird will soon be available on my etsy site
sew cute birdie makedo pincushion
will be only $12 on ETSY!
He is made from recycled wool(he is even stuffed with recycled wool)
and is perched atop a recycled wooden spool 
great Christmas gift!!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Here's the deal friends....I need more followers for my blog!!!! so, i will bribe you to follow me!!! every new person who follows my blog until the last day of the month will be entered to win these earrings! 
and....just in time for Christmas! these beauties make a great gift or an addition to your holiday outfit...keys with vintage green glass beads (from French General)are valued at $12 and shipping is included(if necessary)
so get in the drawing while the gettin is good!!!

next up tomorrow: sneak peak of my etsy shop
which btw: opening has been delayed but will be up 
and running by black friday at the latest!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas collection at NOTO!

 achater (french for the act of shopping) necklaces  at NOTO featuring famous shopping destinations, Paris, NYC, Madison Ave, Fifth Ave, Michigan Ave...embellished with swarovski crystals, bits of lace and pearls

all necklaces are one of a kind for $20 each at NOTO

biblioteque(french for library) collection at NOTO

I am so excited about my holiday jewelry collection at NOTO! And I must say, its one of my best collections yet!!! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Romantic Homes

i am soooooooooooo excited! My dear friend Susan Taggart of Home Sweet Home, got her blog published in the December Issue of Romantic Homes!!!!!!This is just so amazing(not to toot my own horn buuuuuttttt, I have been telling her for yeeeeears that she should be in magazines!!!!) 
you have GOT to check out her fabulous blog!
and while I am at it....
check out Home Sweet Homes' holiday open house!
this weekend!  
Friday, November 16th from 9 am to 4 pm
 and Saturday, November 17th from 9 am to 2 pm
on  7385 Middlebranch in Plain township 

Monday, October 29, 2012

imagine childhood giveaway!!!

I just wanted to let all my friends know about the amazing giveaway@
check it out on their blog @ 
I purchased some gifts for my children last year from their website and they were truly lovely! 
good luck!