must be old

56 chevy

56 chevy

Hood ornament

Going to breakfast one Sunday morning we passed this old 56 Chevy, of course on the way home we stopped to have a look as it was for sale.  We were not looking to buy Mr just had to stop and look :) 

We were talking that it seems like the people who have an attachment to this age car have to be our parents age.  The cars that Mr and I are drawn to are those muscle cars that were in our day.  Still looking for that 69' Nova :)

What is it about those old hood ornaments that attracts the eye tho.  Am I the only one who thinks they're neat?

 


well, i guess it's not mine anymore

I finished the hat and before it was even done my youngest decided that she liked it.  So, the wonderful mom that I am, I gave it to her.  The button is from my button tin, that came from my mom, that came from her mom.  My grandmother probably cut it off an old coat that she had

Durango hat

We are having snow, snow, snow right now and it's predicted to keep snowing until tomorrow.  The drive to and from work was very slow going and I'm glad to be home.  Jim put a fire going and it's going to be a night of relaxation and reading the new Kindle that some of the kids got us for Christmas.  So far we haven't fought over it.

Had a visitor yesterday.  Our daughter Elaine came by and she babysits for Anna who is a great niece to Jim and I.  Anna loves babies and she just loves Zoe.

Zoe and anna

Jim pulled out our Juice King juicer.  We found this juicer in an antique shop in Minnesota a few years ago.

Juicer 2 

I'm not sure if this is supposed to have a cup attached to it or if you just put your own cup underneath it.  No matter tho it works like a charm getting every bit of the juice out of an orange or grape fruit.  I would really love to know exactly how old this is.

Juice king

I hope to get some snow pictures tomorrow.  Working seems to just get in the way of my fun ;)


my vintage tree top

I just love the star that sits on top of our tree.  My parents have over the years have bought and sold vintage items.  I also have a love for anything vintage.  They gave this to me a few years ago and Lauren wanted to put it on the tree this year...hmmmm....Maybe she has a secret liking to vintage things?

I've only just found this blog this morning and she's doing a Christmas Vintage Monday.  Check out the links on her blog to see some really cute Christmas vintage items.

Tree star 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend?


a swap, something vintage and a recipe all in one

I joined a potholder swap and I finished my potholders and they are ready to be mailed out.  The theme was "summer".  Now I want to go back and make one for me as well.

Potholders


My parents stopped by yesterday and brought me something that belonged to my Grandmother.

Feedsack

Feedsack fabric...The first thing my dad said was I could make an apron out of it.  He knows me pretty good doesn't he?  That was exactly what I had in mind to do.  I think that there will be enough for a full apron but for sure a half apron.

My friend Angie has requested my biscuit recipe.


Mile High Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 425°

2. Sift flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt into a medium bowl.

3. Blend in shortening.  I use a pastry blender or fork.

4. Stir in milk with a fork, a little at a time until the dough is soft but not sticky.

5.Dump onto a lightly floured board or counter and knead about 20 times.  I knead a bit less.

6. Roll dough out until it's about 1 inch thick.  Cut with a floured biscuit cutter or floured rim of a small glass.  Avoid handling the dough too much.  This is why I don't knead it 20 times, so that I can use all the dough scraps without really over kneading the dough and making the last bit too tough.

7. Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on an un-greased baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy!!

You all have a wonderful day today and I'll try to too.

go green and my strawberry & vintage apron collections

I have done some redecorating in the house.  You know how I love aprons and I have some vintage aprons tucked away in my China cabinet drawer just waiting to come out of hiding.  As I was taking my Christmas decorations down I decided I wasn't going to put the things I had back up but decided to do something different.  I have quite a few vintage aprons and so I hung four of them on my shelf that is in my hallway by the kitchen.  I also decided to display some of the little pitchers I have instead of hiding them in the China cabinet too.

Vintage aprons 

I had a hard time deciding which ones to put out so I will change the aprons once in awhile so they don't all hide in the drawer.  I also put out all the strawberry items that I have.  The jar was my Grandma M's and the scoop that she used is still in the jar.

Strawberry collection 

 I did some sewing yesterday...YEAH!!!  It felt really good even tho my sewing room is a total disaster.  I enjoyed the afternoon sewing.  Tonight is my ASG meeting and this months challenge is "Go Green".  We had to make a bag that we would bring to the grocery store and use to bring our groceries home in.  The only stipulation was we had to use things from our stash.  What I didn't have I made my own.  I bought some fabric last year to make the duffel bags for the Allendale kids but didn't use these two fabrics.  I didn't have any webbing for the straps so I made my own straps.

Go green 

I put a pocket on the front for carrying those magazines or cards that you don't want to get wrinkled or ripped up on the way home. 

Green bag pocket 

To make the bottom a bit more sturdy I used some heavy weight double sided stiff fusible interfacing that I just knew someday I would use.  I put the contrasting fabric over it and serged the edges.

Go green bottom 

Now, the colors are not your typical colors that you would find these bags are made out of.  But, who knows maybe if I do use it to carry my groceries home in I might be starting some new trend.


Some more for my collection

I ran out yesterday morning to the flag shop for some seasonal flags to hang in my yard but unfortunately they were closed.  So I went over to the Thrift Store.  I found a few things there :)

I just can't pass up any little pitchers or creamers that I see.

Christmas pitcher

I wish this one had it's mate to it, but I bought it anyway.  Sorry for the glare. 

Christmas pitcher bottom

This is the bottom of the creamer.

White pitcher

I fell in love with this one.  It also says 1-cup on the bottom.  I thought that was interesting.

White pitcher bottom 

Bunny

I thought this was kind of cute.  I'll put this away until next Easter.

God bless america

This I hung up on my front porch.  I just may put a piece of chalk in the holder for that extra look.

Remember in a previous post I mentioned that we were thinking about getting a mini-van?  Well we did and the boys are wondering "WHY"?  The girls are excited.  Jim was okay with it, but I pointed out that "I would be driving it".  I on the other hand LOVE it.  I never thought I would.  There is so much room and being only 5'1" tall.  I can SEE when I go to change lanes.  I forgot what that was like.  It fits all my groceries no problem.  Plus Sadie can finally get in and out of the car without us having to lift her every time.  She's a big chicken when it comes to heights I think....and Lauren can still bring friends and fit.

Last night Jim and I ventured to PetsMart with Sadie.  I haven't been back with her since that dreadful night of puppy class.  She was good.  She got excited a couple of times when she saw someone but for the most part she was good.  Who ever heard of taking a dog shopping?  That is the craziest thing I've ever heard but we did it. :) LoL.  We got too excited when she jumped in the car for the very 1st time.  It was like when one of our kids took their 1st step.  Yes I admit it, we are turning into the type of dog owner where their pet is their baby.  We have officially arrived to that point.

We are heading for a walk this morning but I'll leave you with this question.

Does the summer feel like it's going way too fast?  It does for me.  Pretty soon we'll be starting our Christmas shopping.

You all have a great day today.

Judy


I'm not always excited about Mondays

but today I am and I'm not sure why. 

I have a refrigerator to clean out. 

I have to go grocery shopping. 

I have laundry to do. 

I have a floor to clean. 

The list goes on.

The girls got back from Maine the same day we got back home from the U.P.  I would love to visit Maine.  They had some really beautiful pictures and they visited 1 or 2 lighthouses.  I'm jealous.

On our short trip I did manage to pick up something at a store that sells mostly craft items.  Jim will stop for me but doesn't like to go in there.  Every inch of the place is filled with something.  I think he gets dizzy just looking around.  It can be somewhat overwhelming to a person.  But I still like to stop and I always manage to find something.

I love lighthouses and when I spied this welcome sign on the porch of Winks Woods of course I had to get it to put on my front porch.

Lighthouse welcome sign

The girls got Jim and I each something.  When I opened the bags the gifts were in I chuckled.  I had to show them what I bought.  I guess my girls know me too well.

Maine gifts

A lighthouse ornament and salt and pepper shakers.  I have a small collection of salt & pepper shakers and have a couple of lighthouse related ornaments for my Christmas tree.  I was too pumped.

Becky left back to Minnesota yesterday and I always love to get that call that they made it safely.  A parent never stops worrying.

Gulls

Well I'm off to start my day.  The list will I'm sure keep growing.

You all have a wonderful Monday.

Judy


Some more finds over the weekend

Bowl and pitcher

I found this pitcher and it matches a bowl that I already had.

Front porch

I also found this bench and you can't really see the bucket and watering can on the bench that I also found.  The small bench in the corner I already had.

I haven't done too much with my front porch over the years.  I've kind of just left it alone.  We don't really use it too much and the only time anyone comes to the front door is Fed Ex and the Pizza guy.  It's pretty narrow for one thing and in the afternoon the sun just bakes you if you are sitting out there.  So I thought why not just put some things out there.  We have to trim our bushes back some they are getting pretty full.  We usually try to trim them every year, but I think we missed last year.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We sure did.  The kids came over to visit which is always a wonderful thing.  I kind of slept in today 7:00 a.m. which to some might not be sleeping in but it is for me.  So I feel like my day is set back some.

I also wanted to say that I am putting a link to the Breast Cancer site.  It's over on the right side bar.  All you have to do is just give a click.  I am not sure why I took it off but it's back now.   

I best be going my day needs to start.

You all have a wonderful Monday today.


I had a great day finding things yesterday

I couldn't believe what luck I had.

Chick feeder

 My dad actually found this one for me and I liked it.  It's a chick feeder.  I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet.  Maybe put it on a shelf, but first I need to get one, a shelf that is.

Pitcher

I found a really good recipe for some Lemon Crush in the Seasonal Delights Magazine, and when I saw this pitcher I thought of that recipe.  It would be great to serve it in this pitcher.

Boat

I also thought this boat could be used for just about anything from gravies to sauces.

Lil pitchers

I just love little glass pitchers like these.  I guess you call them creamers.

Banana split boats

I have been looking for some old Banana Split Boats.  I did find some fancier ones but the price was a little bit more than I wanted to pay.  When Jim saw these he wondered why they weren't filled yet.  I guess these are a big hit.

I also hit the jackpot on vintage aprons but I will post them later.