Thursday, September 30, 2010


Have you ever seen a more feminine CAKE then this?
I dream of cake and yummy frosting! Sweet Bella at Bellas Rose Cottage made this beautiful cake! You must make a visit over to her blog! She lives in a 1902 Victorian home, loves vintage and has an eye for decorating. An inspiration. Now I am off to tie my apron on and make a yummy cake!

Have a "sweet" day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Creating Vintage Charm" Launch Party!

Our living room at Christmas!
This Christmas tree is decorated in honor of my Mother & Mother~in~law. Every ornament reminds me of something about them. I set it up every year.
I am so excited to be a part of a new magazine "Creating Vintage Charm" Launch Party! Magazine creator Sonia Crouse Creating Vintage Charm has worked hard to create this beautiful magazine! With that, she is having this blog party to celebrate her first issue!

I got my magazine and love it!!!

Sonia asked us to post how we create vintage charm and what inspires us! My inspiration comes from my darling Great Grandmother Maude Rose, Grandmothers Sadie & Alberta and my Mother Gloria. They all had a love for pretty china and sweet treasures, a yard full of roses and made their house a home where all were welcomed! Everything in my home reminds me of them! Here are a few pictures of my vintage charm!

Peeking out to our front porch. Many visits start here!
The 2 wicker couches were my parents.

Just a few touches in the home.

My vintage May Flower china, like Mother had!
I LOVE to make my own laundry detergent! Recipe on my sidebar.
My little drying rack.
I love using my Mother's recipes, handed down from hers!
Stuffed Bell Peppers and...
Recipes on my sidebar!
I love to use vintage style containers.
I create in my studio everyday. Everything I make is vintage style!
I learned how to crochet 3 years ago and make dish clothes ALL the time!
Journals for my Etsy shop(s).
My dress form even loves to dress vintage!
All my flowers in my yard, are memories of my childhood.
Chipped china makes it's way into the garden beds!

My little vintage trailer is my playhouse that hits the road often! When not on the road, I love to go into ButtonWillow to relax and ponder or just take a nap.

I love everything vintage! It brings back fond memories of days gone by...
Go visit Sonia and all the others who signed up to share their
Vintage Charm!

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

What a Guy & Taco Quiche!

My hubby was feeling domestic this weekend. I came down with a bad cold so he thought he'd cook some meals! Boy did he! And mind you, I had nothing to do with what he cooked! Honest! Each day I would wake up from a nap with a yummy meal waiting. He gets all his recipes off the Internet and puts his own twist on them. The first evening was a Creamy Chicken dish with brown rice he cooked in the crock pot! Oh, and chocolate brownies! The next morning when I woke up he served a Taco Quiche for breakfast! I never made a taco quiche and it was soooo good! Then that evening he made a huge batch of his famous chicken soup that will last for several meals. It was so nice to have some homemade meals when I was sick! What a guy! He was happy when I told him I wanted to share the Taco Quiche recipe on my blog! He emailed me the recipe! LOL!

Taco Quiche

4 flour tortillas or hubby used 1 LARGE burrito flour tortilla
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 (3-ounce) can chopped chili peppers (optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or monterey jack cheese
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
Toppings (see below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a quiche dish. (Hubby used a 9 inch glass dish and didn't have to tear the large tortilla. It fit perfect). Line the quiche dish with the flour tortillas, tearing to fit. NOTE Only use one (1) layer of tortillas in the quiche dish.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef and onions until the beef is cooked; remove from heat and drain of any excess fat. Add garlic, chili peppers, chili powder, salt, oregano, and cumin, stirring to combine the ingredients. Spoon the beef mixture into the tortilla-lined quiche pan.
Spoon the shredded cheese over the meat mixture.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs well. Blend in the sour cream. Pour egg mixture on top of the cheese in the quiche pan.

Baked approximately 45 to 50 minutes until the eggs are set. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. When ready to serve, top with the toppings of your choice.

Topping Suggestions:
Chopped tomato
Shredded lettuce
Sour Cream
Sliced black olives
Hot Sauce or Salsa
Makes 4 servings.

***Hubby also added to the quiche mixture:
a little sweet corn
a little schillings taco seasoning (increase taste)
couple sprinkles of black ground pepper
and mild fresh salsa on the side.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Salt Water Sandals

Even tho Fall is almost here, it's still Summer in California! I was visiting my sweet friend Cat from The Vintage Housewife. She owns a darling vintage trailer to and we love going "glamping" in our little trailers! We also love to shop & have lunch together! She dresses in the cUtEsT vintage clothes and has shoes & accessories to match! On her blog recently, she just talked about a pair of sandals she loves called Salt Water Sandals! Well, I just had to give them a try and bought a PINK pair. They are soooooo soft, comfortable and so very vintage looking! Today I ordered a BLACK pair & a WHITE pair! You can wear these in the water and Cat says that hers have lasted for years!
Excuse the bad pedicure but just had to show you them! I ordered the sandals last week and they were here in a jiffy! This is where I bought mine:
So fun to share!, blue, tan, brown, purple, yellow....oh my!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Glamping with Kerrie from "Vintage Cottage Camper"!

Fellow vintage trailer owner Kerrie from Sea Cottage & Vintage Cottage Camper sure knows how to "Glamp"! Her trailer is a 1972 Timblerline and is just adorable inside and out! She vacations in it often with her hubby and 4 children. Where do they head to? Not hard to figure that one out...
the BEACH!
Enjoy these pictures and then give her a visit to see more! Tell her I said hello!
Thanks Kerrie for letting me share! xo
Kerrie's little sweet Bella Bleu taking a nap!
Heaven...vintage trailers!