Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Vintage Marketplace

The Vintage Marketplace is in just a few days! 
Me, oh, my! So much to still do! Here are a few things I will have in my booth!
Vintage paper and German glass glitter!
 I am so excited about my new sign/window for my booth.
My daughter~in~law Stephanie did the lettering for me.
Thank you Stephanie!
Sweet salt shakers with a tiny tree.
I bleached all the trees. DIY here.
Mason jars & tea cups!
Pebble magnets.
Wood magnets.
Chunky snow candles.
Cupcake pedestal plates.
Glittered clothespins.
Lots of clipboards.

Gift bags.
and much, much more!
Wish me luck! xox

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and count ones blessings.
Each year when our family gathers (and it grows each year!),
my heart is full of emotions remembering those who have passed on and those who are here.
Family and friends are so precious!

Each Sunday when I am at church, I open up the hymn book and read the words of
one of my favorite hymns "For the Beauty of the Earth". 
It just rings true to all that I feel.

For The Beauty Of The Earth Hymn

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise...

With a full heart, I am wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Remember to count your many blessings and name them one by one!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Garlands!

Stocked my Etsy shops Beehive Cottage and 
Sassy Sadie Lee with Christmas Garlands!
These are always a big hit each year.
Lots of ribbon!
I made Baby's FIRST Christmas too!

Between watching the Hallmark Channel showing Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music in my car and crafting Christmas, 
it's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

I know, don't rush it! I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Day spent with loved ones! xox

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Beautiful Tea Party!

I just had to re~post this beautiful Autumn Tea Party I attended last year at my friend Kari's home.
It was such a lovely day!
She is the most wonderful host and makes all her guests feel very special.
It's all in the details!
Visit HERE to see the original post and read all about it!

***On my sidebar you will find many other tea parties I have attended at Kari's.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Getting Ready for Market!

I am getting ready for The Vintage Marketplace!
Yesterday I made lots of pink glittered clothespins.
Today I will make silver ones.
I love all that glitter!
I tea dyed and hand-stamped the tags.
I am so excited about "aging" wood that I learned about on Pinterest using vinegar & steel wool!
It is amazing! 
These clothespins now look like they have been used on the clothesline for years.  
Writing on the table ... 
6 years ago we lost a precious young man Tyler, our sons best friend to a plane crash. He was like a son to us.
My heart still aches and I miss him dearly. 
A couple weeks ago as I was watching the new Marie (Osmond) show. A guest said they were sorry about the passing of her son. 
She said sweetly and tenderly, "It's okay...I know I will see him again someday".  
That pulled at my heartstrings. As I sat at my craft table with a full heart and tears in my eyes, I picked up a marker and wrote it down...on my table. 
It will forever remind me I will see Tyler again someday! 
I love when tender mercies come our way!
Come see us if you are near!
Have a wonderful day! xox

Monday, November 12, 2012

Family Recipe ~ Succotash!

Our family has been making this Succotash side-dish for Thanksgiving tables for more than 5 generations now! 
Here is the recipe again if you missed it last year, or the year before! xox

Monday, November 5, 2012

Loaded Baked Potato Soup!

I love the blog Jamie Cooks It Up! She is always sharing the best recipes.
Here is a yummy recipe for... 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Time: 30 minutes hands on + 90 minutes total
Yield: 12 servings
Recipe from the lovely Stephanie Schaugard

8 russet potatoes
1 (16 ounce) package bacon
1 C butter
1 1/2 C flour
4 C milk
4 C half and half
10 chicken bullion cubes (or 10 tsp. bullion granules)
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese, grated
green onions, chopped

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Getting Ready for The Vintage Marketplace!

I am one busy bee getting ready for THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE that is coming up very soon! 
This is a little salt shaker I made for the raffling off of a beautiful basket filled with wares from the vendors!
Below is a list of vendors who will be a part of it!
If you are able to attend, make sure you come by my booth
 "The Beehive Cottage" and say hello!

Wishing you a wonderful day ... now back to crafting!