Friday, September 28, 2012

I Love Glass

I love glass!  
Clear, Blue, Amber, Red, Green
Today I'm sharing another one of my favorite pieces 
This lovely covered compote was found at a thrift shop...coated with dirt and grease
Still I saw it's beauty!  Lots of soap and scrubbing
and this gorgeous thing came to life
I keep candy in it when it's out on the coffee table
Not a bad for under $3

I'm joining Claudia for


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harvest Vignette

I wanted to create this vignette that I had on my fall pinterest board and decided it was perfect for Debbiedo's Copy Cat Party!
I saw this on a blog but it came from Better Homes and Gardens magazine
I have an old scoop and wanted to give this a try
It was an 'inspiration' and not a true copycat
My scoop is a little smaller, I don't have all the fruits nor that picture as a background.
I also didn't have a vintage sage tin but used a vintage shaker and I think it works
Instead of a Thanksgiving Turkey card I used a fall leaf card.  
I am glad I gave it a try!  I had everything I neededto put this vignette together. The scoop was a yard sale find and I think I paid a couple of dollars for it!  The platter is an old Franciscan ware Apple pattern.  
This was fun!  

I'm joining these parties!!

Copycat Party @ Debbiedo's
Potpourri @ 2805
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove

Hope you will join me!


My entry into  2805's Potpourri Friday Party is sponsored by Appliances Online."

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Harvest Morning!

A Harvest Breakfast!
This time of year calls for a good hearty breakfast
to take us through our busy day!
I found these wonderful place mats at a thrift shop for .50 ea...I love the fall colors
As I thought about our Harvest theme challenge for Let's Dish this week,
 my Egg Coddlers and small bowls from Royal Worchester in the Evesham pattern came to mind
My Mom brought me this egg coddler from her trip to England in the 1970's.  I love it and have collected several more egg coddlers including another in this pattern.
These matching bowls were thrifted
Picking up the colors in the coddler and the place mat I used a "El Verde" vintage dinner plate, topped with a deep red plate by HomeTrends and a small bread plate in a dark green (unmarked)
Flatware from World Market and napkins are some I've had for several years.  The napkin rings are bronzed leaves from Pier 1 (thrifted)
I added a vintage green glass for milk or juice and a fall coffee mug
Different mugs at each place setting
The centerpiece is a thrifted twig basket filled with
faux pumpkins, gourds, acorns and leaves
The Owl is from Michael's
Not sure he is a 'harvest' owl but his colors go with the table so I added him.  The acorn S&P were clearance items from Michael's also (I think?)
I scattered a few metal leaves down the center for interest and added the small sugar & creamer for our coffee
What's for breakfast?  Well Coddled Eggs of course (read about them here), cheese grits,sliced apples, toast and bacon while it's still available.  The news is saying there is a shortage?? oh no!
I am really happy how all these colors came together!
I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for her weekly
Let's Dish party!


A Walk On The Wild Side!

I was a lucky Grandma this past weekend and spent it with my Grandson and family!  He is almost 18 months old now and such a busy busy boy!  Saturday was such a pretty day we took him to the Zoo!
This is a very small zoo in Athens, GA
It's part of one of the many parks in Athens and free.  
So much to do in this awesome town!
He is very good about staying on the sidewalk
Two alligators sunning themselves...this one was looking at me I swear!
A pheasant....looking through glass
Mama helped him to see the pheasant better
Looking at the turkeys...none would gobble for us on this day!  
Let's Go!!  His attention span is not bad for a wee one,
 but he does like to keep on the move!
These guys were my favorite animal at the zoo
They were busy resting on this hot afternoon
Tiger liked the bears as they were pretty close and easy to see!
Time to go!  We saw several other animals but it was hard to get photos.  Lots of kids everywhere and Tiger kept joining them.  He loves other children!  After leaving we did go by Dairy Queen and treat ourselves to Blizzards....yum!
I am not going to see Tiger for several weeks since I will be going to Texas to visit my Mom
I sure will miss this sweet boy! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Vineyard

As we are starting to have cooler mornings I'm feeling more in the 'fall' mood! 
Today's table uses some dishes I've had for a few years 
and were found at a thrift shop
Vineyard Vernonware by Metlox California Pottery
was produced in 1960 through 1980
I really love the colors and pattern 
I started with these tan place mats to anchor the dishes! 
 I added amber glassware.
These glasses were found at the World'sLongesYardSale four for a $1
I topped the plate stack with this amber compote
these were .50 ea at a thrift shop
Green napkins and wire napkin rings with green beads
 add some texture to the table
I added the bronze handled flatware 
I made a simple centerpiece....a thrifted amber canister missing it's lid
and some 'faux' greenery
This table would be great for dinner or even breakfast!  
I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Traveling Apron

My time with the Traveling Apron is coming to a close....before sending it on to the next Sister I made a favorite recipe, Onion Casserole.
I first made this casserole in the 1980's 
I've seen it made with crackers but my recipe calls for toasted bread.  I even entered and won a recipe contest in my little town with this casserole!
First of all you do a coarse chop on the onions and brown them in butter.  Layer in a casserole.  Toast bread and tear into small pieces.  Mix with shredded cheese.  Layer over sauteed onions saving one cup of bread/cheese mixture.
Mix a can of cream of mushroom soup and milk and pour over casserole.  Sprinkle last cup of bread/cheese mixture on top.  Bake!
This casserole is great with ham and for those church suppers!  
(Using Vintage Pyrex makes it taste better also!!)
I cut this recipe in half for just the two of us and it was great!  Every time I take this somewhere I get asked for the recipe.  I hope you enjoy it!

I have enjoyed my time with the Traveling Apron!
I've met some great blogger 'Sisters' and made some new friends.  I enjoyed thinking about cooking and how it connects us to our friends and families; past, present and future.  Remembering times cooking with my Grandmother and my Mom.  Times teaching my girls to cook.  Baking Christmas cookies and Banana nut bread that we would take to neighbors.  This apron is magical and I've been blessed to have shared in it's journey.
When I questioned 'how do you know who is next' I was told the apron will tell you.  It did!  The next Sister of the Traveling Susan Apron is
She is a wonderful blogging friend and will be a great new 'sister'~ she lives in Florida so the apron will travel to a new state this week!  I hope you will visit her and get to know this sweet and fun lady!  I just might sneak in one more time cooking with the apron tomorrow~it's magic is powerful!