Tea Time

Wonder what to do with that old teacup and saucer that you found in the back of grandma’s cabinet?

I picked this little cup and saucer up at an antique booth at the flea market and turned it into a pin cushion!

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The next time you see a lonely little cup and saucer at the antique mall for $2, Grab It!    

This little guy will be a birthday gift for my mother in law…assuming I have the courage to let it go.  It’s just so darn cute!!

Happy Crafting!


Back To School….

It’s that time of year already…..

Endless supply lists, the “I must have that shirt or I’ll die” moments, and lest we forget the dreaded alarm clock that is now buried under a mountain of summer dust.

Here are some fun retro back to school ads that I just couldn’t resist sharing!

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How about a healthy pack of smokes to start your school year off right?  YIKES!  Nothing says RAH RAH RAH, like the football captain and his cheerleading gal coughing up a lung at half time.

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I’m sorry….If Jimmy loves congealed meat more than Mary, then Jimmy is going to grow up to be one of those “scholarly” dudes that wears a bright yellow vest and picks up trash on the side of the road with a stick. Honestly Mary, you can do so much better!

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I can only image that these kids got beat up for showing up on the first day of school wearing matching mom jeans.    “Hello world, here’s a song that we’re singin’. Come On, Get Happy!”

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I ALWAYS wear my Peter Pan cap when making PB&J sandwiches, don’t you?  In all seriousness, if the kids came down to find me wearing this getup while making their lunches, they would have me committed….

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Chubbies??!! Really??  Shame on you Lane Bryant.  The idiot that created this confidence boosting tag line is the reason spanks were invented.   You are evil and must be destroyed.

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aaahhhh, Woolworth’s, how I miss thee.   I would have been student of the year sportin’ that Rocket Pencil Case!!!

Happy Back to School!  I hope it’s a great year!!!!

Summer Pink!

What could be better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot sunny summer day, you ask?

How about serving it up in a heavenly glass of frosted pink and gold trimmed butterflies!

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I doubt the gents in 1970 would be sucking down their gin martini’s in these dainty beauties, but I can certainly imagine the monthly ladies luncheons serving a white wine spritzer or two (or three!).

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For me, lemonade works and I swear it tastes better in this glass!

Pink lemonade would have been more appropriate, but I had the hardest time finding pink lemons at the market today!

Enjoy the day!

Lobster Love

Is this dish fantastic or what!

Vintage 70s Lobster Serving Dish
Vintage 70s Lobster Serving Dish

The hubby and I hit a county fair antique show this weekend and I just couldn’t bear to leave without this!

hmmm…..what to serve in it……

Baked Stuffed Lobters
Baked Stuffed Lobster

Doesn’t “Baked Stuffed Lobsters” sound fabulous! One really can’t go wrong when Butter, Cream and Parmesan Cheese are involved!

Brought to us by the 1961 McCall’s Cook Book. Ah, 1961, where gals wore Saddle Oxford’s, mom watched the Dick Van Dyke Show, and dad could fill up the Belair for only 25¢ a gallon. **sigh**

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Pinch Me…..I think I’m in Love!!

Christmas in July

It’s Hot!   We’re setting off fireworks!   We’re eating watermelon!.  We’re swimming and sunbathing!   And some of us crazy crafters are starting our Christmas projects.

My husband’s grandmother had a Christmas Tree full of hand-made Bucilla felt ornaments.  Every time they are placed on the tree, they bring back memories of his grandmother and how awesomely crafty she was.  I LOVE them and just had to have some of my own.  Of course, my craftiness is nowhere near his grandmother’s, but I’m keeping my own.

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So I started my collection with Bucilla’s “Cinderella”.   What could be better?

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How we learned to do things before YouTube!  I was actually scared when I pulled this out.

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Not too bad….still working on the Prince.  “Someday my Prince will be done….”

Happy Christmas in July!