Wood Burned Spoons


Okay, these are definitely not as easy to do as they look.  This was my first attempt at wood burning spoons.  I now have great admiration for the wood burner crafters of the world especially those spoons on Etsy.  Whew!  I think you need a lot of practice and patience to do this right.  Patience is not my strong suit so this might just not be my medium.  So much for the “I can do that” mantra.

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Modge Podge Painted Glass










It’s been a while since I’ve been crafting, but now that Christmas is finally over, I actually have a little time on my hands.  I decided to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon and try some Modge Podge glass painting.  Everyone has been doing Mason Jars and tons of them.  I found the Michigan cherry plate at a local thrift shop today for $4.  I followed the directions that were dummy proof:  add food coloring to Modge Podge, paint it on the glass, and then bake at 200 degrees for about a half an hour.  It worked!  Though, I’m not sure now long it will last.  It definitely does give this little vintage cherry plate a lift.

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Merry Christmas

Xmas Trees

Merry Christmas to my friends and family near and far.  Best wishes for a peaceful day.

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Straight No Chaser Christmas 2014





My favorite night of the Christmas Season spent with the best friends ever.   Listen, and remember……………………….. they are singing A cappella!

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Antique Christmas Window Display








On my drive home tonight I stopped by and admired the Christmas windows at Rosebud Antiques in LaGrange, IL.  Kim and Candy always pull out their fabulous collection of vintage Christmas.  It is one of my favorite stops during the Holiday season.  You can’t help but smile and the windows glow Christmas all night long.  Beautiful.

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One of a Kind Show 2014


Let the Christmas shopping season begin!  Today is your last chance to attend the One of a Kind Show in Chicago.  One of my favorite stops kicking off the Holiday season.  Go!  Here’s a link from my favoite pick of the show:  Tactile Craftworks.  They made these amazing leather journals with antique maps.  Waiting for the Kindle version.

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Wedding Bliss #2


Wondering where all my vintage posts have gone?  Need I say more?

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014


We have so much to be grateful for and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  To all my young peeps, safe travels.  We miss you and will be thinking of you today.

Love as always,  Mom

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Yale University China Platter

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I’m cleaning out my cabinets and getting ready for the holidays.  I’ve listed the Yale University Platter on Craigslist.  So if you have a son or daughter who has just been admitted to Yale and want to celebrate this Thanksgiving, this platter is large enough for the turkey.   This is a rare size platter measuring 20″ x 16″ and stamped on the back.

This platter was produced in a limited edition and made available to Yale University’s students,faculty and graduates 1n 1949. This platter has a wonderful blue transfer that depicts Yale University’s main entrance along with The State House New Haven Ct along many of its buildings in the early 19th century taken from a print done in 1832 by A. J. Davis. Stamped on its reverse Wedgwood of Ethuria and Barlaston.

If you live in Chicago, it’s cash and carry.  Replacements Cost:  $729.  My Cost:  $450.  It’s a bargain.

Update:  Sold and is making someone happy this Christmas.

Vintage Spool Bed


For the cottage, heading to Michigan this weekend.

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Friday Estate Sale Find


Found:  St. Friacre Patron Saint of Gardeners

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Silverplate Ice Buckets


Thinking these vintage silverplate ice buckets would look lovely on the bridal table.

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