Sunday, February 28, 2010

Treat Yourself to a Copy of Flea Market Style!

This is one of the best new magazines in a long time. And many others must agree as it's getting hard to find. My good friend Georgia of Grandma G's.
is taking orders. As soon as she received them, she'll ship them right out.

Here's a sneak peak!

You know I love it if it has vintage tablecloths....

You know I love it if it has pink roses....

You know I love it if it have vintage linens....

You know if love it if it has beautiful colors....

And I think you'll love it too as it has all that and so much more.....Hey! Wait a minute! Isn't that Becky Up The Hill's backyard?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Linens and Lace

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Friday, February 19, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday!

We have a tradition in our family for Fat Tuesday. (Actually, we've always called it Shrove Tuesday.) When my grandmother and her sisters were alive, they would get together to make Fastnacht Kuechles. I use to sit and watch them. And when I was a little older and in school, I knew there were kuechles waiting for me when I got home.

Although I do have my grandma's recipe, I've never made them. Mostly because they take a big pan of lard to fry them. So this morning, after going to the gym (notice I said I went to the gym! LOL), I headed over to my very favorite German bakery for my kuechle fix!

We are so lucky to have this bakery in town. Others make kuechles, but none compare to my grandmas. This bakery comes very, very close. The only difference is grandma cut hers in a triangle to represent the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are so yummy! Light and fluffy with an air pocket inside. Just love them!

And love you too Grandma! I'm thinking of you today with wonderful memories!

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My New Toy

I LOVE to do laundry. I'm very fussy about it, so anything that helps to make the process more efficient I'm all for!

For years I've used stackable sweater dryers from Lillian Vernon. They worked pretty well but really aren't all that sturdy and would fall apart easily. But the price was very reasonable as I purchased my five at a garage sale.

But a few years ago, I remember seeing the Hamilton Beach Drying Station. Wow, did I want one of those! But I remember them being very pricey!

Fast forward to after Christmas this year. While doing my after Christmas shopping for reduced Yankee Candles at Bed Bath and Beyond, I spot the dryer! On special for $17! Be still my heart! Wait, I have a coupon!! WoooHoooo....ends up costing me just over $12!

I tried it out the other day.

The platforms are smaller then the Lillian Vernon version but much more sturdy. The fit easily in the rack. Do they dry 75% faster as touted in their ad? Not really. I had these sweater drying for about 7 hours and they were still damp when I shut the blower off. (Which by the way is surprisingly quiet.) But by morning they were all perfectly dry. Drying time is much faster on my old Lillian Vernon ones if I put them in front of the blower on my fireplace. But for in warmer months, I think I'm really going to like the Hamilton Beach. Should work extremely well for doilies and table runners. All and all, I'm pretty happy with it!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Markdowns & Valentines Sale!

It's Monday Markdown
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Enjoy savings all day Monday in on select items.

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In addition to saving at Monday Markdowns, all items in the Valentines Category are 20% off. Just enter coupon code "Valentine10" at the checkout to receive your discount!
Offer expires Feb. 10, 2010.