Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Link Party #180

snickerdoodle-create-bake-make-party-graphic-november-2016

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.

Sharon
The Blue Willow House
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Beverly and Gloria
Across the Blvd
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram
)

Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
(G+ / Pin /
 Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!

We’re happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. I pick at least one post in the Vintage category each week.  We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.

While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our party button.

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party Button

Pinterest Promotion
It’s a great way to give you, even more, exposure!

Pinterest Board Promotion Logo

Follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

If you’re featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Feature Button

~On to the Features~

We pin all features to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please remember to pin from the original source!

DIY Feature:

Cupboard Upcycle – Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk

Pillar Box Blue

Sewing Feature:

DIY Bicycle Basket Liner

The Scrap Shoppe 

LRecipe Feature:

Lemon Drop Chess Squares

Lambert’s Lately

Vintage Feature 

Picking from Dealer Friends

Melissa’s Antiques

Most Clicked:

Slow Cooker Chicken Sofrito

Strength and Sunshine

~

Party Guidelines for Snickerdoodle Party

Thank you for partying with us!

simple sunday

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

Well, I knew it would happen eventually,

Annie E,

Ellamae,

and Lacy have a new French friend.

Meet Suzette.  She recently arrived at the BWH.  Standing only 26 inches tall, she is smaller than the other girls.

Suzette is going to sit on the dresser and hold some of my necklaces.  She works well with the new color scheme in my bedroom.

She may hold a broach or two.

Suzette may even become an angel!

So glad you stopped by today to meet Suzette.

Remember that the Snickerdoodle Party is open until Tuesday at midnight, won’t you come join us.

ALSO, I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE WINNER OF THE ALADDIN HERITAGE RED PLAID LUNCH KIT.  THE WINNER WAS NOTIFIED BY EMAIL ON APRIL 18TH.  WILL THE WINNER PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

a vintage charm christmas ~ four precious christmas angels

They are just four little Christmas angels so how could they mean so much.  I am going to share their journey with you.

Don’t we all have a Christmas traditions or two?  For me, the Christmas angels are my timeless tradition.The four charming angels were my mother’s.  They always played a big part in our Christmas décor when I was growing up. The angels were our family’s Christmas tradition.

We moved a lot while I was growing up.  My Dad was a construction engineer for a growing electric company and we followed him when he got transferred to build a new electric plant.  Every Christmas the angels were carefully packed away but came out no matter where we were every Christmas.

She displayed them in the living room on a table with a blanket of snow.  She believed in angels and she fostered that belief in me.

When she passed away the angels came to stay with me until I pass them on to one of my daughters who I hope will cherish them as much as I do.She bought them to decorate the tiny two-room apartment that she and my Dad rented in an older home.  They had gotten married in October and this was their first Christmas together.  The year was 1950.

Being newly married she didn’t have much money to spend and they most likely came from the dime store.Do you remember the dime store or the five and ten?  I think my age is showing.  You can faintly see Japan in blue letters on the bottom.

They are not fine porcelain or china but nothing could be more precious to me than these four little Christmas angels.

facebook  pinterest  twitter   instagram

Don’t forget to visit all the hosts of Vintage Charm to see what they are sharing today.

A Vintage Charm Christmas: Favorite Holiday Decor

charm bracelet diva {at home}

Vintage Inspired Christmas Tree Farm

my thrift store addiction

A Vintage Charm Christmas: Ornament

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00am EST Thursday, December 8th, we would love to see you there to share some of your Christmas inspiration!

Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Love those, Sharon. My mother instilled the belief of angels in us too, and of course I remember the five and dime! It’s incredible that your angels are still in such great shape – no chips on the hair! Love the memory you shared.

  2. Carol says:

    I inherited my Mom’s little pilgrim candles – do you remember those? Probably from the Five & Dime store too. They come out every Thanksgiving. Good Memories

  3. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    I love your angels, Sharon! They are the best kind of decorations…family treasures full of memories! I have many memories of the old five-and-dimes…

  4. Deborah Cline says:

    Sharon, love your angels!
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

  5. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    Your angels are so lovely Sharon, and how wonderful that they belonged to your mother. Christmas family treasures are the best. I have lots of great memories of the five and dime stores. I’m sure many of the things that we now call vintage came from those stores.

  6. Audrey Zumwalt says:

    Handed down treasures are the best because of the memories they re-kindle every Christmas. Love your little Angels and the story. I worked in a Five & Dime Store in the ’50’s and I loved it. Best place to shop. Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Karen says:

    Thank you Sharon. Loved reading what you said and the pictures.

  8. Florence says:

    Aww, I love your sentiments Sharon! Wonderful that you have a Christmas tradition like that. Hope your daughters want to carry it on. The angels are very sweet.

  9. Linda @ A La Carte says:

    These are precious! I always look for vintage angels while thriftig!

  10. Cecilia says:

    Love them, Sharon and I absolutely adore the story behind them!what a wonderful memory of your mother.

  11. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    What a great story, Sharon! I cherish those things passed down as well. I think I have such a love for Christmas decorating because of my mom:) And what could be sweeter than angels? xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  12. Naomi S. says:

    What darling little angels! And I DO remember the five and dime! And I know I am dating myself, too! One of my favorite things from childhood Christmases is the little wax figures -candles, actually, but we never burned them–that we used to decorate. My mother had a little winter scene that she set up every year on a round mirror. It was made with real tree branches decorated with faux snow for trees, cotton balls for snow and the little wax figures. A snowman, some wax pine trees, a Santa and some angels. A space on the mirror was left clear to resemble a skating pond. I have set up my own version for many years, now and added a little china skater to the pond. I love setting it up as it reminds me of my mother so much.

  13. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Sharon wasn’t the five and dime also called Woolworths. That’s how I remember it. Your angels have so much more worth than monetary. They hold a whole lifetime in their little hands and are meant to be treasured. I can’t believe they have survived all these years. Thanks for sharing their story withus.

  14. mrstnh says:

    So sweet! My grandmother always decorated with those wax candles like Naomi mentioned in her comment. Little angels, choir boys, and more.

  15. Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere says:

    How wonderful that you have those vintage angels from your mother. Thank you for joining Monday Social.

  16. Cynthia Chilson Finger says:

    Sweet story and angels. I enjoyed this post very much. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

  17. Botanic Bleu says:

    My aunt had a huge collection of small shoes, many of which were marked, “Made in Occupied Japan.” Those were the real treasures of her collection, all found in 5&10 stores when she was a young girl . Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

The Blue Willow House

welcome to vintage charm

vintage charm button600 thanks for joining the party!

We look forward to reading all of your vintage posts
your latest finds, crafts, and DIYs.

Link up your vintage: furniture flips, roadside finds,
repurposed projects, collections, home decor.

VC hostess (1)

   here’s all the latest from your hostesses

Sharon

The Blue Willow House ~ Simple Sunday ~ Using a Vintage Planter

Kathleen

Our Hopeful Home ~ Thrill of the Hunt #46

Cecilia

My Thrift Store Addiction ~ Vintage Retired Snowbabies: Friday’s Find #194

 Diana

Adirondack Girl @Heart ~ My Cheap Vintage Finds [& What They’re Worth] #171

 Party Features

sharon’s pick

Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home had a great Easter Weekend Junkin’ Finds.  She found several things that are on my junking “want” list.  Great patina abounds on her finds.  My favorite find is an old rusty golf ball basket and a model Eiffel Tower.  Go check it out, she only hit three sales and spend a mere $8.  I would love to go junkin’ with Amber anytime!

kathleen’s pick

Dany from My Little Old World has made me smile in a big way. Not only has she shared with us the teacup and other goodies she received as a participant in The Enchanting Rose 10th Teacup & Mug Exchange, but she also shares with us her adorable Augustus bunny rabbit as well. If you’ve ever thought of joining in the teacup exchange, this is the post to read. And as far as adorable pets are concerned, I have always wanted a lop eared rabbit. After seeing the photos of Augustus my desire for a rabbit has been rekindled — just don’t tell my husband! Thank you, Dany,for making me smile!

cecilia’s pick

When it comes to setting a charming vintage tablescape, Lora from Create & Ponder is a girl after my own heart. In Add Luscious Layers to Your Tablescape, she shared step by step how to style a gorgeous garden-inspired table set with lovely vintage layers. These pottery serving pieces caught my eye, but you really must pay her a visit to enjoy the attention Lora pays to every single detail of her sweet spring tablescape.

thank you all so much for linking up!

if featured today, please grab the vintage charm party button off my sidebar.

Party Guidelines

Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm-Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

the world’s best chocolate peanut butter fudge

The World’s Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge you say, well at least my kids think so.  This fudge is sumptuous and there is just no better word to describe it.  When you really need something self-indulgent, this fudge is what you want.  The recipe is my adaptation of one in Southern Living back in the 90’s.

title cpbf

chocolate peanut butter fudge

2 1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Cocoa

1 Cup Milk

1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup

1 Stick of Butter divided

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Teaspoons Vanilla (if you like)

1 Cup Chopped Pecans (if you like)

Combine first four ingredients in a Dutch Oven and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.  Add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until it melts.  Cover and boil for three minutes.

Remove the cover but continue to cook until the candy reaches 234 degrees or use the old school soft ball method which entails the candy forming a soft ball when you release a small drop into a cool glass of water.

The candy will be extremely hot so handle with care.  Remove from heat and add remaining butter but do not stir.  Add the vanilla and pecans (if desired).  Let cool for 10 minutes.

With an electric mixer,  beat candy until mixed well and pour into a 9-inch square buttered dish.  Cool, and enjoy.

Yields 3 dozen 1 1/2 inch squares

I omitted the vanilla and chopped pecans but I did place a few pecans on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge both decadent and yummy!

Be sure to join us on December 5th and link up your Vintage Christmas posts.

Comments

  1. Jann Olson says:

    Sounds yummy Sharon. I can only eat fudge if there are nuts in it, so the pecans are great!! Isn’t that funny? Without nuts it’s just too sweet for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

vintage charm 76

welcome to vintage charm

vintage charm button600

  thanks for joining the party!

We look forward to reading all of your vintage posts
your latest finds, crafts, and DIYs.

Link up your vintage: furniture flips, roadside finds,
repurposed projects, collections, home decor.

VC hostess (1)

   here’s all the latest from your hostesses

Sharon

The Blue Willow House ~ Treasures I Never Pass Up at the Thrift Store

Facebook*Pinterest*Twitter*Instagram

Kathleen

Our Hopeful Home ~ 8 Eco Friendly Ways to Disinfect a Cutting Board

 Facebook*Pinterest*Twitter*Instagram

Cecilia

My Thrift Store Addiction ~ How to Shop Texas Antique Week Like a Pro

Facebook*Pinterest*Twitter*Instagram

 Diana

Adirondack Girl @Heart ~ How to Upcycle Thrifted Belts Into Bracelets

Facebook*Pinterest*Twitter*Instagram

 Party Features

sharon’s pick

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna shared a tour of her charming home decorated for spring. The decor throughout her home shows a light but lovely spring touch.  Something as simple as toning down her three-tier stand with birch bark makes a huge impact.  My favorite vignette is the two rabbit sentries guarding their prize carrots in a galvanized tub but be sure not to miss the giant carrots Leanna made for her granddaughters. Hop over to the Faeries and Fauna Spring Home Tour to see which vignette is your favorite.

kathleen’s pick

You don’t have to be a wine drinker to love Pat from Bringing French Country Home’s latest estate sale find. You just have to love French vintage. And that I do! Pat was lucky enough to score a rare French vintage wine crate that I would have fought for myself. She brought it home and styled it beautifully. To be honest I’m jealous but in the best way! Stop by and visit her French Wine Crate Find. Awesome score, Pat!

cecilia’s pick

True confession time: As an avid gardener, I’ll admit that until very recently, I’ve been somewhat close minded when it comes to faux flowers. However, after discovering some very thrifty and realistic looking blooms for my latest project, I’ve adjusted my attitude. Jennifer at Decorated Chaos not only knows this secret, but in How to Shop for Faux Flowers she also shares her tips for arranging realistic looking bouquets, plus a source that might surprise you! If you’re like me, and not easily convinced, pay Jennifer a visit and see for yourself!

If you enjoy the rustic look of reclaimed wood, then you’ll want to run over to Anika’s DIY Life where Anika takes us step by step the process she went through to Build a DIY Emerson Buffet. She clues us in on how to mimic the look of reclaimed wood in order create her wonderfully handsome buffet–not to be missed.

thank you all so much for linking up!

if featured today, please grab the vintage charm party button off my sidebar.

Party Guidelines

Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm-Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

simple sunday ~ easy easter cloche

Welcome to Simple Sunday.  I am so glad you joined me today

Today I’m putting together an easy Easter cloche and vignette in the foyer.

First, I gathered a few things to use in my Easter cloche – three cover-less books, cute bunny, vintage Easter postcard, small green flower frog, a bird nest, and some pastel Easter eggs.  Before I began putting the cloche together I placed a twig runner over the chest.

I picked a vintage Easter postcard to include in the cloche held by a little green flower frog.

I sat a little pot of daisies on Easter egg plates beside the cloche

to complete the Easter vignette in the foyer.

The cloche and vignette came together very quickly.

Thank you for joining me today.

Don’t forget the Snickerdoodle Party is open until midnight Tuesday, so come join us.

simple sunday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Simple Sunday and hope you all remembered to spring forward an hour last night.

I don’t have a project to share this week but a trip my daughter and I made to Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta this weekend.  If you aren’t familiar with Scott’s they have three markets.  The markets are in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Expo Center on the second weekend of every month, Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds November through March on specific weekends, and Washington Court House, Ohio, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds specific weekends.  See their website for details.

There are two large buildings filled with fine antiques, silver, rugs, and art but my favorite shopping is outside the south building.  It is where I make most of my purchases.

Lots of great architectural items in this area.

There were bins and bins of all types of salvaged metal pieces.

I loved these lanterns but couldn’t find anyone to give me a price.

This is my heart’s desire in a window, well almost.  I’ve been looking for a window something like this one but not exactly.  These were a tad on the expensive side and like I said not exactly what I have in mind.

A plane photo bombed this picture.

I didn’t make very many photos inside but this booth of floral arrangements always catches my attention when I go to Scotts.

They have some funky art and unusual items such as a glammed up dinosaur.   (This photo was mostly for my grandson who loves dinosaurs.  He was appalled that anyone would do this to a perfectly good dinosaur.)

Love this bicycle wheel upcycle as a hair bow display/keeper.

This brush and mirror caught my eye.  The vendor was originally asking $50. So do you think I bought it?  Come back for Vintage Fascination to see if I did.

Thanks for dropping by today!

snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #172

snickerdoodle-create-bake-make-party-graphic-november-2016

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.

Sharon
The Blue Willow House
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Beverly and Gloria
Across the Blvd
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram
)

Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
(G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
(G+ / Pin /
 Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!

We’re happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. I pick at least one post in the Vintage category each week.  We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.

While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our party button.

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party Button

Pinterest Promotion
It’s a great way to give you, even more, exposure!

Pinterest Board Promotion Logo

Follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

If you’re featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Feature Button

~On to the Features~

We pin all features to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please remember to pin from the original source!

DIY Feature:

Upcycled Campaign DesK – How To

Find It, Fix It or Build It

Sewing Feature:

DIY Giant Carrot Cushion

Of Faeries and Fauna Crafting Co.

Recipe Feature:

Frito Taco Trifle

Maryilyn’s Treats

Vintage Feature No. 1:

Shabby Chic Makeover of a Hollywood Regency

Trash Can Cover

Vintage Southern Picks

Vintage Feature No. 2:

Junkin Finds February 2017

Old New Green Redo

Most Clicked:

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

DelightfulE Made

~

Party Guidelines for Snickerdoodle Party

Thank you for partying with us!

vintage fascination no. 116

Welcome to the 116th edition of Vintage Fascination.

My best friend and I got in a couple of hours of thrifting and antiquing on Saturday afternoon and I have a few things to share with you.

No way I was passing up this large white enamel basin edged with red around the rim.  It has quite a few bumps and bruises but it is perfect for my purposes.   It is 24 inches in diameter.

My Mom had these type baking pan when I was a mid-century kid.  The cake pans measure 9 inches across.  Made by Bake King bakeware they have metal slides to get under the cake for easy removal.  These pans bring back fond memories of cakes baked by my Mom.

A Fire King creamer and sugar bowl in the Anchor Hocking Fire-King Swirl-Golden Shell pattern will match some other pieces I bought about a year ago.  This creamer and sugar bowl included a cup but I didn’t picture it here.  The whole set is in excellent condition and I have a saucer to match the cut.   Anchor Hocking Fire-King made this pattern from the period 1965 – 1976.

This re-web kit for lawn chairs brings back memories.  Not so much of re-webbing chairs but of the chairs themselves.  My parents had chairs like the ones on the package where they sat in the evening after dinner and watch the neighborhood kids play until dark.  My sister and I were among those playing kids.  It was such an innocent time in our lives.  I digress.  I have a little project in mind for this webbing but I’m not sure it will work.  I’ll share it with you if it works out.
 I picked up three Little Golden Books.  Old Mother Hubbard, The Fuzzy Ducking, and The Jolly Barnyard.  They are so sweet and unless valuable they are great for crafting.   My friend Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart recently wrote about collecting Little Golden Books.  She gives you the skinny on how to see if you have a first edition or valuable LGB.