March, in like a Lion!

 

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It looked like fluffy cotton sprinkled over the grass and trees. So here we go again, wet, cold, melty mess. Where are our customers today? I bet all of you are tucked in your nests with a warm beverage, looking out your windows at the pretty landscape! I don’t blame you one bit! But Dee and I miss all of you! Hope to see you soon when you venture out. Our shops have been rearranged and are popping with new inventory that includes Easter pretties and Springtime is blooming ! Don’t forget to pick up some lovely hostess gifts when you visit family and friends for Easter. It will be here sooner than we can say Jack Rabbit!

Don’t forget SOSN1 in Jessup, MD will be open March 5, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Saturday

SOSNM2 in Bishopville, MD will be open Saturday March 5, 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Lets  celebrate Charlene  turning 60 on March 7, receive your choice of one item at 60% off per person, during the month of March,)Limited one visit

Sign up to receive our constant contact to keep informed on sales and events in both shops.

Our March DIY has been cancelled for SOSNM1. Stay tune for update on Aprils DIY for SOSNM1.

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Recipe for week: Go to allrecipes.com

Search hot cross buns and Easter braided bread.

 

Craft for week: Mixed Media Collage in a vintage container.

Ideas for containers: vintage baby shoe, teacup, small purse, vintage planter, etc…

Collect vintage items: buttons, old lace, hankie, postcard, vintage jewelry, etc…

Line your container with a stiff hankie(use elmers glue and water, coat your hankie, then wring out excess liquid)

Place it in your container, fold over the edges of your hankie in your container.

Now take some dry green moss or nice filler, put it into your container. Let it dry overnight

Next day, use a hot glue gun to place your items in your container

Keep it or give as gift. Send pictures to us.

These mixed media vintage collage can become a special memory of a loved one who is no longer with you.(Select their items and their container.

 

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Ready, Set, Go-Spring ?????

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20110725_221546000_iOSF866DA48-E281-44F7-83D9-BF89AF0339E9imageGood afternoon. I hope all of you faired well after all that crazy weather. I was scheduled to come up from the eastern shore but I needed to reschedule. But never fear, I’m back on schedule. I’m geared up to transform our Jessup, MD store into a Fresh Spring Haven! Please excuse our fairy dust while rearranging, its a good thing!

Idea for the day!

I had a customer come into the Bishopville, MD store on Saturday. We started to talk about finger vases. The finger vase dates back to 1785. There are many reproductions today that make them affordable for your home. We have some reproductions and antique finger vases in our shops.

The customer shared an idea from one of her friends, her friend uses a finger vase in her kitchen. Her friend puts parsley in her vase, with a little water, stays fresh. Use other herbs too. How pretty and practical. Snip your herbs when you need to cook with them. Put a vase in a bathroom with lavender in it!

Recipe for Day:

Stonewallkitchen.com Bacon, Brie, cranberry relish toast

Sounds good. Just remember I recommend this relish on turkey sandwich with mayo, lettuce, and tomato(and brie)

Craft for the Week

Quick seasonal banner

Supplies:

6 vintage style postcards(these can be repos)

seasonal ribbon

hole punch

These banners can be hung from mantles, doorways, windows, mirrors, endless places!

I like seasonal images. Hole punch card in left hand corner of postcards, thread your pretty ribbon through each postcard.

Wiggle each postcard to where you want to place them.

Cute as a button! Easy project!

Now if you want to add any glitter or embellishments, go for it! Themes are endless!

 

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Our Homes, Our Nests

It’s not just the birds who love to nest, we love our homes which become our nests.

    So today, I’ve been inspired by nesting! What better way to start Spring by feathering our nests? It all began when I was outside imageworking on some of my potted plants by my entrance of my home , when I heard a Jenny Wren singing a tune as loud as she could. I smiled and went back to work.

Later, I went around to our side courtyard ( which is my dog,Chippy’s courtyard) to fix two planters. I have a red finch who has built a nest up under my roof to the side entrance. I need to be careful when opening and shutting the door because you see her nest is very important to her.

Continuing working I went to the side garden where a chickadee sat on a branch of a pine tree, tweeting at me . I looked up and saw mother chickadee fly out of a bird house. Needless to say , Spring is here , it’s nesting time for all. Spring is a good time for new beginnings, a fresh start. Sometimes just a little

sprucing up! At SOSNM , we have lots of great ideas for Spring! Spring flowers, artificial nests, and even a bird cage or two. There are so many vintage treasures that would be unique to use as planters. Garden accessories and soaps for clean up. Come into our shop, we can assist you in sprucing up your nest. image             Google it! Wed. Recipe Oriental Chicken Salad(from Betty Crocker.com)    

Treasures Galore at our Store

Just a Reminder, our Easter Egg Hunt continues till April 30!

Our customers are having fun finding a colored egg with a special discount in it!

Come in soon! The calendar is flying by!

Don’t forget we will be open till 6:00 pm, Friday May 1,2015.

And Saturday May 2, 2015, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m

We have cute gardening items, including clay planters full of flower and Herbs!

Don’t forget Mothers Day presents!  Mothers Day is May 10.

Our flowers and herbs will be available Friday and Saturday(May 1-2)

Easter Items are 40% off till the end of April.

 

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I’m Melting!(a good thing)

The snow is melting,

image image image image image imagesun is shining and birds are singing. Could winter be slowing down?  I think it is! Warmer temperatures are in the forecast this week. So what a better time to give Something Old & Something New Marketplace a Burst of Spring!

Yeah! It’s about time! My trip this week was cancelled because of bad weather. :(  Never fear., Char will be here! I will buzz in and buzz out, just enough time to sprinkle some fairy dust all through the store. All of you who have been in our store, know my glitter issues.

Worked on many Spring displays today. Come in to be inspired!

New videos on home page.  Stop in to buy your containers for forcing bulbs and growing your own Easter grass. Will be posting new pictures on weekend.

 

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Google it! Enjoy !

I found today’s recipe from Southern Living for Irish Potato Soup

Remember to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day !

Forcing Bulbs, Creating Spring

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Posted new videos on forcing bulbs, creating Easter grass, and instant Spring on our home page. Check back, we will be sharing our forced bulb gardens and our Easter Grass.

On one of the videos I mentioned I would post some photos on forcing bulbs from Pinterest . I had to post some photos of Spring animals too.

Enjoy! Send us photos of your Easter grass and/or your forced bulbs. We would love to share them on the web.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump Start!

Suns Shining! Let’s get a Jump Start on getting Ready for Spring.

Yesterday went to Home Depot to purchase a few odds and ends.image image image

I couldn’t resist to buy a color combo of pansies. One of my favorite early Spring flower. Don’t you love their little adorable faces? As a little girl I thought each one of the flowers were a little face.

I also bought some bulbs that I will force. A video will be posted on that subject very soon. Come  back. There will be another DIY posted on an Easter project you could do right now with your family.

 

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Wise Wednesday

Good morning! I thought today’s recipe should be something to warm us up! Well at least try!

 

Google it!

imageChicken and Soba Noodle Soup

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Soup, by Diane Rossen Worthington (Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Today’s Inspirations: creating items from pallets,Spring ideas, and thoughts on Lent.

First, we sell pallets for 5.00 each. (They are large) Check out Pinterest for more ideas.

Pallet ideas: fences, dividers, signs, flower boxes, potting bench, crates, book shelves and much more.

Lent:  I found a great idea for Lent for your entire family. Start with a box. You can draw a cross on it or write something on it pertaining to Lent.

At the end of the day, if you have sinned,the family member writes down their sin on paper.  It is then placed in the box. At the end of lent you burn all the papers. This demonstrates why Jesus died on the cross for all of us, for the forgiveness of our sins.Repent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WarmUp-Think Spring

Hi Everyone! I’m going to get right to the point, we all need a break from the

cold, snow, and ice. More forecasts of cold, snow, rain and everything in between. So be it!

We are going to think Spring!image image image image

Spring happiness,beauty, and the beginning of Lent.

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, check out this pin on Pinterest: pink lemonade cake recipe

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Hey, check out this pin on Pinterest: Lemony Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches ~ These Sandwiches are perfect for any kind of shower, party, or gathering.

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Today is the start of Lent for Christians. It is Ash Wednesday and we go without meat today. I thought I would share another recipe that you could prepare tonight. Listed below.

During Lent I’m going to make more time for prayer.  A little quiet time praying during our crazy days sounds good to me.

Reflection for today, show someone compassion today. It could be a handshake, hug, or just listening to them. Tell your Friends and family you love them. It’s great to hear it. Smile, it might change someone’s day. Let them see Jesus through your actions.

Try it, I bet it will make you feel great too!


Yummy and Creamy Shrimp Pasta Dinner

from Kraft. Google it!