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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Old vs. New

This weeks blogs theme is old vs. new.

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Each has its own value, that’s why we decided to include old and new into our shop.

Vintage items are special because they have a true history.  And when we purchase a vintage item, we share the history of it with others.

It’s a sort of recycling. This gives me a great feeling that we are not just disposing of old things but we are appreciating the value of  them.

Then we have the new treasures!

Some individuals love new items.

The item is all shiny, not used, and all one needs to do is unwrap it.

What a nice fall look!

What a nice fall look!

 

New is great too! Both new and vintage treasures are loved for their own purpose.

And you know your new treasures will become vintage treasures one day.

At our shop, our goal is to have the old mixed with the new, not separated.

We try to show how we can decorate, entertain, and surround ourselves with what we love whether it’s new or vintage or both!

I love mixing vintage with new.

Try mixing a little vintage in your life! Share the history of the piece with friends and love ones.

Recipe this week can be found on:

Www.cookinglight.com: search: Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Tempting Tomatoes!

Hope everyone’s week is going well. We are sharing a recipe from Tasteofhome.com ,find Rustic Tomato Cheese Tart

Cooking with tomatoes during the summer is a treat! We usually can get great tasting tomatoes in the summer time. This recipe sounds delich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Fun

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Todays recipe is:

Mexican Lasgna, just google it and get the recipe! Enjoy!

Our shop is full of great items for your home. We have lots of summer serving dishes that will help you in your summer barbecues.

New jewlery and new clothes just arrived. Don’t forget we sell unique greeting cards from Legacy Publishing. Legacy is a family run Company in the United States. They donate part of the money from their cards to feed hungry children. What a wonderful company.

 

 

 

 

Baby it’s Cold Outside!

While most of the Country is in a deep freeze, why don’t we curl up by the fire with some delicious Harney and Sons Tea and Scones with Mixed Berry Jam from Stonewall Kitchen. Sit back ,relax and visit our website. Follow our blog.

Yesterday I made the Valentines Blend from Harney and Sons Tea.  It was delicious !My husband came into the house, and said did you make hot chocolate? The tea is a blend of chocolate and rose. It tastes and smells wonderful. I’m usually a coffee drinker but I do enjoy Harney teas with my gal friends who love tea.

Our small Valentines Tea tin is 4.00 , our large tin of other flavors are 9.00 and single bag of teas are .25 ( great way to see which flavor you like)

Twelve Days of Dips

Day 10

Google:

Festive cracker Spread

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Beautiful tree and paper cuttings to imitate leaves of trees. This is at Longwood Gardens

Beautiful tree and paper cuttings to imitate leaves of trees. This is at Longwood Gardens

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This is one of my moms and grandmothers favorite recipe. We always used pumpernickel  bread bowl. Also you can serve with veggies too. We also served with crunchy pumpernickel bread sticks( I think pepperidge farms) beau monde is a season salt in Spice Island seasonings brand. It’s a great seasoning for red meats too. I like to refrigerate for a couple of hours so you flavors blend.

Dill Dip in a Bread Bowl

Recipe courtesy Carissa Seward

1 tablespoon dill weed
1 tablespoon shallot, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon beau monde (seasoning salt)
2 round bread loaves
Directions
Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cut out the center of 1 bread round and mound dill dip into the interior cavity of the bread bowl. Cut up other bread round into 2-inch squares and dip bread into bowl.

I changed a few things on recipe, according to our families recipe.

CATEGORIES: Dairy Appetizer Dip
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/dill-dip-in-a-bread-bowl-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Twelve Days of Dips

Day  8-

Google:

Jalapeño Popper Spread

 

 

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Twelve Days of Dips-day 4

 

Day 4 of our Twelve Days of Dips

From Food.com

Blue Cheese Columbine Dip

 

Twelve Days of Dips

Day 2

This dip is very festive to serve during the holidays

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Cranberry Cheese Dip