Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

There's Something in the Air

At this time of year, Christmas decor and Christmas music creep its way into our home.  My craft sale has my mind thinking of the Christmas holiday, and who can make Christmas decorations without Christmas music?!?  This year I really wanted to have some functional primitive stockings to sell.  I used left over drop cloth for fabric.  I made up the pattern for my stocking last year when I made the kiddos their newer stockings.  I think they have had at least 4 different stockings throughout their lives because my decorating taste has changed over the years.  I then made up a mixture of coffee, tea and vanilla to dye my stockings.  I know my kids just love it when the kitchen looks like a laundry room.  (it's that time of year for us :)
Now came the fun part of decorating.  I want them simple and rusty.  I used a bag that I think I bought at a yardsale for cheap.  I cut it up to use the leather.  I didn't like how it didn't zip or close tightly at the top.  I thought by cutting it up I would use it more :)
 I hand sewed it onto the stocking with a little "x" design.
 I stained some tags.  
Using old music sheets, I Mod Podged some music paper to the one side of the tag.  With no set pattern, I brushed the ripped paper onto the tag leaving some edges bare to show the stain.  
 With a rusty star, rusty bell, some dyed cheese cloth and drop cloth, and a tag I made a simple primitive stocking.
 The inside is not lined.
Totally Prim!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Enjoying Main Street in PA

What a wonderful Saturday!
This past Saturday our boys were invited to a birthday party;
Hubby, Bess and I were left to explore the small town of Shrewsbury, Pa.
I think I am definitely your small town kind of gal.
Sometimes I just enjoy walking around town, dreaming about the history of what took place years ago.
I know my mind truly romanticizes the old days.  
There are many Antique shops in these old homes along Main Street.
As I walked into one, I forgot about the antiques, and I couldn't help but think of how someone lived in this tiny-roomed, uneven-floored home.  It had to have been an old log cabin.  It seriously felt like the house was leaning as I walked down the wide planked floors of the small hallway from bedroom to bedroom.
The outside was nothing to look at just whited siding, but my imagination made it a beauty to me.
We traveled down Old York Rd to go to the Amish Markets to get some Occident flour and ice cream.
I love using Occident flour for my pies and homemade bread.
Actually I use it for everything :)
Hubby bought me a tea cup at the last Antique shop we visited.
He knows how much I love the look of the brown Transferware.
This is the marking on the bottom of the plate.
According to Janice Paul's Website
My teacup dates between 1940-1950
My friend gave me this creamer as a gift this past year.
I know it doesn't match,
It's brown :)
I know those are coffee beans instead of tea leaves.
What can I say?
I love coffee.
How was your weekend?
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