Friday, January 31, 2014
week from today is the start of the 2014 winter olympics.
i picked up this jar at an estate sale last december.
love the jar,
herring......not so much.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
love is in the air
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
we now bring you back to winter
monday's high will be -
Sunday, January 19, 2014
we interrupt this winter
to bring you a bit of spring.
i found this canning jar
at a thrift store a few weeks back.
it was amoung all the canning jars
and stuck out in all it's
reminds me of liberty fabrics.
must have taken someone quite some time
to paint all the flowers.
i used it to keep receipts during the holidays.
when spring is here
i plan to use it for the real thing.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
time for tea mr. carson
ready for downton abby tonight.
my new favorite tea time treat is
crackers, spread with mascarpone
and a dab of
quince and apple's
"tart cherry and white tea" preserves.
it's like a bite of cherry pie.
i am hoping my jar lasts the season.....
quince and apple
is a local business right here in madison, wi.
the owners were featured on "wisconsin foodie" the other night.
back in the day they worked at
putting in an 8 hour day, then when the day job was
finished they started making preserves and would work until 2 in the morning.
long work day.
i just checked their website, they have products in many
shops around the us, plus they ship.
on with the show!
Monday, January 6, 2014
sorry i know christmas is over,
but our local historical museum has an
exhibit of aluminum christmas trees
and my friend denise and i
stopped by to see what is all about.
the historical society says
it is the states largest collection of classic 1960's aluminum christmas trees.
i bet there is some collector out there
that has more :)
here is the coveted pink aluminum tree.
don't have a pink tree, you can make
a silver one pink
with a pink
canned light as above.
we headed up to the 2nd and 3rd floors looking for more trees,
but they were only on the first floor.
we did however get a nice view of
the capitol square.
here's a pic of the street on the square to the left of the photo above.
sorry for the glare.
here it is today.
blah, blah, blah.
we noticed a faded sign on the building that is in the previous photo from the 50's.....
do you see it -
barons, department store.
a small remembrance of the good old days.
aluminum christmas trees
Friday, January 3, 2014
a christmas tail(s)
donny and erin brought their newest members of their family
home at christmas,
barley and timber.
two luvable, full of energy rescue pups.
1st thing barley did was make a few laps in the house and grab an ornament
in his mouth
from the tree.
good thing we were able to get it out without it breaking in his mouth.
timber made a few laps and saw the tree and thought
wow, indoor plumbing.....how nice.
ooops, oh well target was donny's present,
how did he know?
bedlam i say!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
snow year 2014
happy snow year!
the farmers almanac has been correct -
bitter cold and snow......
hope you are all off to a wonderful new year,
we are starting it off right with
kyle and julie's wedding in a few weeks
aluminum christmas trees