Saturday, August 30, 2014

What I Am Working On......Dry Sink

I  am so happy to have found an old dry sink at the thrift shop. I have been
looking for something to replace the cabinet i had in this spot in the kitchen.
As i was walking in the thrift shop this was in the front window. I walked in
looked it over and bought it for $75.00 plus 10.00 for a delivery charge. The
cabinet i had i donated to the thrift shop. They took it right with them. One 
came in, and the other went out!!! Now i am ready to paint it!!! I love having 
a paint project. It keeps me from thinking about all the problems in the world.  

It's well made. In the old days a basin was placed inside, and it was used in the kitchen
or back porch to wash dishes, utensils, fruits and vegetables.

The paint brush is out and i am ready to start!!! Stay tuned for the after. 

                                                      Have a great holiday weekend!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Garden Frittata

I wanted to make a quick dinner, and i think a garden frittata would
be perfect. Frittatas are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can 
use whatever veggies you have on hand. My friend stopped by with a big
bag of tomatoes from her garden. Perfect for my frittata. They are so good!!!
Start it on the stovetop then finish it off under the broiler until it's firm.

I used 8 fresh eggs, 4-5 sage leaves chopped. 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 tsp pepper.
1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese. 5-6 scallions chopped. And beautiful 
cherry tomatoes.

  I buy the little package of sage at the grocery store. With the small package there is no
  waste. It has a wonderful earthy flavor. Sage is great with eggs!!

  I cook the scallions for a few minutes in some olive oil.

 Then i add the eggs,sage,cheese,salt, and pepper. Cook until it's as firm as you like it. Then add your tomatoes on top. Put under the broiler until lightly browned and firm. Use an non stick frying
pan that is oven safe. Reserve some chopped scallion to sprinkle on top.

 It's so delicious, and pretty!!!

                                                                     Have a great day!! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Late Summer Vignette

I have been a little lazy the past few weeks. I haven't been doing anything to
exciting. Early morning walks, laundry, cleaning, and i always try to add just
a little decorating in there. My day is not complete until i move some stuff around.
Oh, and lots of cooking too. Now that i am writing this i guess i haven't been a little
lazy!!! Also i try to squeeze a few garage sales in there too! I am kind of busy!! No
wonder why my legs ache so much at night. Don't you wonder what i do when i am
not being a little lazy???? I'm so tired when my head hits the pillow that i snore like
there is no tomorrow.(That's what my hubby says) I don't believe him:))) Here is a 
late summer vignette i put together on one of those lazy day's. I'm stepping into fall

 The plates are put away, and all my ducks are in a row!!! It's a watercolor print. I guess you
 know that i love cows, ducks, roosters, and all farm animals!!!

                                                              Have a lazy August day!!! 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flower Arrangements In Vintage Tins

I love to use old vintage tins for flowers. I see so many at yard sales, thrift shops.
They're inexpensive, and it gives a centerpiece a unique look. Whenever i see one
that catches my eye i buy it, and put it aside. If i am invited somewhere i fill the
tin with fresh flowers to take along as a cute hostess gift. I want to show you some
arrangements i made using the vintage tins.

 I found this sugar tin at the thrift shop for $2.00. I filled it with pretty flowers.


 I found the old bread tin at a yard sale for $5.00. It's perfect for a pretty fall arrangement.
I'm putting this away until after labor day.

Another little cute one i found at the thrift shop also. With fresh flowers this would be great
as a little gift. 

 I wanted to give you a closer look at this very old bread tin. The color is just right for
fall flowers.

                                                                Have a great day!!