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Vintage Finds and a Perfect Visit

Hi friends! After many days of traveling, I am back home with some photos to share with you.  On September 15, we loaded up the car and began the long journey to see our son in Virginia.  It was a perfect visit!  The temperatures were unseasonably warm, but we didn't care a bit.  We were just grateful to spend time with our oldest child.'s what life is all about! Of course, I had to visit a few of my favorite antique stores while in VA. I love this dining room set.  My son is in the market for a set and I think it would look great in his home! I always stop at this booth and usually find a piece or two to add to my Fostoria collection.  She also has great Pyrex items.  I have one of the turquoise bowls.  Such a happy color! I just love her vintage inspired booth. Another few booths.  Isn't the burplap wreath cute? I am not sure why, but I am drawn to conversation chairs.  I can just imagine a hard working housewife taking a break from her daily routine

Fall Gatherings Tiered Tray

I purchased a tiered tray this spring and have yet to use it.  At Home with Jemma is hosting a  Tiered Tray Extravaganza  party this week and I thought it would be a great time to get out my tray and do something with it! I selected an adorable Fall Gathering sign to top my tiered tray.  I decided to place a simple garland of fall berries on the second tier. And what do you do when you have ripe bananas and left over pumpkin puree? Well, you make banana pumpkin muffins.  I placed the muffins on the largest tier! I'll share the recipe with you later, but I will tell you that this recipe has flax seed hidden within the other ingredients.  I love to hide flax seed in food! I poured two cups of coffee in case you stop by for a visit!  I think these Fostoria coffee cups are so beautiful!  I only have two, so I am always on the look out for more. Have a wonderful rest of the week friends!  I am packing up my muffins and hitting the road tomorrow with my parents. We are going to Vir

A Perfect Pumpkin Project!

I recently made my mom a bedazzled monogram pumpkin.  She has always liked my half pumpkin which I shared with you last month.  My  Monogrammed Pumpkin   was easy to create and I love the way it looks.  I decided to make my mom and dad a larger, whole pumpkin.   Here is what you will need for this simple project. The Starting Line-Up: One- Cream Pumpkin of Your Choice, Sold at Michael's Craft Stores Martha Stewart Brushed Bronze Metallic Craft Paint Foam Paint Brush Ribbon Peel and Stick Bedazzling Items You have to admit that the cream pumpkin directly from the store is boring.  Let's add some life and character to this pumpkin!  Using a disposable bowl, pour a little paint in the bowl.  Wet the foam brush and squeeze out any excess water. Using long strokes, paint the surface of the pumpkin going in the direction of the grooves. Allow the paint to accumulate in the grooves, creating natural, darker areas. I placed my pumpkin on its side so that I could paint t

Family, Football, and A Furry Friend

This Labor Day weekend, we packed the car with lots of food, a chainsaw, and a Mississippi State cowbell. Strange combination, but we had a plan.  We were headed to Starkville to help our son with his new-old house and to see the opening game for Mississippi State.  Our first stop was in Hattiesburg for the monthly Lucky Rabbit.  I LOVE this place!  It is a big warehouse filled with delightful booths.  It's only open the first Thursday-Sunday of each month.  Each month you can find different items.  I purchased several signs and a couple of other things.  I fell in love with the set of furniture in the right middle photo.  It was painted a cream with light pink accents.  It would be perfect for a little girls room.  There are so many wonderful things from vintage to antiques. If you are ever in the area, you must stop by the Lucky Rabbit. (Photo Credit:  Lucky Rabbit Hattiesburg MS) Game day morning was incredibly hot ... incredibly hot .  It is worth saying twice.  Here we a

Tastes of Autumn: Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

I featured delicious pumpkin muffins and homemade pumpkin coffee creamer on Tuesday's blogpost,  Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice .  As promised, I am following up today with the recipes. Let's start with the pumpkin muffins.  I must warn you that these are not for the faint of heart!  Make these when you can share them with a group! I saw this recipe on the internet several times and had to try it. The Starting Line-Up 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs 1- 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (can also use vegetable oil) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners or spray with Pam. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl, whisking to combine. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin pure