Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vintage Easter

Easter is this Sunday and Easter always brings back memories of Easter's past when we all use to dress up in our Easter outfits and go to church. All the flowers were so pretty and if we were lucky the sun was shining and the snow was gone. 

I thought we would take a nostalgic step back to Easter's of past with some vintage finds from Etsy. 

How about this cute little vintage pull toy candy container from kccaseyfinds. It is so cute and colorful.

What a pretty wall decoration for Easter. You can find this at grandmothersattic. She has lots of different designs too. 

Of course, what is Easter without the Easter basket. How many of your remember these baskets? I do!  Oh,oh....aging myself again. :)  I think I probably even had some of these. SkyWayVintage has this cute basket and several other items. 

Then for all you scrapbook people and collage makers look at this beautiful vintage greeting card from ItsAllTreasure. What a beautiful card to use for your art project. Almost makes me want to take up making collages. :)

Well hope you liked our trip back to the earlier days of Easter Sunday. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Easter. :)

Happy Easter!

Colleen :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Anything Goes Celebration

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy is having an Anything Goes Celebration. Below is just a sampling of what new items are being offered in the member shops. To see all the offerings, click on the graphic above! You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest

These are so easy and with Easter next week, you'll have plenty of time to make these. For the recipe, visit Nikki at Chef in Training by clicking on the photo above.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Whimsical Coffee Can Birdhouse Tutorial

Here's a great tutorial that is not only whimsical but practical too!!! Would look fantastic in your garden. You'll love it and so will your feathered friends.

For the full tutorial, click on the photo above.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Featured Shop - The Quilted Pumpkin

This week's featured shop is The Quilted Pumpkin. In Laura's shop you can find handcrafted rustics and primitives for the changing seasons and holidays! She works with fabrics, wood, paint, rusty metals and bells along with glass glitter and uses aging techniques for timeworn appearances.

To see all that Laura has to offer at The Quilted Pumpkin, click on any of the photos below!

Primitive Strawberry Bowl Fillers

Beehive and Crow Tea Light

Summer Watermelon & Star Wood Ornaments

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Easter Eggs Love Planters

Easter Eggs Love Planters

... and other fun hiding places.
Holiday  gift -  recycled homemade paper - photo album - wedding guest book  - sketch book
1940s Planter Pot Vintage West Coast Pottery California Spring Garden Abstract Tulips Breezy Flowers Pastel Colors Home Outdoor Decor Vase
Pastel Rainbow Wooden Eggs - Montessori Toys - Waldorf Wood Toys - Wooden Easter Eggs
Two Hearts Save the Date Card, Modern Wedding Announcement, Perfect for Winter Wedding, You Choose Custom Color, Printable or We'll Print
Turquoise Duo House Shaped Shelves, Two Wooden House Shelves, A Large Size and a Small Size House Shelves, Kids Shelves
Pastel Easter Eggs, Wooden Eggs
CUSTOM Wedding Picture to Family Heirloom - Photo mosaic in NEW HeART SHAPe for wedding pictures, portraits  TAGT JillsJoy
Vintage pastel throw blanket in mint, aqua, purple and pink / Plaid wool and mohair blanket for couch, bed / Retro modern home decor
Three Hand Painted Easter Egg Decorations | Peat Pots With Eggs | Polka Dot Pots
Set  - 5  Crochet  Lace flowers, Unique  flowers  wedding favor, Country wedding favors, Romantic rustic flower, Wedding quest gift.
Natural Wooden Toy- PASTEL mini Easter Egg Basket-
Monogrammed Floppy Hats- A Must Have for Spring and Summer
Painted Distressed Mason Jars - Purple and Cream - Wedding Centerpiece - Home Decor - Rustic Wedding - Flower Vase - Office Organizer
Wooden Easter eggs Pastel Set of 3 Easter decor Spring decor Eco-friendly Natural wooden toy Hand-painted eggs Pretend kitchen
Felt Bowl Ivory Almond Beige Neutral Colors Knitted Felted Basket Catch All Potpourri Container Storage
White Easter or Craft Basket Baskets Pastel Spring Colors Cloth Liners

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kidz Korner - Handprint Lamb

What a cute way to preserve your child's handprint!!! Make a few of them to give out to Grandma, Auntie, Sis or anyone you know who would love to receive one of these from your little one. Make one for your child's scrapbook as well. For full instructions, click on the photo above!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Crafting Tutorials

Well Easter is getting closer. Just a few weeks away. Seems a little early this year to me. How about you?  We need to get busy and get those Easter decorations done. 

So one of the most popular decorations are Easter bunnies. I found this tutorial over at The Little Fabric Shop and I think it was the colorful bunnies in the basket that I found so appealing. Of course mine would never turn out this good, but maybe yours would. :)

Now of course the bunnies will need carrots to eat and these carrots over at MardiGrasOutlet look almost good enough to eat. Now I have never tried to make anything with that mesh, but it doesn't look to hard. 

Next we have the traditional Easter egg. Well these aren't quite traditional, but they are a nice spin on the Easter egg. I like the old fashion look to them and the lace and charm make a great addition. Over at craftsandcoffee you can find out how to make these decoupage eggs. 

Then we need Easter baskets to put everything in. I thought these cute little baskets from Jessica over at Inkitupwithjessica that are made from card stock were so cute. Just think of all the designs you could make. 

There are so many things you can make for Easter. I guess it is just deciding which one's you want to do. Hmmmm....now what shall I make.  Have fun with whatever you are making. :)

Happy crafting!

Colleen :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

Click on the photo above for the recipe for this sweet and sour and savory dish. Great meal to serve at your next dinner party!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Brynwood Needleworks Giveaway

Donna at Brynwood Needleworks is celebrating 6 years of blogging. To celebrate, she is having a giveaway. Click on the photo above not only to sign up for the giveaway but to spend time with Donna. She is a wonderfully talented lady and you won't want to miss a single post.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Postage Stamp Mini Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Posse has a tutorial on making a mini Postage Stamp quilt using a muslin foundation. Works up perfectly every time. Click on the photo above for the complete tutorial with lots of pictures.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Featured Shop - Motherlode Toad Factory

Today's featured shop is Motherlode Toad Factory. Robyn has a wonderful shop filled with primitive, whimsical and fun folk art, One of a Kinds and patterns. Robyn's attention to detail is amazing!!! Click on any of the photos below and see all that Robyn has to offer.

Primitive Bluebirds

Primitive Toad

Soft Sculptured Doves

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Signs of Spring

Signs of SPRING!!

Featuring MisPottery and Starality....
 Thanks to Melissa for the color palette!
One Speckled Mug, Glazed in your Choice of Color, ready in 3-4 weeks
Lime Green Toddler Newsboy Cap 2T to 4T Toddler Hat Toddler Girl Newsboy Hat Crochet Newsboy Knit like Buckle Newsboy Toddler Girl Clothes
PDF pattern - Felt robin. Christmas tree ornament, easy sewing pattern, bird pattern
Hand Knit Bunny Rabbit Lime Green Cotton Stuffed Toy
Wool Felt Set, Fresh Greens, 8x12 Inch Sheets, 1mm Thick Felt, Avocado, Fern, Forest, Spring Green, Light Green, Felt Fabric
Mens Reading Glasses. Handpainted In Red Green And Yellow. 175 Stength. Eyeglass Case Included
St Patricks Day Wreath, Green Burlap Wreath, Burlap Wreath, Spring Wreath, Green Wreath, Summer Wreath
Scarlet Red Flower Hair Pin -- Ruby Crimson Flower Bobby Pin - Wedding Hair Accessory
Spring Green READING RUG in wonderful Lime and Red.
Hand painted silk scarf in green and red , with woodland natural motive. Ready to ship.
Secret Garden Floral Earrings with Pink Czech Glass Flowers & Swarovski Crystals
Garden Journal The Essentials with Green and Red Lotus  -Available to Ship NOW oo
Summer Long Leaf Aluminum Earrings
Cherries - Cherry Fruit - Vintage Dictionary Art Print - Print Size, 8x10,Page Size 8.5x11
Hunter Boots - 8x10 Illustration Art Print
Red Poppy Painting, Fine Art Painting, Canvas Acrylics, Ruby Red Poppies Poppy Bud, Green White, Modern Floral 14 x 18"

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