Handmade & Vintage Treasures

Friday, March 30, 2012

Favorite 5 Friday: In The Garden

One of my favorite pastimes is browsing Etsy. It's not only a wonderful way to find a fabulous gift or to get inspiration, but also to mingle with like-minded individuals.
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It's that time of year, planting my vegetables, cleaning the pond, and filling the pots on my porch with beautiful annuals. This weeks finds are celebrating gardening.

This yard stake would look so cute under my bird feeders which are often visited by squirrels.
Yard Stake
Squirrel Crossing Garden Stake
These cute colorful markers make it easy to remember which seed was planted.
Plant Markers
Herb Garden Stakes / Plant Markers - A set of 3 pottery garden markers
Seeds to some yummy veggies.
Green Bean Seeds
Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
This individual pots are a great way to grow some herbs in a small area.
Wooden Pots
Individual Wooden Pots/ Herb Garden Pots With Wood Tray Earth Friendly Repurposed Eco Garden Small Wooden flower pots
Beautiful water lily for your pond.
Water Lily
3 Hardy Water Lily Plants-Colors Unknown Shipping Mid March 2012

New Treasury: Watermelon

'Watermelon' by KingMtnTreasures

I can't wait to enjoy my favorite summer melon.

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Watermelon Sugar So...

Pin Cushion Pink an...

Lampwork Watermelon...

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Watermelon hat in 1...

Green Leather Journ...

Rarest Watermelon T...

Crochet HOT PINK Wa...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Picture Love

I love taking pictures! I carry my camera every where...just in case I might need it. My favorite subjects are animals and nature. I have several zip drives full of "my favorite" pictures that I just could not delete. I am not a good photographer, but I do occasionally get a picture I'm proud of. I thought I would share a few of my favorites...
This was taken in Cades Cove in the Great Smokey Mountains. I just love the mixture of colors.
This is our cat, Boo, stretching out on the porch. His crossed eyes crack me up.
This is our trouble-maker cat, Junior. He would follow me to the garden and hide out in the tomato plants waiting to pounce on my hands as I weeded.
This was taken on our mission trip to South Dakota. I have a great camera, and the sky was really that blue.
This woodpecker was hanging out in the tree in our front yard.
I was able to photograph this beautiful butterfly on a hiking trip at Brookshire Creek in the Cherokee National Forest.

I hope you have enjoyed these few pictures. As I see all the trees blooming in my neck of the woods, I ache to get out and do some shooting (with the camera of course). Do you have a favorite picture that you have captured?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: Proverbs 6:23

Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life.

We live in a dark world, and without becoming familiar with God's Word and learning how to effectively shine its light on our problems, we will certainlly stumble in the blackness.  -Charles Stanley

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Marinated Cheese Recipe

This is a wonderful recipe to carry to a party or gathering.

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 oz. diced pimento (drained)
3 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 tsp minced green onion
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp dried basil
2- 8 oz block cream cheese
Box of crackers

Place your cheese in a deep dish of at least 1in sides. Cut lengthwise then into squares.

Mix all the above ingredients (except the cheese).

Pour marinade over the cheese.
Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Serve with crackers of your choice.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Celebrating 100 Giveaway WINNERS!

It's finally here, March 17th! Let's get straight to our winners.

Prize #1: BowWow Blanket and Pooch Pouch for your dog... Winner is Penny Hyde!
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Prize #2: MeowWow Blanket and 3 Jolly Jazzy toys...Winner is Angels and Everlastings!
Sleepy Stella - Added: 09/10/2009         
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Prize # 3: 2 xsmall Cozy Saks...Winner is Ed Anic!
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Congrats to all the Winners!
Winners will be contacted, if they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner for that prize will be chosen.