Adventures at The Antique House – Part 2

An apology…

Please forgive my tardiness in getting out Part 2 of Adventures at The Antique House.  I never intended this blog to be a discourse about my personal life, but one that encouraged, educated and entertained you with posts about vintage and handmade treasures along with a few other interesting tidbits.  I do feel somewhat compelled to offer a short explanation for my absence so I will just say that life-changing events happened at my house — not one, but two major surgeries both involving long and intense recovery times.  I think we are over the hump and moving forward now so it is without further adieu that I bring to you Adventures at The Antique House – Part 2!! Continue reading

Adventure at The Antique House – Part 1

The setting is Small Town, USA.  The main characters are Mr. and Mrs. W.  The plot begins with Mr. and Mrs. W selling their old house and moving to a new one.  Well, not really a new one, but new-to-them.  As it turns out, this house probably qualifies to be on the National Register of Historic Homes.  As it also turns out, the previous owners operated an antique store in the building.  Mr. and Mrs. W purchased the house WITH all of the antiques included.  And…as it also turns out, Mr. and Mrs. W are related to me. Continue reading

Vintage 1982

How old does something have to be to be considered Vintage?  I think most vintage sellers would agree that you have Vintage, then you have Antiques, and then you have Older Than Dirt.  For an item to be considered vintage on Etsy, it must be at least 20 years old.  So 1982 is most definitely Vintage! Continue reading

White Oak Manor – Part 2

In my last post, White Oak Manor – Part 1, I told you about the wonderful respite we found at a Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas.  I’ll continue the trip with a few memories of the lovely town of Jefferson.  Called by some a pedestrian community, Jefferson is located in East Texas about 44 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.  It’s population of almost 2100 swells each weekend as the city comes to life with antique shoppers and local events. Continue reading

White Oak Manor — Part 1

Was it the antiques?  Was it the Bed & Breakfast?  Perhaps it was the quaint, sleepy little town of Jefferson, Texas.  Or maybe, it was the much needed respite after a long and difficult struggle that comes after experiencing the death of a parent. Whatever it was, White Oak Manor in Jefferson, Texas, will always hold a special place in our hearts. Continue reading

Three Ways To Preserve Vintage Recipes

Grandma’s handwritten recipes were sometimes written on index cards, but might just as easily been written on the back of an envelope or anything else that was handy at the time.  Most of the recipes were written in pencil and some of the papers have become tattered and fragile. Continue reading

SunButter Cookie Recipe — Food Allergies Part 3

In my previous Food Allergy post, I mentioned that I use SunButter.  SunButter is made from sunflower seeds and can be used as a substitute for peanut butter and other nut butters.  In my house, peanuts and tree nuts are strictly avoided.   Continue reading

1940’s Sugar Ration Recipe

During this time of year, most families are preparing to make Sugar Cookies complete with festive decorations for their holiday gatherings.  Concentrating on what I might contribute to the holiday menu, I turned to our family cookbook.  The pages before me contained a host of cookie, pie, cake and dessert recipes, but what caught my eye was a recipe by Grandma.  Her recipe was born out of simpler times…times of humble means.  Still…this recipe was a childhood favorite of mine. Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Enjoy Michael Buble singing “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” as you browse the lovely vintage Christmas selections from Etsy.

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