October 17, 2012

Vintage Finds from Preston

   This past weekend we went on our first trip to
Preston, Ky.  for Court Days.  This is an annual
Vintage Finds 
event with vendors from all across the U.S.  It was a beautiful Fall day, and the people were very friendly. 
   We have been to Court Days at Mt.  Sterling a few times, but, really couldn't buy much because it was too crowded to look around.
   Preston was crowded as well, but, was spread out in a larger area so shopping was easier.  Getting items back to our vehicles was a little harder.  We used carts with rollers, and a heavy golf cart with the golf bag removed.
   We met our daughter there, and spent the day shopping with her.  We had a wonderful time, and bought a lot of stuff.
   I was drawn to the big chalk dog, I remember when I was growing up, most homes around here had one.  I love the old bottlecapper, the
vintage meat grinder, the old one cup sifter, and the vintage Pepsi Clock.  It took me a couple days to recuperate from all that walking and pulling carts.  We made so many trips to the vehicles and unloaded, I lost count.  We found some really good prices at Preston.  I was quite surprised.  Many vendors were overpriced, while the setup next to them was very reasonably priced.

       Hope you are having a Blessed Day, wherever you are,

October 07, 2012

Cupcake Candles

Cupcake Candles in the Making

   A beautiful Fall Sabbath, a fire glowing in the fireplace.  God's glory shines around us.  And time to play in the kitchen.  God is good. 

   I made these cupcake candles today by melting wax, layering allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, pouring into lined cupcake tins, with the wicks secured with dowel rods.

Cupcake Candles

   They look and smell
good enough to eat.

     God Bless You,
have a wonderful day,

October 06, 2012

I want to share the poem that was on my perpetual calendar this morning:
Tis such a narrow pathway,
yet there's room enough for two.
There's room to walk with Jesus
and for Him to walk with you.
You would loose Him on the broadway,
the crowd would press between,
and only on the narrow path
can your heart lean on Him.
( I don't know the author )

October 02, 2012

Jar Ring Pumpkins and a Cup of Tea

Jar Ring Pumpkins

    Yesterday I made these jar ring pumpkins and added them to the Booth today.  The first round of pumpkins I took in only lasted a few days, I hope these sell that well.

Tea Set made in Germany

    I found this nice tea set a couple of weeks ago and added it to the Booth today.  The weather is cooling some now and a hot cup of tea just might be what the doctor ordered.  The jar ring pumpkins are very easy to make.  I used 25 jar rings, turned them on end, and secured with wire or heavy string.  Some I painted with one color, then layered with another color, leaving part of the first color showing, some I covered with onion sacks, potato sacks, and mesh wire.  I used Spanish moss, fall foilage, flowers, rope. and ribbon for embelishments, I used short pieces of twigs for the stems.  Have yourself a cup of tea and make some jar ring pumpkins.  Would love to see what you come up with. 
 Blessings,  Trisha