Saturday, March 26, 2011

home baked

It seems like every magazine I read lately has a recipe for homemade biscuits. I used to be quite the Baking Powder Biscuit baker but hadn't made any in awhile. I couldn't take it anymore. I had to tie on an apron and whip up a batch. Of course I used an old metal bowl and a vintage silverplate meat fork to blend the ingredients. Who needs a pastry cutter?! Next I kneaded the dough a little so it would form some kind of cohesive blob. Then I rolled it out just a bit with my handy dandy wooden rolling pin I have had for over 20 years. Cut some biscuits with what else, but a vintage biscuit cutter. Plopped them in a pan and baked.
While they were still warm I spread on some butter and strawberry jam. Mmmmmm. Nothing better on a rainy afernoon! For this recipe, look in Country Living Magazine March 2011. I'll have to have my daughter show me how to make links to such sites, but until then, you'll just have to borrow the mag, look it up on line, or go buy one yourself. Happy eating!


Success! I drove out to a much a do about nothing yardsale and had to wait in line for 45 minutes to buy my booty, but I had some luck!

I got these cute little hobnail wall lamps for $5 and they'll be finding a home in my "glamping" trailer, the Cowgirl Cottage.

I've been looking for a chandelier that I could make shabby chic and I finally got one, again for $5.

The pretty little glass crystals alone were worth the $5.

I'll show you what she looks like all done up.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I love this! Another favorite saying that reminds me of our role as women was one I read on the wall of a building on a college campus that I have remembered since my days as a young student: "No Success Can Compensate for Failure in the Home."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I had a business meeting in La Grande today so I drove over last night and stayed at my house with the kids. How cool is that!

After the meeting I went junking and found some good stuff.

It's difficult to see but the plate on the chair is actually a cake plate made of silver and glass.
On the cake plate is an old cup and toothbrush holder, and a silver serving spoon.

I also found a lampshade. If you know me at all you know I have a thing for old floor lamps, and sometimes they come without shades, so I'm always on the lookout for the vintage shapes. I also found this lovely little 'train case' that I will decopague, and the little metal 'basket' that will soon have a coat of white paint and hold dainties in my vintage trailer.

The painting goes great in my bedroom and will be perfect after I paint the frame country white. You can't see it very well but it is about an inch or so thick wood frame that holds the painting out from the wall.

So cottage-y.

I also went on etsy and bought some chicken wire cloches that I read about in Country Living Magazine. When they arrive I will definately post them for your viewing pleasure!

Happy junking!