Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Smiles ~

Happy Sunday ~

I have been busy getting our house ready to put on the market.  Mr. Vintage and I have decided that we really want to downsize ~ so today I am going to share with you some images that just make me smile ;-)

I love plates, single, sets, big or small ~  they make me smile

I hang them and ~

I stack them ~

Don't you just LOVE pretty plates?

My aprons make me smile ~

I love finding vintage aprons.  I always wonder who wore these before me and what stories could these aprons tell ~

And yes, I DO wear them ~

My vintage cook books make me smile ~ These are my favourites.  They hold such yummy recipes ~

What makes you smile?

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday ~




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New treasures and soda ~ ?

Hello everyone ~ thank you for sharing all of your thoughts on what is a friend.  I read each and every one of them and they all made me smile ;-), friends ~

I went treasure hunting again (sigh) and you all know how much I LOVE my little treasures ~

Here is my latest little treasure ~

Isn't she sweet?   I picked her up at our local thrift shop. I couldn't resist.  Her little polka dotted crown just lifted my spirits.

Then I stopped at Homesense and couldn't resist this laundry soda. I just LOVE this tin ~ I couldn't resist.  I think it's a treasure too ~

Isn't that what Treasure Hunting is all about?

What Treasures have lifted your spirits lately ~

Can't wait for you to share your treasures with me



Saturday, January 21, 2012

what is a friend ~ ?

What is a friend?

A friend is like a comfy old home that welcomes you every time you see them

Someone to relax with and feel safe when you are around them ~

~ someone you can rely on ~

Someone who makes you smile when you are down ~

Someone you share everything with ~

and MOST of all someone you can trust ~

What is a friend to you?

Please share with me friends ;-)



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Nappies ~

Happy Saturday everyone ~

This picture is the calendar that Mr. Vintage bought me for Christmas ~ I just love this picture ~ it makes me smile ~

Another thing that makes me smile is when I find vintage napkins.  I LOVE vintage napkins.  Well, the other day I went to our local thrift store and found these ~

And these ~

And these ~

Each set cost $1.00 ~ I was VERY happy.  I also found these vintage tea towels ~

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crocheted scallop ~

I felt so darned good that I bought myself these ~

It was a very happy nappie day ;-)

What is making you smile today?

Can't wait to hear



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pizza ~?

Well my friends 2012 is here ~ and with it comes some changes ~ Mr. Vintage MUST eat sensibly and healthy ~

Soooo ~ I made pizza ~ ?

This is a VintageGal recipe

No sweat girls ~ it's easy as pie (no pun intended)

Take frozen pizza dough
Flatten it out the size you wish (I let it rise for 45 minutes to make a thicker dough)
Put marinara sauce on it (Pizza sauce is very spicy ~ too spicy for Mr. Vintage)
While your dough is rising ~ put olive oil in a pan (2 tbsp.)
saute onions, mushrooms, garlic (MUST have garlic)
sprinkle on top of your pizza and add mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 to 20 minutes (all ovens are different).
voila  ~
serve with a salad ~

Mr. Vintage was VERY happy and it didn't upset his stomach, which is a very good thing after his surgery ;-)

You can also add whatever you like to it ~ broccoli, aspargus, spinach (Mr. Vintage asked for spinach next time) ~
I know, I know, this is a treat ~ not your average meal, but poor Mr. Vintage has been eating all bran, bran muffins, chicken, chicken and more chicken.  He needed a change.  Thank goodness he did well with it

What are you making for dinner tonight?  PLEASE share some recipes with me ~ I would love it ~ no pork please ~ Mr. Vintage was adamantly advised not to eat it again ~

I can't wait to hear your recipes ~



No Chess puppies don't eat pizza ~ I'll give you another treat ~something you should eat! No squirrels