Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts

Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Easter Visit with Peter Rabbit

Hope you're having a wonderful start to the
Easter weekend.

Before it's too late, I wanted to share a few photos of these little "Easter" candy molds with you. I don't think either one is old, but I paired them up with two little vintage books that I found last year. Both Peter Rabbit titles that were published in 1921. 

When I was very young we used to visit my grandparents who had a whole closet still filled with my uncle's and daddy's children's books. I could spend hours in that large attic closet. Looking through old books and playing games. These little books are from that same era. Because of that I'm always on the lookout for this type of old children's books. The graphics are just my favorite.

Enjoy your family this weekend.
Give them extra hugs and let them know how much you love them.

Happy Easter,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Did I hear you correctly...?

Just taking care of a few leftover Easter items...

Why do my kids buy me this stuff?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Party with Laurie

Attending Blog Parties is the equivalent
of attending  a high school mixer for me;
a chance to get to meet new people,
and then to get to know them.
Laurie, from
is one such person.
She's hostessing her first blog party this Friday;
A Valentine Party

This will be a grab-bag full of fun!

I'll be showing you a little of my
 Vintage Valentine goodies.

In my kitchen hallway I have a white sideboard
that I change  up seasonally and for each holiday!

This is a vintage cardboard candy box.
I just love the graphic on the front.
"The candy of the South"

And this box is very large.
It may have been Russell Stovers.
Whoever was delivering it must have had to wait
 out in the rain for his sweetheart.
Either that, or she ate them in the shower!

Rose wreath inside my front door...

and a heart shaped topiary on my Dining Room Buffet

My perpetual calendar is ready for the Big Day!

Downstairs I have a "Holiday Cupboard"
that is like the sideboard;
dressed for Valentine's Day!

Lefton Valentine Cherub covered dish.

Cocoa tin.

I love hankies, and these are my Valentines.
Wonderful for a purse or pocket.

And a tiny cross-stitch angel from about 20 years ago.
I will also be participating in
Joan's Valentine Party on Sunday,
so come back then, to see my old framed Valentines.

Have a wonderful Valentine weekend,

And may you "love the one your with"!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine Ideas?

If you're like me you enjoy giving
 a little Valentine gift to friends and family.
I wanted to share some Valentine images,
in hopes of generating some creative ideas.

these cute little pillows and totes
all dressed in hearts
are found at Ballard Designs.

It's been warmer here these last few days and
I've been decorating for Valentine's Day this week.
It helps brighten the dreary days of January,
and move me toward the colors of Spring.

Ballard Designs
I've been playing with a few bits of paper and vintage ephemera,
but I've had a little "itch" to get out my sewing machine


felt hearts?

Country Home

collaged bottles with posey?

Country Home

decopauged hearts?

Country Home

or how about these?

No sewing machine required.

What are you doing for Valentines gifts?

Have a sweet weekend,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Adieu, doux ami

I am not a big dessert eater.
I love a piece of cake, or pie like the next person,
but I don't keep it around the house.
I don't eat dessert on a daily basis.

But this Christmas my St. Louis kids
 gave me a little box of chocolates.
They're not big candy eaters either,
 but were just celebrating the joy of giving goodies.

Who would know what lurked inside
this plain brown box.

4 chocolate truffles,
(with sea salt)
that were as delicious as anything I'd ever tasted.

I have a lot of willpower in some things.
Candy is one of them.
Once I opened this little jewel I made the decision
that I couldn't overdo it.

Two bites a day.

That's all.


But now they are gone,
And like a friend who has moved.
I miss them.

Good thing there isn't one of these close by.

What kind of candy is YOUR favorite?
And do you indulge,
or ration it?

Goodbye, "sweet" friend.


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