Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Decorations

Got a few minutes this evening to post and show you a little of our home decorations. There are to many pictures to list them separately so I just put them in a slide show and will leave it up for a month or so. I finished the candy making today and made a couple batches of cookies this evening. Have 11 cakes to bake Monday and Tuesday for customers. It's a good thing I love to cook.
Shopping is all finished, packages are wrapped and now awaiting the arrival of our children. Darrell is going to Tennessee tomorrow to pick up our daughter and two granddaughters, Our son Joe and his wife Michelle will be home late on Christmas Eve, so we will all be together for Christmas Morning. Our youngest Madison is three and this will be the fun, To see Christmas through the eyes of a child is so wonderful. She is so excited, The other is 15 and she still loves it just as much.
We will have Christmas with all of our large extended family.

I hope you have the most wonderful holiday with family and friends and remember the reason for the season. Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

I am looking forward to the new year, have so many great ideals in the works for the web site and can't wait to get started. I never understood people who get depressed in the beginning month of the year, I am always excited for new things to begin.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pink Saturday, Better late than never

I am so sorry to be so late posting today, I promise to get back on track after the holidays, I have been so busy making candy, Had one lady to pick up today and she had over 75lbs of candy in gift boxes for an employee Christmas Party tonight. Glad to have that order finished,

Since it is Christmas I am going to share a very special decoration with you today. I inherited this awesome nativity from my Mom. She purchased it about 25 years ago and each piece has been hand painted and embellished with fabric and jewels, The pictures do not do it justice. Was made be a ceramist in Huntington, WV. I treasure it so much and enjoy it so I leave it out all year around. Right now I have it in a garden window in my family room.

Won't keep you long as there are lots of blogs to visit today, just click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way. I bet Bev sure never thought this pink Saturday would become what it has,
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with family and Friends and remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Oh! one more thing, Today is our 39 th. wedding anniversary. I had forgot about it and Darrell came home with a beautiful poinsetta and a Christmas Catus today. He still is truly the love of my life after all these years.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

wonderful family game for Christmas

Really want to share this Christmas game with you. We have so much fun with it. As I have told you before I have a big family with 4 brothers and 2 sisters and we all live close to each other. We are most always together for the Christmas holidays, With all the neices, nephews, spouses and children there are about 40 of up when we are all together, We discovered this game a few years ago. We have all been so blessed in our life and as we grew so large we decided to stop the gift thing some years ago. Just buy for the little children now so this game has worked out great,
We start by each person bringing a $10.00 gift, and trying to see how creative you can get with $10.00. Last year I went to the dollar store and bought $10.00 worth of potted meat and it is 3 for 1.00, you can count. My daughter wrapped $10.00 worth of pennies in a ball of tape. I could go on and on but the more creative you get the more fun. All the gifts are wrapped. You stand in a circle and read the story (below) and follow the directions, The gift you have when the story is over is yours. I promise you will laugh so hard and have a ball.

To play the game have your players stand in a circle. Each will have a wrapped gift. As you read the story they pass the gift each time the word WRIGHT, ( PASS RIGHT) OR LEFT (PASS LEFT) is spoken. At the end of the story the gift you are holding is yours.

Christmas is almost here and mother WRIGHT was finishing her Christmas Baking.
Father WRIGHT , Susan WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT returned from last minute Christmas
There’s not much LEFT to be done. Said Father WRIGHT as he came into the kitchen.
Did you leave the basket of food at church? Asked Mother WRIGHT.
I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to, said Father WRIGHT.
I am glad my shopping is done said Billy WRIGHT. I don’t have any money LEFT.
The hall phone rang and Susan WRIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family that Aunt Tilly WRIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma WRIGHTS porch.
I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it, she said as she LEFT in a rush.
Father WRIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan WRIGHT returned Mother WRIGHT, Father WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire WRIGHT family sang Christmas Carols as they finished decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents under the tree and went to bed, hoping they has selected the RIGHT gift for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT gift for yourself because that is all that is LEFT of my story except to wish you a Merry Christmas. Isn’t that RIGHT.

Let me know if you play and how much fun you had, It will become a family tradition.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Come visit the Craft Fair

Well the show was a bust over the weekend, We did not have very many people to come out on Friday night and then we got up on Saturday to a snow and ice storm so that killed the day for Saturday. If things go as planned this was my last show ever. After 30 years of traveling all up and down the east coast I am ready to park the trailer and stay at home. I still love my work as much as ever just don't enjoy loading to travel and setting the shows up anymore.

These are some pictures of my booth and the one next to me. It was all Christmas and beautiful, I purchased a couple of painted gourds from this lady and they are awesome, I will share them with you later in the week. Also will get more of my Christmas decorations on so come visit me. I love seeing how people decorate there homes and especially at Christmas, I could really be a good peeping Tom just to look at the decorations in a home. Strange, I know.

I am into the candy making big time from now until Christmas, Have 50 lbs to make and gift box for one lady, She is using then for table favors at her Employee Christmas Party. I could use some help if there are any voluntiers.
See Ya Soon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last show of the year, THANK GOODNESS

It has been real hard finding the time to post here on my blog for the last couple of month. When you are in the craft business most of your money is made in the holiday season, just like the stores so makes it hard to get anything else done.
Along with my web site, the shows, having a home baking business and teaching candy making class I have been a busy lady. Will crash in January and rest a while.
Had another candy class last night for 10 ladies. Lots of fun and work.

Leaving today for our last show of the season, Will spend the weekend in Huntington WV. with the Lions Club Show. Return home on Monday. If you are in the area be sure to come visit us.

I have found a little time the last few day to start putting up my Christmas decorations, With the help of my dear sweet hubby. Wouldn't know what to do without him. So funny, as he is retired from his work and now when people ask him what he does he tells them he works for me.
I love being his boss. LOL!
Will share My decorations with you in the coming weeks, Starting with a couple today.
This set of Christmas Geese, I painted for my Mom about 20 years ago. She loved them, and every year when I get them out I have lots of memories. As I have told you before I have a big family and Christmas was my Moms favorite holiday, We were always at her house to celebrate.

When My first grandchild, which would be Miranda, was born I started to decorate more. She always loved the animated pieces, This little Mickey Mouse is electric and his arms move. My other granddaughter Madison if three this year so I can't wait for her to see all the decorations. The other snowman I purchased at a show a few years ago from a lady who works with chenille.
I love him, made from a vintage chenille bedspread and has lights in the tree. I will see her this weekend at the show so maybe I will get a new piece.
I promise I will try to post more often so come visit and I will share my holiday season with you.
Off to the Craft show now, Hope you have a great weekend.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morning,
I got so busy with decorating the house and packing boxes to ship this morning that I completely forgot it is Saturday. The holidays does strange and wonderful things to us. The next few weeks I will share my Holiday decorations with you and today I will start with these sweet snowman ornaments we make to sell. This little fellow is made from an egg gourd. The nose is dimensional. He is a sweetie and comes in different sizes, For sale at vintagetochic.

These are painted on the round glass ornaments.
This is one of my favorite things to paint, It is a vintage ice skate and Darrell has made a base for it to sit in and of course it has pink roses painted all over it.

Be sure you stop by and visit Beverly today and on the all the other ladies who have pink goodies to show you today. Just click on the little pink lady on the left of the page and you will be on your way.
Come visit often in the next few weeks and share all the Christmas goodies.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thought I would take a break from baking and come in to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, I have been so busy this week, after getting back home from the craft show on Sunday Night. The days get so hectic as the holidays approach. I have spent the day baking cakes and making bread, Don't make bread to often as it is really a chore. Hope it turns out ok.

We are spending the day tomorrow at my brothers house for dinner, My children can't make it home this year, My son works for Walmart in management and as you know they have no holidays. Not good for the rest of the family. My Daughter and granddaughter are traveling this weekend so they won't make it home either, We are always together for Christmas, either they come home or we visit their house, Will spend the day with 5 of my brothers and sisters and parts of their families.

And I may be crazy but I am going to get up early Friday Morning and hit some stores to do a little shopping. Not looking for anything in particular so isn't to bad.

I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed day with family, friends and good food.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Craft Show this weekend

We are leaving today to work a craft fair for the weekend, Will be in Charleston West Virginia for the annual Capital City arts and craft fair. Show has been going on for about 30 years or more, We worked it for about 15 years and then stopped for a few years, Decided to return this year since we did not do the show in Gatlinburg Tn, in October.

This show is run by the Charleston chapter of the Lions Club with is a wonderful group that does a lot of Charity work. Great group of men who are all volunteers run the show. I think we have about 200 exhibitors. We will be open Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday.

We live about 100 miles so we will be staying in a motel for the weekend. Decided to travel today as we pull a 16 foot trailer and are suppose to have sleet and snow in the morning, Sure don't want to be on the road with bad weather.

The pictures are from a past show. My website is mostly shabby chic but you can see from the pictures we paint a lot of different items, My booth used to be all holiday items with something for every holiday. We have only worked one show this year and will have one more weekend show for just three this year. The packing and unpacking gets harder as we get older.
Darrell and I were just talking last night of how we use to work the shows and leave one on Sunday and drive all night to get home. No more of those days.

I'll get some new picts, to share with you next week when I return.

I will miss Pink Saturday this week, so Catch you next week.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow on the Mountain

Our first snow of the year!
Had ladies in last evening for a candy class and by the time we finishes at about 8:30 the ground and the roads were covered with the white stuff . Got up this morning to 33 degrees. To cold for me, It is so wonderful to be inside where it is snug and warm and watch the snow come down. Since Darrell is retired we don't have to worry about getting out on the roads when they have snow and ice but I still worry about all the friends and family who do have to travel. I took these pictures on the front porch this morning to give you a glimpse. We sure don't have winters like we did when we were children and I am glad, It use to snow in November and continue until February, Sometimes having 12 to 15", of course as children we loved this, no school at times and loved playing in it. When our 2 kids were growing up we would go sleigh riding at night with the whole neighborhood, build a bon fire and have a blast, Will have to hunt pictures of that time and share with you.
Going to work in the studio today, Finishing up merchandise for a show this weekend, Hope you are snug and warm where ever you are.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pink Saturday Rolls Around

Good Morning from the mountains,
Sure is dreary here this morning, Rained most of the night and is supposed to be in the 30ies for the next few day, guess that is to be expected as we are in our winter months. Really can't complain as we have had beautiful weather the last few weeks,

Walking around my house last night looking for something for Pink Saturday and had totally forgot about this beautiful quilt, It hangs on a stand in a guest bedroom. It is gorgeous, hand quilted , all silk fabrics and a star pattern, My Mother had a best friend who passed away in the early 80ies and she left this quilt to My Mom. It had been given to her as a gift many years before, I think it is about 40 years old, I inherited it when My Mom passed in 1993, I treasure it, My Mom was very special to me and passed away after a long illness just one week before my first granddaughter was born, I have always told Miranda that Mom is her guardian angel.

Hope you enjoy your visit today with all the other blogs in pink Saturday, Just click on the little pink lady on the left and she will magically take you over to see Bev, and on to the fun.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Gourmet Candies

Welcome to our new Candy Shoppe, We are now offering gourmet Holiday treats at
vintage to Chic. Come over and take a look at all the goodies you will find at excellent prices for the holidays, There is no better gift than home made goodies. When you visit our new category of Gourmet Holiday Candies you will find chocolate covered cherries, coconut bon bons, almond joys, mounds bars, Gourmet pretzels with Carmel, pecans and chocolate, It doesn't get any better. Peanut butter cups, smoothies and so much more, Spread the word, Tell your friends, We will have these to offer through Valentines Day Shopping. Place your order now and tell us your ship date. We are waiting to hear from you.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday

Good Morning,

Our weather is very chilly here in the mountains now, The winter season has begun and the snow is just around the corner which I do not look forward to. The only time I want to see it snow is Christmas Eve when we are all snuggled in and partying inside, Something magical about snow on Christmas Eve.
OK! on to the pink, I had another plan for today but it got derailed yesterday when we took a trip to a doctors appointment, which we go 100 miles from home and had a car wreck on our way home. A young lady of only 17 years old came from a parking lot and smashed into the right side of our Yukon. No injuries thank goodness but delayed our return home. She was so upset and all she could say was my parents will kill me, Remember this, We have all been there, either our self or with our children. So I will save my new post for next Saturday and just show you a few of my favorite things,

This one is a vintage kerosene heater, We have a very hard time finding these, Darrell takes all the insides out this and wires it for a lamp. I painted this one white and added a beautiful design of roses all the way around. It is awesome when lit as it cast a glow on the floor through the cut work. Watch the web site for the next one we will have.

This in one of my favorite pink santas that I use for decorating esch year. Will soon be time to start the holiday decorating.

And this one is a vintage silver dish that we have turned into a beautiful candle lamp .

Be sure you go by Beverly's blog and visit all the ladies who are joining us this week,
just click on the little pink lady on the left and she will transport you there.
Hope you have a wonderful week and come back real soon.
Stop by on Monday we nave some wonderful news about a new category we will be adding to the web site.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I received the fabulous gift pack in the mail yesterday from Bobbie at Lolli Shops. I won it for being the 100th friend to register, Great for me, Got a beautiful market bag, Potpourri, flower seeds for Cox Combs which I already grow and love them, Carmel candy in a sweet tea cup for me and even sent some Candy Corn for Darrell. We will enjoy it all. If you haven't checked out the lollishop site then be sure you stop over and take a peak. Click on the lollishop banner to the left and just like star trek it will beam you over. We are suppose to be open before Christmas,
Thanks loads Bobbie.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morninggggggggg!

Welcome to another Pink Saturday. I will keep mine short and sweet today so you will have a little more time to visit all the other ladies, Just click on the little pink lady on the left and it will transport you over to visit our host Beverly and on to the fun.
As the holiday season grown near my candy making kicks into full swing, Usually make somewhere between 40 and 50 pounds of different candies for the holidays, Today I am sharing these delicious PINK coconut bon bons with you. So wonderful and simple to make so I will share the recipe you you. Have any questions just let me know.

2 CUPS DRY COCONUT, (usually purchased in a candy supply shop)
½ cup regular coconut



Enjoy your Candy Making and Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Candy Class

Wanted to let you take a little peak at a Candy making class we has last evening. I had a retail shop for 12 years in the 80ies and early 90ies and candy supplies was our main business, I taught classes 2 or 3 day a week during the fall and winter. When I closed my shop my sister took over the selling of supplies in her general merchandise store. I have continued to make candy every years for the holidays for family and friends, Decided this year to teach again, We had a class yesterday and I thought I would share with you. Had 12 ladies to join us and we had a great class. Making candy and enjoying company.

We made:
chocolate covered cherries
peppermint patties
maple nut
cocoanut bon bons
resses cups
choc, Carmel and nut pretzels
and learned to use choc. molds.

We are going to meet again next Monday to make Carmel, nut and choc, apples. and choc. and peanut butter fudge.

If any of you ladies would like the recipes we use just let me know and I will email them to you direct.
The first two picture shows the set up before we got started, and the others show all the fun we had. Forgot to take a picture after we did all the choc. dipping. Will try to get it next time.
Hope you are having a great week. Love to hear from you.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Welcome to Pink Saturday

Good Morning, Hope you all have had a wonderful week, We are quickly approaching winter here in the mountains, Has been cold and rainy the last few days, I don't mind the cold but I DO NOT like the snow to be so much I can't get out. Lets hope for a very mild winter.

OK! so much for the weather on to Pink Saturday, Be sure you visit Beverly and on to all the other blogs we have this week. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and you are on your way.

It is getting harder each week to stay with the pink but thought I would share a few more of my dolls with you. My favorite ones are the Victorian Ladies and the most special one I have you will see today. On to the show:

This beautiful Victorian Lady and her daughter have been in my collection for about 15 years, She comes from the Franklin Mint, Stands about 20" tall. Has a Gibson girl hair do. Guess they are ready for a party.

This Beautiful Victorian Lady is from the same series, Can you imagine being dressed this way with a baby, Guess she is ready for the party and the Nanny will be keeping the little one. She to is about 20" tall and of course dressed in Pink.

This is the most special doll in my collection, It is also from the Franklin Mint. Jesus spending time with the children of the world. We try so hard to teach out children the wonderful thing about our Lord and Savior. I have had this one for about 12 years and he hold a special place in my home.

We have so many beautiful blogs who precipitate now, it is hard to visit them all but we try . Hope you have a great day browsing and a wonderful week ahead.
Hugs: Judy

Friday, October 24, 2008

I Received the Marie Antoinette Award

Marie Antoinette Award- a real person, a real award! Special thanks to Melissa @ adored before for giving me this award.
Here are the Rules for the Award:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you recieved the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
These are all ladies I admire and you will too!
1. Miss Katie at rose breeze boutique
4. Dawn at dawnsdaybreak
5. Janet at Gracefulrose
7. Jacalyn at rembathproducts
Enjoy your visit to all the blogs.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Almost Heaven, West Virginia

Can you hear me singing? Almost Heavennnnnnnnn, West Virginiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,
Took a little ride down to the lake yesterday evening to get a few pictures to share our fall season with you. We are only about 1/2 mile from the R.D. Bailey lake, Was built for flood control and gives our little neighborhood a lot of recreation.
The leaves still don't have a lot of color so I will plan to go back in a couple weeks and take the same shots for you again so you can compare. It is wonderful to see the different parts of our glorious Country. Be sure and share yours with us.

Hope you are enjoying your fall season in your part of the country.