Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A few little shop finds...

Hello again.. 
How are you all?

My dear husband went to a little auction yesterday and came home with a few little finds for the shop. 

It is hard to believe that in just over 2 months we will be back at our cottage and hopefully open the shop for the Summer..

I have to admit that today does not resemble anything like cottage We are having quite a storm tonight..

I didn't go to the auction but he came home with a lovely old table..   It has an enamel top and a drawer for cutlery. 
I'm sorry I didn't take a pic but you probably remember them.. My Gram had one that she used for kneading bread . 
He also brought home a little book shelf..(no pic)

A great  little box of lace..

Pretty, eh? 

The shop has prim crafts but also some antique stuff and there is a cupboard full of vintage kitchen stuff..

So these will fit in there.. It was a box lot. 
An old electric coffee perk and two syrup dishes.. 
You could use these for homemade salad dressings , too..

And a little Dutch lamp. 
so cute...

I just had to add these two pics of our weather today.. 
The car was completely iced up..
We had to go out to do a couple of errands..

This ice storm started yesterday .. Our daughter and her family were on their way home from Florida but thank the Lord they arrived home safe and sound...

It is so great when your children get back from their vacations.. 
Typical mother, eh?  smile..

This is a pic I took on our way home..

Snow and ice.. 
I was glad to get home.. smile..

Terry wanted me to make this when we got back.. 

Rice and Raisin Pudding.. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a casserole dish whisk 3 eggs and 1 cup of sugar 
* I used Splenda..
1/2 of a vanilla bean scraped..(or 2 tsp. vanilla)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup of raisins or more.. 
3 cups of milk
Add 3 cups of cooked rice.. 
Mix up well.. Sprinkle with cinnamon.. 
Bake for 35 minutes..

Thanks for visiting dear girls..
Take care and have a great week.. 

Love to you all..


  1. Awesome finds ! Oh my still in winter are you ! Ok then I wont tell you it was sunny and 20°C here today and will be like this on and off for the week with the occational rain ! "smile" had to be cheeky lol. Glad all the kids got home safe and sound ! Have a great day !

  2. It was 81 degrees fahrenheit today here in Kansas... and yes, with the humidity we had to put the air on (our pugs suffer so in the heat). I wish I could see your shop... and I love to go to auctions!

  3. I'd love to go to your shop....dreaming!!!
    Glad they are safe, our weather is in the 60's today.
    Hope you have a lovely Friday.

  4. Your little Dutch lamp is precious! It makes me think of the poem, Wynken, Blinken, and Nod. It's my favorite childhood poem. :-)

  5. Oh my gosh, it was 80 degrees, here today! I love the cups your hubby came home with, also your header! Are the pink and white dishes in the top right picture, Memory Lane Ironstone? My sister gave me a bunch of them and I love them! I haven't eaten on them, but I will one of these days. Stay warm and Spring will be in your neck of the woods, before you know it! Stay warm...


  6. Oh my..that's icey weather alright!
    Perfect for enjoying a nice hot rice-pudding!
    The cups your hubby found are very pretty and the enamel-top table sounds wonderful!
    blessings to you...Trish

  7. Rice pudding is SUCH comfort food!

    You have the loveliest things to look at on this stormy night! It is hard to believe that you'll open shop soon and warm days will be upon us!

  8. Those are such pretty transferware dishes. I had the set just like the tea cups.
    Your hubby brought home some awesome things. I can't believe the difference in the weather from there to here. It's in the 60's.

  9. Morning Faye,
    What pretties your hubs brought home to you. I know you are getting the 'shop bug' aren't you? I would be too but I guess after a day like yesterday with the ice storm you are perfectly fine staying put for awhile at least.
    I feel the MOM in me like you do when I know my children are out and about like that - glad they made it home safely.
    Rice of my favorites - thanks for the recipe.

  10. That enamel topped table sounds wonderful! Love the teacups. We got a LOT of snow last night. About 15 cm.! Thankfully it's going to warm up for 5 days and it will all be gone. Glad you got out on your errands and back safely. The roads were bad and aren't really great here today although the school buses are running (closed yesterday). Enjoy the day. Hugs, Pamela

  11. A lovely stormy day yesterday. NOT! I've always loved those enamel topped tables, sigh. Can't wait to visit you and your shop this summer!

  12. Thanks so much for the Rice Pudding recipe, my hubby and I love Rice Pudding. I will make that tomorrow.
    The table sounds just like one that was given to us when I was a kid, our house burnt down and many townspeople and neighbors gave us furniture. I loved it, even then.
    I'm so glad we have not had an ice storm like yours, it's Spring time here.
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. The warm fireplaceMarch 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Looks so very cold the rice pudding would have gone down a treat. Lovely warm march day here in England i was just out in a jumper.God bless sue

  14. Lovely to see your auction buys, Faye. I especially love the cups...old China is just so romantic!
    Can't believe the ice you still have! Did they interpret the Groundhog wrongly this year?
    I am glad to stop by with you again, and hope you will visit me again soon .
    Hazelnut xx

  15. I love rice pudding! I'm not good at making it though...Maybe I'll get to taste test it at keepers- LOL

  16. Did you say vintage kitchen stuff?? That is my favorite to look at when I'm out thrifting/shopping and it seems like it just draws me to it every single time, lol. I wasn't following you last year when you had your shop open. I hope you still blog during this time. Since I can't visit your shop in person, I would sure love to visit it through your blog.

    Snow storms I don't mind, but ice storms are a different story. Glad everyone made it home safe and sound.

    Enjoy your weekend~