August 31, 2011

All things enamelware...

It was all things metal this past weekend
  as I made the rounds at some local garage sales!

 This canister set really caught my eye...

And this enamel pan hasn't a single flaw!

 I fell in love with this "French" teapot....

 ...and this yellow one too!

But finally these metal "Daisy Canisters"
were just pure sunshine!

(Grand Total $7.50) 

I am linking with "Vintage Thingie Thursday" today...

Go over and see all the lovely vintage goodies here!

Stay Cozy,

August 24, 2011

Crepes & Coffee

Vivace...a wonderful place in Portland 
with some French flair...

feta, spring greens,
tomato, walnuts, mozzarella cheese & 
creme pesto                           

...or Sweet, 
with whipped creme cheese & 
fresh raspberry jam!

...and a coffee treat!
yummy "Stumptown" Coffee

 Belle et délicieuse! 
(beautiful & delicious)

  Stay Cozy, 

August 19, 2011

I'm Stuck on This....

My New Magnetic Knife Holder

 It is fabulous...and I love it so much!
It makes preparing meals, baking & cooking even more fun!
And better was only $8.99 at Ikea!
It doesn't take much to put a smile on my face!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

August 17, 2011

Some Vintage Kitchen Fun!

Isn't it cool...I just love it!
It's a Salton "Hot Basket" made in 1980!
It looks just like a picnic basket.
And it appears to have never been used....the cord is still wrapped up
with its original twist tie in place.

As the brochure says:  A wonderful way to keep everything from apple turnovers
to baked potatoes fresh, hot and delicious! 
The "Hot Basket" will keep your dinner rolls serving hot throughout the meal!
Not only will it keep them hot and fresh...
it will even refresh yesterday's baked goods.

After a busy day...pick up some "finger lickin' good" chicken & ribs
and keep them serving hot in the "Hot Basket" until everyone's home for dinner.
The more you use it the more uses you'll find for it!

I am looking forward to making some homemade bread to put inside!

P.S....forgot to say...I bought it for $2.00 at my local thrift store!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

August 15, 2011

I was given a bag of small pears the other day...
and as you know...they ripen quickly...
So I made this Fresh Pear Cake!
  So moist & doesn't need icing!

 I made a large sheet cake size!

I sent a plate to my neighbor to says thanks
for a really nice gesture she made over the weekend!

Stay Cozy, Carrie 

(go here for the recipe)

August 9, 2011

Lazy Boy...Retro Style

 My husband has been pinning for a recliner....
But our space is limited and most are rather large and cumbersome...
The moment he saw this turquoise retro beauty at a nearby vintage store...
...he just had to have it!

 What do you think?   Does it work?
It is in perfect condition...and is very comfortable!

 One of our kids said it looked like a "grandpa chair"...another said
"Open your mouth for the dentist"!
A third said that it looked as though it came right out of a hospital room. 
But then again my niece, another daughter and a friend of mine loved it...
(at least that's what they said)
I guess its a matter of preference....
So tell me...I can take it...what do you think???

Staying Cozy, 

August 1, 2011

Our Potted Garden...

Because of our rather "unexpected" downsizing last year...
all of my veggie gardening has to be done in pots on our deck.
But it works...
Come let me show you...

 We have Yellow Squash & Green Zucchini,


and Herbs.

There's room for Succulents,


and a  "Hot Tub" too!

We may have gotten "smaller"...

But we are truly blessed!

Staying Cozy,
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