Archives For Halloween and Fall

Stove-top potpourri kits.

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Great neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 to 1  cup cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a dash grated nutmeg. Instructions: “Slice the orange into edible size pieces, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water when needed.


Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg.  Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."

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Or try this Christmas simmer pot:




Cranberries: 1 cup
Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3 to 4
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Rosemary: 4 small rosemary sprigs

Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or apple cider

Bring a small amount of water to boil in a small pot.  Add ingredients and continue boiling for a few minutes.  Lower heat to a simmer and add water as needed.


Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!


Fall Wreaths

November 2, 2014

Corn-and-Husks Wreath


Corn-and-Husks Wreath

Channel a blazing sun with this fall wreath. Choose Indian corn with multiple colors but similar lengths. Gently pull the husks so they point straight out from the tops of the cobs. Hot-glue the ears of corn to an 8-inch straw wreath. Fan out the husks for a truly impressive display.

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Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
– Henry David Thoreau







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Beautiful Wagons

October 29, 2014




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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

October 28, 2014

This is the pumpkin bread recipe my family uses this time of year.

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Original recipe makes 3 – 7×3 inch loaf pans
  • PREP15 mins
  • COOK50 mins
  • READY IN1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


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Blue & White for Fall

August 23, 2014








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Give Thanks

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful customers and friends. We hope your day is filled with the people and things you most love.



Thanksgiving Table Settings

November 27, 2013

Brown Spode china makes for a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting. I love it stacked with the blue plates and also with the green glasses below.




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