Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1934 DeSoto Airflow Automobile

Cars are not my thing. I only ask that they start when I turn the key and get me where I'm going. I do however like this 1934 DeSoto for some reason. I like the shape and everything about it. Found on Pixdaus. It would look very cool parked in front of my cottage.


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Antiques and Fine Art Magazine | Online Edition

Antiques and Fine Art Magazine | Summer/Autumn 2010
Here is a treat for all of the antiques lovers out there in blogland. I did not realize this wonderful magazine was available online until today. It is mostly wonderful ads for things you can't afford and is just a teaser preview of the print edition. I will go to the library to read the rest. Enjoy!


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Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 22




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Monday, September 20, 2010

Interior Sliding Door Hides Closet Office

A sliding barn door conceals a small but efficient hideaway office in a project by Greene Partners, via Sunset Magazine.

Barn Door Hardware Click on the different types of tracks to get more ideas and see additional photos. I wish I had one of these doors somewhere in my cottage.


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Sweet Paul Magazine | Issue 2 | Fall 2010

Sweet Paul -- Fabulous Fall. The second issue is out today.

I would dearly love a big bowl of this Butternut Squash + White Bean Stew for lunch. The recipe was the winner of this month's Sweet Paul Recipe Contest. Yum.


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It's Almost Time For My First Fire

I found this photo in my files. I'm posting it to remind me to clean out the ashes from my fireplace and set up the wood for my first fire of the season. It will soon be time.


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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Decorative Purple Kale for Fall

I'll have to buy some decorative kale next week for several planters in the front that now contain geraniums with no flowers. I like kale much better than mums in the fall because the plants last a lot longer. The mums get zapped with the first killing frost but the kale just keeps on going and growing because it's a cold weather crop.

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My Antique Silver Hedgehog Pincushion


While we are on the subject of hedgehogs, I decided to take two more photos of my little antique fellow since he sun was shining so brightly on my marble kitchen counter.

He's a solid silver hallmarked pincushion in the shape of a hedgehog. The marks indicate that it was made in Birmingham England in 1903. I got it on an an antique house call years ago and it's one of my favorite things. I had to provide all the quills; the straight pins aren't antique. The stuffing is some kind of coarse animal hair (probably horse). He's pretty wonderful, isn't he?

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Happiness

I've had this wonderful quote saved in my photos forever. Back then I never thought to save the source information . . . sorry. I love this, don't you? I must admit that I am an expert at looking beyond the imperfections.


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Narcissistic Hedgehog

Hedgehog in autumn checking out his reflection in the water. I think he's very pleased with what he sees, don't you? Hedgehog via Pixdaus.


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Anthology Magazine | Preview with Video

The set for the room in the video below to launch Anthology Magazine was papered with pages from old books and magazines.

Anthology Magazine presents a stop motion trailer launching the new home and lifestyle print magazine. Inaugural issue comes out in October 2010.


Preview the first 16 pages of Anthology's premier issue coming out soon.


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Gardens at the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine et Marne, France

Absolutely amazing living graphic design in these Gardens at the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine et Marne, France [photo via Pixdaus].


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Happy Times Alone In The Garden

I scanned this image from one of my books "A Garden Blessing " and added the text myself. It's perfect, isn't it? I love the sunlight and shadows in the garden and on the side of the house.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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Friday, September 17, 2010

My Peaceable Kingdom

I just had a delicious dinner and the deer and turkeys are dining together on the lower forty. There are 4 turkeys but you can only see 3 clearly because they are at the bottom of a hill and one is pecking away at the acorns. Both of the bucks have antlers. How exciting. Click to enlarge photos.



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Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe

I was so happy to find this recipe. I'm going to make some cheese biscuits to go with my turkey meatloaf tonight. FOLLOW UP: I made them (added grated cheddar cheese) and I declare them to be the best biscuits ever! I am so excited because I can have them 5 more times. Yippee.

You can make pancakes with this mix too. They are supposed to be delicious; sort of a cross between pancakes and French toast.

HOMEMADE BISQUICK MIX
5 cups flour
1/4 cup baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine
Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.
Makes approximately 6 cups.

TO MAKE BISCUITS
Mix together 1/3 cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix. Drop onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake @ 450ºF for 10-12 min.

*Add any additional ingredients you wish such as grated cheese or herbs before adding the milk.
* 1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.

Read more Homemade Bisquick Mix (source of this recipe)

I found another site with some excellent coffee cake recipes using Bisquick. Scroll down when you enter the site.


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