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I don’t know about you, but I think that unexpected presents are the BEST kind of presents!  Coming up this Monday the 24th is our 4 year wedding anniversary!  T surprised me with this vintage cake carrier from a shop in Chicago called Jazze Junque.  I would never think to buy something like this for myself but it would be something that I would look at and swoon over when I saw it.  I always think of different things that I should be spending money on, so it was a very pleasant surprise to get this!  I love it!  I’ve been thinking of all sorts of things that I can bake just so that I can bring my treats places (or just store at home!)  This also got me thinking of other great vintage pieces in baking, so here are some of my favorites I found in my search.  I can’t wait to bake something!  Do you have any really great recipes from your grandmother or mother (or grandfather or father for that matter) that you would like to share?  I feel like something home-y and traditional needs to go under that gorgeous lid!

Vintage Ateco Cake Decorating Set
a vintage cake decorating set from Oldie But Goodie
Vintage Retro Bell Jar
bell jar from the paraders
1966 Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Mix Cookbook, 1st Ed., 4th Printing
cookbook chock full of ideas and recipes from Victorian Spice
Vintage Plastic Measuring Spoons Set
measuring spoons from Red Eye Vintage
VINTAGE Swan's Down Cake Flour Cake Pan Advertising Prim Rustic MAKES BETTER CAKES
fabulous cake pan from dusty lorraine
Mix and Pour Vintage White Batter Bowl by Federal
I have to have this batter bowl from Jen’s Closet
Happy Baking Everyone!

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If you live in Minneapolis, or nearby, there is a great store called I Like You that you have to visit.  I just dropped off a few pieces of my embroidery there today, and I love their store.  They sell tons and tons of local crafty folks’ goods and it is run by the two nicest ladies!  Swing on by if you get a chance, you will not be disappointed.  They are at 501 1st Ave NE in Minneapolis……well go on stop reading and check it out!

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Like any of you out there I’m sure, I dream of how my perfect house would look.  I love cottage style anything pretty much, give me a cute lil cottage by the beach with some french doors…..heaven.  The one room in the house that I would go all out, if I could, is the kitchen.  I love to cook and bake and the kitchen in our apartment is….lacking to say the least but a girl can dream:

AND the Pièce de résistance

 

a vintage Wedgewood stove……swoon.

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One of the things I love about embroidery is that, like painting, the possibilities are endless.  I like the look of a floral/patterned piece of fabric with a line drawing on top.  I also like how thin the line is when you embroider with a piece of thread as opposed to the multiple strands of embroidery floss. 

 

018 Elsa

This is a piece done by 100 Ladies.  Lucy Peterson does a great job capturing a woman’s form and her stitching is delicious.  Her choices of fabrics are great and I love each and every one of her pieces. 
bird study1 - hand embroidery on vintage fabric
Tracy over at raccooncat creations has a great array of things in her shop, most nature/animal inspired.  I have a soft spot for anything nature related in embroidery and raccooncat creations does not disappoint!  Specifically, she has a great collection of these bird studies.  The red work on the vintage floral fabric is beautiful and I can’t wait to see more from this shop.
April Showers
And here we have a great spring piece from Cowboy Bunny.  First, I’m drooling over that fabric…..woah..ok I just got lost in it for a moment…I’m back.  Her illustrations turned into embroideries are sweet and the rest of her shop is just as awesome as this piece.
Tune back next week to see more great pieces of embroidery from some really talented artists!

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Is this pile of quilting squares not epic??? The thrift stores in Minneapolis are great-Savers, Goodwill, Arc’s Value Village-you name it, I love it but these beauties were scored near my mom’s house. She lives about an hour north of the Cities in Isanti and let me tell you-those thrift stores are probably the 8th wonder of the world. I scored this huge bag of quilting squares for $2!! Are you kidding me?? All the colors of the rainbow and in so many different patterns the possibilities are endless. I’m going to be brainstorming some great projects to make with these little pieces of fabric so check back soon for those. Instead of always going to the fabric store check out your local thrift store because you never know the greatness that lies within those unassuming walls.

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