Saturday, October 29, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a White...........Halloween???

Hey bloggerettes! What's wrong with this picture? (click to make them bigger). Here in central NJ Mother Nature is playing a TRICK on us! Yes, that IS snow you are seeing, and it is beginning to stick!!! We could have about 6" by tomorrow. This is just too bizzare!!
I think we will carve our pumpkins, and listen to Christmas music. No........wait..... maybe watch the Great Pumpkin and bake Christmas cookies. I'm so confused!! lol

Next week the temps will return to the 60's. Stay warm and cozy everyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello, and welcome to another fun Vintage Things Thursday. In August, hubby and I took a little weekend getaway to Lititz Pa. for our 32nd anniversary. They were having a HUGE craft show, and we decided to make a weekend of it. It went on for blocks and blocks and blocks! lol We stopped in the Wilbur Chocolate Company, and the smell was devine! One wall was completely covered in vintage chocolate pots. They weren't for sale, just for display. In case you don't know what a chocolate pot is, I will explain.

Chocolate was an important part of religious and royal ceremonies in 1521. The Maya and Aztecs experimented with different ingredients, along with cocao beans, and 100 yrs later the drink spread throughout Europe. It was then, that the Europeans had started to add sugar and cream to their cocoa. They decided that this drink needed a special vessel in which to serve it.

They designed special pots made with silver and copper. Later, European porcelain manufacturers, such as Limoge Co. in France began to make chocolate pots.

Although some manufacturers still make chocolate pots today, most are regulated to the status of antiques and collectables, and chocolate pot collectors, pay hundred's and even thousands to acquire one. They are different than a coffee pot, as the spouts are short. (click on any picture to enlarge)

On display, they also had hundreds of different kinds of cocoa containers.

Some look to be very old.

Another insteresting display, were these vintage coffee pots and things, that had Halloween theme's carved into them. This one I purchased, is a vintage aluminum flour canister. They spelled out the words "Trick or Treat". There is a hole in the back, so you can put lights in there if you wanted to. I just stuck a clear votive candle holder in there to show you how it lights up. I wanted to try adding some orange or purple lights in there. Set on the kitchen counter, I thought it looked kinda cool.

The girl who was running the stand, said she and her friend were just trying it out, and experimenting with some different kinds of vessels. She was very sweet, and let me take some pics of her creations. They are located in Reinholds, Pa and her e-mail is In case you might be interested in purchasing something. I thought her prices were very reasonable.

This looks like very intricate work, and dangerous if you are not careful in cutting these. I wish them luck in their new business.

Here is another creative person at the show. These are banks, that are made from old post office box doors. One was nicer than the other. If you are looking for a unique gift for someone, this might be it. They are a little pricey, ranging from about $85 and up. This picture doesn't do them justice though. The woods are beautifully made, and are works of art. Each box has it's own unique combination, which means the maker has to sit and figure this all out. If you are interested in contacting them the web site is There are more photo's on the web site. I hope you enjoyed coming by for a visit, and don't forget to stop by Suzanne's for some more vintage fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink Saturday

It's time once again for Pink Saturday, with our host Beverly of Thanks Beverly! Isn't this one of the most beautiful pink bedrooms you have ever seen? I copied it from someplace, (Pinterest?) and I believe it belongs to artist Cindy Ellis. She is featured in many magazines like Romantic Home. Her whole house in done in pinks and whites like this. I love this, but I know my hubby wouldn't go for it! Well, I guess I will just have to drool over the picture every now and then. (swoon) You can click on it to make it bigger. I just love everything about it, and I had to share!
thanks for coming by, and don't forget to visit Beverly's for more pink fun!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today, I am joining in with for White Wednesday. Last year in September, I attended a Victorian Days festival with some girlfriends. It began with this wonderful fashion show of the Victorian Era. My favorite part of this fashion show, were these girls dressed in white and cream vintage wedding dresses! I don't know why, but I just love the beautiful vintage laces and the femininity of these devine dresses! If you can still find them in great condition, they are quite pricey today. The little girl in the front, was just darling in her little afternoon tea dress.
These are vintage nightgowns, complete with little night hats. Just so cute.

This is another dress that was in the show. It could be a wedding dress or for afternoon tea. I would have loved a dress like this when I married. I don't look good in white and prefer the cream colors. Simple, yet so feminine!

Thanks for coming by, and be sure to visit Faded Charm for more pretty whites!

I am also joining these parties: for Pearls and Lace Thursday. Thanks Doni!

Suzanne at for Vintage Things Thursday. Thanks Suzanne!