Friday, December 30, 2011

MUST...Fight...the cute.....

I MUST fight the cuteness of this coffee cup I just snagged at the thrift.

It literally jumped off the shelf into my basket!  Once I got it home and I started researching it; I found that there are many other mugs in this style.  Now I want them all.  BUT I do not need them nor need anything else to collect.  So currently I'm trying to fight the hippo's mind power which is trying to get me to buy other cute friends for her (Dottie...Yes I named it.....that is a bad sign right?)..... 

Staying Strong-ish


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope everyone has a VERY Merry Christmas!

(Mr.Honey is going to kill me for using this pic...Haahaa)


Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Big "E" Eye Candy

Man oh man....I have some money from sales burning a hole in my Paypal pocket.  But I'm trying to be good.  So I'm just going to share my favorite items for now.  Enjoy!  There are some super cool things on the Big E right now.



Friday, November 11, 2011

Mid Century Drink Day - Hot Buttered Rum

So since it is drink day and it is freezing outside (It is 43 degrees!  Yeah I know I'm a whimp) I thought I would try a hot drink.  It took a bit of flipping to find one, but I did!  Hot Buttered Rum.

( The downer to renting is granite counter tops.....Booooo!)

RECIPE: 1.5oz. Jamaica Rum, 1 sugar cube, 4 cloves, 1 pat butter.  Put all ingredients in glass, add boiling water.

Seems easy to me!
Here are all the ingredients

Now I just need that boiling water.  If you don't have an electric kettle, I highly recommend one.  Mr.Honey bought one and I sort of rolled my eyes at it thinking it would be just another gadget taking up space; But! turns out we use it quite frequently.

Electric kettle...brings water to a boil in 60 seconds!


VERDICT: Not bad, I rather like it.  Warms you up quickly.  After making, I looked this drink up online and there are many variations.  Some use brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a medley of spices. (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg)  I think I might add some to see how it changes the taste.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


PS:  I just added all of the extras listed above...and this drink just became AMAZING!  Definite keeper.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daydreaming – Murray I love you….

Do you daydreaming?  I do frequently; there is always some photo montage behind my eyes.  Images of something I want or something that has intrigued me.  Today, my daydream is a want….Murray.  I want Murray.  Who is Murray you ask….Murray is a 1958 Edsel Villager Wagon in white and teal…and yes he is people.  Isn’t he beautiful!?!  I have told Mr. Honey numerous times that if he loved me…he would get this for me…..but I haven’t come home to him in my driveway...yet!  A girl can dream can’t she…

Sunday, November 6, 2011

From the mouth of Babes…my Babe…Mr. Honey

Ok normally I don’t share these sorts of things, but the fact is that Mr. Honey is freaking hilarious.  Every time he gets me giggling until I almost pee myself I think, YES! I will gladly take 50 more years of this please.

“I’m tired of being sick and sounding like a man” - Me
“You, don’t sound like a man.  You sound like a sexy chain smoking granny” – Mr. Honey
“What! No I don’t…” - Me
“Yes you do….I will call you Doris….come on, let me take you to an early bird special” – Mr. Honey

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mid Century Drink Day - Gertie's Garter

I’m back! ....a day late but none the less, let’s have a drink.
I have been MIA lately due to being sick… and as I laid in bed, home from work, I thought to myself I should be getting some prime blogging done…but all the energy I had was used to start the next episode of Medium on the lap top.  Let just say I watched a LOT of Medium and Ghost Whisperer (hey don’t judge me! These are great shows…I swear).  Thankfully I am feeling much better Dr. Robitussin and do not sound like a man anymore.  Seriously I answered a call from my brother and he thought Mr. Honey had picked up….not a good sign.
So now that I am back in the land of the living…and drinking….lets make a cocktail shall we.
This one is going to be quickie since I don’t really feel like hitting the local liquor store.  Luckily the drink gods are smiling upon me and it only took two tries to pull a cocktail number from the jar for which I had all the ingredients on hand.   SWEET!  #36  Gertie’s Garter.

RECIPE:  3 parts Dry Gin, 1 part Grapefruit Juice, 1 part Grenadine.  Shake well with ice and strain into glass.  Add fruit desired.

TIP:  If you are working to achieve a fully stocked bar like we are, I suggest to always keeps some small cans of fruit juices on hand.  We always have a few cans of tomato juice, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice in the cabinet to use as mixers.  

So Viola!  The drink in my new "Executive" cocktail glass:

VERDICT:  Ok I'm really digging this one, it is a keeper....and I didn't think I liked Gin.  

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Big "E" Eye Candy

Here are some of my current favorite listings on the big bad Ebay!

I really like the first pair of lamps, they are exactly the same as some I saw in a mid century shop in New Orleans called "Peaches".  The store had some super awesome stuff.  There was a pair of mod chairs that were just unbelievably cool.  I was able to snap a few quick pictures in the store.

See!  Very Mod......and sold :(

The same lamp!

...and a matching floor lamp.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Local Produce brought to my door? I'm in!

I'm very excited this week as we get our first delivery of local farm fresh produce delivered right to our door, this Thursday.  Sounds neat right!  Mr Honey was searching around on the web for a local community farm share program and found the site The Veggie Bin.  Unfortunately it only services a small area of Jacksonville, FL, but luckily we live in that area which is Riverside, Avondale, and Ortega.  Basically how it works is you pick one of the two bin types, 100% Local or 100% Organic and then how many deliveries you want per month (weekly, biweekly, etc).  That easy!  They even put a photo of what to expect in your weekly bin on their website. This photo is of the last bin delivered in June, since deliveries only run from October to June.

All this for $25 bucks! (plus it included some fresh corn that wasn't pictured)

So if by chance you are a local reader, I say try it!  It is so important to support local businesses, especially farmers.  Now if you are not local and this intrigues you I suggest searching the web for any local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs in your area.  You never know what is out there until you look!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

There is no place like home.....for thrifting.

Hi guys!  I have been missing for a little while because Mr. Honey and I have been on vacation in the Big Easy.  We had a blast and I saw some awesome stuff that I can't wait to share, one thing being the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.  Part of a museum dedicated to booze...Yes!  Anyways I'm saving that for a little later.

So on our route to New Orleans we stopped in Tallahassee for a night to visit with Mr. Honey's brother and his fiance.  They were great and showed us around to some of the local thrift stores.  It was nice to shop in new places for a change, but unfortunately most of the thrifts were picked clean.  Probably because all of the vintage resell stores in the area.  Damn you FSU college hipsters!  Sadly that was the majority of the thrifting that was done while we were gone, though we did hit one place in Alabama, and a couple in Louisiana, with nothing to show for it.

Since I didn't find anything while we were gone I was jones'n to go out and see what I could find in town... and man did I find some great stuff.  So now I'm starting to believe there is no place like home for thrifting.  Here is the haul:

Gorgeous silver band bar set...How awesome is this!

Scandinavian enamel bowl, creamer, and decorative tile

 Silver ombre glasses, Midwinter creamer, and Rosenthal cake plate

Teak cheese plate, Teak pipe holder, Dansk decanter, and a Heath chop platter

I hope everyone had a weekend as fruitful as I did.  Man it is good to be home!

 Linking up with: Apron Thrift Girl

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mid Century Drink Day - Bar Aid #46

So it is Friday evening...time for a cocktail.  This post tonight is going to be short and sweet.  I picked a number randomly from the jar......#46 Jamaica Ginger.

Awesomely enough, I had everything for this drink...which was a good thing!  It has been a tedious day and I really didn't feel like running to the store so I might have had to put the number back and fish for another

RECIPE:  2/3 Jamaica Rum, 1/3 Grenadine, 3 dashes each Maraschino and Curacao, 1 dash Angostura Bitters.  Shake well with ice, Strain into glass.

Lets get started....

 Oh if you ever see one of these out and about I would pick it up.  This little guy is super convenient for drinks like this with a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio.  One side is marked a Jigger 1.5oz and the other a pony .75oz, makes measuring a breeze!

So once I have it all in the cocktail shaker.....SHAKE, SHAKE, POUR!

There you go a nice looking drink.

VERDICT - Yummy.  I would definitely drink this again..  While it does have a nice spice to it, I'm not sure why it is called a Jamaica Ginger. 

Oh and is it weird that I have cocktail glasses that match my curtains? Ha!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I have moved in!

Yay! So I got to move into my new booth at Southern Crossings this week.  I'm super excited about my new spot.  I have even had a few sales in the two days that everything has been in place.  Sweet!  Here are a few quick photos I took on the first day.

Not sure if I'm a fan of the wallpaper that was in place when I moved in....I may take it off later.  Anyways I can't wait to see how this en devour turns out!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mid Century Clocks : I should never be late, yet i am....

I love fun and funky mid century clocks.  I didn't even realize that I was collecting them at first, until I looked around and noticed that I have one or more in every room in the house.  Since I'm running out of space, I don't pick them up as much anymore, but if I see a particularly awesome one, it finds it's way home with me.  To which Mr. Honey says, "Another clock!?!" 

Here are a some of my favorites:

The cool thing about this one is it can be hung on any side

Welby Starburst.  I love Welby's because of the design of the face

Ingram starburst

Tele-vision Flip clock that lights up!

Seth Thomas flip in wood case

Another TV flip clock, this lights up too.

Jax beer! 

This last one is perfect for us since we live in Jacksonville (Jax) and Mr. Honey LOVES beers. Actually, love is probably too tame of a word, I swear when he talks to people about craft brewing it is a totally different language.  I try to follow along, but I'm just not into it....all I know is I don't like Hoppy beers.  Anyways, this clock hangs right next to the Kegerator in the kitchen. 



Monday, September 19, 2011

The Big "E" Eye Candy

My favorite drool worthy items of the week!

The large and gorgeous DuBarry sculptural lamp featured was actually purchased at a local estate sale.  I went to the sale especially to pick up this lamp, but it was out of my budget then...and definitely out of my budget now.  Sadness.



Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Vintage Kitchen – Pork

In an effort to eat better (and lose a lot of my ass) Mr. Honey and I have started cooking again.  To use the word “again” for him is misleading since he does most of the cooking, but for me…well…it is appropriate.  I hate cooking 95% of the time and to be truthful, part of it is that I am just lost in the kitchen. The few times I have done the grocery shopping myself and Honey has made the list, I have had to double check items with him…items I should, at 31, know.  For example this is part of an actual conversation:
“On the list is pork tenderloin…..will the package say tenderloin” -Me
“Yes dear” –Honey

"Sweet!" -Me

I thought of this moment when I was flipping through one of my MANY vintage cookbooks and found this Pork cut guide. 

As well as just the cut guide, the book held lots of great information and recipes for each type of meat.  So this week I think I shall try a few of them out...and maybe even make a roast since I have been told several times that I don't make enough roast...or pies...but one thing at a time.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Bar Aid - Lets spin that wheel! #56

Today is a great day for a cocktail....not because it was bad but because it was AWESOME!  A mini celebration.  I received word yesterday that a booth at a local antique mall opened up for me and I'm super excited.  I have "inventory" stashed all over the house and I'm ready to get it in front of buyers. I'm takin' my closet BACK!

I decided to use the bar air for today's drink recipe, so I pulled a random number out of the drink jar....#56  Millionaire No. 2.  And just to prove that everything is going right today...I actually have every ingredient on hand so no trip to the local liquor store. SWEET!

 RECIPE:  1/3 each Jamaica Rum, Apricot Brandy, and Sloe Gin, 1 dash Grenadine, juice of 1 Lime.  Shake with ice and strain into glass.

Here is a close up of the particular brands...I personally like Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum and always use Rose's Grenadine.  Also if you need to pick up some Sloe Gin you might not find it along with all the standard gins, I found this bottle over with all the cordials....and on the Apricot Brandy, I'm not sure.  Luckily we received a bottle of it, homemade, from a friend several months ago and it was in the freezer.  Now since the the recipe only calls for one third of each ingredient but no actual measurement...I used my 1.5oz jigger for each.

Thanks A & D.  The Apricot Brandy is delicious!   

Here is all the ingredients in my new save time I just split the lime into quarters, squeezed and dropped each segment.

 A little shake and some straining and Viola!  Finished Product!

VERDICT:   Delicious. I want another! The flavors meld perfectly.  The recipe says to strain all ice but I think I prefer it with a few ice cubes 

You should try it.  Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

A swing and a miss....

I have been pouty all weekend.  I took Thursday and Friday off from work in order to attend a particular estate sale in Gainesville, which is about an hour and a half from home.  So needless to say I was super pissed bummed that when I got there I was third in line, especially when what I came for was this....

1962 Austin Chess set with board (the board at the sale was wooden not the blue felt as shown) Kinda awesome right.....ugh.  The first guy in line bought the pieces and the second guy bought the board with the base.  What sucked even more was to wait three hours + in line knowing that you wouldn't get the number one item you wanted.  Of course I did manage to get a few smalls.

Dansk salt shaker/pepper mill

Dansk enamel bowls

These two items plus a couple pair of earrings were all that I purchased, sadly.  But since I had driven so far I figured I would hit some of the thrift stores in the area.  I did find a few cool things to make the trip worth it.

Don Freedman fabric art (this thing is huge!)

Seagull sculpture

more Dansk!  A total tea set for four!


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