Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Moda Dream On Giveaway

 This giveaway blends my two favorite things: vintage and fabric!

The Vintage Sheet Blog is having a giveaway of the new line of vintage reproduction Moda fabric, Dream On. Actually it’s more like three giveaways because there are three winners with three different prizes! And, there are 5 chances to enter!

Prize #1: Layer Cake and Jelly Roll
Prize #2: The whole line in FQs
Prize #3: A charm pack
Good luck!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Unclog Your Drain Naturally

Unclog your drain naturally without using corrosive and harsh chemicals. Use baking soda, vinegar, and hot water! This weekend, we had a clogged bathroom sink drain. I used this method with great success. Here's how to do it:

Pour 1/4 C baking soda down the drain. Follow with 1 C hot vinegar (microwave for 1 min). Let sit for 30-40 minutes. Fill tea kettle with water and bring to a boil. Pour steaming hot water down drain.

And that's it! Super easy and earth friendly!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Keuka Lake Vacation

Almost a week since we have been back from our Keuka Lake vacation. This picture pretty much says it all...

Panoramic view from the beach
Missing it already :(

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kitchen Remodel Colors

Ah...how I love to dream about renovating our small galley kitchen. I must say that it (along with both bathrooms) is in dire need of a remodel! I mean...the countertops are about an inch away from the wall! If that doesn't scream "REMODEL ME!", I don't know what does.

I love our 1949 ranch/rambler home, and want to our kitchen to have a late 40s/early 50s retro feel. So, I have been researching and looking and window shopping. And, I have finally come up with a color palette, inspired by the photo below!

Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops in Hollywood Sage

Friday, August 13, 2010

Granny Square, Oh Granny Square

A quick post before we head out on our summer vacation....woooo hooo!

My vacation project: Granny Square Afghan

It will be a Christmas gift, and I hope to get a good majority of it done while on vacation.

Oh, and....Lady Meow Meow says, "Don't forget to stop and smell the zinnias!"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Facebook Fan Page Promo

Just a heads up that I will be running a promo (a really good promo, at that) for Virgo's Vintage as soon as my Facebook fan page hits 50 people, so fan my page, tell your family to fan my page, tell you friends to fan my page, tell your neighbors to fan my page! Only 4 more fans to go! 


Monday, August 9, 2010

A Day at the Beach

I spent the weekend in Ocean City, MD. So relaxing. This picture sums it up. Thankfully, the tide didn't sweep me away!

Next week we will be spending time back home on the Finger Lakes in New York. A great couple of weeks, I must say!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I've Been Stalked

Well, at least my Vintage Mod Nesting Donut and Post Salt and Pepper Shaker Set from Italy has. Violet at etsystalker.com curated a mouth-watering collection of donut-related items in her Everybody Loves Donuts post. Check it out!

Vintage Mod Nesting Donut and Post Salt and Pepper Shaker Set - Italy

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vintage Patterns for the Fall

With fall right around the corner, what a better time to start thinking about all the cool vintage cool-weather garments you can make!

Vintage 1973 Jean Hardy Patterns Misses Flared Pants

Vintage 1979 Stretch and Sew One-Button Blazer

Vintage 1978 Stretch and Sew Surplice and Hood/Bag Pattern

You can find these and more patterns in my craft/sewing room section at my Etsy shop, Virgo's Vintage. And, keep checking back, because there are more fabulous patterns to come!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

First Dill Pickles

This weekend I made my first batch of dill pickles from the pickling cucumbers and dill from the garden! I found a really great step-by-step guide to making them at www.inthegardenonline.com. I have never canned or pickled anything before, so I needed something with photos and excellent details. Find out How to Make Dill Pickles!

I added a slice of jalapeno to one of the jars, and I can not wait to eat them!

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