The winter sunrises are starting to be beautiful!
I teamed up with my friend Cathy and we thrifted until we dropped lol. Starting with a pie bird and a tiny angel with a plaid runner all I will use in my Christmas baking and decorating.
A pair of vintage spun cotton snow people.
2.00 yes please!
I had been looking all over for mini cookie cutters no luck.
I walk into a thrift store and voila a brand-new unopened pack of them for 1.00!
I truly will not go into everything I found but this was the topping to it all. These new very large lanterns! I have Christmas plans for these when we have our parties. And believe it or not I also found a brand-new pair of coach driving loafers for my daughter! She was thrilled!
On Thursday husband and I decided to go out and about for the day. We headed to Vermont and King Arthur Flour Co. We had a lovely lunch and shopped a lot! I am all stocked up for holiday baking.
From there we decided to drive to Woodstock Vermont. It is the loveliest town; I love shopping their Main St. and just looking at the beautiful homes. They also have a Paul Rever bell there!
Ok 3 days of shopping thrifting and lunching and it is time to be home and finish decorating. The other thing my sweet thrifting friend and I did was go tramping through the mud and yuck for the elusive red berries we all love for our Christmas decorating. We filled the back of her Subaru, some for her, some for me, and some for her sister-in-law. If you purchase them, they are crazy expensive.
This cone is wood and grew on a tree somewhere. I purchased it at an antique store many years ago for 12.00 one of my Favorite purchases. I goes on my door for a lot of different holidays.
While digging out some Christmas decorations I found this Good House Keeping magazine 1970 I was 13.
I have laughed so much at this magazine. Some of it does not stand the test of time lol.
Wonderful men's gifts
And wonderful women's gifts. I especially like the door mat lol.
I am going to pass it on to my daughter as there are such fun things in there.
I will end here. As I have said before most every day there are 4 of us who message each other on a group chat. Well one of my sweet friends made bread and you guessed it we all ended up making bread in the next few days lol. This is the no knead recipe and I added a mix of Italian herbs. And I have to say pretty tasty.
I do want to touch on the New England brown bread. It is a recipe I looked up online it has rye flour, whole wheat flour, corn meal, and molasses and I put in raisins. I do not know if it is eaten outside of New England. My father's mother used it serve it to us and I loved it. It came in a can (you could buy it in the can), and I baked mine in a can.
Have a wonderful week!