Monday, October 29, 2012

vintage recipe and christmas treasures

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was lovely! 
If you missed last Monday's recipe, I will be sharing a vintage recipe each Monday with you as the holidays are approaching. The vintage recipe today is for an Apple Brown Betty. Yummy! A perfect fall dessert and very simple to make! I could eat some right now with a cup of tea! If you get a chance to make it, let me know how you liked it!
Today was a lucky day at a couple thrift stores with some sweet Christmas treasures. These adorable snowmen and Santa felt ornaments are the cutest! I am not sure how old they are and they look handmade, but are labeled "made in Japan". Any ideas? 
These two were in a huge pile of Christmas ornaments, and I thought they were so fun! Love the plastic edging!
 And, when I saw this box of Shiny Brites, with all the ornaments scattered, I was so excited! 
 Some fun packaging goodies and bottle brush wreaths. 
 Another full box Shiny Brites and Holly ornaments! My collection is finally growing, but now I need to find a larger tinsel tree to put them all on! ;) 
Some pretty blue floral fabric, and crocheted hangers ready for a makeover. Today was definitely a good day for treasures! Have you found any sweet treasures?

Wishing you all a wonderful and creative week! 
 Let's all be keeping those on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Sandy in our prayers!!  

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  1. you did do well, lovely treasures!!

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  2. I'm a sucker for shiny brites and package tie-ons! And those little felt santas are adorable :)

    ~Chris

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    1. They are too cute!! Thanks! xo Heather

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  3. really nice findings!!! lucky girl!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  4. I do love vintage Christmas! I've never seen the little pair of ornaments before -- so cute with their plastic 'tatted' edging. I'm so excited the thrift stores are finally putting Chrsitmas items out! It helps ease the pain of the end of garage sale season.
    :-)

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    1. I agree!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  5. You got lucky in vintage Christmas world...high five!

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  6. What a lucky day. You found all the great treasures. I cannot wait to see how you decorate. Smiles...Renee

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  7. OHHHHHH that top box of Shiny Brites! I'm SO JEALOUS! Those are perfection!

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  8. What a lucky day you did have! You really scored on all those sweet wonderful vintage treasures!! I can't wait to see how you decorate with them all! :) Have a great night! ps. your dessert sounds so yummy! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! I just bought some apples, so I am going to try making it this week!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  9. I can never get enough vintage Christmas goodies! You had a great day for some fun finds! I can't wait to see what you do with them. =D

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  10. My parents had ornaments like those when I was little. I don't think they are around anymore and that makes me want them all the more!! Lovely post!!
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

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    1. Oh, how fun!! I love collecting them! Hope you can find some soon!! Thank you! xo Heather

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  11. Shiny Brite indents - a very good thrifting day, indeed!!

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  12. Just look at all your darling vintage ornaments. They remind me so much of my sweet Gramma. Every years she would lovingly make one for each one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. There were so many of us and yet, she never stopped giving them to us each year for Christmas. I miss her so much. I wonder if they make Christmas ornaments in heaven?
    Blessings and so many thanks for all your loving comments on my blog.
    You are a treasure!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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    1. A very sweet and special Gramma you were blessed with!! What a treasure those ornaments were she so lovingly made!! Thanks for sharing such a sweet memory!! Have a beautiful and blessed night! xo Heather

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  13. Love the felt ornaments!! Your Shiny Brites are fun too, and with the box!!

    chris

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  14. I picked myself up off the floor! Shiney Brites in the box! UNBELIEVABLE! In my dreams! Nice finds. The vintage "Made in Japan" probably some period between mid 50s and mid late 60s is my guess. CONGRATS you made me jealous!

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    1. You are too funny!! I know!! ;) Thanks,I was thinking maybe the 50's. Hope you are having a great week! xo Heather

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  15. i love your cute xmas stuff and your pretty hangers heather!!!

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    1. Thank you Gina!! Hope you are having a lovely week my friend! xo Heather

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  16. Wow what great finds and so many :-) Its really hard to find vintage decorations over here and when you do they are far to excpensive. Love the balls and in there boxs to there beautiful. Have a lovely week, dee x

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    1. Thank you Dee!! It was a lucky day, because I have never seen such cute vintage Christmas at thrift stores. Hopefully there will be more! ;) Wishing you a great day! xo Heather

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  17. Lovely shiny stuff, we had a silver tinsel tree when I was growing up! We have a real one now, but I would love a little silver one! Ada :)

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    1. Oh, how fun!! I have been looking for a vintage one, but they can get pricey. So, will see what I can find!! Hope you get a silver one!! :) xo Heather

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  18. Your treasures brought back many memories. Especially the first ornaments. I adore crochet hangers and have such sweet memories of my grandmas closet full of them. :0) Yours are gorgeous and I cant wait to see what you make with the new finds.

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    1. Thank you so much Trish!! I have many from my great grandma and grandma! They are so neat!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  19. Awesome finds!!! I'm definitely red and green with envy. Good for you!!!

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  20. Oh, it's like Vintage Christmas Heaven over here! Love all of your finds, and I bet those little bottlebrush wreaths will be starring in one of your sweet crafts very soon!

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  21. That recipe is sort of like what everyone calls an apple crisp now -- have never seen a dessert recipe with bread crumbs. And that's a lot of bread crumbs. Very interesting. You sure found a lot of goodies. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Tammy

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    1. Yeah, it is kinda similar. I think it is from the 50's, if not earlier. I just bought some apples to give it a try, so we'll see! Thank you!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  22. Wonderful finds, Heather!
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again... you always find such great stuff!!

    We too are praying for all those that have been affected by the storms.

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    1. Thank you so much Kerin!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  23. Oh I love your Shiney Brites and the bags full of goodies! And thanks for the recipe
    Dorothy

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  24. These are great Heather! Those Shiny Brite's are perfect! What do you plan do do with them? And those wreaths are so sweet! That's a good haul for a couple of thrift stores; especially before Halloween! :)
    -Denise

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    1. Thank you!! Some I will probably hang on a tinsel tree once I can find one, and maybe the other's I will make a wreath or use to decorate with. I am looking forward to creating with them!! I was happy to stumble upon these so early. Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  25. Sisal wreaths and Shiny Brite reflector balls ... you did well!

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  26. i'm not ready for all this christmas stuff! ahhhhh.

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  27. Heather you lucky girl. You have found some really great treasures. Our thrift stores have not been all that lately.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Donna!! xo Heather

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  28. I love all the vintage Christmas ornaments you found. That skiing snowman is adorable! And there is nothing better in the fall than an apple betty! When I was a kid I used to think that was one of the best desserts, because I had an Aunt Betty.

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  29. What a great collection of festive treats, Heather! I loved seeing the shiny brites!
    Helen x

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