Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In Which we Made Cake Pops

IMG_2200, originally uploaded by feathermar.

You can't see the cake pops here. We would pour sprinkles onto a plate for James-y to roll the pop in. He had a seperate paper towel of sprinkles that he could eat!
He got a cake pop, you can see by his face. You can also see that Gailie is pretty preggos. And she's still got a couple of months until New Baby Boy comes! Exciting times around these parts!

Monday, March 12, 2012

In Which We Spend Some Dollars

This weekend, on a weird little tour of our area estate sales with Miss Kate, we found this Fire King bowl:

the likes of which we hadn't ever seen before. There was another with blue circles that I bought as well. This one is signed "Fred Press," and though I can find other things with the signature, I can't seem to match this pattern.
I also acquired
A California Original brown bowl with a bright orange glaze inside. I don't know a lot about it, and I just started looking up info on the Interwebs about this company. There doesn't seem to be a lot of hardcore collectors or guides.
I've been picking up a lot of planters in anticipation of spring and buying a new house. I got this one:
with no markings on the bottom. It is a yellowish green and has handpainted cherry blossoms or dogwood branches on it. I thought it was really pretty, and I think I paid four bucks for it.
Of course I picked up some tins! This one, made in England, is in more perfect shape than any I have ever bought before! I paid seven dollars from a store, but it was worth it! IMG_2091

I also got a kitchsy jewelry box that I thought I could clean up, but I don't know if that's really going to happen. Life lesson: Some things can't be cleaned... IMG_2076

It doesn't look so bad here, but it's a mess underneath. hmmm.

Well, that's just a TASTE of all the cool stuff I got with Miss Kate this weekend! She bought vintage hats - they were only five bucks a piece! And they were super intricate and fancy with lace and flowers!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Hot Air Balloons

I've become a little obsessed. I want to see a launch - a million launches...but I never want to ride in one. though pretty - they look ridiculously unstable.

Monday, March 05, 2012


This was the line to get into the Chocolate World Expo: IMG_1828 With a title like CHOCOLATE WORLD EXPO, you'd expect it to be amazing, and well worth the giant line and hour long wait in the cold. But sadly, for me and my bear, it wasn't that great. There was a LOT of people and samples of very WEIRD chocolate combos, and angry people throwing elbows and tripping people. Gail wanted something brought home for her, so we bought a box of Samoas from some girl scouts, which was, at least, a surefire win. We saw the lunar module: IMG_1838 which was cool, and Andy got in a tiny cockpit: IMG_1840 and then we got out of there. we did buy some Moon Doggy coffee (excellent), some kind of white chocolate cross bun (okay) and a waffle with rasberry dipped in dark chocolate (maybe too much taste for my mouth). Just a side note: this was not really deserving of the word "WORLD EXPO", it could have easily been the "LONG ISLAND" expo or the "TRI-STATE". I didn't go to any garage sales this weekend (still have stuff to list from last weekend!), so this is what I will show for the linkup: IMG_1856 IMG_1853 I found an Enesco collector's set of all different Demitasse cups, boxed up as a sort of an instant collection. They are very pretty, and just marked Japan, and looked like they had never been out of their boxes before today, when I took their picture. They'll be listed soon!