What prompted the post?? Well, I was looking though my Crafty Secrets file and realized how many of my projects were made using their Kitchen images. They have the BEST vintage kitchen images! They are the kind of fun images that just make you smile. I decided I do a post where I share just a few projects I have done in the past with Crafty Secrets "kitchen" themed images... along with sharing some of my favorite things in my kitchen... and a few fun photos tossed in for good measure.
Hope you Enjoy!
My favorite colors in my kitchen right now... Red, vintagy blue, yellow, and white.
I adore collecting these hot pads. The ones on the far right are ones I just found this week at the junction.(my favorite place for "junk'n". The trivet on the far left was made by Dans grandma years and years ago. It's got the old metal pop bottle lids from glass bottles in it. Thats one thing to comend the older generation for, they didnt wast and seemed to always find a way to use things for a purpose instead of throwing them away. I remember my Aunt Pauline crocheting "braided type rugs" out of empty bread bags. Now that we've all come to our senses and started being more aware of recycling and learning not to be so wasteful, I'm seeing more and more things like this coming back.
Oop.. one more.
I love this photo.. even if I do look like a nerd. lol This photo was taken in my Grandmas kitchen years ago. I think I was about 20. (Aunt Viv, and Grandma B)
My Grandma was an amazing cook. Oh.. what I would do to sit down at the table with her and have one of her homemade rolls right now .
Here's a little recipe box , done with some of the Crafty Secrets Kitchen products.
See other Crafty Secrets Cooking products HERE
My family has so many amazing cooks.. and number one on the list is my mom. Here is one of her delishious apple pies.
I found this coffee pot some time ago while out junk'n. The jadeite cups are from my sis. LOVE THEM!
Some thing in my kitchen.
What would I "kitchen" themed blog post be without sharing a recipe.
So here is the best "Carrot Cake" you will ever eat. It's my Aunt Vivs (Aunt Viv is in photo above with Grandma and I)
Aunt Vivs Carrot Cake
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 c oil
4 T hot water
Add 1 1/2 c graded or ground carrots and beat together throughly.
Add- 2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 t soda
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
Fold in 4 egg whites beaten stiff. Bake at 350.. (until done in center)
1 c sugar
1 c evap milk
4 egg yolks
1 t cocoa
1/4 lb (or less) butter
Cook about 12 min. Stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat until smooth.
Add 1 1/3 c coconut
1 c walmuts
I'll I'm going to say to that is ... YUM!!
Another Crafty Secrets mini album
Oh.. my favorite cookie jar..given to me by Dans Grandma, years ago. I treasure it!
Sassy red apron my sis gave me! and a little clothes pin bag, filled with other thigns I love.
This card was made with Crafty Secrets KITCHEN CUTS
I found this unfinished wood bill holder in my "alterables" box , a while back. I decided to paint it and add some papers ect, so I could put it to use in the kitchen. When it was finished... decided not to use it for "bills" ick. lol So I just have some other things in it.:)
More things form the kitchen.
Another project using Crafty Secrets " Domestic Goddess" Creative Scraps".
I wish I had photos of all my sisters vintage goodies... OH MY! She is quite I collector of beautiful vintage glasswear, cakeplates, figurines ect...
She is to blame for me falling for things like this....
That old Bread box was just given to me by a friend. Isnt is fun??
The photo in the layout below is of my Grandma and her extention club. She was a member of her extension club for over 50 years.
The image is from the "Homemade Image and Journal book" from Crafty Secrets.
and stamps from "Kitchen Classics" Clear Art Stamps
As I said before.. my sisters are all amazing cooks. I do okay..but dont hold a candle to them.
My sister Jan and I share a love for vintage, that's for sure. Everytime I see this toaster cover I think about what a kind and sweet person she is ..because we were junking together when she ran accross this. She knew I loved it soooo much.. she let me have it! and I DO! I enjoy it every time I walk in the kitchen and see it!
It's funny how silly little things like this toaster cover make me giddy , I know . lol
I made this to hang in my kitchen a while back. I used an old tray I had , masked it off with tape and spray painted the center with Chalkboard paint.
Here's my vintage canister set. ( oh and my favorite "non vintage" bowl) lol
Hope you enjoyed a little fun in the kitchen with me today!