Monday, November 28, 2011

Gemstone Flowers and a Magazine Feature!

Shadow has a special announcement! Our Lemony gemstone earrings have been featured in the Holiday 2011 issue of Beautiful Jewelry Magazine!  *swoon*

Crafted with delicate yellow lemon quartz, with tiny pink and green tourmaline gemstones, all wrapped up with gold filled wire.


I am thrilled that the magazine editor chose to feature my work. Thank you, Ms. Gerlach!

This is where I party:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jam Cake Recipe

Jam Cake

I found this recipe in a falling apart old cookbook that belonged to my Grandma Haas.  What a wonderful book! Tattered and stained, missing it's cover...I don't know how old it is, but it comes from a simpler time.  No flashy, trendy recipes in here, these are the tried and true staples from a lost generation of frugal housewives.

 There are three recipes for Jam Cake, so it must have been quite popular in old timey Ohio.  I picked the simplest one.  The recipe calls for strawberry jam, but I used blackberry since that is what I had. I substituted butter for the shortening, and used raw sugar.

This cake is rich and scrumptious, spicy and fruity, and it makes your house smell like autumn is here to stay.
The other two recipes call for the addition of 1/2 cup each raisins and walnuts.  This cake definitely has enough character to support that, so I think I'll try it next time.
Cream cheese frosting is a must for this one!

Here is where I party:
At the Picket Fence

Home is Where My Story Begins

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Greetings and a Black Friday Sale!

Happy Turkey Day! What's on your menu? Traditional favorites, or are you trying something new?

May the turkey look thinner at the end of this dinner!

Ears of Sugar Corn~ yum!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in honor of turkeys past, we're having a Black Friday sale! 
Just enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY20 and you'll get 20% off your order (good through monday the 28th).  So stop by and take a look at all the holiday jewelry in my Etsy shop, and get started on that list!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Autumn Topaz charm bracelet 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

At The Picket Fence: Vintage Silver Teapot Giveaway!

 What a gorgeous old teapot! I love it's shabby charm.  Head on over to The Picket Fence for a chance to win this vintage treasure.

At The Picket Fence: Vintage Silver Teapot Giveaway!: It’s Giveaway time here at the Fence! This one comes to you courtesy of one of our newest sponsors, Christa from When we first “met” Ch...