Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Colors of Fall - Wednesday Wanderings and the Shops Found Along the Way

It's just beginning to look like fall here in my part of Texas. Some trees have turned yellow or orange, but most are still green with a spot or two of fall colors. We just don't get the vibrant colors here -- wish we did!

So, I'm going to scoot around Etsy and see what I can find to remind me of the "real" fall colors! Come on along and let's see what we can find!

Now this is the way I'd like the trees to look around here -- ALL the trees!! Even the mesquite which only looks creepy Halloween witchy in the winter. This tree has such lovely vibrant colors, it makes me forget about the mesquite... (and the artist is from Dallas too! *smiles*) Autumn Tree 6x6 Art Block Painting by Red Tile Studio.

Sittin' around the campfire, toasting marshmallows, on a cool fall evening. This is the perfect scarf! Tiedye Jersey Scarf by Camp Smarty Pants.

I may have to buy a tea kettle just so I can use this fantastic tea cozy! It's hand knitted, felted and embellished -- beautiful! (and what a perfect name!)  Harvest Pumpkin Spice by Knit and Curl.

Look, look, look!! Is this just the cutest or what?!! Put your little one in this and she'll dance all day. And of course, the hat is a must go-with! Yellow Blossom Fall Jacket by Emmifaye Boutique.

And here you go! Bake a pumpkin pie (did I just use the word "bake"?) and take it over to your neighbor. Then they'll have the recipe thanks to this clever pie plate. Maybe they'll bake one for you in return!! Thanksgiving Vintage Betty Crocker Pumpkin Pie Plate by Lady Libertine Vintage.

Thanks for finding fall colors with me today! I even found an idea for next time -- squirrels! So please join me next Wednesday to wander thru Etsy! The squirrels and I will see you then!

So for now I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, yummy food and exciting football!!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Sandwich Day! - Wednesday Wanderings and the Shops Found Along the Way

Make your favorite sandwich for lunch! Go to your local sandwich shop! Top off the pb&j with baloney!!

It's National Sandwich Day!!

(You say bologna and I say baloney....  Bologna.  Baloney.... OK, you know the song)

A couple of Christmases ago, I made some crochet food for Noli -- one was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This one leaves your face clean, no tell-tale signs of jelly, no sticky fingers. Oh where is the fun?!!

Someday I'll make another one for my shop. Right now Noli has the original -- and it's not even stale ;-)

So, work up your appetite and join me in visiting the sandwich shops of Etsy!

Here's that pb&j with baloney! Your kids can make any funny combination they want with this set!! Sandwich Set Felt Play Food by Northwoods Toys. Cute, cute, cute -- and well made too.

Did you say that sandwich bags are on your grocery shopping list? Well, check this one out! More cuties in her shop -  Sandwich Purse by Treebot.

Or how about these potholders? These would make cooking fun! Made with two batting layers, one of which is an insulated one to really keep your fingers from being burned on that grilled sandwich! Peanut Butter and Jelly Potholders by Cool Tricks.

Wear your sandwich on your sleeve with these cool cuff links! Filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and onions -- that's a lot to pack into these tiny sandwiches! Grilled Chicken Sandwich Cufflinks by Schickie Mickie.

Do you ever watch "Man v. Food" on the Travel channel?  A sandwich like this would certainly give Adam pause before taking the bet! Or maybe he'd be saying "Does it come with fries??" Big Sandwich Print by Hurricane Katrina.

Whew!! Now I'm so full I need to find a flat river rock to stretch out on in the sun!! Or maybe I should excercise.  Nah -- flat river rock wins every time!!

By the way, do you know where sandwiches originated? Yeah, yeah -- the Earl of Sandwich -- I guess we all know that. BUT, do you know what the illustrious Earl was doing when inventing said sandwich?

Gambling!! He needed something he could hold in one hand to eat while holding the cards in the other! This was way back in 1762 so, apparently, the idea took hold  ;-)

OK, now for that flat river rock.....


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