Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mrs. Shabby in Pink

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Mrs. Shabby in Pink

Meet Jackson Cole

Meet Jackson Cole- BeverlyJeans Grandson

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Treasures

Shabby Chic Pink Ladybug Designs Aprons

Aqua Green Vintage Bottle

Shabby Cottage Mosaic Birdhouse

Porcelain Iron with Shabby Pink Flowers

Vintage Tin Plates

Shabby in Pink Tip

Shabby in Pink Tip

Antique Wicker and Rattan Peices, hard to clean dust.

Use a dry bristled brush to claen antique and rattan peice. It loosens the dust in hard to clean places. Follow with the brush attachment on vacuum.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yummy Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Yummy Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

Cream Filling

1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with a electric mixer until creamy.Add egg & vanilla, beating well.
3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and the next three ingredients in the bowl, stirring well. Add oats, stir well. Add to butter mixture, stir until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheet lined in parchment paper. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan and cool on wire racks.
4. Spread 1 tablespoon Cream Filling over top of eack cookie, top with remaining cookies right side up.

Cream Filling
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, scraping bowl. Beat on high until light and fluffy.

Easy Ways to add Cottage Charm to your Kitchen

Easy ways to add cottage charm to your kitchen

Mix New & Old-
Painted shabby white cabinets or wood kitchen table. Add different style chairs found at flea markets and resale shops. Old Transferware dishes compliments everyday dishes. Add color with a bouquet of fresh flowers from the garden in a vintage pitcher.
Use Pattern-
Beautiful floral seat cushions with pretty vintage material pillows. Mix & Match with florals, ginghams, & stripes.
Use Beaded Board-
Very inexpensive panels can be installed on your walls or even ceiling to add a historical charm to your home. Easy to wipe off.
Add Color to Cabinets-
Paint or wallpaper the inside of glass-door cabinets and behind the shelves to show off your china collectibles and glassware.
And of course, Let the Sun Shine in
Natural light adds charm and comfort to any room. Use light and airy window treatments.
Have fun with your kitchen, find vintage accessories to add character. Don't be afraid of colors, I love to mix pastels and crisp colors. Fresh flowers always fills the house with pretty hues and scents.

Shabby in Pink Tips

Great Cleaning Tip-
Cleaning a pan that will not come clean, use a fabric softner sheet. Helps clean the tough stains. Works wonderful on the stove too.

Shabby Chic Pink Ladybug Designs

Shabby Chic Pink Ladybug Designs

Sweet Shabby Pillow

My Mother's Day Pillow

Sweet Rose Cottage Apron

BeverlyJean Davies

Welcome 'Shabby Chic Pink Ladybug Designs'

Recipe for a hot day...
Pinapple Cooler
Makes 8 Servings
1 large fresh pinapple, about 4 pounds
1 1/4 cups of sugar
11 sprigs fresh lavender, rosemary, or lemon verbena
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
Tip: For Pinapple-Rum Cooler, stir in 1 cup of dark rum.
Cut and peel pinapple. Place fruit into food processor with metal blade and pulse until pinapple is crushed. Transfer to a large pot, add sugar, 4 cupswater, and 3 herb sprigs. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduse heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through fine mesh sieve. Gently press the solids to extract the juice. Cool and stir in the lemon juice. Serve over ice garnished with the remaining herb sprigs.
I found this recipe and thought it was perfect for the month of July weather..

Shabby in Pink Tips

Shabby in Pink Tips
Planning a tea party or just having friends over?
This Thrifty Chic has a trick for a room smelling like a rose garden.
Use a old pot, fill halfway with water. Add your favorite scented poppouri, my favorite is Rose. Set the stove on simmer and let the lovely scent fill your home. Indulge yourself into the tranquillity of a garden.
This adds a wonderful touch for company or just to read a book and relax.

My New Friend & A Pillow

My New Friend & A Pillow

It was a week before Mother's Day and I was browsing through Ebay. I saw the prettiest pillow, I bid on the pillow & to my surprise, I won the pillow. I was so excited. A couple of days later the package arrived. When I opened the package it was wrapped in beautiful paper and said Happy Mother's Day. My heart melted, it was the loveliest surprise and a thoughtful touch. That was when a new friendship started. The pillow was the prettiest pillow I had ever seen, it was perfect and reminded me of my kids and the dog heading to the pond for a day of fishing. It had touched my heart and made me smile.

Now BeverlyJean sells her beautiful work in Shabby in Pink Boutique. We chat just about everyday, we have so much in common. Two creative women sharing what we love to do.

Welcome 'Shabby Chic Pink Ladybug Designs'

I believe that the pillow was meant to bring a wonderful new friendship.

"Old friends are always best,

unless you can find a

new one to make and old

one out of."

Thank You BeverlyJean, I am so glad we met.

New Products for July

Shabby in Pink Treasures Spotlight for July

A Tip to the Vintage Look

Shabby in Pink Tips

I just love the vintage look. I would say that I am a Thrifty Chic. This goes out to all the Thrifty Chics.
How to make the Vintage Look-
Purchase a set of pretty and inexpensive sheet sets. Gently bleach the sets till you have your desired hues. This can work for just about anything from sheets to tablecloths.

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Inspired by Pink, Vintage, and Roses~