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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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