1.27.2015

My Booth at The Lazy Daisy Gift Store

                                  TOOT! TOOT!

Time is not on my side these days it seems.  But I finally got some photos taken and I would love to show off my new space  

                                             The Lazy Daisy Gift Store


LDGS is a darling shop, the second one owned and just newly opened this past August by Michelle.  I got in this charming shop just in time, because people are clamoring for space now.  The owner is cute as a button and a doll to work with and every vendor is a delight.   The shop is located in a historic Virginia community known as Midlothian, fondly called The Village by most of us.  It's a friendly little Southern community in the northwestern part of Chesterfield county, just a few miles from the big city of Richmond. 

  Williamsburg charm is prevalent in the village.  Hoping you will visit, you will also find two antique malls, Buckingham and Coalfield Station, as well as other small antique shops, thrifts, and great places to dine.   When you walk in the door of the shop, you are met by a pathway of  beautifully hand painted diamond  flooring.  The store is filled with upscale hand made gifts, up-cycled hand painted furniture, antiques, vintage and oh so much more.   Let me know you are coming.  Would love to see you! Now for some pictures of my space.                                                               

P.S. Many things in the booth are bigger things, not great for shipping.  The smaller items are in my on- line shop.  www.thevintagenest.com.  But there are some smaller items, so if you see something you might want let me know, and I'll see if it's suitable for shipping.  Happy too!

Until next time ~ xoxo
















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1.11.2015

New Spaces and Faces




Indoors or out, my booth or my website, the concept of renewal is similar.   Like we plant seeds in our garden, in our home or business, the formation begins with the seeds of inspiration and with the hope that all will blossom into something wonderful.  
2014 for me, was a year of growth and change, so much growth that I often became bogged down in the process.  So much to do, with so little time, left me lagging and uninspired.  More social platforms left less time for my blog and many of you emailed to ask if was I doing okay and were things alright, since I was not throwing many blog posts up.  All that along with a life threatening health situation with my better half, left me overwhelmed at times.
  Sooooo.......I have decided to change things up a bit and hope this will get me back on course.  I so love and am passionate about what I do ......the hunting for vintage and antique treasures, the process of change with many of these items, and my blog.  I would love to share with you my plans for this New Year. 
I have a booth in a darling new shop near my home (well....kind of near :)(all about that in the next blog post)  So far, it's doing quite well and it's where I sell larger items that I can't do on my website.  As of 2015 I expanded the space but am sharing with a dear friend.   The other night, he and I redid the booth for the New Year, and just having someone else with me and share, made the process so much easier.  We both have the same taste and Tony is so talented, that I loved every idea he had for the space.  A little bit of that heaviness on my shoulders dropped right off.  :)
a little peek at the newly fluffed booth
The website:   In a few days I will be closing the website,  The Vintage Nest, to revamp that also.    I expect it to be closed for no more than a week to 10 days.  It will still be viewable  until I re-open it; you just can't purchase anything.  I plan to put no more than 25 or so items on the website at any given time, making the items, fresh and new.  If they don't sell within a month's time, then they will be moved to my brick and mortar booth.  
I am also, thrilled to announce I have been chosen to be included in a new adventure.  A  pop-up on line "weekend vintage market" to be a bi-monthly adventure.   Stay tuned for more information on that.  The first show to be held Jan. 23rd-25th.
And lastly, I have also been asked to co-host a new blog linky party, honored and thrilled to be a part of.  It's still in the works, but hope to get it off the ground soon.  Can't wait to give you more info and.hope all you bloggers will join on in the party.  Some pretty hip bloggers will be hosting this party, well known in the decor world.
My husband is doing well, and with each passing day we thank the good Lord for our blessings.  Hopefully a new kidney will be in our future. :)
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I want to thank all my faithful readers and customers of my website.  I can't tell you all how much I appreciate each and everyone one of you and wish you all the best, health and happiness for the new year. x0x0x0
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12.27.2014

French Glace Orange Slices

Oh My!!!



Need a little sunshine, sweetness, and Vitamin C in your life.....especially during the upcoming dark, cold, wintry days of January?  I have the answer for you in this simple but elegant, kinda healthy, and delicious bit of goodness.  

Different from the usual candied peels, this thin half-circle shape includes some of the flesh which is refreshing with the distinctive bitter note of the beautiful orange chewy rind.  Being that my better half is on a restricted diet due to kidney dialysis, I did not bake any cookies or goodies this Christmas but still wanted a little something that was a bit sweet and holidayish.  This is a traditional dessert in Provence France and since oranges are coming in for the season, is a perfect winter time treat.  Plus a fabulous side benefit, for when it is cooking your house smells amazing.  I am pretty sure I have a new tradition starting here at my house and I hope you will try it.  It's easy. 

RECIPE
3 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2-3 navel oranges, sliced crosswise, 1/4" thick and
6 oz. good dark chocolate

In a large straight-sided skillet,  bring the water and sugar to  a boil.  Add the orange slices and simmer over medium-high heat, turning the slices occasionally, until the liquid gets syrupy.  For me, this took about 30 minutes.  Lower the heat slightly and continue cooking 10 or so more minutes, until the liquid gets even richer.  Transfer slices to a wire rack lined with wax paper or parchment paper and let dry.  The recipe said it would take overnight.  I found it took longer ( couple of days) and ended up drying mine in a dehydrator.  When they are ready, cut circles in half.  (you could cut the circles in half before adding to sugar water also)  Melt your very good chocolate and dip the slices in, return to the paper and let chocolate harden.  Store layers between wax paper in an air tight container.  Some sprinkle a little sea salt on them but I didn't.  Makes a beautiful gift and So good!!!  





Cook's Note

I don't recommend using a low calorie/ no calorie sweetener.  I tried it, and the oranges did not dry very pretty and were not as tasty.  I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers.  DO NOT throw away the leftover orange simple sugar syrup that will be left over.  It would be excellent to add to baking such as muffins, use in cocktails, a fruit compote, a pancake, waffle or ice cream topping.  Many uses....... it's liquid gold.  :)

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