Sunday, April 27, 2014

Crisp in a Jar ~ Down the Rabbit Hole

Rhubarb! I happen to adore everything rhubarb,the tarter the better. My Mom used to make the most amazing pie, tart, yet sweet. But, since I don't have her recipe, Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp is the one that Celia & I use to make our Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp in a Jar! This is only one of the many yummmmyyyy desserts you will be able to enjoy at Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ Greenscape Gardens, Mead, WA. 

I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure there's nothing you could do to discourage Rhubarb. It's the first to pop up in the garden, the last to go away and pretty much puts up with every kind of neglect you can throw its way.
My favorite thing to do with Rhubarb is make Rhubarb Crisp. Otherwise know as the easiest dessert on earth!
I make it several, several, several, times in the spring, along with rhubarb chutney, excellent with chicken & pork. Have you ever made Rhubarb syrup? It makes the most delicious drinks. Use your favorite Bourbon, some rhubarb syrup (make simple syrup, cook down rhubarb with a little water, let cool and add equal parts water ) & a splash of club soda, a little mint for garnish, and Yummmmmmyyyyy!!

So here is Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp Recipe (We have added Strawberries)

4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4-5 stalks)
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, if large
1 1/14 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, such as McCann's
12 (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the fruit, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and the orange zest together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice and then mix it into the fruit. Pour the mixture into an 8 x 11 baking dish (we use 8 oz canning jars) and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
For the topping, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar, salt, and oatmeal. With the mixer on  low speed, add the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, covering it completely, and bake for 35 - 45 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream. Now the BEST part enjoy! It's virtually impossible not to!!
See you soon at our second Vintage Home & Garden Market ~ Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ 10am - 4pm ~ Greenscape Gardens ~ 14212 N. Market Street ~ Mead, WA.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Find us at these Spring & Early Summer Vintage Shows!!

Our vintage and antique show line-up starts with our Second Vintage Home & Garden Market, 
Down the Rabbit Hole!
May 10, 2014

Our market will take place in a beautiful charming garden setting at Greenscape Gardens!This event offers Vintage Goods for the Home and Garden! Shoppers will be able to find an assortment of 
vintage furniture, industrial, architectural salvage, primitives, antiques, handmade gifts, jewelry, must haves, and lots of decorating inspiration! Along with vintage treasures we will be offering fabulous foods and delicious bakery goods! 

We are so very excited about this year's event to be held at Greenscape Gardens!

Greenscape Gardens is a new destination nursery that will provide a unique experience, set in a beautiful natural environment representing what the Northwest has to offer such as waterfalls, ponds, landscaping and stone work.
We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!

Next .....

The Farm Chicks
June 7 & 8, 2014

We love The Farm Chicks Antiques Show!! 
We gather and collect for this show all year!!You will find the BEST at this show!


We love this Market!! 

Full of vintage charm!It reminds us of the old country fairs. 
Where you will see kids playing, people laughing, eating and visiting.  Bringing community together!! 

We will keep you up-to-date with up coming shows, events, and all things we love! 
Glad & Celia

Sunday, December 22, 2013

In the Cupcake Shop we can build a snowman....

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of
our absolute favorite cupcake shops
in Spokane, or pretty much anywhere,
has got to be
Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshop

Not only do they have the most amazing cupcakes,
but it's owned by two totally awesome women, 
Judy Rozier~BeeBe and Sally Winfrey, 
and well...a great friends. They are
some of the nicest people 
you will ever meet!

We are honored, privileged, and blessed
 to have the opportunity to design and create
yet another cupcake shop for Sweet frostings.
We are so happy to be able to 
create & design
A Christmas Decor 
for these adorable shops!

This year these two delightful snow people 
took center stage at the north store location.
I can't think of a better way to start the winter
season than with two of the cutest,
 jolly, happy, souls!!

We made
Hundreds of snowflakes!!

Dressed the chairs for the holidays, 
with vintage aprons.

The Party Room is decorated
with vintage furniture 
& filled with 
vintage Christmas Decor. 
 Available for you
and a special someone to have
the perfect party....have fun!!

Sweet frostings. downtown shop 
windows are filled with
snowflake trees, lights, paper & marshmallow garlands
and of course

The Holidays are fast approaching, and whether
you need to pick up a hostess gift, 
or a gift for a loved one,
there really isn't anything better
to give
than cupcakes!!

Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshop
12501 North Division St. (Wandermere Mall)
15 South Washington (Downtown)
Spokane, WA

Thank you Cary Burnett for your ability to capture the mood of the season 
and your eye for details,
which make your photos so magical!!
Thank you Denny Wuesthoff for your artwork, 
amazing talent!! Love you!!

We wish all of you a 
Most Blessed Christmas 
and Happy New Year!!

xox Glad & Celia

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A little Country Christmas!!

I love to dress our home for the holidays..... With vintage ornaments that have been passed down from one generation to another, these wonderful ornaments have timeless charm ~ the more scraped and scuffed, the better, and to fill our home with all of the elements of nature, pine cones and aromatic boughs.... the perfect fit for a Country Home.
Our home is brought to life through warm colors and soft and comfy furniture  ~ for me that's what a country home should be. Much of the way I decorate is nostalgic, with so many wonderful memories of my Mom and Aunt Dorothy taking all of us kids out to our grandparents country farm and bringing home lots of greenery, branches, boughs and a tree that filled our living room.
The most important part of the season is to spend time with my family and grandkids. And I always look forward to my sister, Jan and her family, coming to our home on Christmas Eve. Just thinking about it makes me happy!
This Christmas, I wish you days filled with snowy walks, nights that sparkle with candlelight and conversation, and the very best of all your traditions new and old. Merry Christmas to you, your family and friends!!

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Christmas Giveaway ~ Please visit Alice

A Christmas Giveaway ~ Alice
Leave her a comment  * LINK* That's all you have to do...have FUN!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Boys & Girls New Tees are in Town!!

We would like you to meet Oliver & Ava, our adorable models for our Vintage Inspired Tee Shirt Collection!
Thinking about stocking up on Tees...this is the time of year to do it!!
Our Tees are made of the softest cotton, and have the vintage soft feel that you will love!
The Tees fit can best be described as "Easy & Comfy" fit, not too tight and not too loose, we know you will love them!!

Mercer Truck & Ice Cream, Ice Cream, They all Scream Tees

Bow & Arrow Tee

Camper Tee
Madison Tee with Crown & Ava Tee with Ice Cream, Ice Cream, They All Scream
Trophy Tee
"Star" ~ There's a new sheriff in Town

Mr. Mustache

$22 each

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market ~ 2013

Oh My Goodness! Where do we start? The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market was truly an amazing, magical event!! We had the best time at the Charming Five Mile Prairie Grange, in Spokane, WA with the most wonderful group of junking, fun loving friends and vendors at this year's event!
We would like to thank all of our loyal customers who came to our event and blessed us all!! We so love you!!
It is amazing and humbling to us, watching the vendors set up for our show, bringing the BEST vintage goodness ...which they so beautifully-style! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Shoppers lined up, even in the rain, so that they could be first to shop ....have fun, listen to the music, enjoy the fabulous food & drinks....
..........and the most wonderful sweet treats you have ever experienced! A huge thank you to Kayleen of Vintage Mama & Friends ~ the food was over the top delicious!!

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market is held every year in the fall, our favorite time of the of course we had pumpkins and mums of every color, shape, and style......

For Celia & myself, the very best part of our show, besides the two days we get to spend with our junking friends, chatting, laughing, eating, selling, styling, is meeting those of YOU who came to the Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Marekt!
This year we had our friend, Cary Burnett on stage....taking photos with "your favorite find or favorite friend."
There were mothers and daughter, sisters, and girl friends that came for the shopping, inspiration & fun!! We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do!
                            Rhonda and her daughter of "Verve" in Medical Lake, WA. If you haven't been to Rhonda's shop in Medical Lake, please do! It is oh so lovely....styled beautifully, with so many gifts for you or a friend....
Ok, this is about the cutest photo of Cary Burnett ever!! We would like to thank Cary for all the beautiful photos of our show!!
There were lots of hugs & kisses for this little adorable!!

                             Angela, Holly & Heidi, so happy they were able to come for the shopping experience!!

                               First time vendors, Keri Redd of Redd Petunia, Kelly (she was our flower girl in our wedding, pictures another time, and Kimmy! All cousins of my husband ~love family joining us!!
Our friend, Rebecca of Peace Within, love her!!
Friends ~ Hi Serena!!

                                        Charlie and's photo time...Cousins forever!!

Dad & daughter moment...what would we do without our Celia....she's always taking care of us!!

Celia making sure everyone is taken care of....

My nephew, Shannon. He was our music on Saturday!! Love this young man!!
                                                       Shannon ~ Family

Wonderful fun times with friends!
My dear, sweet friend, Dianna Chelf & her daughter, Fielding (not in pic) own Two Women Vintage Goods in Spokane, WA. They have so much talent and style, their shop is wonderful!! Please stop by and see them. We have filled their shelves with our fabric if you didn't get one, or need another, make a trip downtown to check out their lovely store!!

This is just a tiny bit of what was offered at The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market. We will continue to share more photos with you, please feel free to share them on facebook or Pinterest. We hope you will put our event on your calender for next year, and come have fun with us!
Glad & Celia
Taking some time off to rest...
Night, Night

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