Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chocolate Bunny Peeps

 
Simple, easy, fun and SO yummy! All you need are:
Peeps of your choice (the bunnies just look so stinkin' cute!)
   Lollipop sticks
 Melting chocolate
 A double boiler or Bain Marie (pictured here)
Sprinkles
 And something to stand the dipped peeps up in.  I use a piece of styrofoam covered in parchment paper
 After the bunnies get their chocolate bath, drop the sprinkles on right away and place peeps in styrofoam until chocolate is set.
 It's always a good idea to have some 'extras' to dip as there is usually chocolate left over and you don't want to waste it!
 To serve the bunny peeps, I wrapped a few clay pots in fabric and tied them with a bow.  I filled the pots with styrofoam pieces, inserted the peeps and filled in with Easter grass to cover the foam.
 They're on display on my dining room table next to my bunny teapot and a tea cup that holds a battery-operated tea light.  
 The hardest part . . . keeping everyone from eating them before Easter!!

Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff   http://diyshowoff.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Petite Oie Napkin Holder Makeover

 
I got these for 20 cents each at the thrift store.  They're cute but not my 'style' so I decided to give them a makeover.
 First they received a bath of flat, black spray paint.  In case they didn't know who they really are, I decided to remind them that they are in fact, each a "little goose".  This was achieved with a fine-point paint pen.  To complete the ensemble, each received a tiny white bow made from vintage ribbon.

 It's always fun to look past the exterior of something and imagine what it may look like with a coat of paint, a covering of book pages or repurposed for an entirely different use!


Linking to these parties this week . . .

The DIY Showoff   http://diyshowoff.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Petite Shaker

 Vintage salt shakers are one of my 'collecting passions' so I couldn't pass this little beauty up.  Before a few simple additions, she was elegant but plain.
 My simple addition . . . a vintage-style post earring inserted into one of the shaker top holes!  I had to use a small pair of pliers to get the earring back on, screwed the top back in place and she was ready for her debut.
 The right piece of jewelry can most definitely set off a girl's natural beauty and curves.
 Salt shakers make beautiful little vases for real or dried flowers.  I love lavender and always have some on hand so I added a few sprigs.  Salt shakers are beautiful alone, in a collection or used for tiny vases -- so many possibilities.  What can YOU not stop collecting?


Linking to these parties this week . . .

The DIY Showoff   http://diyshowoff.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/

I'VE BEEN FEATURED!