Getting ready for Elkhorn Antique Flea Market this week. The market starts this Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 am. It is held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, on Hwy. 11, in Elkhorn Wisconsin. We have made another batch of cookies for all our customers. Hope to see you there.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We are off to Minnesota on Wednesday evening to attend the annual Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Mn. Looking forward to the road trip, which is always fun, as well as seeing all the fabulous vendors at the show. We will post some pictures of our trip when we get back. It's still not too late to attend this year's show. It runs Thursday thru Saturday.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
We had a pretty successful day at the flea market considering we were rained out the first part of the day. We were excited to share lots of new finds we had. I wanted to show some pictures of them.
Love, love, love these. They are so cute all together.
One of the two enamel top tables we have for the sale. Anne scored this one, along with the great vintage canister set at an auction.
Some estate sale finds. Again, perfect for fall!
If you missed us at Grayslake this weekend, come see us at Elkhorn in two weeks, Sept. 26. If you've never been to Elkhorn, you've got to go. It's a great flea market.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tonight I was packing an item I sold on Etsy and needed a freebie to throw in the box as a "thank you". I don't know about you, but I love getting little extras when I buy something. I had a pile of small rectangular cardboard I had been saving, which came off vintage seam binding. It's what they used to wrap the seam binding around. I kept them because I thought they would make the perfect book mark. I was right! I wanted to share with you my first attempt.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Hope you are having a great Labor Day! I just made the most delicious banana nut muffins thanks to Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, of The Food Network.
I got a total of 23 regular sized muffins, which is great because I can freeze half of them. I added three bananas and about 1/2 cup of chopped pecans to mine. I left out the coconut,granola, and banana chips, and swapped out the walnuts for pecans because I had them on hand. I also added a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to the top of mine, instead of all Ina's toppers.
Basically I kept the recipe very simple and made it my own. You should too! Use what you have on hand. Next time, I may make these with apples instead of bananas for a change.
Banana Crunch Muffins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 extra-large eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 bananas)
- 1 cup medium-diced ripe bananas (1 banana)
- 1 cup small-diced walnuts
- 1 cup granola
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Dried banana chips, granola, or shredded coconut, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 18 large muffin cups with paper liners. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the melted butter and blend. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas, and add them to the flour-and-butter mixture. Scrape the bowl and blend well. Don't over mix.
Fold the diced bananas, walnuts, granola, and coconut into the batter. Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each 1 to the top. Top each muffin with dried banana chips, granola, or coconut, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and serve.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Lately, we have gone on junking journeys further out into the country. When your driving in the country, you can't help but be amazed at how beautiful everything is. One thing I never get sick of seeing are all the old barns. Earlier today, I received some pictures of one of these old beauties. The barn is going to be torn down in a couple of days and they were wondering if Tattered Tiques was interested in any of the old barn wood. It is located in Iowa. I wanted to share some of the pictures of this fabulous old barn, and some other ones I have found along my way.
This poor horse has no idea what's about to happen.
About 10 years ago, I used to live in Iowa. If I had known then what I know now, I would of better appreciated what I had. We had 5 acres surrounded by corn fields, a huge beautiful garden, and plenty of room for out buildings. These out buildings could of housed all the farm animals I dream about having one day. The only problem was, I was too far from family! I would love to have all that again, but closer this time.
This round barn has been taken care of. It is beautifully manicured.
Last but not least. Some of you from the Chicago area may remember this old beauty. It used to stand along interstate 90 at the corner of Randall Road and I90. Sadly we lost it years back. This barn dates back to 1885, and was the only 16 sided barn of it's kind in Illinois. It was a true marvel.
According to the 2010 census, there are 664,264 barns built prior to 1960. That's a lot of old barns. You can learn more about the old barns being preserved at the following link, http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/rural-heritage/barn-again/Historic-Barns-in-the-United-States.html
We have so many great smalls, that we've decided to open a sister shop on Etsy called "Tattered Tiques Vintage". We don't have it up and running yet, but hope to get most of our things up this week(don't hold us to that). We will also bring most of these items to the upcoming markets we are doing. Here are a few of the vintage items you will find in our new store.
Marie Antoinette figure
Vintage bluebird salt and pepper shakers