September 19, 2008
SHOW & TELL FRIDAY
I would like to share the chandlier my husband and I made by taking three lamps apart and uses some of the parts of each. One of the lamps which was the in crystal pattern that I have in the cabinet. We also added a brass chandler, an antique bowl and its prisms. The bowl is turned upside down and last the lampshade the matches my other two crystal pattern lamps with the same shade. The globes I took from my parlor chandlier and that now is in need of replacment globes. All the pieces we used came from garage sales or flea markets and all were less than five dollars each. The chandlier is above my dining room table, it has taken a little while for it to grow on us, but it is one of a kind! The cabinet is an old closet that my husband added shelves and built on to the closet. We took the old french doors that came in our 1920’s craftman’s style house and the old wooden windows that were on the house and used these for the doors on the cabinet that is full of my collection of crystal.
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One tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice
One cup of whole milk less one tablespoon
Add one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in measuring cup
Add milk up to the one cup measuring line
Stir together the milk and vinegar or the lemon juice
Let stand fifteen minutes at room temperature
When milk starts to curdle, stir
Buttermilk is ready to use
Mixing bowl, I use my old dough bowl
Cookie sheet pan
Cookie cooling rack
Original Recipe flour mix
One and one half stick of chilled salted butter
One cup of buttermilk
one cup of blueberries
Grated cinnamon with sugar added
Cut one sheet of parchment paper to fit cookie sheet to bake sconce on
Cut one sheet of parchment paper to roll dough on
Add bag of Original Recipe Victorian House Sconces to mixing bowl
Add one and one half stick of chilled salted butter, cut into small pieces using panstry blender
Blend the dough and butter until fine and crumbly
Slowly add one cup of butter milk
work dough with hands until soft ball is formed
place dough on floured parchment paper
Knead three or four times
Divide dough in half
With rolling pin shape each half into a 6 inch flatten circle 3/4 inch thick
Add fresh or frozen blueberries
If using frozen blueberries, leave in freezer until adding to dough to keep them from thawing out to fast
Knead blueberries into dough
shape dough into circle
Cut into quarters, I loved making the scones into a pie shape
At this time you can place on parchment paper cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake,
(my oven was set at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes)
When baking do not let the parchment paper turn dark tan or brown, then you will not cook them too long
Bake scones until light golden brown
Sconces mix makes about 16 scones, depending on size you cut the scones into
Serve warm with butter, preserves, or as I did with dream whip
The parchment paper makes cleaning up so easy and its great to bake with.
I buy my parchment paper at Walmart.
Also check out Debbie’s web site for other sconce mix and direction for baking a variation of scones. The scones are very moist and delicious.
Blue Boy was purchased as a set with the girl in original frames, at a antique shop in Water Valley, MS for $25.00. I wanted this set for the memories of my childhood, my parents who had this set in our living room
Welcome to my parlor. My home is a craftsman’s style built around 1920.
I hope you enjoy seeing photos of my parlor. The portrait on the wall was found last year for three dollars aat a garage sale.
My sofa I found on the side of the road 20 years ago and hauled on the top of my car. I recovered the sofa years ago, now its time for it to be recovered again. My light came from an antique shop. My Spinning wheel is in the back ground. Someday I will to spin on the wheel and blog it.
Here is a photo of my antique piano, and 2 small pictures of flower markets, that I found at a garage sale 20 years ago. The middle photo of a flower market was found in the attic when we purchased our house. Also a lady came to visit and she had a picture that would look wonderful with my others. It was a Monet of field of poppies and ladies. Yeah!
My fireplace mantel was purchased at a antique store.
One day I hope to have gas logs in it.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Scramble Egg, Potatoes Cubes, Chopped Bacon, Cheese Dish
Vanilla Creme Tea
Victorian House Scones Original Mix
Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
Smuckers Strawberry Preserves
Homemade Fig Preserves
Two Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls
Salt & Pepper
Vanilla Creme Tea
Spearmint, Rosemary, Peppermint, Dried roses
Parlor antique coffee table with leather insert
Antique dresser scarf , linen dinner napkin, napkin rings
Royal Albert Old Country Roses