Julie Vintage and Treasure Hunting Continues….

Julie Vintage and Treasure Hunting Continues….

    There is nothing more fun to me, than visiting antique malls, thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, and even a quick visit to Goodwill. My car is usually filled to the max with my finds! Usually what you find at these places are Made in the USA, good quality, hand crafted with pride, lovely unique items that still look beautiful, and that still work because they were made well at the time.  Even…

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Cast Iron, Corn Bread, Corn Sticks, Southern Cooking, and Frying

Cast Iron, Corn Bread, Corn Sticks, Southern Cooking, and Frying

                    It wouldn’t be the south without lots of picnic baskets.  I was looking for somewhere on my website to showcase my picnic baskets and I think this the most appropriate post.  I have many memories of delicious southern food in lots of wooden picnic baskets. So, Welcome! ———————————————   Cast Iron, Corn Bread, Corn Stick, Maker 1985 Christmas Gift To Us from Gordon’s Parents, Milton…

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Happy Birthday Hitch!

Happy Birthday Hitch!

    Clutch the Pearls Ladies   Alfred Joseph Hitchcock August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980 Gordon Carved This Pumpkin Mr. Hitchcock I first saw the movie, The Birds, when I was 6 years old and fell in love with ‘suspense’, and no one does suspense like Alfred Hitchcock.   I then wanted to see other movie’s that he had made.  That led to me discovering my most favorite movie of all time, Rear…

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Remembering My Grandfather on Father’s Day

Remembering My Grandfather on Father’s Day

    Happy Father’s Day to the greatest man that I have ever known, my Grandfather, Franklin Elwood Haskin   He died when he was 57, I was 14 at the time.  He was more of a father to me than a grandfather.  I think that is because my biological father was a ‘deadbeat dad’ and he tried to make up for it.  And he did!      The photo above is my favorite one…

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Remembering These Women on Mother’s Day

Remembering These Women on Mother’s Day

    Nellie Mae and Me 1962 My Grandmother ——————————————— My Coconut Cake with Roses Mother’s Day as I remember Them From my Youth Cake, Ice Cream, Flowers, Handbag, Hat and Gloves Vintage milk glass serving plates, vintage cups, gloves and pearls. Roses and Rosemary from our Garden (Rose-Mary) Happy Vintage Mother’s Day I have to put at least one photog/photo of me on every post.  🙂 ———————————— Happy Mother’s Day —————————————————————————————————–   Mother’s Day…

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Julie Loves Asian

Julie Loves Asian

          Welcome to my ‘Julie Loves Asian’ Page The Asian cultures play a big role in how I live and how I eat and how I decorate.  Having grown up in the south I didn’t come in contact with that many Asians.  It wasn’t until I got married, and Gordon and I moved to Hawaii, that I came to know and love all things Asian. I find in my daily life…

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A Vintage Christmas

A Vintage Christmas

            Welcome to our Vintage Christmas We hope to fill this page with some of our favorite things.  I find that I love looking to the past for those one of a kind, beautiful, unique and special things that just brighten up a room.  To me vintage is very charming, it has such a lovely patina and I think it represents a time long ago where quality was important.  Some…

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Corn Bread, Cast Iron Skillet, Dressing, and Tradition

Corn Bread, Cast Iron Skillet, Dressing, and Tradition

Emmaline Eliza, Nellie Mae, Mary Keith, and Julie Ann My Great-Grandmother, Grandmother, Mother, and Me. When I decided to write about this I was just going to attach it to any one of the food posts, but then I realized that this was too special and it deserved it’s very own post.  This is dedicated to my Great-Grandmother Emma Keith. Emmaline Eliza Keith (My mother’s, mother’s, mother.) This Christmas, I wanted to recreate the tradition…

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Julie Diamond in the Junq Shoppe

Julie Diamond in the Junq Shoppe

(Due to unexpected home renovations we have decided to postpone our grand opening until late Summer 2017.) Welcome to Julie Diamond in the Junq Shoppe This shoppe is for those unique individuals that are able to see what others don’t seem to notice until it’s pointed out to them.  Those that have an eye for something special that just seem to elude the rest.  Those who can literally spot a ‘Diamond in the Junq’.  Granted…

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Julie Loves Vintage

Julie Loves Vintage

Welcome to Julie Vintage This is all about my love of the past and how I bring it into the present and hopefully inspire my daughter to take it into her future. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Be sure to check out my: Julie Vintage Pages ——————————————————————— “So happy to have you here.” (Every now and then my southern belle roots tend to creep out). Now where are my manors?  Do come in and sit a spell.  Enjoy yourself…

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Cinderella Christmas

Cinderella Christmas

    Welcome to Julie’s Cinderella Christmas Merry Christmas! It is so nice of you to join me. I wanted to do something new and different for Christmas instead of the normal red and green color scheme that most everyone uses.  I also wanted to center my Christmas celebration around a favorite childhood memory.  A happy fantasy type Christmas that was big and over the top that only America knows how to do best. Hence,…

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Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

     Alfred Hitchcock to me, is the most famous director of the 20th. Century.  He has made a tremendous impression on me for my entire life.  His movies inspire me as well as entertain me.  So for this  Halloween, I wanted to recreate my version of the movie, The Birds.  Here I have selected some stills from the movie and you will see my attempt at bringing this old vintage movie to life in my…

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Julie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday

Julie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday

 Welcome toJulie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday  My cute vintage ‘made in England’ tin.  My vintage Snow White ‘Happy Birthday’ card.  My vintage deer, vintage champagne glass that house some lovely white roses. ————————————— Very elegant looking.  Also very special to me. ————————- I had the best birthday possible.  One to remember.  This birthday stems from my youth.  When I was 5 for my birthday celebration my friends and I were taken to see Snow White…

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Spooketti Dinner With Hitchcock

Spooketti Dinner With Hitchcock

  It’s like looking in a mirror, isn’t it?  🙂 My favorite movie in the world is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window It’s just not Halloween without a big plate of “Spooketti” and a marathon of Alfred Hitchcock movies. —————————————– Spooketti Dinner and Alfred Hitchcock Every Special Dinner Requires a Grand Entrance Our Alfred Hitchcock wine glasses that Gordon and I painted at an art class.  They look really good here. The Montrachet Saturday Night Spooketti…

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Cinderella Bedtime Story

Cinderella Bedtime Story

The Story of Cinderella   Once Upon a Time….. Actually, my book starts off, “Near the fair city of Paris there once lived a gentleman whose wife had died, leaving him to care for their little daughter, Ella.” My childhood book above, The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales, in this book is just one of many versions of Cinderella ever written.  This one is based on the original by Charles Perrault.  In this story…

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Cinderella Party Foods and Ideas

Cinderella Party Foods and Ideas

    Vintage Cinderella Planter with my Birthday Cake These photos were taken around Christmas for my Julie’s Cinderella Christmas I had such a fun Cinderella Christmas that I wanted to extend it into my birthday so this page is a merging of the two.  Here are a few party food ideas that you may like to try yourself.  They are all simple.  I don’t do anything complicated. Cinderella Cupcakes and Cinderella Appetizers Beautiful Carriage…

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Julie’s Cinderella Birthday

Julie’s Cinderella Birthday

Happy Birthday ——————————- February 13, 2015  Birthday Blogging My Cinderella Birthday On February 13, I turned 54!  I think that we should get excited about every birthday and appreciate them while we still can because they are only going to get worse. Julie’s Cinderella Birthday Cakes (The fluffy white and sparkly tulle at the bottom of the cake stand is a little girls tutu that I found on sale at Target after Christmas for just…

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Julie’s Cinderella Christmas

Julie’s Cinderella Christmas

  A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes……. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Welcome to Julie’s Cinderella Christmas Merry Christmas! It is so nice of you to join me. I wanted to do something new and different for Christmas instead of the normal red and green color scheme that most everyone uses.  I also wanted to center my Christmas celebration around a favorite childhood memory.  A happy fantasy type Christmas that was big and over the top that…

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Christmas and Holiday Cooking

Christmas and Holiday Cooking

  Hello and welcome to Christmas and Holiday Cooking.  We hope that you will sit back, stay awhile and enjoy reading about some of our favorite holiday foods.  You might even be inspired to try some of the recipes for yourself.  Not all holiday foods have to be fattening in order to taste good.  We tend to lighten most of our recipes in order to make them healthier.  Hope you enjoy.  Happy Holidays! Gordon and…

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Julie Vintage Craft Ideas

Julie Vintage Craft Ideas

I grew up in a very cluttered home.  Lots of books, animals, hobbies and interests.  My mother had better things to do instead of cleaning and organizing.  Clutter inspires creativity.  Clutter inspires inventiveness.  People who grow up in clutter are our inventors, our decorators, our visionaries, our architects….  So don’t be so quick to pick up that mess.  You may be stiflings someone’s creativity. Like I said, I grew up in clutter and I live…

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