Scrolling through Pinterest, I have located some new special finds that I am lovin……
What an awesome cabinet [Read more…]
There are recipes we all remember from our childhood whether they were made by our moms or the warm toasty kitchen of our grandmother’s house.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I stumbled across some great vintage cookbooks that have some familiar recipes. While thumbing through these great little gems, it occurred to me there were so many recipes that were not familiar. Something else that I noticed were the ingredients. It seems that years ago many of the recipes had minimal ingredients that were readily available and did not have complicated instructions. [Read more…]
Woke up to a new round of winter weather. Last week it was three days of ice with snow on top and it all finally melted with help from the rain on Saturday. Now snow has come to visit again (insert sad face……come on Spring). [Read more…]
I really love to cook and everything that is incorporated into it no matter what it is such as recipes, utensils, cook books, linens, etc.
In my adventures to support my vintage and antique addiction, I have come across some great kitchen things for the kitchen. I love to stumble upon great vintage recipe books and I feel that the home town recipe book are great. They are just filled with the best recipes from everyone from your next door neighbor to your grandmother (in my case it was my Nanny, she was the best cook in the world……in my opinion). [Read more…]
Vintage Dairy Products are highly collectible and these are no exception.
Vintage milk caps from Gonneville’s Dairy in Saco, ME and Rossignol & Sons Dairy Farms in Waterville, ME. This is a collection of 8 vintage milk caps in good condition for their age. They are vintage so there may be a few imperfections on the cap and logo’s; however over all they are great. [Read more…]
Soil pH is a very important part of growing, no matter what type of garden you are growing…..
Vegetable, Flower, Fruit, Shade or Full Sun.
Since the spring growing season is vastly approaching and you haven’t seen or prepared your soil since last growing season it’s time to ramp up on your pH skills.
You probably know what the pH level to the human body is however; you may not be familiar with soil pH for your gardening.
The Colorado State University Extension defines Soil pH as…..
Soil pH is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a soil. On the pH scale, 7.0 is neutral. Below 7.0 acid, and above 7.0 is basic or alkaline. A pH range of 6.8 to 7.2 is termed near neutral. [Read more…]
I recently picked up this great vintage stool that needs a little TLC.
The bones are in excellent condition; however the rattan seat…..not so much. She is definitely a keeper though. She will have a new seat and a fresh coat of paint and her glory days will be restored.
I will keep you posted on her progress.
Do you have a great find that you are bringing back to life?
As I scroll through the pages of Pinterest, I can’t help but fall in love with some of the vintage, antique, farm house, and shabby chic decor. I have gathered a few of my favorites.
What an awesome table, the stencil gives just the right amount of flare.
This is such a great piece. I can think of many places I could hang this little gem!!! [Read more…]
Yes………It is time to put the winter on hold for a bit and think a head to Spring.
I know there is more winter in store for some and a lot more for others.
However, one way to get my mind off of the snow, sleet, wind, and bitter temperatures is to receive a Spring seed catalog in the mail. I look forward to them every year and feel like a kid looking for toys at Christmas. There is an abundance of catalogs to choose from these days. These catalogs offer a range of seeds from traditional, heirloom, organic, open-pollinated, hybrid. Many of the seeds that are offered in the catalogs are not only from the United States, but from around the world. [Read more…]
I began this blog to bring my love for vintage, antiques, and furniture makeovers to everyone. I have a great passion for vintage and antique items to breath life back into and make the once loved, lovable again!
I want to share with you DIY projects, recipes, gardening, makeovers, and the love I have of my Blue Ridge Mountains. I hope to open up, enlighten, and awaken the creative juices of those that share the love of these things too. I welcome everyone to grab a cup of their favorite drink and come along this journey with me.
Thank you for stopping by and taking time from your busy schedule to see what Blu Ridge Vintage is all about…….