Crabapple Closeup
Foraging for Crabapples
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/30/2013 | 12 Comments
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Another family walk proves fruitful … while we were out exploring the other night, I happened to spot a group of crabapple trees that I had never noticed before. They’re on public land (so they’re fair game), and the fruit on a couple of the trees is close to ripe. Looks like I’ll be making crabapple jelly, crabapple bread and all other manner of crabapple goodness over the next few months.

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Christmas Card Gift Tags
Make Christmas Card Gift Tags
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/29/2013 | 1 Comment
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Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags (maybe even nicer). First, I look for large images that would work well as circular tags. I trace around these with a drinking glass and cut them out. (A large craft punch would make even faster work of this, but I don’t own one, yet).

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Cupola
My Brimfield Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/25/2013 | 1 Comment
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Now that I’ve shown you a bit about the Brimfield Antique Show, let’s get on to the good stuff: my finds.

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Brimfield Barn
Brimfield Antique Show
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/25/2013 | No Comments
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Huffstetler family road trips always include stops at thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. Yesterday I showed you the dishes that I scored at an estate sale we happened upon while in Massachusetts a few weeks back. Today, I thought I’d talk about one of the scheduled stops on our trip: Brimfield Antique Show.

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Brown Transferware Dishes
My Dish Deal
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/24/2013 | 1 Comment
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For years I’ve wanted a set of brown transferware dishes, but it’s pricey stuff, so I’ve always just admired it from afar. That all changed a few weeks ago, when we stopped in at an estate sale while on vacation.

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