Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

So excited that today is Easter Sunday; a day to remember, reflect, and celebrate the Lord's resurrection. Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross for me{and you} but praise His name He rose from the grave! Through His resurrection Jesus showed that He truly is the son of God...God Himself...Who has power over death!  What a joy it is that because of His resurrection He is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven and daily intercedes for us. Not only that, Jesus Christ now dwells within my heart! If you don't know Jesus as the Lord of your life, the risen and alive Savior, please contact me and I will be happy to share with you how you can know Him!
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. ~Romans 8:34~ 

And he saith unto them, Be not afrightted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid him. ~Mark 16:6~ 
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shalll he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this~John 11:25,26~

Love in Christ,

PS: I finally have a chance to post some pictures from my adventures in Tennessee! Just wondering if any of you would be interested in seeing some posts about my time with Above Rubies? I know it's a little odd to post about it since I've been home for almost 6 months, but thought you might enjoy seeing what I did while up there. Please leave your comments below!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I ♥ Thursday{no. 7}

I haven't done one of these posts lately and I sure have been loving a lot lately! ;)

Spring time...the weather{not too hot, not too cold}, the flowers, the green trees, seeing the hummingbirds, hearing the pretty tunes coming from the birds, the sunshine, and even the rain! Both of these photos were taken on one of those many rainy spring days. Doesn't everything look so pretty and green...a little muddy perhaps, but still pretty! The picture below is of our Dogwood tree from the kitchen window. 
Little House on the Prairie...I had seen a few episodes before, but just recently started to watch the first season. It is such a great show and I only wish there were more family friendly shows like it.
My GAP denim jacket...thrifted from Goodwill; it's the perfect piece for my spring wardrobe. I had been wanting one for a while and my mom spotted it on one of our many Goodwill trips. Thanks Momma! :)
This card... I discovered it on Pinterest and it's just so cute! Now I can't wait to make one to give to someone on their 25th birthday! By the way for something to be vintage it has to be at least 25 years old{or maybe it's 20?} Hmmm... ;)
This great article, Life is Too Short to Wear Frumpy Clothes, discovered over on Edelweiss Patterns. Love the blog too!
Letters...I've been writing and receiving quite a few letters lately! How happy I am when I get a letter in the mail! I hope the joy is felt by others when receiving one of my letters in return. I do love technology and being able to communicate with friends and family instantly, but nothing can beat a could old-fashion letter.

So what have you been loving this week? 
Like to watch Little House on the Prairie? 
Do you like to write letters? 
Please leave your comments below!

Love in Christ,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Perfect Tea Party Treat! {Guest Post}

Hello dear readers! So excited to present All Things Vintage first guest post. This yummy recipe for the perfect tea party cookie was created by my sweet friends Layla and Hagen, who blog over at Two Blessed Damsels. Be sure to check out their lovely blog! Also make sure to leave your comments below if you tried this delicious cookie! ~Sarah~

Hi there!
We are Layla & Hagen from Two Blessed Damsels, and we are going to share a recipe with you today! Before we begin, we would like to thank Sarah for inviting us as guests on her blog. Thank you, Sarah!

The recipe we are going to share with you today is one that just came to be. Layla started throwing things into a bowl, and this is what she got!

Our family has food allergies, so we make a lot of gluten-free treats. If you have wheat intolerance, you can eat these cookies with a peace-of-mind, and even if you don't, you are sure to love them! Although peanut butter and oats may not sound like tea-party ingredients, believe us when we say, they are. The peanut butter is not over-powering but adds to the buttery texture!

Enough chit-chat, let's get to baking!

1. Pre-heat oven to 350* and grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the first five ingredients.
3. Make a well, and mix in the last four. Add in chocolate chips or raisins (or both!), if desired.
4. Drop batter by tablespoons 2-3 inches apart on prepared sheets.
5. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
6. Let cookies cool on sheet for a minute or two, remove and let cool.
7. Pour yourself a cup of tea, or a glass of milk, and enjoy!

Whether you make them plain peanut butter, chocolate chip or raisin (or all three!), you will not be disappointed!

Our family loved these little treats so much that Hagen barely had time to snap these photos! Thank you once again to our sweet friend, Sarah! We hope that these cookies bring some sweetness to your life!

Love From,
Layla & Hagen

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What I Wore~Sunday Style{30's Inspired}

Hello! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. This morning's church service as left me full of praises to my Savior Jesus Christ for all that He did on the cross that I{and all who believe in Him} might receive eternal life! Several weeks back in this post here, I mentioned that I wanted to show you how I styled my houndstooth check cardigan in a 1930's inspired outfit. Well here it is!
Note my neighbor's pretty cherry tree in the background...thanks neighbors for the lovely back drop!
One of the things listed on my 104 list was to wear a pair of vintage gloves. I have to admit, I didn't actually wear these to church as I only thought about them afterwards when doing the photo shoot! ;) But they definitely give my outfit more of a polished 1930's look. 

My outfit is reminiscent of the pretty suits ladies would wear when they went to shop, go to an appointment, to church, etc. The only thing I'm missing is a cute little hat! The big collar and buttons on my cardigan as well as my long maxi-skirt lend to the 30's feel.

Of course no 1930's inspired outfit would be complete without a pair of oxford heels. These are probably my favorite pair of shoes!
I wasn't quite sure how to pose with my gloves when I wasn't wearing them. ;) You can see my new earrings given to me by one of my sweet friends. It was so thoughtful of her{you know who you are!}; she remembered that I love wearing screw-back earrings since my ears are not pierced. 
Cardigan: thrifted; $4.00
Black turtle-neck: thrifted; $5.00
Maxi-skirt: H&M{via Goodwill}; $2.00
Tights: gift; free
Oxfords: Sears; $20.00{although they were purchased with Christmas kinda' free ;)}
Gloves{vintage}: yard sale; borrowed from Mom
Screw-back earrings{vintage}: gift from friend; free

How was your Sunday? 
Do you ever wear vintage inspired outfits?
What are some of your favorite time periods to re-create? 
Own a pair of oxford heels?  
Please leave your comments below!

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1,2 KJV

Love in Christ,

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vintage Finds~Make Up Case

Hello there! I can't believe it's been a whole week since I last posted! For today's post I want to share one of my favorite vintage's guessed it{or you read the title ;)}...make up case! I found this lovely blue case at one of my favorite local flea markets for only $7.00!

 So lets open the latches to see what's on the inside.
A neat little mirror, a tray to hold all your make up necessities, and pretty fabric adorned with little blue roses! The reflection in the mirror is a little "sneak peak" of my room.
 The neat latches and all the great threading add lovely detail to this pretty blue case.
The handle is probably one of my favorite parts as it just says,"This make up case is vintage!"{Well you know, it would say that if suitcase handles could talk. ;)}

Thought I would include some vintage luggage ads. I love the quirky ad with the penguin! Oh to travel in such style with a beautiful set of luggage, but alas times have changed and now to carry such a suitcase{if it would get passed security} would cost a fortune. I can just picture some lady in her stylish travel ensemble, complete with gloves and a hat, dashing about the airport with such a make up case. It brings an instant smile to my face to think that this pretty{and practical} piece from a bygone era is mine. Hope you enjoyed this post and my ramblings!

If you could go anywhere in the world were would it be? Would you like to travel with vintage luggage? Own any neat vintage pieces{jewelry, books, clothing, luggage, etc.}? Please leave your comments below!

Love in Christ,

Saturday, April 5, 2014

1Top 3Days~Day 3

Hello again! If you've been keeping up with my blog then you know that I'm participating in the 1Button Down| 3Ways| 3Days challenge! It just so happens that today is the last day of the challenge. :( It has been so much fun rethinking how I can wear this button up top. Today's outfit required me to get very creative with how I styled my button up shirt{not button down...if you read my day two post you know why it's a not a button down}. I think this is by far my favorite outfit out of all three!
So are you wondering where my button up shirt is? Take a close look at my head. That's right I wore the shirt on my head...I told you I had to get creative! ;) I actually got the idea from Callie's{Creations by Callie} introduction post on to the challenge. To quote her she said, "...just so long as the chosen button-down is included in each outfit in some way{you could wear it on your head if you wanted! Special points to the person who actually does that!}". So Callie do I get those special points? ;)
This is my "I'm a mysterious gypsy" look...I think I need some more practice!
As soon as I put the shirt on my head{that sure is a funny thing to say!} I thought this looks like a gypsy. I first put on my bohemian style skirt with a simple black top. Then I put some scarfs around my waist which gives it that distinct gypsy look. The next step was to pile on the jewelry so on went my only pair of dangly clip-on earrings, tons of bracelets, and two multi-strand necklaces. And as in my second outfit I went barefoot. This outfit is kinda' more of a costume to me, but if I ever got the courage I might...just might...wear it to something other than a costume party! ;) Be sure to check out the Boyer Family Singers, Bramblewood Fashion, Fresh Modesty, and Creations by Callie for their outfits!

My Outfit
Black skirt: gift from friend; free
Black top: thrifted; $2.00
Button up shirt: thrifted; $4.00
Blue scarf: borrowed from Mom; free
Multi-color scarf: Dollar General; free{read story about it here}
Red multi-strand necklace: I think I got from my Mom; free
Gold multi-strand necklace{it's vintage!}: local senior center{which sells things to raise money for the center}; $1.00
Bracelets: also think I got from Mom; free
Earrings: Claire's; ???

How do you like my outfit? Ever worn a shirt has a headscarf? Would you ever wear this kind of outfit to something other than a costume party? Please leave your comments below!

Love in Christ,

Friday, April 4, 2014

1Top 3Days~Day 2

Hello there! For day two of the 1Button Down| 3Ways| 3Days challenge I chose a simple jewelry and no shoes! If you missed yesterday's post be sure to check it out.
I wore a pair of capris rolled up with a white tank and my button down blouse tied into a little knot. I noticed yesterday that most of the ladies participating chose to also wear their button downs tied in a knot; I guess great minds do think alike! :) Since this seemed very "country girl" I chose to wear my hair in two braids and go barefoot! It being pretty warm in the South it was nice to just let my feet "go free" for a little while. I loved this simple outfit; it reminds me very much of Debbie Reynolds in Tammy and the Bachelor. All I'm missing is the rope around my waist...and the goat! ;)
Be sure to visit the Boyer Family Singers, Bramblewood Fashion, Fresh Modesty, and Creations by Callie to see how they styled their button downs.

My Outfit
Button down shirt: thrift store; $4.00
Capris: Old Navy{via Goodwill}; $3.00
White tank: Wal-Mart; $2.00

Have you ever scene Tammy and the Bachelor? Do you ever go around barefoot? What's the weather like where you live? Please leave your comments below!

In Christ,

PS: Just a little note, technically this shirt should be called a button up{not down} according to my mother, who knows a great deal about fashion, a button down shirt is a shirt{usually a man's} with a collar that buttons down to the shirt so it won't flap. A button up shirt can be any shirt that buttons up whether or not it has a collar. Just a little fashion note for you all! ;)