Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Believe it or not this is Jessica from Tyme For Tea.  Spooky!

What a fun day it was in Niles!  The kids were so cute and so well behaved.  So glad Niles School still does this.  We enjoy it as much as the kids!
The middle picture is the principal.....the king of course.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Remember send me a picture of you in costume by sunday the 4th and be entered in a drawing.
Joanne was a good sport and dressed in Halloween stuff  we carry here in the shop.

Want a little Halloween fun?
  Come to Niles tomorrow around 11:30 or 12-ish to see the Niles Elementary kids Trick or Treat along Niles Blvd. all 500 plus of them!!  We'll be ready for them with a little candy treat. 
They are so cute, even the ugly scary ones! 

I'm dealer #1 and in celebration I will have all my Halloween merchandise on SALE.  
  The SALE starts tomorrow and will run through Sunday.
I have moved it all my Halloween merchandise to the back of store, last space on the left.
Look for SALE signs in other spaces thoughout the store to see who's joined in.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Here's another cute vintage halloween picture for you to enjoy.  If you want to be creative you can print it out and use for tags, cards, etc. 
If you haven't read about the drawing for a Vintage Paper item......just scroll down to Sunday's posting.
Hope you'll all join in.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Had a request for the Crock-Pot chocolate candy recipe that I handed out in the store.  Here it is.

2 lbs (36oz) dry roasted peanuts
4 oz (4 squares) German's sweet chocolate
1  12oz-pkg semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2 1/2 lbs white almond bark

Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow-cooker.  Layer the chocolate over the peanuts. beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips, and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours.  DO NO STIR THE MIXTURE.  After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth.  Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners, using about 2 tablespoons per liner.  Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners.  Makes 30 to 40 pieces
P.S.  I used tiny cupcake liners and it made 3 times that much.
P.S.S.  You can get all the ingredients at Walmart, even the tiny liners.

Don't you love vintage Halloween like the picture below? 
Do you dress up for Halloween?   Email me a picture of you in your costume and I'll post it on this blog AND I will put you in a drawing for a really cute VINTAGE HALLOWEEN paper napkin that is so cute and ready to be added to your next years Halloween display. 
Come on, join in the fun..............send me those pictures!

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Daughter and Granddaughter are here from Colorado and we wanted a beach day so yesterday we left Fremont in the drizzle and fog and headed to Half Moon Bay.  What a beautiful day!  The tide was low and we saw lots of Star Fish along the beach edge as well as mussels, and Sea Erchins.  It was a good day for exploring.
We stopped at one of the many pumpkin farms coming home and had fun there.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

These are pictures from our Christmas Open House this last weekend.  If you missed it, we're sorry you couldn't make it, but as you can see from the pictures, we saved you some stuff to see.  LOL!
The first picture is one of our loyal customers filling her basket with Christmas goodies.
Hope you get in soon!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

One of the girls in the shop made these to serve at Open House.  They are yummy!

Bo's No Bake Bars

1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Grease 9" x 9" pan *
Melt butter - stir in brown sugar and vanilla - then mix in oats - cook over low heat and stir for 3 minutes
Press 1/2 mixture into pan
Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter (low heat) and stir until smooth
Spread chocolate layer
Crumble remaining 1/2 of oatmeal mixture - press in gently
Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours
Bring to room temperature - cut into bars

* may use 9" x 13" pan and press to the 9" x 9" size

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's finally here!
Our Christmas Open
Today and tomorrow  10 - 6
You won't believe how wonderful the store looks. 
 The girls worked hard all week and it shows.
Come on by
10% discount
Drawing for a $100.00 Gift Certificate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Remember how good it used to feel to get mail? 
 I mean real mail, not emails. 
 Got a friend who'd like this? 
  Print it, cut it, and send it to them, just for fun.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

I was playing around on the internet and saw these leaves.  Fall is here and I'm happy!  It's my favorite time of the year.  These leaves reminded me that I have to get my camera and head over to the park on 3rd street here in Niles.  The leaves are surely turning and it's always a great place to walk and enjoy nature any time of the year.  If you haven't been there you should.  It's a secret little place here in Fremont that is still not crowded.  Although I feel it's pretty safe, there aren't many people around so take a friend if you do go.   I'll post pictures soon. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fairy in the garden.  The second picture shows her on a table with some other pretty stuff.  It's ALL marked 1/2 off!  Christmas open house is coming Oct. 19th 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the 20th and 21st 10 am to 6 p.m.  so I'm trying to clear a few things out.  Speaking of Open House.  We will be closed 10-15 to 6:00 p.m. on the 19th to get ready.