Wow it has been over a month since I posted~ Life happens~ I put myself 110% into career and family this holiday season. I have to admit I did not miss the craziness of trying to get orders out on my day off and updating the site! So I made the decision to not open Honey Bend Vintage for the time being. I have thrown myself into career, family and house projects for now. It is all I have time for and quite happy about that. So I am working on changing the blog and the address. I am going to focus on the house projects. So when I get a moment I will update you. If anyone is interested in horse ribbons or something you may have saw on the site let me know we will make a deal. Who knows Honey Bend Vintage may open back up~ But for now I am just enjoying the simple things in life.
We have started decorating here on Grant St. We were successful in our tree hunt, last year it was a nightmare with the crooked trunk. We ended up with a 3 ft tree I think and loss of needles from husband throwing it out the door several times. About a month ago I was hunting for some trim at Hobby Lobby and stumbled upon some red striped web juting at .99 a yard. It reminded me of old french linen and grain sacks. I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with it but I sccoped up 12 yards. It has found a place in our holiday decorating. I used it to hang wreaths on the windows and I am going to use it to trim the tree. The pictures below are not the best more to follow later when we are done, but this is the start.
My head has been filled with ideas of decorating the old home on Grant St. for the holidays. Do you ever just put too much on your plate. I do I try to be all things I think I should be. I made an executive decision not to open Honey Bend Vintage back up for the holidays. We will open back up in January or February. We will continue with the schedule of the second week of every month. Between the busy retail management job and family life I just could not do it. I really want to enjoy this holiday season. Most people want to stay open during this time, but for me the shop is a hobby and it is one that has to go to the back burner for now~ So look for us after the holidays to reopen~
I have always dreamed of having a flea once a month offering vintage finds, handmade goods and some gift items. Since I can't do that in a brick amd morter, I am doing it at Honey Bend Vintage . We will be closing on Sunday November 23rd and we will reopen on Sunday December 7th for one week only. Going forward we will reopen the second week of every month. We will offer some our favorites vintage horse ribbons, five and dime and ribbon by the yard. We will try to change it up monthly. We will offer a new category "The Farm Fresh Market" . There will be a few spots monthly for fellow merchants to share their wares. Kind of like renting a booth, but you don't have to rent it is free. The one catch is you have to have a blog to advertise Honey Bend Vintage's Farm Fresh Market button. If your interested pop me an email to email@example.com . I will pick up to 5 ladies a month. We will need pictures from you of product, we will post those with the name of your business and a little bio and link to your site where they can purchase your merchandise. Sunday evening we will upload new horse ribbons and by Monday some fun burlap wine bags and sleeves.
I just added a cute little addition to Honey Bend Vintage . A cute little bag filled with pink glass marbles included in the bag are some cute pink extras. This one has a ballerina. We will be adding one with some other baubles soon. These are perfect to add to a gift or just a little pink gifty to a friend. Add a cute tag with the perfect note. I also need some advice from all you sweet girls in blog land. I have been toying with the idea that I would start after the holidays. I have thought about opening Honey Bend Vintage just one week out of the month, kind of like a virtual flea market. It is so difficult to run an online shop and work a full time job, this way I could plan it out. I have been thinking about doing this in a brick and morter in our community every couple of months as well. Send me a little shout out with your thoughts and I will put you in a drawing for a bottle of german glass glitter(fine silver) If you have any other ideas send me a note firstname.lastname@example.org . I love comments be sure to leave one by Sunday. Have a great weekend~
My name is Griffin and I am 5. This is my Halloween on Grant Street. For some reason I am not into trick or treating. I like to pass candy out with my Dad, I visit neighbors and this year search for my horse. Do you think I will find him?
I took off down the Grant St. trail to find him~
Look what I found on my travels~
I hope you enjoyed your HaLlOwEeN as much as I did!
I love ribbon~ To decorate with~ To craft with~ To tie in pretty bows~ On Saturday we will be adding theses lovely ribbons to Honey Bend Vintage. There is some pink burlap string, pink leaves, and textured ribbons. We will continue to add new ones~
I have been working on adding new items to the "the little shop" by next week we should have them all up. I received some new items for the five and dime a ferris wheel and animal train candle holder. They would look so cute spruced up with some glitter~
We have been putting together something cute that includes these~
And this lovely burlap has some paint and ribbon added to make this a lovely holiday treat~
We are waiting on some fun new ribbon that should be in the shop by Friday~ And I have found a new batch of vintage horse show ribbons, cute pink ones! If you could see how many vintage horse show ribbons I have in my workshop you would scream. I need to update the site, beacuse they are everywhere. If you don't see one you like on the site, just ask. I often send out photo groupings for you to choose from.
We are also adding a new category to the Print Shop~ Honey Bend Farm Poems. Wonderful vintage poems written by my great grand dad. They have been replicated on quality cardstock. For those girls going to Silver Bella we have included one in your goody bags~
Our vintage finds category is going to change a bit. We will be focusing on vintage storage pieces (freshened up a bit) Pantina and vintage bottles. So be on the look out we will be sure to tell you when Honey Bend Vintage is Farm Fresh!!
My Mom tried from an early age to get me in the kitchen, I always resisted. I am at the ripe old age of 39 and it has been in the past years I realize I can cook and kinda like it~ I was in the mood yesterday to make a yummy meal using two recipes from two of my favorite people. The first is a recipe created by my dear sweet Dad. He went Morel mushroom hunting every year in Michigan with his buddies. To showcase these tasty treats he came up with a wonderful recipe. Everyone in the family makes it and we all have different versions, here is mine.
4 thin slices of veal~ if your not a fan chicken is good too
Fresh or dried Morels~ you can substitute any mushroom variety. Because Morels dried and fresh are expensive I use a dried and fresh variety of shitake mushrooms.
a nice bottle of chardonnay~ for drinking and of course the recipe. Might I suggest a
Frei Brothers chardonnay, my favorite~
Garlic~ as much as you like, my brother adds way too much.
First tenderize and drench your veal in flour, brown in a skillet.
In the skillet add veal and chardonnay~ I usual add a cup and maybe more, its all in your taste, squeeze in half a lemon, half a bottle of capers(again more if you like), mushrooms and garlic(as much as you like) I don't add any I am not a fan. Now if you head over to my brother Jay's you will stink for a week~Stirring get this liquid to a thicker consistency, like a sauce or gravy. Once your done serve with pasta drenched in butter and Parmesan cheese.
The last addition was from my favorite Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. I am a huge fan, it is good she lives so far away I would probably be a stalker. I recently found this 3 disc set at Target for 15.99, I love it.
I made a bib and tomato salad with her Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette. I am so addicted it is scrumptious. Because champagne vinegar is hard to fine, white wine vinegar is a good substitute. May I suggest cutting a tomato up and marinating in the Vinaigrette, it is so good~